Popular Wedding Lighting Ideas by Style: Rustic, Modern, Glam, Vintage

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popular wedding lighting ideas by wedding styles

When it comes to wedding design, wedding lighting undoubtedly plays an very important role in setting the overall mood for your wedding and allows you to show off all the pretty details after then. It not only enhances the décor but also delight your guests with a romantic evening or let them bask in the warm glow of a fairytale ambiance throughout the event. If you need some lighting inspiration to fit your wedding style, check this handy guide below.

-Twinkling String Lights-
for All Styles

String lights are of course the most popular lighting ideas that fit any wedding venue, space and wedding styles. They are budget-friendly, you can get a lot and you can use them in different ways wrapping and hanging them everywhere.

The most accessible locations to hang your lights from

    • Attached to Trees
    • Hanging against deck railings
    • Branches/Fence posts
    • Outlining a roof line
    • Pole – Can have one installed or install yourself

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-Edsion & Antique Candle Lights-
for Rustic Chic Style

If your style is more rustic, Edison bulb pendant lights, antique candle lights holders and lanterns can help you bring a raw, natural feel to your wedding design. Your mood should have an at-home feel, which requires simple lighting with a hint of charm.

Hanging Edsion Lights

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Candle Lights and Lush Floral Table Runner

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-Neon Lights & Glass Candle Lights-
for Modern & Minimal Style

If your style is modern and minimal, the trending neon wedding signs are a colorful, unexpected décor option that can modernize and specialize your big-day venue. For wedding table decoration, simple candle lights with modern containers can provide a big drama without too much fuss.

Neon Letter Signs

Popular Neon sign quotes you can find and may come across include:

  • Better together
  • Til Death Do Us Party
  • Happily ever after
  • Mr & Mrs
  • All you need is love
  • You + me
  • Lets party
  • Just married

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 Contemporary Candle Holders

A modern candle holder like hurricane or granite holder can add moody aesthetic to your tablescape.

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-Uplighting & Glam Chandeliers-
for  Glam Wedding Style

If you love a glamorous style, you’ll want to go for more dramatic lighting sources, such as uplighting, crystal chandeliers and lots of glass holded candle lights to bring a luxurious and dramatic spin to your wedding decor. Since nothing says glam like a little glitz, make sure to add sparkly details near the lighting sources so they reflect and add a glow to the room.

Up Lighting

The dramatic sea of flowers combined with the white uplighting transform this reception space into a fairytale wonderland.

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Lots of Glass Candle Lights

As one of the most commonly used light decoration for wedding reception, candles, when incorporated with reflective acrylic/glass holders give a  bride and groom table that is unprecedented.

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-Antique Taper Candles &Chandelier-
for Vintage Theme

If you’re envisioning a vintage-themed wedding, lean into antique chandeliers, candelabras, and vintage taper candle holders for a look that feels as romantic as it does timeless.

Vintage Taper Candles

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Mismatched Antique Chandeliers

Mismatched antique chandelier styles will transform your space to feel elegant and historic.

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