(Closed) Lighting Challenge

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Now this may be WAY off but what if you went a different direction…

And Instead of Over Head light you strung a “wall” of lights up?…

I don’t know if the trees in the 2nd & 3rd pic are the same but if their opposite each other (kinda making a walk way) what if you did something like this

(i stole your pics to show you what I was talking about)

I think even if there were only 1 set of trees, if you hung enough strings it would TOTALLY illuminate the area……

Just a thought (like I say I may be WAY off lol)

Post # 7
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I personally would go with your idea but use candle and laterns also, candle for the walkway, and laterns from tree limbs and maybe use the wrought iron candle laterns for centerpieces.

Post # 8
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Patio/Cafe lights are awesome! So beautiful!

Are you allowed to string the tree trunks?

Post # 10
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

First of all- SUPER jealous of your venue! Looks amazing!! Secondly, I have nothing to add other than I will be stalking this post, because I am also have an outdoor DIY wedding in a park that’s heavily wooded…at night time. Eeeeks!

Post # 11
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011



Hi Starspring Bride!  I wondered if you might want to part with your globe lights you found at Target for such a deal following your wedding this year!  We’re getting married in late July 2011 and have the same idea that you did…hoping to see if you’d want to share the cost a bit and get an even better deal to help both of our budgets ๐Ÿ˜‰  If you’re not interested that’s fine…I’ll start bargain hunting but have definitely missed out on the post Christmas sales for this year ๐Ÿ˜‰



Post # 12
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

How about putting umbrellas by the tables? It would give you the opportunity to hang the lights on something. OR your could rent those tall lanterns that look like street lights, which would also give you the oppotunity to hang them also. I have also seen really tall shepards hooks (6-7ft tall), but they are prety pricy.

Post # 14
849 posts
Busy bee

That is a gooorgeous venue!

I’m not really sure how to help :/ I’ll think on it. While I’m thinking about how pretty your venue is ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 15
15 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

hi bees. not sure if anyone’s checking this post since its been a while, but my fiance have the same issue.

we are thinking of using pvc pipe, a brick and cement. it’s kind of makeshift, but i’m hoping we can make it look nice.

let me know if you have any questions or if anyone else has any other ideas!

Post # 16
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I found this site for help:


We are going to use 5 gallon buckets and wrap them in fabric and tie with a bow, use white pvc pipe instead of wood (goes better with our wedding). And use cement instead of gravel.

1 PVC pipe 1″ by 10′, one 40lb bag of quikcrete, one bucket = about $9.00, we figure we’ll need 9- 12, going to put one in middle, and string from there. 

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