If you’re planning an outdoor wedding this year, take note of these fabulous lighting ideas – guaranteed to transform your space!
There might be a chill in the air now, but fast forward through January, to a flavour of love courtesy of Saint Valentine, and suddenly spring has sprung. In fact, it might even be that bouquet of roses or swanky box of chocolates that gets you thinking about when you’ll say ‘I do’.
Typically, most people get married between June and September. It’s easy to see why, the hope of glorious sunshine, bright light and a fresh, warm breeze is particularly persuasive, especially if you’re planning an outdoor affair. And if it’s an outdoor soiree you’re after, there’s a wealth of lighting options for you to consider.
Particularly underrated in the wedding lighting field, tree lights seem to have become synonymous with Christmas. Turn your attention away from brightly coloured, twinkling Christmas lights and focus on the romantic effect of traditional clear bulbs. Create your own lighting canopy or immerse tree branches in our warm, white lights to make the most of nature, after all you’re tying the knot outside for a reason.
Hanging light strings in trees can be especially powerful, as darkness falls light will rain from the trees above, why not gather everyone for the last photo of the night? The options for tree lights are plentiful. Party Lightshas got you covered, with a range spanning everything from 20 metre to 200 metre sections.
Introducing a pop of colour
While traditional white lighting evokes thoughts of romance, beauty and clarity, sometimes throwing colour into the mix is necessary. Maybe you have a theme that needs a deep burst of colour, or perhaps you want your personality to shine. Either way, moonfloods are the way forward. Projecting coloured light can transform buildings, up-light trees or revolutionise the inside of your venue; they can be innovative in wedding design. Of course, if traditional is totally your thing, they are available in white light too, you can find more details here.
Creating a focal point
If you’re not one to miss a photo opportunity then consider statement lighting. Nothing proclaims your feelings more than 4 foot illuminated ‘LOVE’ letters courtesy of Party Lights. A great addition to any reception, your friends and family will be dancing the night away bathed in rich lighting from the focal point of your dance floor.
There’s a lot to be said for simplicity, and sometimes even the most exclusive venues can be softly lit to exude romance. Transforming your space doesn’t have to be difficult, fairy lights can work wonders, especially outside. Drape the gardens of the venue in our outdoor fairy lights and watch them twinkle all day long. Alternatively, use them to brighten up archways or run down tables for the ultimate in understated lighting.
At Party Lights, we have a variety of indoor and outdoor traditional tungsten clear warm bulbs, ranging from 20 metres to 100 metres in length.
Adding a touch of class
When guests arrive at your venue the first thing they’ll see is the exterior. Roll out the red carpet and erect some charming signs to welcome them in, lighting can make a big impact here too. Try a flambeaux from Party Lights, they feature a real gas flame and we recommend pairing them up and placing them in porchways or entrances to welcome your guests in style.
They’ll look particularly effective as darkness draws in, and for those braving the elements for an outdoor wedding, they could be the perfect accessory to walk through as you make your way down the aisle.
For more ideas about how to spice up your wedding, view Party Lights’ complete range of lighting, which is available to hire here.
Main image credit: Alex Miller Weddings