BUDGET £30 – 32.5K
If the idea of industrial styling has you thinking of something a little harsh, think again: this wedding is prettiness personified. String lights soften the exposed brick walls, and foliage, pampas grass and ferns combine with burgundy and blush flowers to bring a sense of the outside in. Bride Jo is a beauty in Lenora by Wtoo Watters, and looks every inch a goddess as she floats down the foliage-lined, candle-lit aisle. Captured gorgeously by one of RMW’s handpicked suppliers, Frankee Victoria Photography, this truly is a selection of shots to savour. Do not miss the sunset!
Heathcliff fans: rejoice! This sensational Scottish wedding has more than a hint of Wuthering Heights to it, with low-level lighting in the form of a fabulous festoon light canopy, foliage features reflecting the rugged rural coastline outside – and lashing wind and rain, which did not dampen Clare & Steven’s spirits, but in fact makes for the most mesmerising and magical couple’s portraits. Honestly, they’re spectacular. Add in a delicious drippy wedding cake, perspex signs, a tree-lined aisle and the groom in his family’s tartan kilt for a truly romantic treat. Ready, set, swoon.
We’ve all swooned over incredible images of outdoor weddings with twinkling lights, but how does this actually work in real life? Where there’s no power source, or your venue is a exposed to the elements?! There are a few things to consider if you have your heart set on outdoor lighting for your wedding day – but worry not, as always, RMW’s The List is here to help.
We have some brilliant lighting companies on our wedding directory, who hire and sell lighting to make your festoon-lit dreams a reality. Read on for our guide to wedding lighting for outdoor cerebrations…and prepare to swoon!
The whole point of your wedding day is to celebrate YOUR love as a couple. So that means doing exactly what makes you happy and represents the pair of you. For Maria and Martin, that meant finding a rural campsite they could hire out for their family and close friends, and holding an intimate ceremony where everyone shared stories of the couple to one another, followed by an outdoor feast under bunting and festoon lights. The result, as you’d imagine is totally idyllic and I’m longing for more people to have such a simple, paired back wedding day. Have I set the scene? Are you ready to enjoy? I thought so! Then let’s get started…
The cold dark nights have started to take hold now and so what better time to share a post full of pretty sparkly lights with you all?? I’m certainly feeling festive after putting this post together and as it’s December we can all legitimately put up our trees now! Hooray!!
It’s also very exciting for you lovely Winter Brides who can exploit the use of lighting to the maximum and create a gorgeous warm, cosy and inviting atmosphere at your venues. We’ve combined our favourite lighting ideas for you all and would love to hear what ideas you’ve got lined up too. Does your venue have any fabulous lighting features you can use? Have you found a hire company who provide epic lighting? Do share! (And if you haven’t found anyone yet – be sure to visit our Love Lust List supplier directory, which is full of fabulous hire companies who can help bring your dreams to life).
Firstly a ‘sharing basket’ starter full of crisps & dips during the speeches – er yes please – genius idea! I bet it was like watching a film at the cinema only way better!
And secondly I’m loving all high street savvy wedding attire and budget friendly, DIY decor. Everybody looks totally gorgeous and the fabulous rustic barn reception is literally an explosion of colour & creativity. The top table backdrop of bright streamers & giant initials is a great focal point and those festoon lights *sigh* so magical. I bet Ruth was a very busy lady in the run up to the wedding sourcing & creating all that fabulous decor!
Our Bride & Groom are part of a string quartet and are huge music lovers so of course the entertainment put on for guests was top notch. There was a fiddle & harpist, their own string quartet and a ceilidh band to really get the party pumping. All the antics were kindly helped along by the spectacular Gin cocktail bar!