Best wedding lighting inspiration on Pinterest
Light bulb moment!
When creating a vision for your wedding day, it's the little details that really make a difference and pull the whole look together. Lighting is a crucial factor, creating atmosphere and come night-time, giving your pictures a dreamy glow. Whether you want to get crafty and work a handmade theme into your reception or really go all out on glamorous touches, these pictures have all the lighting inspiration you need!
Let it glow
Line walkways or your aisle with simple, celestial lanterns like this one and give your wedding a heavenly glow.
We heart hearts!
If the theme of your day is romantic with a handmade feel, this look is wonderfully achievable and will work perfectly. Collect an assortment of glass jars and decorate all of them using book pages, spray paint and burlap material. Whether you're using a stencil to spray paint round, or rolling your book page to slot into the jar, keep hearts as a running theme to tie the look together.
Light it up
Stun your guests with a whole wall that shines with bright lights. Hang strings of bulb lights vertically from the ceiling in rows going across and let them hang down as an incredible backdrop. Pack as many in as possible to make a truly spectacular effect.
It's all in the details
Vintage styling has been huge in the wedding world for a while now, and if you're looking to rock the retro vibe on your big day, it's little details like this that will make all the difference. Add some atmosphere to your reception with vintage tea cups holding candles – they could even double up as a favour!
That's a wrap
This inspired lighting idea looks amazing for an outdoors wedding and will have your chosen setting looking like an enchanted wonderland by night fall. Using lengths of fairy lights, wrap sections round a cluster of tree trunks, creating a glimmering spiral effect.
Light of my life
If miles of sparkling fairy lights and glittery chandeliers aren't your thing, these clear candle holders have a more modern and chic edge. Hung by translucent string, the glowing candle takes centre stage creating a beautiful warmth and atmosphere.
Want to give your wedding breakfast a dose of ambience, but not sure how? An easy suggestion is an overhead net of fairy lights like these. You don't need loads, just make it work as an extension of your main light.
Shed light on the past
This light and picture combo is an absolute dream for giving your wedding a personal touch. Not only does it look creative and cool, it's perfect for including members of your family that couldn't be with you on your wedding day. Give this look a vintage twist and collect the wedding day pictures of your family – black and white ones look great!
Mix it up!
Bring the indoors out with this quirky, vintage inspired lighting idea. Collect old fashioned lampshades, most commonly found in charity shops or your granny's front room and hang them from trees in your reception area. The bursts of colour and random styles together look so effective, and your guests will love the juxtaposition of greenery and gaudy furniture.
Lights, camera, action!
Say 'I do' to hiring some oversized illuminated letters and give your reception a quirky feel. Perfect for making a statement feature and filling a gap in a spacious setting, this one is bound to impress your guests. We love that you can spell out anything you fancy, creating a completely personal edge!
A sprinkling of sparkle
For glamorous brides, chandeliers are always the perfectly decadent finishing touch. They represent luxury and are delightfully extravagant. But why not give yours a stylish twist and hang them outside like this one? The contrast in leafy surroundings and glittering cut glass looks both classic and contemporary, not to mention how fabulous it will look in your wedding photos.
Welcome to a fairytale
Now this is what wedding fairytales are made of. If you want to stop your guests in their tracks, create a tunnel of starlight like this one. This huge net of fairy lights would need to be fitted professionally, but what an amazing entrance to your wedding!
Made with love
Paper lampshades like this one are easy to get hold of and are pretty budget friendly. However, when dressed up with some sparkle or a flourish of floral, you can create a beautiful decoration to give your wedding a little something extra. You could hang these simply as ornaments or use as a lighting piece!
Make your ceremony space even more special and create a feature out of the place you say your vows. If you're having an outdoors wedding, strategically arrange your seating plan in front of a beautiful tree like this one and hang an assortment of lanterns from the branches. This will create an aura of light for you and your husband to be!
Candle in the wind
A super effective and super cost effective way of creating an intimate atmosphere is candle light. To give this idea a stylish update, fit your candles inside assorted wine bottles and give them your own personal spin. We love the golden look of these ones, especially as metallics are going to be huge in 2015.
DIY divas, this one's for you! Collect mismatched glass jars, you can use jam jars, vintage jars or plain rounded jars – any that you like! When you have a range, stretch crotchet material over them and tie round the top with a ribbon. You could use lace and experiment with different colours or fabrics depending on your wedding theme.
Going for green
For rustic celebrations, this foliage inspired look is absolutely perfect. The overhead planter with trailing greenery works well with the different lengths of hanging lights, creating an encapsulated, intimate feel.