Using Candles at Weddings


The use of candles as part of a religious ritual, ceremony, or service, provided that such candles are located in a portion of a room, building, or premises not normally occupied by any persons except those charged with ministration duties, and provided that such candles are safely supported in an approved manner.

The request for the Special Permit must be made in person, with the type of candles, holding device, and floral arrangement, if used, to the Los Angeles Fire Department, Bureau of Fire Prevention.

The following are the Los Angeles Fire Department’s minimum fire safety requirements for the use of open flame, candles, and their holding devices in a public assemblage:

  1. All candles shall be secured in a nonflammable solid holding device and protected by an enclosure. Exception: Floating candles may not need to be secured.
  2. The flame tip from the candle must be maintained a minimum of 2 inches below the top opening of an enclosure or “Hurricane” at all times.
  3. When used as part of a decoration or centerpiece, the flame of the candle shall not be within 6 inches of cut fresh foliage, nor within 12 inches of dry foliage or other combustibles at any time.
  4. Only one centerpiece used for holding candles shall be approved per table unit regardless of the table size or shape.
  5. The use of multiple loose candles or candle holding devices is not permitted. If more than one candle or candle holding device are used on each table, those candles or candle holding devices shall be placed and secured on a common base. The amount of candles or candle holding devices placed on each table unit shall be limited to 4. The base shall be constructed of a noncombustible solid material.
  6. Candles in excess of 4 may be permitted for use on candelabras on a case-by case basis.
  7. Candles or candle holding devices shall be placed at least 24 inches from the table’s edge, and a minimum of 5 feet from curtains, drapes, or other decorations.

For more information, please contact your event venue and local fire department.


“Party at the Port!” Press Release of 2013 Beach Wedding Design Presentation

The Wedding Academy 2013-Spring Wedding Consultant Students' Graduation Presenation

The Wedding Academy 2013-Spring Wedding Consultant Students’ Graduation Presentation

Wedding Networking Mixer – San Pedro, CA – DoubleTree Hotel – Press Release
Immediate Release
Contact: Sherrien Shui, The Wedding Academy
(626) 261-4200 work; (626) 826-2890 mobile

The Wedding Academy presents the “2013 Beach Wedding Design Presentation”

San Pedro, CA – The Wedding Academy will host their “2013 Beach Wedding Design & Networking Mixer” on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro located at 2800 Via Cabrillo-Marina. The event will feature a beach themed wedding design, including the gorgeous ceremony site, decorated reception table, and a creative sweets station all designed by The Wedding Academy’s 2013 Spring wedding consultant students.

There will be fabulous exhibits from local wedding professionals offering the newest ideas in wedding planning. Grace Catering will provide Fusion and Chinese hors d’oeuvre. Also, the author of “Wedding Godfather – Advice You Can’t Refuse”, John Goolsby will be speaking at the event providing advice and tips for how brides can preserve the special moments on their big day.. Wedding professionals and brides-to-be are invited to network and meet with numerous vendors from local area and speak with them about pricing, services, and what sets them apart from other vendors.

The certified wedding consultants from The Wedding Academy will offer free wedding consultation on site to engaged couples. “We encourage engaged couples to print a checklist and bring them to the event. Let us know what vendors that have booked, colors that have chosen.” says Rev. Sherrien Shui, principal of The Wedding Academy. “It’s a great opportunity to get a lot of research done all at once and even receive some free gifts and great savings in the process.”

Admission is FREE. To register for the event and enter the raffle prize drawing you must RSVP by visiting If you are a vendor interested in hosting a booth, please contact The Wedding Academy for more information.

Featured Wedding Professionals:

Presentation Sponsors:

Guest Speaker
John Goolsby, Author of “The Wedding Godfather – Advice You Can’t Refuse

The Wedding Godfather

About the Wedding Academy
Formerly “Asian American Wedding Professionals Association”, The Wedding Academy was founded with the sole purpose of providing wedding consultants an academic career path and confidence for aspiring wedding and social event consultants necessary to enter and excel in the challenging and rewarding field of wedding consulting. In addition, the school works with the industry’s top professionals to put on seminars and other networking events.