Lighting is one of the most impactful investments you can make in your wedding. Illumination is everything when it comes to elevating an ordinary space to something extraordinary. From twinkling string lights to sparkling chandeliers, the right wedding lighting can carry out your style and create an unforgettable ambiance. You’ll want to make sure the lighting matches your wedding style.
Different types of wedding lighting by style:
The clean and classic style is sophisticated, crisp and modern. Sleek lines and a neutral palettes allow limitless versatility, combining muted linens, clear glass table decor, and silver tone serving trays to present a timeless and tailored event. Pearl white globe lights perfectly illuminate. Consider adding a monogram to your dance floor with a gobo, or use a spotlight to show off a raw bar, an ice sculpture or a gorgeous cake. If you’re dining and dancing under the stars, twinkle lights are pure magic.
Saying “I do” in a barn? Besides décor, lights are also very important because they create a mood, and barn wedding lights are special because of unusual roof shapes of different barns. Make an open space feel more intimate by designating spaces within the venue, like hanging a chandelier over the lounge area or creating a ceremony backdrop with suspended paper star lanterns.
Romance. It’s what weddings are all about! Enhance your picturesque plantation home or castle with twinkle lights. These tiny bulbs sparkle! Hang them vertically to create a ceremony backdrop, or drape them from a tent for a canopy or starry-sky effect. If you’re celebrating outdoors, consider suspending lanterns from trees, or use them to light pathways.
Add a party vibe to an unfinished modern space (a gallery, a city loft) with color-wash lighting. Opt for hues that flatter skin tones, such as pinks and purples, and let them build in intensity over the course of the evening. Sleek, pre-lit tables, which literally glow from within, offer a warm but contemporary feel. Consider adding LED lights to floral arrangements for luminous stems that double as décor and mood lighting.
Planning to exchange vows in a converted warehouse or historic building? Play up your unique style with lighting that matches. Use uplighting to draw attention to architectural details or add a wash of color to the space. For table lighting, look to clusters of iron lanterns, which can double as illumination and centerpieces. Personalize your ceremony space with a custom marquee sign or strands of vertical market lights.
Whatever style of wedding you’re planning, you should hire a wedding photographer. If it requires more than just plugging in some fairy lights or lighting some candles, we suggest bringing in the professionals! We Hang Christmas Lights is a full service lighting company with professionally trained lighting installers to make your wedding beautiful.
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