Weddings

5 Gorgeous Ways to Light Up Your Wedding

What sets the mood for a wedding most brilliantly? Event planners agree it’s a matter best discussed by candlelight, among paper lanterns, or under multiple incandescent bulbs.
IMAGE MEL BARLOW & CO./ SHAWN CONNELL/ CHRISTIAN OTH STUDIO
Comments

HIDDEN
Concealing the source is one of the great tricks of the trade. Planner Sofia Crokos (sofiacrokos.com) uses softly draped canopies to hide fixtures but let in light.


CANDLES
The soft flicker of a flame is the most flattering type of lighting, but don’t overdo it—and never use candles at a daytime affair. Event designer David Monn (davidmonn.com) plays the glow against incandescent lighting.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


COLOR PLAY
Monn underlit the perimeter of the Four Seasons restaurant’s Pool Room to create a border and highlight the famous aluminum chain curtains. He emphasized the colors of the room by using blue gels over incandescent lights. “It’s an old-fashioned trick,” he says, “but it works.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


LANTERNS
Paper orbs are a party planner’s best friend. Crokos uses them in multiples; Monn varies the wattage of the bulbs to create shadow and depth.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

OUTDOORS
Lighting under the stars is always a challenge. Monn says not to forget objects in the distance: Light up the dunes, the ocean. “A guest’s experience is defined by as far as he can see,” Monn says.


Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
The Town&Country Editors
View Other Articles From The Town&Country Editors
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
The luxury fashion house comes to Shangri-La Plaza.
 
Share
Here's your first look at the new documentary, which airs this weekend on PBS.
 
Share
Here's everything we know about the Amazon CEO and his pilot girlfriend.
 
Share
Set sail on a luxury seven-night journey from Monte Carlo to Barcelona.
 
Share
It will star The Miniaturist's Anya Taylor Joy in the title role.
 
Share
From picnics at Balmoral to luxurious getaways on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
 
Share
She suffered from a life-threatening hemorrhage after filming the first season.
 
Share
During the trip, the royal couple will make a historic visit to Cuba.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US