Light Up The Night

photo by Ryan Ray

There is some magical about twinkle lights. They are have been synonymous with parties from the dawn of time. But, of course, we like to keep creating new looks for them. And, since twinkle lights are trending, here is how we do that. They make many different versions now including smaller bulbs, colored strands, and even ones that move.

photo by Marni Rothschild

Especially when using a clear top tent, stringing them strategically in the ceiling makes for pretty night gazing. They key is not going overboard, because you still need that ambient lighting.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Also, when using a clear top tent, I like to hide a lot of the tent mechanics. So, covering a metal piece with string lights and greenery gives such a more thoughtful look. And, the individual table lamps provided a glow that met the lighting from above.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

Love these new fairy lights! We had a client wanting a whimsical fall dessert-scape. So, weaving the tiny lights thoughout, and even hiding them in some of the elements throughout gave us a pretty focal point.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

But, of course, not just for looks, sometimes the lights need to be functional. Here, in the area transitioning the dinner tent into the dancing tent, which guests also passed thru for restrooms, you need to be able to see where you are going. We don’t want bland bright overhead lighting, though. Larger string lights woven throughout palm fronds becomes such a pretty “moment” for a Lowcountry wedding.

photo by Liz Banfield

For guests needing a break from the dance floor, and open air seating area gets just the right amount of lighting from classic strands draped overhead.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

And, it’s not just string lighting that plays a key role in our designs. Strategic uplighting can be your friend. Just make sure the cans are hidden, and we light to make sure we can dim them as the sun sets and the party progresses.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

Sometimes the design calls for a major statement. So, here a cluster of varying shapes and sizes of our custom woven pendant lights are grouped for more of a design focal point than an accent.

photo by Jose VIlla

In certain types of tents, you don’t many mechanics to use for your rigging or hanging. So, here, we got really dreamy and subtle candlelight by adding hanging candle lanterns into the greenery installations.

photos by Ryan Ray

And, of course, here in Charleston when designing for a party that goes from day to night, that has to be considered along with practicality. So, the lights that were necessary for this fabulous bar to be useful all night, also had to look really fab during the day!