About us

Hey there! We're Justin and Hayden, the heart and soul behind Parker & Pride, a gay-owned and operated candle business that's all about spreading light, love, and warmth. Welcome to our cozy corner of the candle universe!

Our Story: Illuminating the Path Together
Our journey started with a flicker – that spark of curiosity that led us into the world of candle making. With Hayden’s love of all things scented and Justin’s scientific mind, we embarked on this adventure hand in hand, exploring the artistry and magic that each candle holds.

Why Candles?
To us, candles aren't just wax and wick. They're vessels of tranquility and transformation. A flickering flame has the power to evoke memories, set moods, and create moments of reflection. That's why we pour our hearts into every candle we create, infusing them with fragrances that uplift, comfort, and transport you to places both real and imagined.

More than a Business: A Beacon of Inclusivity
At Parker & Pride, we're all about celebrating diversity, love, and unity. As members of the LGBTQIA+ community, we understand the importance of embracing who you are and standing proud. Our candles are a reflection of this ethos – unique, vibrant, and always true to themselves.

Crafted with Care: What Sets Us Apart
Each candle is crafted in our workshop in the great city of Louisville, Kentucky. We use only the finest, sustainable materials – from premium coconut-soy wax to thoughtfully chosen fragrances that inspire a sensory journey. 

Join Our Illuminating Journey
Whether you're looking to create a calming ambiance, a romantic dinner setting, or simply want to indulge your senses, we have a candle that's just right for you.

Thank you for being a part of our story. We're excited to illuminate your life, one candle at a time. Join us on this fragrant journey and let's fill the world with light, love, and the warm glow of Parker & Pride.

-Justin & Hayden
Co-Founders, Parker & Pride