Wednesday, June 6, 2012

{Decor} Creative Wedding Lighting Ideas

With all the big decisions about venues, bridal flowers, and color palettes, wedding lighting may end up on the short end of a long to do list.  An important aspect to completing your overall wedding look, it adds character and personality, helping to create a truly unique and magical feel. Whether an indoor or outdoor wedding, there are many possibilities for imaginative, creative and crafty brides. From string lights to uplights, chinese lanterns to hanging candles, lighting can completely change a setting and create ambiance all on its own; dramatic, rustic, romantic, modern, colorful, or intimate.

Here are some fabulous lighting ideas, from up on a ladder DIY to a professional job, I hope will get your wedding inspiration juices flowing. To start you off, I absolutely LOVE these hanging lanterns and large string lights. Perfect for a rustic backyard summer wedding!

Photos via Pinterest 

Chinese lanterns are also ideal for tented receptions - easy to string up, they throw off a soft, diffused glow, perfect for capturing those intimate moments.  Up lighting can give off as much or as little color as you want, adding dimension that pops against a white tent top.  I had awesome colored chinese lanterns at my Boston wedding and then up lights for our evening wedding in Brazil. It was these details that wowed our guests more than anything!

Photo via Lighting Ideas 

Photo via The Event Firm 
Photos via Swoonworthy

DIY mason jar tree for an outdoor wedding adds a nice rustic, down home feel. This picture makes me thing of a fairyland!

Rustic barn weddings are not complete without strings and strings of twinkle lights!

Photo via Tahoe Unveiled

Photo via The Event Firm

So many options for creative uses of ordinary everyday items that add life and personality to your celebration - ribbons, wineglasses, baskets. 

Photo Via Bridal Musings

Lighting can be dramatic or soft, funky and fun, illuminating or intimate; what ever style you choose, it completes and impacts your overall wedding theme and look. Unique and interesting lighting choices will leave a lasting impression on guests and make for some super cool and memorable photos.

What type of wedding lighting are you using? Are you going funky or traditional, DIY or professional? We'd love to hear your experiences! 

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