(Closed) Evening Candlelit Ceremony Pictures

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
25 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Like these?


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Post # 5
243 posts
Helper bee

hmmm I like the idea and I’m sure you can find the right pictures to bring them around to the idea too.

I found these pictures

(Edited to take out picture someone already shared!)

and the picture below from this blog

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and this photographers blog post about a “VERY dark” wedding

One thing you might want to keep in mind is that you’ll probably want the photographer to get pictures of your guests during the ceremony (or want them to be able to read a program?), and they might not have enough light on their face to avoid using a flash (which I think would be really distracting). You might consider having the guests carry candles (maybe tie it in to some sort of unity candle ceremony)

wedding archived, candlelight wedding 

clearly I have too much free time on my hands… hope these help!


Post # 6
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Sounds beautiful, and the photos that people have shared are lovely. You said you wanted it to be just barely bright enough for guests to see; that would definitely be a bit darker than what we see in these photos, which show a warm soft glow throughout a good part of the room. If you get much darker than that, your photographer might have quite a challenge, as it’s always difficult to photograph people moving in low light without them appearing blurry. And you’ll probably be moving, if even just a slight move of your head, for most of the ceremony. So I suggest you consider going a bit brighter than “guests can barely see,” but these photos are evidence that low light can produce beautiful images. I also suggest experimenting a lot with candles in the room, or a similar room, as you might be surprised by how much light they give off. That way you can determine the number of candles that will produce the look you want. It’ll probably be best to have a thick cluster of candles at the front, to create the spotlit sort of effect that will draw attention forward. Be sure to consider, though, that you’ll want a good number of candles or other light sources on all sides of where you and your fiance will stand, because if they’re only up at the altar then you’ll appear backlit from your guests’ perspective. You probably want them to be able to see more than silhouettes of you.

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