So often, we see wedding photos of all of the details, ceremony, beautiful shots of the couple and wedding party outside with some beautiful scenery. But, what about the end of the night when the candles have dripped down and guests have been sweating it out on the dance floor? We want the guests to still be taking in the details all the way to the end. So, we like to light up the night.
We love a combination of different lighting styles. And, always on dimmers! Chandeliers, lamps, uplighting, candles, etc all have their perfect spot in our designs. For taller tents, certain lights can get lost, so making sure their height and placement is super important.
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. Also, we like to cover the cords that hang down with greenery, vines, or fabric when approriate.
Love these new fairy lights as an update to string lights! Our client wanted 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.
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.
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.
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.
In certain types of tents, you don’t many mechanics to use for your rigging or hanging. Here, we get really dreamy with subtle candlelight by adding hanging candle lanterns into the greenery installations.
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!