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Wedding Lighting – Charlotte Wedding Planner Tips

Couples first dance in 10 Catawba's ballroom with design by Blooming Branch Creative

You have probably spent hours planning the decor of your reception space.  Picking out the perfect linens. Pouring over the ideal flowers for you stunning centerpieces.  But have you thought about the lighting? One of the best ways to make a dramatic impact in your space is to play with lighting.  So today I thought I would go over your lighting options and of course, show you some examples from past Magnificent Moments Weddings!  So let’s get ready  to shed some light on all thing LIGHTS!

Up Lights

Couples first dance in 10 Catawba's ballroom with design by Blooming Branch Creative

Photography by: Cheyenne Schultz Photography

These portable lights can be placed around the room giving definition to even the most dull corners. Uplights are a great way to not only incorporate light but color into your reception space. Most DJ’s will have them available and many include them in their packages.  Find the hue that best accents your decor, it really makes the space feel unified.  When in doubt, go with amber – it looks like a candlelight glow!

Hanging Bulbs

Bride and groom dance to music provided by Carolina DJ Professionals during their fall wedding at Triple C Barrel Room

Photography by: Sunshower Photography

Whether you want to go vintage with Edison bulbs or modern with cafe lights, hanging lights are a great way to create a romantic setting for you event.  Drape them from the ceiling over guest tables or dim them low over the dance floor. You really can’t go wrong with this look.



Blush pink linens and gold chivari chairs from party reflections create an elegant atmosphere for a Uptown wedding at The Ritz Carlton

Photography by: Smitten and Hooked

Weddings and candle light go hand in hand, they were made for each other. Line guest tables, gift tables, and buffets.  Create a cascade around your sweetheart table. The possibilities for candlelight really are endless. Here at Magnificent Moments Weddings, we’re convinced the more candles, the better the wedding!

It is pretty clear to see that a little lighting can really go a long way in making your event feel finished and of course uniquely you! Need help planning your big day? Contact Magnificent Moments Weddings we would love to help plan every detail, big and small!

Happy Planning!


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