We’ve had a lightbulb moment and teamed up with Festive Lights for some truly illuminating advice on how to achieve the perfect wedding lighting…
From fabulous fairy lights to romantic lanterns, we team up with Festive Lights to share with you their top tips for innovative wedding lighting to enhance any theme. Check out these top tips for this year’s biggest wedding highlights…
Festoons are incredibly stylish and work well at both traditional and contemporary venues. A clever way to make the most of these show-stoppers is to use them with hooks or crooks to illuminate outdoor spaces. Festoons suspended at height look particularly impressive, whilst hanging them along crooks at a lower level works perfectly for lighting patios and walkways. Draped overhead, they create a magical canopy effect, which looks amazing as a marquee entrance.
Cool, retro bulbs provide the perfect contrast to a rural backdrop. Drape Edison style festoon lights or classic fairy lights over beams for a natural look. Twinkling lights, set against dark, rustic colours, create a romantic ambience and highlight tall, detailed ceilings. For extra impact, bunting gives a subtle vintage look, whilst stringing pretty pom poms or Chinese lanterns amongst the lights adds a festival feel.
Jars of stars
Get crafty! Fill mason jars with battery-powered tea lights. These look beautiful suspended outside and are the perfect hassle-free alternative to real candles, since you don’t have to worry about messy melted wax. Weather isn’t an issue either, as even the strongest breeze won’t blow them out! For a delicate look, use battery-powered wire fairy lights, which are really affordable and there are options for either indoor or outdoor use. To create stunning table centrepieces, add a little glitter to your jars for extra sparkle.
Still a massive trend, over-sized carnival lights bring a touch of Hollywood glitz to weddings. Brilliant used as a focal point for the first dance, these illuminated letters provide drama and unmissable photo opportunities. Despite their size (typically 3ft – 5ft tall), they’re surprisingly easy to move and position as they are free standing. Whether you chose your own initials, ‘Mr & Mrs’, or ‘LOVE’ as your big statement, these lights certainly spell out style.
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