The Importance of Lighting

zebra gold and white dance floor surrounded in trees and green lighting

After working with the luxury design and production company, Bespoke Events London for many years, we now understand the importance of lighting at your wedding and how this can enhance the overall design of your big day.  I have been lucky enough to work for and with the company on some stunning weddings at beautiful venues such as Cliveden House Hotel, Blenheim Palace, The Natural History Museum and the V&A.

The importance of Lighting - Hannah Hope Weddings
The importance of Lighting - Hannah Hope Weddings

I recently caught up with the team at Bespoke on a couple of exciting upcoming projects and thought I would share with you their thoughts on the importance of lighting at your wedding.

Lighting is key when it comes to transforming your wedding venue and setting the tone for your special day. It has the ability to create atmosphere, warmth, romance, intimacy and drama, elevating and enhancing the treasured memories of your special day.

A considered lighting design will convey theming through colour and pattern, as well as draw focus to features within your ceremony, dining and party spaces. 

This is done by enhancing architecture, floral detailing and table styling in addition to larger design elements, such as set work and staging. We often wash the grounds of your wedding venue with dynamic pops of colour, or monograms of the couple’s initials to further personalise the space.

As couples spend so much time planning, selecting and curating these details, it’s important to highlight them – literally. 

In a practical sense, lighting also ensures clarity of any directional, or order of the day signage, leads the way between ceremony and dining rooms, illuminates your speakers and entertainers, as well as gives subtle cues to encourage dancing and elevate mood!

The importance of Lighting - Hannah Hope Weddings
The importance of Lighting - Hannah Hope Weddings

Even during the summer months, lighting still creates impact, adding embellishment to venues that don’t have much ‘natural light’, as well as ensuring your venue looks and feels different for your evening reception and party, adding another dimension to your guests’ experience. 

Bespoke Lighting Tips:

  • Warm ambient uplighting in an otherwise dark room creates romance and intimacy for a ceremony design. Soft, dappled lighting across the ceremony stage and aisle ensures the focus is on the couple as they enter, then say their vows
  • Washing your reception and dining space with colour, even during the summer months, adds a new dimension to the guest experience. As you lose natural light, romantic decor lighting takes over, creating an atmosphere
  • Pops of warm white light to floral centrepieces ensure no details are overlooked
  • Active lighting for your evening reception elevates mood by adding new colours, movement and pattern – key for encouraging guests onto the dance floor

If you have any further questions on the importance of lighting at your wedding or would like to know more about our full wedding planning services, then please get in touch with us today.