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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas | CHWV

Let your wedding venue shine by using some of these stunning wedding lighting ideas.

One of the most enjoyable, and sometimes stressful, parts of planning for your wedding day is deciding on the wedding venue decorations that you want to make your day special. It's a chance to let your inner-designer loose and get creative with table centrepieces, seating plans and room decorations to make your wedding vision come to life. One decorative feature that often gets overlooked though is lighting. Choosing the right type of lighting can have an incredible effect on how your venue looks so we look at some of the ways you can light your venue to make it look truly stunning.

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas | CHWV

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Fairy Lights

Fairy lights have been a favourite for wedding lighting specialists and couples for a long time now, but with good reason. A few strings of these can transform sections of your venue and make a romantic and magical setting for your wedding day. Wrap around barn timbers to accentuate the attractive features of the venue or decorate tree branches and bushes outside for a stunning outdoor space.

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Fairy lights | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Fairy lights | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Fairy lights | CHWV

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Candles

It's a fact; you can't go wrong with candles! They provide a delightful, warm glow and can turn your tables into romantic and inviting spaces which your guests will love. Think outside the box and use your candles to work with your theme or colour scheme, or to create something a little bit different. We love these hanging glass tealight holders and think they'd look great in an incredible barn wedding venue.

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Candles | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Candles | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Candles | CHWV

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Up-lighting

Up-lights are a perfect way to enhance your colour scheme and transform your wedding venue. They can also be strategically placed to draw attention to specific features or areas of the venue, such as a photo booth area or drinks station, so your guests are drawn to them. Go subtle with a soft white light or bold by bathing the walls in a bright shade.

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Up-lighting | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Up-lighting | CHWV

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DIY Lighting

Get creative and you can conjure up some amazing lighting options for your wedding that add a touch of personality to the day too. Converting jam jars, mason jars and tin cans into imaginative tealight holders or DIY lanterns will make a wonderful addition to your décor and mean you get exactly the lighting you were looking for!

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - DIY lighting | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - DIY lighting | CHWV

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Outdoors

Celebrate the great outdoors on your wedding day by decorating the grounds too. If your venue has a stunning garden, then lighting it up at night with fairy lights or hanging lanterns will turn it into a truly magical setting. Get your guests in on the lighting too with sparklers. They make for some amazing night time photos!

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas | CHWV

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Hollywood-style signs

These signs make a striking impact on your venue, adding a fun lighting alternative to your wedding and providing a great photo opportunity too. Do a bit of internet digging and you're sure to find the right message for your wedding day that will shine brightly and provide that celebrity feeling for you and your guests on your big day.

Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Hollywood Signs | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Hollywood style lighting | CHWV

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Styling Your Venue: Stunning Wedding Lighting Ideas - Hollywood style lighting | CHWV

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With so many different wedding lighting options for your special day, you're sure to find something you'll love, and that will make your venue shine! Feeling a bit anxious about your wedding? Then take a look our guide to Keeping Those Wedding Worries at Bay and make sure you enjoy the day instead of panicking about it!

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