Unique wedding lighting ideas to add that extra glow to your magical day…
When it comes to creating the perfect ambiance and vibe for your wedding, the right lighting is key, not only that, the options are vast, from romantic hues to whimsical glows, from simple votive candles to over-the-top chandeliers, the lighting is just as important—or even more so— than any other styling item.
But like other wedding décor, sometimes the multiple choices available can make the decision making feel overwhelming, which is why Sunshine Weddings Spain is always on hand to help make the decision-making process as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Today we take a look at six popular wedding lighting options—typically used to light outdoor destination wedding venues—to give you an idea of how you can light your perfect venue and ensure your wedding looks beautiful, even after the sun goes down.
This lighting has to be one of the most popular wedding lighting options, especially for those couples looking for a whimsical, fairy-tale vibe. In fact, using string lights, in the multiple ways they can be hung, from above the table settings creating a breathtaking celestial array, to a twinkling canopy that glitters down to the floor, guarantees that your setting truly sparkles.
A ceiling of light can create the look of a starry sky (even in daylight) and adds softness, warmth and light to the wedding reception set-up. In addition, the overhead lighting will also come in handy once the sun goes down.
String lights used as ceiling lighting are, in general, an ultra-romantic and affordable wedding décor that can totally transform a space.
Candles are glowing decorations which can elevate the elegance of any event in the simplest of ways, a classic decor idea that never goes out of style. In fact, candles bring class and beauty to any ceremony and reception and their incredible versatility means they work well for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
Candles can be used at varying heights and can be placed at the front of a wedding altar, or to line the aisle or even to guide guests to their seats. All the options add a magical vibe, warmth and romance to the day.
For a whimsy look to your ceremony backdrop, paper lanterns are simple, yet stunning décor options and also work well as decor for both indoor and outdoor wedding settings.
Paper lanterns can create that special romantic atmosphere and can be used as centerpieces or included in the wedding floral arrangement. They can be hung from trees or ceilings or from a shepherd’s hooks.
A popular space to place them is on windowsills and steps, walls, entranceways and centerpieces. They look stunning, lit at night or filled with flowers during the day.
Chandeliers work well with any event styles, be it’s rustic or to offer classic elegance and have long been a sign of opulence and elegance, a light fixture that is often used in wedding décor
They’re so sparkly and romantic, bringing a touch of vintage at the same time to the celebration, most commonly seen at receptions.
Don’t underestimate the power of a retro disco ball, which are seriously fun to incorporate as props and ideal when looking to create a cool party vibe at a wedding reception.
In fact, disco balls take any party up a notch and have done so since the 1920s!
Their popularity hasn’t dwindled over the decades, and there are many ways to incorporate that Saturday Night Fever vibe into your décor; such using them as vases for a wedding centerpiece or as a unique wedding table runner, by hanging several off a wedding arch or even for decorating the head table.
Disco balls are reciprocal to having a good time, exactly what your wedding should be.
As we can see, correct lighting is an important design feature, it can be used to adjust the mood of the venue and is a huge component when it comes to wedding photography where great lighting is the be-all and end-all of spectacular wedding photos.