Your wedding is often thought of as a day-long event – even if that isn’t particularly the case. There is a relatively standard timeline for the layout of your big day: it typically begins in the mid to late afternoon and goes until midnight. However, in accordance with some religious beliefs or simply due to preference, some couples host their ceremonies after the sun has already set. Though it isn’t as popular of a practice to hold an outdoor vow exchange when the light has gone away, if done well, it can be an absolutely breathtaking experience.
Executing the perfect special construction with expert floral and event design – and, not to mention, idyllic lighting – are the ingredients necessary to bring your nighttime vows to life. Whether you’re a fan of hanging fixtures suspended above your friends and family, or you want a more simple setup of candles surrounding your bloom-covered arbor, it’s more than possible to create a peaceful yet striking concept that will be sure to wow your guests. Such a sweet and sentimental moment deserves a befitting setting.
See five of our favorite nighttime ceremony motifs in the photos below, and be sure to click on each one for further inspiration from that real wedding.