Weddings and big events can be spectacular experiences where flowers, decor, and unique lighting come together to create a brilliant and vibrant tone with energy that tells a story. Whether a love story, an inspiring journey, or a celebratory tale, weddings and events often evoke profound feelings and emotions. A large part of live storytelling relies on the lighting and the creative way a venue is illuminated, much like how a stage production relies on colors and lights to set a specific mood for the audience. Here at Flora D’ Amore, our event experts are diving into all the different, fun, and unique lighting design options so you can create the perfect setting for your big day.
11 Ways to Add Light Into Your Wedding & Event Decor
String Lights and Cafe Bulbs
From rustic barn weddings to chic outdoor events, wedding string lights or cafe bulbs are a treasure in the industry that everyone seems to flock towards. Their simple, sleek, and versatile design provides a beautiful and charming glow from above that fits into almost any theme or design.
Fairy Lights and Twinkle Lights
If wedding string lights feel a little too much like an idea for a rustic event, then perhaps fairy lights or twinkle lights for a wedding would be more elegant and exquisite. As they glisten from above, are hung, and gracefully fall like a curtain, or are wrapped around trees and tent poles, these shimmering lights will add an element of magic to your event.
Nothing says “Be Our Guest” like gold candelabras with ivory candles that glow and dance all night long. Whether a classic gold centerpiece or something new and creative to elevate your decor, candelabras will always have their place in weddings and events.
Get creative with a personalized neon sign to hang near your sweetheart or head table or position it above a relaxing lounge or photo opp area. Whether it says “love,” “always & forever,” your first names, or your new last name, a fun neon sign incorporates light in a unique, lively, and joyful way.
Dreamy, fairytale outdoor weddings will certainly be in need of light once the sun sets. Utilize trees and your tent to illuminate the great outdoors in a way that is mesmerizing and makes you feel like royalty. Floating candles or hanging votives are a wonderful way to incorporate light through decor that you won’t be able to stop admiring.
LED Orbs or LED Balloons
Surround your dance floor, utilize the ceiling to decorate your venue from head to toe, or fill the pool with LED globes or balloons to add drama, luxury, and light to your wedding. With classic white or a warm golden hue, these orbs can also be used to illuminate your ceremony in a fun yet glamorous way.
Add regality, timelessness, and style to your reception by filling guest tables with taper candles. As you enter the reception, the room will be illuminated with natural living light as flames dance and flicker throughout the venue.
Spotlights and Uplighting
Whether there is a special piece of decor or focal point to illuminate from above with a spotlight, or you want to add vibrant color to your reception with wedding uplighting, shining a light on your day is always spectacular and stunning. Uplighting is one of the best ways to enhance the tone of your event, and it can be easy to make a quick mood lighting switch from dinner to dancing.
Lighted trees for weddings, especially outdoor events, capture the beauty of Mother Nature in the most alluring and chic way. You can also place faux-lighted trees around an indoor event to bring the outside inside. For example, white LED trees can create a picture-perfect winter wonderland, and LED cherry blossom trees will transport you to an elegant courtyard.
Pillar Candles in Tall Glass Vases
Placing pillar candles in varying-sized glass vases creates a collection of light at different levels and is a truly magnificent spectacle to behold. This collection of light is ideal for lining the aisle to the alter, creating a pathway into your reception, decorating a grand staircase, utilizing as centerpieces on a head table, or creating a cluster at the foot of a sweetheart table.
A Disco Ball Above the Dance Floor
A wedding is about celebration, joy, and merriment as two families come together, and a disco ball hanging and spinning above your dance floor is the perfect way to commemorate your big day with love, laughter, and happily ever after.
Deciding on the most ideal way to illuminate your wedding or event can be hard, especially when trying to imagine all of the pieces coming together. That’s why your friends here at Flora D’ Amore will always do our best to guide you in the right direction and help you visualize your big day. Then, as the houselights dim and the show begins, your wedding lights will make their dramatic entrance and transform your venue into an extraordinary experience.