Top 5 Ways To Add Lighting To Your Wedding Day or Event

Aug 21, 2020


Instantly adds romance and can soften the look of the room and it’s surroundings making guests feel relaxed and at ease. None more so than at an autumnal or winter wedding when the nights draw in and we lose the light in the UK from as early as 4pm. Taking this into consideration, if your order of service sees your wedding breakfast getting well underway by this time then think about key areas that would benefit from being enhanced with candlelight such as entrances, the base of your seating plan, table decor, fireplaces, window ledges.

Festoon Lights / String Lights

Strung overhead these modern and stylish lightbulbs create an impactful setting. Opt for a warm bulb to offer an inviting glow and look.

Want that starry night feel to your styling? Use canopy festoon lights or string lights suspended across the ceiling space in a generous swag creating crosses of lighting. If this isn’t possible in your venue or you’re having a more intimate celebration then consider doing this on a smaller scale with a tunnel of string lights over your dining table!

Edison Lightbulbs

Very fitting in an industrial venue or barn venue, you don’t need many of these larger bulbs to create the perfect backdrop or overhead table lighting.

Neon Signs

First made their debut into the wedding industry around 18 months ago and since then they have been considerably growing in popularity. With so many options on the market, they’re a great way to add personalisation to your wedding day or to create feature decor that will provide selfie opportunities! Choose a quote that is fitting to you as a couple or if you’re looking to ramp up your styling to the next level for when your evening guests arrive, consider adding a neon sign near your dance floor, bar area or entrance!

Fairy Lights

Couples LOVE fairy lights for their whimsical, fairytale feel and there’s no denying that they are a magical addition to any wedding or event. Staircase bannisters, pillars, fireplaces, window ledges, all look fantastic when illuminated with fairy lights.

Looking for the wow factor?A fairy light backdrop behind your top table or positioned where you’ll say your vows is guaranteed to achieve this!

Celebrations call for “all the lights” and there are so many different ways to incorporate them into your big day!

Venue Stylists


Styling: Ambience UK
Photographer: Hayley Baxter Photography
Florist: Victoria Ivy Floral Design
Lighting: Love Lights The Way
Florist: Frenchie Loves Flowers
Photographer: Jane Beadnell Photography
Florist: Leafy Couture
Photographer: Stewart Barker Photography
Florist: Dutch Nurseries
Photographer: Craig Rodgers Photography
Florist: Once Upon A Thyme

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