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Four Fun Ways to Light Your Wedding

The right lighting sets the mood of your wedding. Just as a gorgeous winter wedding in a stunning historic castle will not feel complete without candles, so a late evening summer reception will look stunning lit with colourful lanterns. Here are 4 fun ways to light your wedding.

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Pretty Paper Lanterns

A summer outdoor wedding celebration may be bright and sunny right into late afternoon but once dusk falls, you will be glad of some light. One of the easiest and most attractive ways to light an outdoor wedding reception is with paper lanterns lit by LED lights or fairylights made for outdoor usage.


Hot air balloon paper lantern set | Confetti.co.uk
Hot air balloon paper lantern set by Confetti
Outdoor wedding reception lighting and seating | Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of Annette and Brendan’s Real Wedding by Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings & Events
The Complete Chillout Company | Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of The Complete Chillout Company

Gorgeous Glass Lanterns

Traditional glass and metal lanterns can give a very attractive vintage look to any wedding and are especially good for lighting dark and rainy days. Decorative lanterns can be used to as reception table centrepieces or could be given away as unusual wedding favours.

Hanging table lantern centrepiece | Confetti.co.uk
Hanging table lantern by Confetti
Candle Lanterns Outside Church at Ruth and Toby's Real Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of Ruth and Toby’s Real Wedding
Ruth and Toby's Real Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of Ruth and Toby’s Real Wedding

Fun Fairylights

Fairylights are not just for Christmas, they are a lovely way to add a garland of little coloured lights to your venue, inside or out. Wrap them around tree branches at the entrance to your venue, over doorways and across window sills or hang in stringed curtains around a stage for amazing lighting effects.

Claire and Conal's Real Wedding Tree Lights
Image courtesy of Claire and Conal’s Real Wedding
Lighting your wedding | Confetti.co.uk
From left: Icicle lights curtain |White LED Rose Flower indoor fairylights | Purple Orchid Flower String Light | Vintage glass jar LED Fairylights
Assorted fairylights | Confetti.co.uk
From left: Dailyart Long Globe String Light | Battery Operated Waterproof Fairy Lights | Heavy Duty Vintage Weatherproof String Light

Classic Church Candles

For a traditional candlelit glow, the only thing better than a tall church candle with a real flame is an elegant candelabra which makes a stunning reception table centrepiece and gives a more flattering soft glow than any electric light.

Lucy and Stevie's Real Wedding venue by candle light| Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of Lucy and Stevie’s Real Wedding
Bespoke candle centrepiece by sculptor Richard Stickney  | Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of Sculptor Richard Stickney at TandFWelding.com
Candles and lighting | Confetti.co.uk
Candles and lighting by Confetti
Floating candle centrepiece | Confetti.co.uk
Floating candle centrepiece by Confetti
Candle Top Table Decorations | Confetti.co.uk
Image courtesy of Marian and Mike’s Real Wedding

Last but not least, these fabulous large letter lights can be hired at your wedding to spell out your initials or simply add the word ‘LOVE’ or even ‘FUN’ as Lucy and Adam did at their wedding recently.

Lucy and Adam’s real wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Images courtesy of Lucy and Adam’s real wedding

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