About Us

         Founder/Creative Director- Chaunda Walls  

The Road to the destiny that is Tupelo Rose....

There are some moments in life that move you in a monumental way. The birth of Tupelo Rose is one of those moments for me. My story actually began with a 120-pound weight loss journey. I struggled to lose weight after a traumatic childbirth experience in 2001. I wouldn't find my way back to health until 2007 when I finally embarked on a major life-changing journey in which I lost 120 pounds through diet and exercise and started a company to help others do the same thing-The Bella Fitness Group. Fast forward to 2020 when the Pandemic hit and I was forced to take my fitness company business exclusively online due to Covid. This was a blessing in disguise because the time saved by working from home allowed me to create a second business that would bring so much joy, peace and well.... the start of a new destiny. This was the birth of Tupelo Rose Candle Boutique.

I have always been a passionate collector of candles- the more exotic and luxurious, the more I loved them!  I began researching and obsessively studying the craft of candle-making for almost a year and finally put fear aside and started making candles. What I discovered was the immense joy and fulflillment that candle making has brought me. I am a creative at heart. I love designing and bringing my visions to life. I combined all the things that I adore into the Tupelo Rose brand;  all things, life, love, hope, activism, music, art and culture...and goodness.  There isn't enough of that in the world.

 We create candles that mean something; Candles that say something; Candles that evoke feelings and moods that last long after the wax has burned away, just like a good book; Candles that move something in the soul.  The esthetic luxury of our candles is something we are very proud of at Tupelo Rose. We source unique vessels that are designed to be recycled and reused which is a very good thing for the environment. We only use the highest quality, phthalate -free fragrance oils and essential oils, 100% cotton wicks and wood wicks in our candles, as well as a variety of Coconut and Soy wax proprietary blends to create luscious olfactory experiences for our customers. Many of our scents are one of a kind and are designed and mixed by hand to create scents that are uniquely Tupelo Rose.

What also sets us apart is the sheer beauty, quality and style of our vessels- but mostly the fact that every single candle mantra is meant to encourage, inspire, motivate and instill a sense of peaceful bliss once that flame is lit. We value the under-rated practice of self-love, self-care and the art of slowing down in this life to really LIVE.

 

Tupelo Rose is inspired by love, music, art, culture, activism, self-love and goodness. It is so important that we create candles that mean something. Candles with a message; a meaning; a word of hope; a nod to those who have come before us and left the world with extraordinary things; tributes to love, hope and peace. When you pick up a Tupelo Rose Candle, it WILL speak to your heart, mind or soul- or all three. We hope our customers will use our candles in every space in their homes to evoke beautiful memories and to create a sensory experience conducive for relaxation, reflection and embracing the beauty of this life we have been given. Our candles are the perfect complement for rebuilding the mind, body and soul each time our candles are lit, especially with all that the world is going through right now. We encourage our clients to select a candle for each room in their home to set the mood by adding our perfectly blissful fragrances.... and then, just exhale.

 

The Vessels & Candle Design

Tupelo Rose Candle Boutique- our name is unique. The origin came from the Tupelo Tree- which is a deciduous tree that produces a rare form of honey. I have been an avid tree lover for over 20 years so the name really resonated with me. Roses- I adore roses. My boyfriend has given me  2 dozen roses every week for the 2 years we have been together.  I blended two of my favorite things and voila- the brand name we love was created.  We are a "boutique" because we carry a wide variety of candle vessels- not the same glass jar- but throughout the year, we release a wide array of candles using different, unique candle vessels including bamboo, hand-painted crystal, china and one of a kind antique vessels.

 

We are most proud to have created a piece of art with each of our candle lines. We hand pour each candle in small batches with the utmost care and attention to detail. We also love the time we spend curating and blending fragrances to develop our own special scents that you'll find nowhere else.

 

Tupelo Rose is inspired by love, music, art, culture, activism, self-love and goodness. It is so important that we create candles that mean something. Candles with a message; a meaning; a word of hope; a nod to those who have come before us and left the world with extraordinary things; tributes to love, hope and peace. When you pick up a Tupelo Rose Candle, it WILL speak to your heart, mind or soul- or all three. We hope our customers will use our candles in every space in their homes to evoke beautiful memories and to create a sensory experience conducive for relaxation, reflecting and embracing the beauty of this life we have been given. 

 

 

 

 The Family behind the Tupelo Rose Candle Boutique brand:

Chaunda Walls is the founder and Creative Director of Tupelo Rose Candle
Boutique. She believes that candles add an undeniably ethereal mood to a beautiful
space. The Tupelo Rose Candle Boutique concept was developed through a lifelong
love affair with all things candles, home decor and creating living spaces that soothe the soul.


As a Mother of three, Tupelo Rose is a family business with the support of Gracie,
Brandon and Olivia contributing their talents to the overall vision of the company. Eldest
daughter, Gracie is our Photographer and Web Designer; Olivia serves as Artistic
Director and Graphic Designer; and Brandon handles shipping and Maintenance. With
their love and support, Tupelo Rose has blossomed into a burgeoning generational company.


Chaunda is also the Founder of the well-known fitness brand, The Bella Fitness Group.

                               Founder/Creative Director- Chaunda Walls