Reception Details: Low Candles & Votives for Ambient Lighting

Delicate votive styles to bathe your romantic celebration in a soft, warm glow.

Reception Details: Low Candles & Votives for Ambient Lighting

Photo: Liz Banfield & Adrienne Page

Though not widely recognized by the untrained eye as a wedding necessity, one’s lighting concept can really make their nuptials into the exact event they’ve envisioned. While flowers, colors, and top-notch furniture are pertinent, how can these décor elements shine if they’re improperly lit?

Many brides and grooms believe that only generously lit spaces will translate well both in person and in photographs; however, that simply isn’t the case, as dimly lit venues can work just as well, if not better. Depending on your particular motif, low lighting may evoke the exact brand of romance you’re looking for. 

One way through which to achieve this is incorporating smaller candles and votives in your reception décor. Having these low sources of light not only creates an expert low-light concept, but it adds a delicate aesthetic to your design as well. Though small, they’re dynamic, and can be easily integrated into most wedding concepts. For ideas, go through the pictures below from real weddings and styled shoots. Click each photo for further inspiration!

Photo by Jason + Gina Wedding Photographers

Photo by Vue Photography

Photo by Liz Banfield & Adrienne Page

Photo by Lauren Rosenau Photography

Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting/Design by Kristin Banta Events

Photo by KLK Photography; Consulting by Bluebell Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Photo by Lauren Rosenau Photography

Photo by Krista Mason Photography

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