Light Up For Love: 10 Creative Lighting Ideas

Lighting can make or break the mood.

Consider your wedding theme, the type of atmosphere you want and take inspiration from these creative ideas. We promise, you won’t regret it!

LED Light Up Letters

LED Light Up Letters

Where to find light up letters in Ireland:

  • Hollywood LED Letters – 5ft LED letters, delivers nationwide. Including MR & MRS, MRS &MRS, MR & MR, letters, numbers, LOVE, #2017 and #2018. Email and mention WeddingDates to check availability on your big day.

Romantic Tea Lights

Tealight Wedding Lighting Ideas

Sometimes, less is more. Flickering tea lights are seriously romantic and will match almost any theme. These are a great option for couples on a budget.

Twinkling Fairy Lights

Fairy Light Inspiration

A fairy light backdrop can add instant glamour to a ballroom or suite when placed behind the top table.

But, we think they look pretty epic for an outdoor festival themed celebration and add a much-needed touch of warmth to rustic barn venues during those colder winter months.

Industrial Chic – Naked Bulbs

Wedding Lighting Ideas

Large industrial spaces and blank canvasses are becoming hugely popular across the pond – no doubt we will see this filtering to the UK and Ireland over the coming year.

This trend is all about pared back chic and metallic elements. Naked bulbs are the cherry on top when it comes to your super modern and trend-setting wedding.

Vintage Lanterns

Vintage Lanterns

Vintage lanterns are totally versatile in terms of decor and placement. They make gorgeous center pieces or alternatively, they can transform a simple civil ceremony suite by placing along the aisle. Many venues now include vintage lanterns or birdcages as decor in their wedding packages, meaning the expense of sourcing these won’t fall on you.

Glamorous Chandeliers


Okay, maybe we’re being a bit ambitious… We’ve mainly seen this trend on American soil, and we can only imagine the cost! But hey, a girl can dream!

Colourful Paper Lanterns

Outdoor Lanterns

Colour is back for the 2016/2017 wedding season. Bright and bold paper lanterns exude exotic summer vibes, perfect if you want to bring abroad to your celebration at home.

Check out Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club for some inspiration. The team are total bosses when it comes to outdoor ceremonies and fun decor ideas!

Old World Elements

Old World Elements

Bring a sprinkle of Shakespeare to your own love story. Elegant candlebras and vintage bottles with flickering taper candles will set your whimsical and romantic atmosphere beautifully.

Hanging Candles

Hanging Candles

Many bespoke decor companies create stunning visual features for church ceremonies and wedding receptions alike. Cherry blossom trees with hanging tealight baubles have been hugely popular in recent years. So, if you’re worried about the unreliable Irish weather, this lighting idea can be adjusted easily to suit your indoor space.

Image Credits: LED Light Up Letters – D’amour Photography via Confetti Daydreams; Anna Rossel PhotographySamuel Docker Photography via Rock My Wedding; Tea Lights – via Home Art & Events; via Kristyn Hogan Photography; Fairy Lights – Epic Love Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings; Steven Michael Photography via Bridal Guide; Naked Bulbs – Studio Impressions via Style Me Pretty; Vintage Lanterns – via Deer Pearl Flowers; Simply Sweet Photography via Ruffled Blog; Chandeliers – via Chic Weddings In ItalyReverie VP via MOD Wedding; Paper Lanterns – Anne Claire Burn via Wedding Chicks; Old World Elements – Amy Nicole Photography via MOD Wedding; Sonya Khegay Photography via Ruffled; Hanging Candles – Steven Michael Photography via Brit & Co.

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