A common phrase everyone hears when planning a wedding is, “It’s all in the details”. Whether you’re deciding on your invitations, floral arrangements or escort cards-much of your time is consumed in trying to decide on the proper execution of these key components of your big day-because ensuring that your big day goes as you envisioned really does lie in the details.
Over the past few months we have been discussing place settings (HERE), rustic decor (HERE), Christmas-inspired decor (HERE) … But today we are going to focus on lighting, a feature that can turn your wedding venue from standard to simply stunning. Nothing transforms a space quite like the right lighting. Lighting creates a mood, that if done right, can make everything look better. Candles, string lights, light bulbs and lanterns all create ambience and add warmth to indoor and outdoor weddings alike.
If the weather is right, there’s nothing like an outdoor wedding-whether it’s the ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception-the scenery is incomparable. Although nature delivers plenty of charm all on its own, a few glamorous touches never hurt. Don’t be afraid to incorporate indoor elements into your outdoor wedding. Outdoor chandeliers add glamour and vintage sophistication to a rustic-chic celebration. The effect is both ornamental and functional.
Having an outdoor-tented reception? Create your own starry night with the help of string lights. One of the big challenges of an outdoor tent reception is creating just the right ambiance while also ensuring you have enough light. Decide on the size and kind of string light bulbs (fairy, globe, floral, polka dot-just to name a few). These are details that completely change the aesthetics of your space.
Many places may provide these lighting fixtures and will put up the lights, leaving you with one less thing to worry about on your big day.
This commercial grade string lights are much more elaborate than previous but has the same romantic effect. We love it!
Tie your intimate reception together with string bulbs. This one in particular is a combination of frosted globe string lights and cotton ball lantern lights to give it a more sophisticated touch.
Be creative with all of the space your venue offers! There are so many unique ideas in using your venue space. Look at this spectacular tree. Location plays a huge part in its execution. You wouldn’t want your guests to miss this beauty. In this case, they put candles inside mason jars and hung them for all to see. Again, it’s all in the details. No matter how small or big they are.
Paper lanterns and wedding parasols add a unique touch to beach weddings. You can create an extraordinary atmosphere by covering the sky with them.
What type of lighting do you prefer for your wedding?
I’m sure you’ll agree a lot of details go into creating the atmosphere on your special day. Creating a warm, cozy and well-lit ambience ensures that your guests will notice and enjoy the day with you.
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