How to illuminate your outdoor wedding

Planning an outdoor wedding? Adding chandeliers and other lighting accessories to your outdoor wedding space will create a rustic charm. If you’re lucky enough with the British weather and get the chance to have your special day outside. Then teaming your space with some lighting will instantly add a luxurious twist as well as offering a practical aspect. Illuminating your outdoor wedding is another form of decoration and we all love a bit of wedding décor.

Add another level of atmosphere to that big day with these key outdoor lighting ideas:

  • vintage hanging chandeliers;
  • easy to fit shades clustered with string lights;
  • string and rope lights;
  • lanterns to illuminate walkways;
  • LED candles and fairy light bottles;
  • mirrors to bounce light around the wedding space.

Vintage hanging chandeliers

Whether you’re saying I do under a tree or marquee, hanging a chandelier above will create a
stunning spectacle for you and your guests. Litecraft chandeliers range from ornate crystal pieces to simple cast iron fittings. So whether it’s a glamorous affair or a rustic barn wedding you’ll be sure to find something to suit you. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor power supply then you could switch the chandelier on when your evening guests arrive. Alternatively, use battery operated string lights entwined around each chandelier arm for a twinkling fairy-like glow.

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Easy to fit shades clustered with string lights

If you’re after a shabby chic look for your wedding then cluster a selection of easy to fit
shades. Hang them over trees and the wedding breakfast area. The shades will act as a diffuser and create a subtle pool of light. Thus creating a more romantic setting ideal
for a wedding.



String and rope lights

An enchanting setting can be created with the use of simple string and rope lights. Twisting them around tree trunks, hanging them from branches or clustering them together in a cloche or bell jar will give an instant whimsical glow. Our Apollo LED star fairy lights feature 50 super bright lights that automatically switch on at dusk for up to 8 hours when fully charged.

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Lanterns to illuminate walkways

Everyone’s loving lanterns at the moment. Whether it’s hurricane candle holders, Moroccan style or simple vintage lantern boxes we just can’t get enough. Use lanterns to
illuminate pathways and walk ways. Place them at the end of each row to illuminate the wedding aisle. And table lamps are also great as wedding table centre pieces, cluster together with a selection of tea lights and glass vases for a twinkling plethora of light. For a more practical lighting scheme, install some posts and pedestals to line your walkways.


LED candles and fairy light bottles

For a quick and easy lighting aspect, choose dainty fairy light bottles or simple LED candles. Bottles and decanter style lamps create a quaint country feel that will add warmth and hospitality to your outdoor venue. Place at the centre of each table during your wedding breakfast and switch on as dusk arrives. A lot of outdoor venues will have a no open flame policy with regards to health and safety and that’s where faux candles come in. Our Faux Candle Table lamp uses LED lighting to resemble a flickering wick, they leave no mess and no lingering smells and will shine for a lot longer than a real candle.


Mirrors to bounce light around the outdoor wedding space

To create the illusion of more space, place a selection of mirrors around your outdoor venue. Create a wedding backdrop with lantern, mirrors and draped string lights. And mirrors will also bounce light around a space which in turn will give more warmth and ambience to the setting.


For more illuminating outdoor wedding ideas head over to our Illuminating Outdoor Wedding board on Pinterest.

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