(Closed) your opinion on red uplighting

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@millenn1um:  What does your reception site look like?  I just google imaged red uplighting and I like the effect, but I kind of a agree that it’s not very weddingish.

ETA:  Neutral uplighting in a dim room has a very romantic feel.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ooh… I don’t know about the red!  I love golden uplighting.  It always looks great.  If you want to have red, maybe you can have the venue alternate lighting colors so it’s not always red?  It’s a very bold color that may not be very easy on the eyes

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d usually go for paler cooler colors for uplighting… red IS a little haunted-house-ish if done clumsily. I’m sure it can be done beautifully but it would require more care than some other colors. Done well I think it’d look less horror, more sultry — do you want a kind of sensuous, sultry atmosphere?

I’d worry a little about how it’d look on my skin, but that’s just me, I flush easily and hate when something highlights it or makes me look ruddier. I often don’t even like to carry warm colored parasols or umbrellas because I’m afraid of how it casts on my face.

The compromise sounds perfect — a combination of red, amber, and maybe a little pink might be very warm and romantic and not bring out the worst in people’s complexions in photos. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ooh actually.. that 3rd picture looks beautiful!!!!  It’s so sporadic that the lighting looks almost pink – gorgeous!

I was picturing more like this…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@millenn1um:  I love the golden uplighting,too…I think that’s the way to go!!  The sashes and centerpieces will be plenty to get the red theme across!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@millenn1um:  Well, I can’t stand yellowish light, so I’d probably take that goldenish one and then go pinker/redder (mostly pinker) from there. The white and pinkish one is nice but sightly boring/a little on the bright side for a party like that. (Dimmer lights will help people wanna dance I think.)

Can you tell I’m incredibly picky about lighting lol. I don’t mean to tell you what to do I’m just saying what I’d do, and I have some serious *opinions* about lighting. I was a massive pain in the butt about it when we were looking at venues. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think that red looks okay, but anything between amber and pink will look much nicer. I don’t think it’s horror movie-esque, though

Post # 13
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Newbee

I think red can look a bit gawdy but using it as an accent color, in the corners perhaps as you suggested, could be a good idea.

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