Get to Know the Wedding Pro: Lava Moments
Written by Peta Ireland Al Akawi on August 11, 2019.
Tagged under: Get to know the wedding Pro, Lava Candles, Lava Moments, candles, wedding candles
Each month, we shine the spotlight on Bride Club ME vendor club members, allowing you, our reader, to get up close and personal with some of the best wedding vendors in town. Here, you can learn more about the people behind some of the businesses you may be using to make your wedding the day you’ve always dreamed of!
This week, we have the privilege of showcasing Lava Moments; a luxurious, handmade candle brand. We spoke to Lava’s Marketing & Sales Manager, Shahed Rashed, to find out more about the brand’s history, their beautiful candle collections and how you can incorporate Lava Candles into your wedding day. Enjoy!
♡ How long has Lava Moments been established and what different services do you offer?
Lava was founded in 2016 by an Emirati born artisan. The candles we offer are handcrafted, luxury candles renowned for their standout customized scents, exotic fragrances and designs, which include; bespoke customized wedding favors, corporate gifting, anniversary candles, event setup candles and wedding setup candles.
♡ What inspired the founder to set up the business?
Sheikha Amna, the founder of Lava Moments, found her passion and developed it into a business two years ago. Amna had received a very unique gift from her Father; a candle-making set, as her family knew how she was deeply interested in arts and crafts. This gift was the reason that Amna then discovered her passion for hand crafted scented candles which then lead to her developing this into the successful business you see today.
♡ What do you love most about working for Lava Moments?
Lava gave me the chance to work with royal scents and creative designs and minds. Therefore, every day is a unique day that gives me the chance of introducing one of the most elegant scented candle brands in the world to candles lovers and new clients alike.
♡ What is unique about your candles?
All the candles are inspired by nature itself, with standout customized scents and exotic fragrances that will allow you to capture your greatest memories through a royal scent poured in a luxury, creative, hand crafted design.
♡ How can Lava Moments be incorporated into a Wedding?
Weddings are truly spiritual, magical days that will be remembered for years and years. Here at Lava Moments, we give the Bride, Groom and the guests the chance to take this memory home with them in a warm, scented, wedding favor candle inspired by the theme of the wedding that will always remind them of the way they felt on that special day. Lava candles can light up wedding tables with candles and scents that will be remembered and enjoyed forever.
♡ Do you make bespoke candles, and can they be customized for the Bride & Groom?
Yes! Lava gives the Bride & Groom a chance to create a candle that is specially made for them by allowing them to select a fragrance they desire and choose the design of the candle.
♡ Do you have any exciting weddings or events coming up?
Yes we do! On a monthly basis we participate in different events and create candles for special occasions and corporates.
♡ Out of all the weddings you’ve been involved with, do you have a particular favourite? And if so, why?
All of the weddings that our candles have lit up or been used as wedding favors are special and close to us. In all the weddings we are involved in we get to know the Bride and get to understand her vision and inspire her with the scent. And in turn, we develop a special, unforgettable bond.
♡ Tell us about the process you go through with a Bride and Groom to help them find the perfect scent for their big day…
The first thing we do is get to know the Bride and Groom. We start to understand their passion and what inspires them in life. Do they like floral scents? Fruity? Oud? We need to know their personal style, likes and dislikes to make sure we can deliver the most aromatic scent that will amaze and convey their love story. We also take our time to get to know the wedding setup and atmosphere so we can pour the carefully selected scent into a creative design that will compliment the rest of the wedding decor.
♡ Do you have a personal favourite scent you’d recommend to couples when using Lava Candles as Wedding Favors for their guests?
All the fragrances at Lava Moments are selected carefully and inspired by nature itself. Therefore is it very hard to choose a favorite amongst such a wonderful line of fragrances. But we find everyone discovers a favorite at Lava whether it’s a sea inspired fragrance, floral oud or the warm leather scents mixed with fruits and much more. For sure though when we first meet a Bride & Groom we do recommend what fragrance to try based on their taste and their wedding theme.
♡ What’s your number one selling scent?
The four-piece gift set that includes all the signature collection candles; Oud Wood, Oud Amber & Oud Rose. All of which stand in a marble holder. And from the free standing candles the number one selling scents are from the Amani Collection; Desire Candle & Whimsical Wish.
♡ What budgets do you cater for?
We always suggest different designs and sizes of our candles in order to deliver the most inspiring candle within the client’s budget.
♡ Lastly, why did you choose to list with brideclubme.com?
To have a greater chance of meeting Wedding Planers and to be closer to Brides & Grooms and the wedding industry in general.
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