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Outdoor wedding lighting ideas

One of the best things about outdoor weddings is that you have total freedom over the theme and you can create a magical, surreal atmosphere. This may be done with decorations and flower arrangements, but lighting has by far the biggest impact. With indoor weddings, options are restricted to generic ceiling spots and reflectors, but take the wedding outside and a world of creative possibilities emerges. Don’t know where to start? Discuss your ideas with companies such as Cameo Event Hire and you will discover that lighting options are much more numerous than you thought. Here are some popular ideas that can transform your wedding into a magical event:

Outdoor wedding lighting ideas

Marquee letters

Marquee letters are some of the most affordable lighting ideas, and, at the same time, one of the most memorable ones. Popular examples include symbolic words associated with love and marriage: love, always, Mr & Mrs, You & Me or I Do. If you want something personalised, then you can add marquee letters of your own initials or even your full names! If you have an open bar, you can place marquee letters forming the word Drinks right above it.

Floating candles

If you outdoor wedding venue is situated next to a lake or has a fountain nearby, you should definitely consider floating candles. They are very inexpensive, but they look ethereal and allow you to take a lot of magical wedding photos.

Trees decorated with fairy lights

Are you dreaming of a fairy tale wedding? Then what better option than trees decorated with fairy lights? Apart from the fact that fairy lights are very cheap and you can purchase them in just about every home décor store, they’re very easy to hang in trees and you can do this yourself.

Strings of lights across the ceiling

The more advanced way of using fairy lights in a wedding venue is to place them on the ceiling so that they look like little shiny stars at night. This is more difficult to do and you will need the help of an expert, but the result is magical. Extra tip: for this lighting placement, choose white fairy lights, because coloured ones doesn’t have the same effect.

Flying lanterns

Flying lanterns aren’t decorations per se, but they are a fantastic way to end a wedding because in Asian culture they symbolise good luck and prosperity. However, you should make sure you know how to use them, because they can pose a fire hazard.

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