Make Your Day Shine With These Unique Lighting Ideas

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Shine into the New Year with a bright way to elevate your wedding decor: lighting. From chandeliers to votives to starry-eyed baubles, the lighting you choose illuminates your venue, affects photos and keeps the party going strong into the night. Have fun with this essential design element and create a lighting plan focused on what you want to showcase – maybe it’s to spotlight your stunning florals with votives, or highlight the foodie-focused tablescapes with towering tapered candles. Whatever it is, we’ve outlined our favorite lighting ideas for your picture-perfect wedding day. Read on so your wedding can shine on!





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Starry Sky

Create a canopy of stars with a ceiling of lights hung above the reception tables. Your guests will feel as if they are dining among the stars! This even looks gorgeous in daylight, dusk and of course, nighttime.





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A classic fixture, chandeliers are a beautiful way to light up a room with a fanciful feel.  If you’re a glamorous bride, you might be more drawn to a timeless crystal chandelier – or maybe your love for antiques has you reaching for a more vintage option.





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Dinner Candles

Tapered candles look gorgeous lining long and winding tablescapes. Aside from illuminating the meal, these candles are the perfect way to add instant romance to a room.





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String Lights

From bigger bulbs to tiny spots of light, string lights are an easy way to make a statement yet complement any interior or exterior setting. The more, the merrier!





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This decorative motif oozes romance and richness, instantly creating a mood in any space. Mix and match different metals with neutral or colored candles for immediate style.





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For a spring or summer wedding bash, lanterns are a fun way to add light, especially during an open-air outdoor wedding reception. Play with color and texture for an added decor element.





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Garlands & Votives

Get the best of both worlds with greenery and light! Make the most of long tables by adding short pillar candles and votives on the outside of fresh garlands. These also photograph beautifully!





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Glass Orbs

These modern bright baubles hold mini votive candles and look mesmerizing hung above a dance floor or dining room.





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Disco Ball

Your guests will love dancing into the night under a dreamy disco. Hang one for a major spotlight or use several to create an eclectic, shimmering look.


Which lighting look is your favorite? Tag us in your wedding photos @Wayfarers_chapel on Instagram!