Lighting for Nature Themed Reception in a Tent

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Brittanyrio:  You could ask him to use a more natural clear lighting.

You could make more trees yourself securing huge branches in pots of plaster of paris If you have the room to store them and the ability to transport them to the venue)  and wrap them with rope lights like this.

Magic Forest in Shanghai. Love this concept for a wedding

You could hang grapevine balls with battery operated lights.


you could hang branches horizontally and light them with mini lights

 If you have enough candles on the tables, you should have enough lighting.

Post # 4
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Have you talked to your DJ? Talk to your DJ. He works for you, and he’s a professional, so he should be able to take your honest feedback on his ideas without crying about it. Maybe he was like, “Oh, they’re into green plants. I will shine a bunch of green lights on the ceiling. They will be completely delighted.” Set him straight (politely) and it may turn out that he can do something else that you really love. If he doesn’t have anything in-house, he can likely refer you to a local company that will design, set up, and tear down a beautiful lighting scheme that’s more in line with what you want.

Paying an event rental company to rig up the lights for you is not much more expensive (and much less annoying and time-consuming) than trying to DIY it.

Uplights are actually pretty great, so I wouldn’t write them off. They’re cheap but they create a big impact on a space. Have you thought of using a different color? If the uplights are LEDs, your DJ can fiddle with it until he comes up with a custom color that works with your decor. A pretty amber tone that mimics the candle light could be nice.

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