Romantic Lighting for your Reception

Often times, reception halls can be dimly lit and have dark ceilings and for photography, light is everything! Especially when you favor photographic styles which conveys more natural light than flash lighting, as I do. In the photography world, lighting combined with a shallow depth of field makes for BEAUTIFUL blurs called bokeh and when I see that, my eyes widen and heart skips a beat. Not exxagerating.  

Here's what some of my clients have done to light up their reception, creating beautiful soft lighting even in the darkest of hours. Hope this inspires you for your big day, whether it is outdoor or in. Super cost-effective, aesthically swoon-worthy, and fully functional, holler! 

Mason Jars with candles floating in water on each table at their outdoor reception

Mason Jars with candles floating in water on each table at their outdoor reception

Vintage Market Lights draped between trees in this outdoor camp style wedding created beautiful backgrounds for everything. Just when you thought dessert couldn't look any sweeter.  

Vintage Market Lights draped between trees in this outdoor camp style wedding created beautiful backgrounds for everything. Just when you thought dessert couldn't look any sweeter.  

Dainty Fairy lights laid all across the long tables made for subtle lighting all night. 

Dainty Fairy lights laid all across the long tables made for subtle lighting all night. 

Light-spiration from my favorite place to shop - etsy: 

TLNFunctionalArt on Etsy.com - The great thing about these are that you can re-use them! how cute would these in your living room or even in your backyard? 

TLNFunctionalArt on Etsy.com - The great thing about these are that you can re-use them! how cute would these in your living room or even in your backyard? 

Fairy Lites from CaliMailer on etsy.com - These are cross functional and can be hung not only on ceilings, but draped on tables, around vases, or on the walls. Gorgeous! 

Fairy Lites from CaliMailer on etsy.com - These are cross functional and can be hung not only on ceilings, but draped on tables, around vases, or on the walls. Gorgeous! 

Cotton Ball String Lights from DLightOfficial on etsy.com - for a very sweet look, drape these across the ceiling indoors or outdoors. 

Cotton Ball String Lights from DLightOfficial on etsy.com - for a very sweet look, drape these across the ceiling indoors or outdoors. 

Chinese FLOATING latterns from Lightsources on etsy.com , yes you read right, FLOATING! How fun and beautiful would this be for your guests to light and watch these fly away. 

Lace Wrapped Tealight Holders from DuryeaPlaceDesigns on etsy.com for instant romance - lace is one of my FAVORITE elements in a wedding because it is so timeless. 

Lace Wrapped Tealight Holders from DuryeaPlaceDesigns on etsy.com for instant romance - lace is one of my FAVORITE elements in a wedding because it is so timeless.