About Nellamoon

At Nellamoon, our mission is to serve the greater good through artisan candles that embody the bright light that shines within us all. To us, candle making has become something very personal and close to our hearts. After my husband and I both lost our mothers to cancer we wanted to do something that would bring tribute to how they lived their lives with such grace, love and kindness. Our mama’s both dedicated their lives to helping people shine and our hope is to inspire you in the same way. Each time you light your candle, we hope it serves as a symbol to shine your light and live your best life!       

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  – Matthew 5:16

 

Meet Arielle

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Hey Y’all! My name is Arielle, I was born in Baton Rouge, LA but spent the majority of my childhood being raised in Mississippi. I grew up picking blueberries, riding horses and running barefoot in the grass. I remember my Mom telling me that as a little girl I would change out my earrings + clothes a few times a day and dance around in my outfits. Things haven’t changed much. With a passion for fashion, I received my degree in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising and a minor in Business from Mississippi State University. I also spent a year studying the Fashion Design program at the University of Rhode Island where I lived amongst 40 international students from all around the world. Blending amongst the different cultures my eyes began to open to new styles and ways of living my best life. In college I spent my free time making clothes, creating jewelry to sell at local stores and styling outfits for friends and family. After two summers interning with Ralph Lauren’s creative fashion styling team in New York City, I decided it was time to make my way back to my roots down south. I moved to Nashville, TN in 2011 and began pursuing a career in the fashion + entrepreneurial industry. My love for all things creative, fashion, artistic expression & artisan candle making led to the start of my business, Nellamoon, in 2014. Nell is my childhood nickname and Moon is a symbol to honor my late Mama. I live in Nashville, TN with my amazing husband Chris and our sweet pups Sadie and Bear. :)