Top Tips: Lighting

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This afternoon I’m pleased to bring you the next edition of  ‘Top Tips’. Top Tips is a way for suppliers to get involved with the Blog. If a supplier sees something new or exciting at a wedding they are working at I am asking them to send me in a photo of their findings so I can post it on the Blog.
I will only feature photos from actual weddings, or from real wedding suppliers, no pinterest photos. So you will you be safe in the knowledge that all these ideas are achievable and attainable.

Today I am sharing with you ideas for Lighting. Lighting is an important factor for summer or winter weddings. In the summer you often need to think about lighting ideas if you are having a marquee, Tipi or outdoors wedding, simply for practical reasons. Once it gets dark you don’t want your guests stumbling around, this is when you can get creative with lanterns, festoon lighting, jam jar lanterns, paper bag lanterns……anyhting that means your guest can see where they are going. In winter lighting can really add depth and atmosphere to a wedding, think big church candles, tea lights or fairy lights to add that extra element of decoration. Lighting is an important factor so don’t forget to include it in your wedding set up.

Here are a few ideas that have been sent into me by wedding suppliers from weddings they have either supplied or photographed.


fairy lights Lighting_Helen Lisk Photography -2

Photo by www.helenlisk.co.uk

Almonry Barn

venue www.almonrybarn.co.uk

Photo by www.pbphoto.co.uk

Photo by www.pbphoto.co.uk


Photo by www.photosbyzoe.co.uk – venue Balbirnie house


2 People 1 Life – photo by www.morganlynnphotography.com



giant light up letters

toast at Danby Castle

Photo by www.toastofleeds.co.uk – Venue www.danbycastle.com


Photo by www.pbphoto.co.uk


Photo by www.lucynoble.com

Lighting_Helen Lisk Photography -3

Photo by www.helenlisk.co.uk



paper lanterns Lighting_Helen Lisk Photography -7

Photo by www.helenlisk.co.uk


Photo by Papakata – Lighting from www.cartaprojects.co.uk



paper bag lanterns The Wedding of my Dreams  (4)

Photo by www.chrisbarberphotography.co.uk – Lanterns from www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk


Photo by www.s6Photography.co.uk


candles Lighting_Helen Lisk Photography -5

Photo by www.helenlisk.co.uk

Urban Glamour shoot-227

Photo by www.hannahmcclunephotography.com – Lighting company www.oakwoodevents.co.uk

The Wedding of my Dreams Photo Credit Fjona Weiling Photography (7)

Photo by Fjona Weiling Photography – Candles from www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk



hanging lighting Urban Glamour shoot-208

Photo by www.hannahmcclunephotography.com – Lighting company www.oakwoodevents.co.uk



tealights The Wedding of my Dreams  (1)

From www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk

The Wedding of my Dreams Photo Credit Daffodil Waves Photography (1)

Photo by www.daffodilwaves.co.uk – tealihts from www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk



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From Filament Design

Alex and Lisa Riad El Fenn (70)

2 People 1 Life – photo by www.bohemianweddings.co.uk

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2 People 1 Life –Photo by www.augusttmichelphotography.com

Andy Garfitt Wedding Photography

Photo by www.greyeyephoto.com


Thanks once agin to everyone who got involved in this feature. I couldn’t put it together without you!


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    Helen Lisk

    Love this post Kelly and really lovely to see my photos in it, thank you! I always say to couples to really consider their lighting, as it completely transforms the look of any venue. Whether it’s tea lights dangling from trees after dark, fairy lights and candles transforming pathways, etc., or something spectacular inside your venue. Basically, you can never have too many twinkly lights… ;)



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