While string lights are typically associated with the holiday season – decorating nearly every tree and lamppost in the city – they are also quite prevalent in romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether displayed indoors or out of doors during the day, dusk, or night, twinkling string lights create an ethereal ambience that's perfect for a wedding celebration in any season.
Consider adding white string lights to trees for a magical outdoor ceremony, or suspend strands of globe lights – also known as patio or café lights – above reception tables for a chic restaurant-style look. Glimmering string lights can also be used during tent receptions, bringing guests' eyes upward toward the sky or simply embellishing drapery. Since this type of lighting design can be layered to replicate the look and feel of stars in the night sky or feature single strands to highlight décor, wedding string lights complement a variety of themes from rustic celebrations to opulent fêtes.
Take a look at the images from real weddings below to inspire your own celebration:
Photo by Docuvitae; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events
Photo by Vue Photography
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Bob Gail Special Events
Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Planning & Design by Ann Whittington Events
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer
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