The Best Lighting Options For Your Wedding
The best kept secret when it comes to designing the perfect wedding all comes down to picking the right event lighting! Picking you ideal venue, florals, and rentals are all crucial, of course, but the right event lighting can tie all of the elements together and create the perfect ambiance. They call it mood lighting for a reason – both functional and beautiful, the right lighting design will set the stage for the atmosphere and feel that you’ve worked so hard to create!
Let’s be serious – there’s no such thing as too many chandeliers. A chandelier casting crystalline light over a beautifully styled reception instantly adds romance and glamour to any room. The jackpot, of course, is finding a venue that comes with its own chandeliers, but luckily there are lots of places to rent gorgeous lighting fixtures to fit any style. There is, of course, the tried and true classic of a romantic, draped reception hall glittering in the light of chandeliers dropping with crystals. Modern couples have paired classical chandeliers with rough, industrial walls, or antique fixtures with rustic barns to personalize their big day. My personal favorite has to be chandeliers hanging from a lush, vine-hung arbor for a romantic winery wedding!
Bistro lights, or strands of twinkle lights are such a simple and elegant way to punch up an event venue – all you need is power. Drape strands of lights over an open courtyard or a plain reception hall to instantly create a warm, inviting ambiance as guests dine and dance with lights glowing overhead. Add just a couple of strands to any area that could use a little accent, or use a multitude of lights to create a dramatic backdrop!
Rental companies specializing in marquee lights can provide any shape or style of light you might have in mind – letters spelling LOVE three feet high, your initials in glowing lights, a heart behind the wedding cake, even the shape of your home states!
Wedding photos are full of beautiful details that draw the eye to the ground – luxurious linens, vibrant centerpieces, intricate tabletop rentals – but there is so much unadorned space above all of that beautiful decor. Fill that white space with gem shaped pendant lights, glass globes cradling tea lights, fairy lights twinkling behind a tissue thin silk canopy, or pierced metal lanterns that cast intricate shape over your tables. A metal forest of dangling Edison bulbs has become a popular way to cast light over the reception space and add a modern touch. A few, evenly spaced lights cast a minimalist effect while dozens create a slightly wild, luxe look!
Planning a wedding is tough work – you have to consider every single detail in order to create ‘the perfect’ scene for your beautiful love. Too often, brides forget that there are services like Local Party Planner that can inspire and give direction for your big day so that things come together much smoother! We’re here to help!