14 Creative Ways to Use Lighting in Your Wedding

Smart lighting can make for a magical and enchanting effect. It is more then just functional, it provides a beautiful styling element and creates a gentle and romantic ambience that helps elevate an event from ordinary to extraordinary.

From spectacular chandeliers to rustic candelabras, and vintage lanterns to new-age geometric designs — the world of lighting is full of possibilities with something to suite every theme and taste.

1. Edison Bulbs

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These Edison bulbs offer a contemporary, new age feel whilst creating a beautiful ambient glow.

2. String Lights 

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These string lights create a beautiful backdrop to a wedding ceremony, and are an inexpensive and simple way to style your ceremony.

3. Hanging Chandeliers 

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Chandeliers are an oldie but a goodie, they are beautiful anywhere but are a perfect means of styling an outdoor ceremony. And of course provide the most gorgeous photo op.

4. Pathway of Fairy Lights 

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Illuminate the way to your ceremony or reception by creating a magical trail of glowing lights.

5. Floating Lanterns and Candles 

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6. Candle in a Bottle

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Placing small narrow candles inside empty glass bottles is a creative styling technique and create a beautiful rustic effect.

7. Floating Candles in Water 

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This is a simple and inexpensive way to style your reception and ceremony.

8. Candelabras 

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You can’t go wrong with a classic candelabra.

9. Hanging Candles 

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10. Geometric Shaped Chandeliers

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These contemporary designs offer a modern twist on the traditional chandelier.

11. Paper Lanterns 

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Chinese paper lanterns are another fantastic and inexpensive way to style your reception.

12. Mason Jars

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Photographed by Greg Finck

13. Suspended tray of Candles

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14. Lumineers

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