A wedding is one of the most important occasions in life, and there can be little surprise in the efforts that some people make in order to make it as special as possible. While so much is invested in wedding dresses, floral arrangements and champagne, the right lighting can be the key aspect that provides a perfect backdrop to the celebrations. But choosing the right wedding lights ensemble does not have to be difficult. The selection of lights is quite varied, and includes designs that mimic icicles and nets and curtains.
These are key aspects to creating the special lighting back drop, with net lights covering whole items with white or multi coloured lights, or starlights highlighting decorative details and curtain lights offering a cascade of light behind, perhaps, the bride and groom. We look at three scenarios where these types of lights can be used very effectively.
Outdoor Weddings There can be any number of areas that one may wish to illuminate when a wedding occurs out of doors. For the most part, however, the idea is to ensure light during the evening feasting, which can occur under a canopy or even under the stars, if the couple are particularly blessed by good weather. While spotlights are possible, fairly lights have a simplicity that many consider romantic.
Take, for example, a beach wedding where the general wedding perimeter must be marked off by stringed fairly lights, perhaps coloured white, creating a sparkling diamond effect all around with the star studded sky in the background. A more elaborate lighting set up could see icicle or curtain lights hanging around the perimeter, giving the area a more intimate feel.
Of course, one does not have to be on a beach to enjoy that lighting effect, with a wedding dinner in the garden of ones own home perfectly suited also.
A marquee is the quintessential reception facility for a wedding that wants to retain a touch of freshness about it. They are commonly used by hotels and home owners who want to offer guests greater freedom, allowing them to enjoy the fresh air and sunny weather more.
Once the sun goes down, however, the party does not have to end and, with the right lighting, can be enhanced. Both net and curtain fairy lights are suitable in this situation, with some event organisers happy to use the either as a backdrop behind the head table, where the newly married couple sit. Often, given the occasion, clear or white led lights are favoured.
Also suitable for the marquee, both inside and out, are string fairy lights, which can run either around the walls, or can stretch across the roof interior, from wall to wall, usually running among the natural creases of the canvas roof as it is held up with poles.
Table Lighting One does not have to go to such extremes as illuminating a ceiling, walls or beach perimeter. Fairly lights can be hugely effective as part of simple table decorations. The centre pieces on the tables where the guests sit can be tastefully lit up by starlights or micro led lights, both of which are tiny in appearance but bright.
These lights can be wrapped around the central floral display, perhaps even around a candle. And because led lights are cool to the touch, there is no risk to the safety of the guests, as there is no chance of any heat causing a napkin or name card igniting.
Another table lighting idea is to use net lights as a part of a larger central table decoration. Again, because the led bulbs remain cool, they can be placed under a light table cloth, allowing the illumination from beneath the cloth to create a stunning effect, under the cake or a display area. They can even lie on dining tables themselves, if they can accommodate a net of the size of 1.5 x 2 metres.
The right lights can create a magical effect to benefit any reception venue, whether indoor or outdoor. There are many options when it comes to wedding lights, from string and icicle lights to net and curtain lights, and a combination of some or all of them. Whatever the desired effect, there are certain to be fairly lights to create it.
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