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Unique Wedding Lighting Ideas in South Florida


Humans are all about the wedding specifics of cakes, flowers, monogrammed invites, and more. But we must recognize the understated fact: at your wedding, lighting is the most critical element of decoration. And while that thought at first sounds more practical than enjoyable, check us out:

The led lights and candles you pick ultimately light up your perfect location, start making your pictures right, and keep the party going even after the sunsets. So, yeah, lighting is essential, and it’s a necessary element of both your budget and wedding-day décor.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. In fact, you should have fun with it. As with any other design detail, treat choosing, planning, and installing the night’s illumination as yet another opportunity to carry out your design vision whatever style that is.

And in terms of whether you’re a modern, traditional, or glam bride, we don’t just mean “style.” Take a moment to think about your priorities, instead, and create a lighting plan around it. For example, if you are a foodie bride who is planning a wine-fuelled night under the stars, consider hanging string lights over the dining area or placing a long line of taper candles down the center of the table. Both would spotlight the night’s main show (the food) and keep your guests in their seats way past the final course. The same goes for you, flower ladies.



  1. Illuminate the Outside

Unique Wedding Lighting outside

Also, don’t forget to light up the outside of your space — especially when you’re pitching a tent in the middle of a dark field.

 Mix Garlands and Statement Candles Unique Wedding Lighting

Unique Wedding Lighting candles

Don’t personally believe you’ve ever got to choose from a long table garland and candles to state. Short pillar candles are used for one statement display on the outside of each garland centerpiece.

Hang Mini String Lights

wedding string lights

String lights come in different shapes and sizes, but especially cool are these mini ones. Why? For what? The small bulb size means that they make a statement enough, but don’t distract from those perfectly planned table settings.

Unique Wedding Lighting Mix Garlands and Drapes

wedding bistro lighting

At the wedding, the planner can fill the empty blank space (thanks to those gorgeous high ceilings) with greenery-wrapped garlands, string lights, and white draping. It eventually leads: Lights shining beautifully from behind those simple sheers.

Scatter Spot Lights

wedding centerpieces

It may sound obvious, but use lighting to show off your beautiful venue (duh). Here, golden spotlights are used along the perimeter of the dinner space to highlight beautiful stone walls.

Incorporate String Lights

Wedding string lights

String illuminates above for the win. This method of lighting works outstandingly well as the lights can be conveniently strung across the existing greenery trellis.

Line Up Lanterns

Wedding lanterns

A line of lit lanterns illuminates an open-air dinner while setting the scene for a serious dance section. (The dance floor in the sand is not required but strongly encouraged).

 Line Your Staircase

Fort Lauderdale wedding candles on staircase

Consider to light the tricky places after dark where your guests will gather. Staircases are spots like those which lead to the restrooms and the bar. That said, we can fully see this candle-lined staircase as a location for the first look or a ceremony site.

 Hang a Fixture

wedding candle chandeliere in Fort Lauderdale

You always have one eye-catching fixture to make a statement. This antique bronze chandelier does the trick and is excellent if you want to look like a home dinner party at your reception.

 Light Up Trees

Wedding tree up lighting

Now here’s a unique concept: set up tables around trees that are well-lit. We are obsessed with the way table arrangements, trees, and spotlights draw your eyes upwards (toward cold, wooden beams) and fill this sizeable industrial venue.

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