These €11 candle holders will add a flicker of romance to a garden party or summer wedding 5 months ago

These €11 candle holders will add a flicker of romance to a garden party or summer wedding

Come on baby light my, um, candle.

Oh the weather outside is frightful but, optimists that we are, we're keeping our fingers crossed that it will soon be nothing short of delightful. The silver lining to the summer storm clouds is that they give us more time to moodboard our 2019 garden vibe. And top of the list is lighting.

Last year's look was all about hot neons, but for summer 2019 we're drawing inspiration from pretty much the other end of the decor scale and going back to candles. Simple but never boring, they're a cost-effective way of adding instant romance to a setting. Let's face it, there ain't no filter as flattering as flickering candlelight.

Of course, just because they're an old favourite doesn't mean you can't do something new with candles – which is why we're loving these tealight holders from Neptune. Made from blown-glass, the Kate range are tear-drop shaped and can each hold a single tealight.

Priced at just €11, you can stand the Kate holders on a table as a centre-piece or – for ultimate effect – use a loop of twine to hang them (safely) over your drinks table or dining space. And how good would they look suspended at differing heights over a top table or lighting a romantic outdoor nook at a summer wedding?

When those summer nights finally do kick in, swap in some citronella candles to keep the mozzies at bay. Tealightful! Buy from neptune.com or visit the site to find your local Irish stockist.