Décor lighting can change the look and feel of a room — and help create an overall ambience for the occasion. Beyond presents three lighting trends our pros see growing in popularity for weddings.
Monograms move out
The custom monogram — the initials of the now-married bride — are disappearing. Now, lighting patterns are basking in the glow.
More brides today choose to have the dance floor washed with a beautiful, wispy "moonlight" through the trees. This lighting trend helps to create an intimate feeling and provides a special detail to enhance the overall room design.
Paper lanterns have long been a fun way to change the feel of an outdoor wedding reception. They can be suspended from trees to create a beautiful glow. Hung from the ceiling, they can also transform the reception venue.
However, today’s bride isn’t too interested in using the classic white lantern. Now she wants stringer lights, which are also called cafe lights, pizzeria lights or beer garden lights. (Not to be confused with the twinkle Christmas lights, which you see all over areas like Highland Park Village during the holidays.)
Stringer lights are frequently requested for every setting: outdoors strung through the trees, inside the ballroom or in a tent to create a shimmering swagged "ceiling." We also see more brides and designers use stringer lights in nontraditional ways, such as creating "curtains" in doorways or to section off lounge areas for a party-like reception.
You know stringer lights must be cool if they were used as décor for the Grammy Awards: They were hung from the ceiling of the Staples Arena.
Many would argue the use of a chandelier isn’t a new trend, and they’d be correct. But what’s new is where and how chandeliers are being used.
For example, the outdoor ceremony has become a popular choice, so brides who want to dress up the space turn to chandeliers. They can be suspended from trees or from the middle floral-created alters provided by the floral designer. If there aren’t trees in the outdoor space, your lighting designer can find alternative ways to suspend the chandelier to complete your vision.
The crystal chandelier is still beloved for its elegance and classic beauty, but brides also appreciate other designs, such as the wrought-iron chandelier, blinged-out chandelier, mile glass chandelier, and chandelier clusters of different sizes and shapes.
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