Posted by Kimberly Wallner
One of the easiest ways to change the mood of an event is with lighting. You can wash a room in color, pin-spot a centerpiece, include an unexpected lighting element... the possibilities are endless!
One of the easiest ways to change the color and feel of a room is with uplights, and with modern LED lighting this is easier than ever. But it is important to make sure the lighting color complements and enhances the space; if your wedding decor and flowers are in blush tones you don't want the walls of your venue washed in hot pink! Make sure your lighting vendor understands your color pallet and ask to see a sample of the lighting color when possible.
For this wedding at the Coronado Ballroom the bride chose a very clean color pallet with lots of white and gold. Belli Fiori brought in pops of bright pink and coral though the flowers, so we chose to use pink uplighting to accent the room and tie everything together.
For this princess themed wedding at the Hyatt Regency we draped the entire room and washed the walls in a pale pink, then used pin-spotting to highlight the tall centerpieces by Belli Fiori.
Another trend we love is the use of unexpected lighting elements. For Sarah and Don's recent wedding at the Caramel Room, we hung Edison bulbs over the dance floor for a vintage-industrial look. This was quite the project, but we love the results!
Using chandeliers for outdoor weddings is a more common trend, but still lends a beautiful and "unexpected" element. For Gaia and Andrew we hung them from our pergolas at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
And finally, we always love using the ever-classic cafe bulbs for an outdoor reception, as we did for Emily and Bill. Whether used over a dining area, dance floor or an entire reception these are the perfect way to anchor outdoor spaces.