23 Ways To Transform Your Wedding From Bland To Mind-Blowing

We’ve all heard the term “mood lighting” before and know how it can affect environments and situations. The right lighting is flattering and beautiful and can really set the tone for your wedding or event. The wrong lighting can make you look washed out or make it hard to see how stunning you look on your big day. From bistro lights to paper lanterns to candles, the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to illuminating your wedding. These 23 weddings are excellent examples of gorgeous lighting that complement the wedding’s theme and allow your guests to see how beautiful you look on your wedding day.

1. Hang bistro string lights from your favorite tree to light up an intimate backyard wedding.

outdoor wedding hanging string bistro lights

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2. Wireless uplights are used to create a pretty blue hue while paper lanterns light up the tent.

paper lanterns blue uplighting wedding decor

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3. Pink uplighting is used to create a wash of color and is combined with classic chandeliers to give off an elegant and classy vibe.

pink uplighting chandeliers wedding lighting

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4. Cascading string lights rain a soft glow over the guests in this beautifully lit reception.

cascading string lights wedding lighting

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5. A combination of globe string lights and fairy lights make this outdoor wedding truly dreamy.

globe lighting outdoor wedding

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6. Bistro lights are used to create a canopy tent of soft, glowing lights.

canopy tent of lights wedding

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7. These hanging paper lanterns are the perfect soft glow to illuminate your reception.

hanging paper lanterns wedding lighting

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8. Another great use of bistro lights to light up a rustic barn wedding.

hanging string bistro lights rustic wedding

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9. These white string lights are used to create a makeshift ceiling for this outdoor celebration, reminiscent of a starry night.

string lights ceiling starry night

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10. This stunning combo of tulle and bistro lights is pretty and romantic.

tulle string lights wedding decor

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11. A creative way to light up your outdoor wedding – umbrella lights hang over your reception.

creative outdoor wedding lighting ideas

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12. Chandeliers hanging from a tree provide the perfect amount of light for a nighttime outdoor wedding.

chandeliers outdoor wedding

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13. Another excellent use of umbrellas in wedding décor – colored umbrellas and lights float overhead for an outdoor reception.

umbrella canopy outdoor wedding lighting

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14. String lights line this clear tent to allow this wedding to enjoy the comfort of indoors and the beauty of outdoors.

clear tent bistro light canopy

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15. Mason jars strung on a string of lights add a touch of rustic charm to any backyard wedding.

mason jars outdoor wedding lighting

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16. Use an assortment of colorful paper lanterns to add a bright pop of color to your wedding lighting.

colorful paper lanterns wedding lighting

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17. This gorgeous pairing of tulle and hanging lanterns is perfect for a dreamy fairytale wedding.

tulle lanterns wedding lighting

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18. Use a variety of candles to illuminate your outdoor sunset reception.

candlelit wedding reception

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19. Hanging lanterns paired with votive candles on reception tables are a beautiful way to cast a romantic glow over your outdoor wedding.

lanterns candles outdoor wedding lighting

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20. These floating lights are so cute and are a subtle way to light up your outdoor wedding.

floating lights outdoor wedding lighting

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21. This outdoor tented wedding beautifully used blue uplighting to set the scene and yellow paper lanterns to brighten the night.

blue uplighting paper lanterns wedding lighting

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22. These crystal “trees” are the perfect winter wedding décor. Pink uplighting makes it a dreamy atmosphere.

winter wedding lighting

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23. This is a fun use of string lights – turn them into ball chandeliers and other shapes to light up your reception.

elegant wedding lighting

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23 Ways To Transform Your Wedding From Bland To Mind-blowing
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These 23 weddings are reminiscent of fairytale dream weddings. See the beautiful and incredible images of these weddings that are anything but bland.
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3 Responses

  1. DFW Lights says:

    I love this blog! Thanks for sharing these great tips for wedding lighting. I am looking to read more post from you.

  2. Beautiful lighting for weddings!!! i love the pairing of tulle and hanging lanterns specially for open air wedding receptions.

  3. Tina Johnson says:

    I am getting married next aug in the hoilday inn in maidenhead and woykd like some type ig lighting to come off the cieling any ideas please.

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