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10 Ideas to Light Up Your Wedding

As we make our way towards the warmer months, outdoor and night time weddings and receptions become increasingly popular. Guests can forget those winter coats and enjoy the fresh warm night time air as they celebrate the wedding of the special couple. Lighting is the key to holding any celebration outdoors in the evening and this article will show you how you can easily create a warm and welcoming area at your wedding.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

These simple vintage hanging light globes combined with rustic wooden table setting makes this outdoor dining area look very inviting.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

Suspend some Chinese style lanterns in a large tree and give your guests sparklers to light up the night. You can also use fairy lights for some extra twinkliness in the evening.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

For large garden areas consider using a mixture of overhead suspended light globes, table top candle lighting, and some gentle flood lighting to illuminate the trees at your wedding reception. Take not of the clever placement of gas heaters in case there a bit of a chill outside.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

Very basic use of light globes placed on the ground plus some fairy lights draped around the edges and archways create a warm and romantic border around entries and exit pathways.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

Light up the trees with suspended light globes for your wedding reception area.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

Fairy lights covering the trees combined with gentle ground based flood lights create warm romantic ambience during cocktail hour.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

These vintage furnishings and flower arrangements mix perfectly with small tea light candles to give some gentle lighting outdoors.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

Suspended vintage light globes mixed with tea light candles, and candles on the table make people feel warm at all times.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

Check out these unusual hanging umbrellas with lights inside! They'll look very cool once the sun goes down.

Outdoor Wedding Lights

And finally the wall of lights creates a stunning backdrop for internal and external walls, and a great place for the first dance, or a variety of wedding photos.