(Closed) HELP! Lighting and ambiance for venue

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would do lots of candles and pin spots on the centerpieces inside the house. I think cafe lights outside would be lovely!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Definitely cafe lights in the trees outside! Luminaries would look great, too.

The inside is pretty limited on space, so I’d say your best options are to dim the lights and use plenty of candles, even on the mantle and small tables around it.  Gorgeous space, though!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I was wondering about uplighting–it makes a place look even bigger. and it is really easy to set up.  See if you can rent a few par cans. I would do an amber gel on it to give it the ambiance you want, unless you decide you want to do a color. You could do it in the corners and maybe next to the mantle.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think a little bit of uplighting always helps, and you have cool areas to light up. I don’t think you need much, cause like me you have chandeliers and are going for lots of candles. Those LEDs spots  (the circular ones) would look great on either side of the fireplace in the open room. For our room I’m just going to put one in every corner and two behind the band. But I think in your dining room just one in every corner would look awesome. You don’t want too much to compete with the candles, but pockets of light would look cool. We have a small courtyard area too and i’m reserving that strictly for the string lights and hanging votives (which I’m going to put the fake candles in I think so they won’t go out). Your rooms are going to look awesome!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I do believe a little uplighting goes along way, and I also agree with arenyth that you won’t need too much in your space because of the other lighting elements.  Many DJs do have their own lighting equipment.  I am always a fan of having fun lighting, but just make sure you don’t blind your guests.  I was at a recent wedding in a small-ish venue and the lights were blinding the dancers.  The guys said that at the moment the garter was thrown a blinding light hit all of their eyes and nobody caught it!

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