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Fabulous Ideas for Outdoor Wedding Lighting You Will Cherish Forever

Wedding season is upon us, with outdoor weddings a huge favorite; if you haven’t already booked your outdoor lighting designer you need to call us right away! Our number is (502) 896-6400.

Outdoor wedding lighting is a job you should not try to handle yourself. Nor should you delegate it to your brother-in-law. If you want your big day to be perfect, it’s best to place your lighting design and installation in the hands of professionals. Maybe you didn’t realize there was a “design” aspect to outdoor lighting. There is! Outdoor lighting design is a very much a specialized occupation. Our lighting designers have experience with special events like weddings, so they are prepared to make your special day as beautiful as you have imagined it will be.

Ideas for Louisville Wedding Lighting

Our outdoor lighting designer will meet with you at your wedding venue and map out a custom lighting design for the event. One of the first questions we’ll ask you is what style you’re going for. There is no right or wrong answer; it’s your day, and it’s all about you. Two examples of outdoor wedding styles could include simple and elegant or fun and funky.

To a great extent, your wedding style will influence the lighting design. If you want to have a simple and elegant outdoor wedding, we will concentrate on elegant landscape lighting within the venue. We would string simple globe lights over the dance floor because, no matter how elegant you want the occasion to be, dancing is dancing! If your wedding style is fun and funky, we have a variety of custom fun lights we can provide in addition to basic lighting so people can see each other. We can arrange lighting that works for any theme. We have decorated everything from barns and wineries to fancy hotel patios. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Louisville knows our way around Louisville wedding lighting.

Set the Mood with Wedding Lighting

The goal of wedding lighting is to twofold: to set a mood—fun, elegant, classic or funky, etc.—and to provide illumination so people can see their way around. In both cases we customize the lighting to fit your goals and your venue’s unique features. For basic illumination we light the paths leading to each area within the venue, for example, the bar, desert table, dance floor and seating. Any special features like gazebos or fountains deserve some focal lighting to encourage guests to wander and mingle. If you want a fairyland, we will give you a fairyland.

String Lighting is a Crowd Pleaser

A favorite of many wedding clients is string lighting, also known as party lights. We have many ways to arrange them, again depending on the mood you want to set. One popular design is the fan design in which the strings of lights meet at a central point and fan out. We often display string lighting in a fan design over the dance floor or over the area with dining tables. String lights used in this way help to define a space or a specific part of the venue being used for a particular purpose. We can also arrange string lighting in neat rows, over a bar or lounge area, for example. You’ll make the decisions about how much or how little we use string lighting. We can even wrap stair railings, deck railings or trees.

Because the full details of your lighting design can’t be articulated until we arrive on site and assess the venue, we can’t be more specific. Overall you can be confident we will use focal lighting, path lighting and other landscape lighting techniques to set the right mood and illuminate your wedding venue perfectly. We make this aspect of wedding planning easy; just give us a call. We offer a free design consultation, and we will need a little time to order the specific lights for your event, so call us to set an appointment as soon as possible.

Don’t try to DIY anything for your wedding. You have enough on your plate. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Louisville today. (502) 896-6400 We’ll handle all the lighting details so you can focus on the rest of your wedding planning to-do list.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.

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