How to set the mood with atmospheric wedding lighting

12 Jul 2016

Create a romantic and memorable atmosphere with lighting options that serve to bring a wedding venue to life

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The right lighting can set the mood for a beautiful wedding and needn’t be expensive. Whatever your budget, these tips from the lighting pros at Festive Lights can help you to create the ambience you deserve.

Be on trend

Festoon lights are one of the latest wedding looks. Globes of light with an industrial feel, they perfectly offset rural or traditional settings. Idyllic barn weddings are so popular right now, and these bulbs look amazing against rustic beams.

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Get edgy

Illuminating the perimeter creates an inviting radiance; you can then add focal points of light around the room to bring the scheme together. Try wire lights as an affordable way to add sparkle to centrepieces, either entwined around floral designs or inside glass.

Classic fairy lights

Use them to decorate trees at an outside reception, to create a spectacular canopy at your venue or keep it simple and use a few strands to cast a romantic glow over the dance floor.  Nets of fairy lights are the perfect choice for creating a gorgeous curtain of light.

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Hollywood lights

Over-sized illuminated letters provide a flawless backdrop for the first dance and unmissable photo opportunities. The ultimate in wedding glitz and a huge trend, these eye-catching statement signs are loved by celebrities.

By candlelight

Tea lights are a go-to for illuminating pathways and for inside paper lantern bags, which are now available with cut-out initials, and are a lovely, inexpensive way to personalise your scheme. Shabby chic bird cages and ‘Mr & Mrs’ tea light holders are also a great choice for adding a touch of character.

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Images courtesy of Dreamweave Events and Festive Lights

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