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Mar

2012

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding

As you may have gathered if  you are a regular reader of the blog, I love outdoor weddings! I love everything about them (apart from the British weather) But one of the things I love most is the lighting.

  Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

The lighting in an outdoor wedding can not only form a functional aspect to the day but create a beautiful form of decoration. In the summer months it may not get dark till 10pm but as dusk falls it’s time to get out your tea lights, fairy lights……whatever takes your fancy and add another level of atmosphere to your wedding.
As a wedding planner, one fo my jobs is to light the tealights and make sure all the outdoor lighting is set up. It is important to balance out the functionality of the lighting with the prettiness aspect.

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source) 

 

I have put together some of my favorite ideas for you to hopefully help and inspire you for your own wedding day.

 

Paper Lanterns

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Hanging Lanterns

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding

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Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

 

Paper Bag Lights

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source) 

 

Tea Lights

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photos source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

 

DIY & Rustic Lanterns

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding  (photo source)

Floating Lanterns

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Mason/Jam Jars

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Odd and Bods

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding (photo source)

 

So I hope you like my selection, do let me know what your favorite is. If you are having any sort of outdoor lighting for your wedding do let me know what you have chosen.

Big Boho Love

Kelly xx

 

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Comments

    Catherine Kerr of eyecapture wedding photography

    Apple candles! Brilliant for a countryside village wedding. What a great idea.

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    Unmistakably You

    I love the apple candles! I’m doing a fall wedding this year for a client, and will be suggesting this idea with mini pumpkins and gourds!

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    Rachel S

    I am IN LOVE with the blue lanterns in the giant tent. It’s so crisp and clean, yet totally spunky! It makes the atmosphere so playful and fun. I am totally INSPIRED!

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    Dede R

    Does anyone know what is hanging from the strand lights in the second image?

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    Paver lights solar

    Although, you have included the photographs of some of finest examples of lights used for celebratory occasions, but would like to add one more idea to this. Many banquet halls and marriage palaces are already laced with paver lights, why not use them as the decorative lighting system in your garden area, where you can arrange the marriage function.

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    lighting foundation

    Amazing light is equal to amazing wedding experience. I love this different lights. It can add the total excitement to the wedding.

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    lighting foundation

    Different light, different ideas, and different concepts equals great wedding experience.

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    allanna

    I have fallen in love with the blue glowing jars, can someone tell me how that is done..? or isit computer work..? x

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    Holly

    This is the best collection of ideas I have seen anywhere on the web. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    Rick Lomas

    Hi, I’ve sent you an email and also a Facebook message, but not had a reply yet. It was about the last image from The National Feast of Lanterns. I’m the owner of the site you quoted as the image source (thank you btw!), but just to say that I have moved the post to my new site http://www.motorhomefreedom.com so if you could change the link that would be hugely appreciated. You have a lovely site here btw :)

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      boho

      can you dro me an email please, i am currenytly on maternity, so need to pass this onto my assistant

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    Zoe Mann

    Fabulous outdoor lighting designs. All the images shown above are lovely. Wedding is all about decoration and perfect arrangement. Floating and paper lanterns are always good to have in a wedding lighting system.

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    kim

    Our daughter is getting married next April in Alabama. The central part of the state. It’s going to be outside. Ceremony is at 3. Reception immediately after. There is a LOT of tree cover. Ceremony in a section .of glorious trees. No electric outlet there. The reception is in a pavilion adjacent to where ceremony is. My question is a two parter. The first is about the battery operated lights. How bright are they. There is a small bridge that goes across a tiny stream. My daughter will cross that bridge then join my husband the rest of the way. Will battery operated lights shine enough to be seen.
    The next question is since the reception is in a pavilion that has tree cover will candle light even show up. Any help is appreciated.

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    Nicole

    Hi there… i’m getting married in just over a month! We’ll be having a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception… We’ve bought heaps of beautiful festoon lights but just wondering if this will be adequate in a functional sense (i.e. for guests to be able to see each other properly to chat, eat their dessert, etc) or if additional lighting is usually used? Thanks heaps!!!

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    Parekh

    When an outdoor wedding is planned, lightings are the most critical factor to be considered. I came across some fantastic ideas on this site which is classy and cost effective as well. Please keep posting such useful tips again!

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    Celeste

    Your style is really unique compared to other folks I
    have read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the
    opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this site.

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    Liz Evans

    Lightning for outdoor wedding is one of the most crucial part, lightning in a wedding always make a statement and you have done really great research to keep those points into the list.

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    Mya

    Love these lighting ideas! My favorites are the paper bag lights; they are so simple but look so beautiful at night and in pictures. Lighting can really create such a fantastic mood for a wedding and can be so often overlooked!

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    Indian Wedding invitations

    Awesome lighting ideas. These are suitable for festive lighting also. I liked the jar, pool lights & bottle lanterns the most.

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    Indian wedding invitations

    Amazing ideas you share of Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding. I personally like heart shape lightning lamp. Thanks for sharing!

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    BestBranding

    What a nice lights!! Give a personalized touch to any environment

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    Indian Wedding Card

    Can’t able to decide which is lovely. All your ideas where perfect. But I sorted out two best ideas “Odd and Bods” & “Paper Bag Lights” which are also easily available.

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    Adriana Martinez

    Thanks for such a beautiful blog for an outdoor wedding. You give the best collection of ideas. I haven’t seen anywhere on the web. I am in love with the paper bag lights and the blue, glowing jars. You used lights in an awe-inspiring way and add a stunning look. Hanging lights are one of the popular ways to hang lights in the open garden, which gives a very different look. And the way you decorate the lane or a path is very impressive. I also love the wedding in the poolside and decor with lights which I have seen in your pictures. You give me unique ideas for decoration.

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