7 Places to Use String Bistro Lights at Your Wedding

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photographers
Photo by Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photographers

Talk about mood lighting! Decorative bistro lights, also called string or market lights, add a twinkling atmosphere to wherever you put them. And guess what: These lights aren't just for outdoor receptions. See where these 19 weddings used bistro lighting to brighten up the wedding night and create effortless ambience.

1. Under the Ceremony Arch

Photo: Dave Robbins Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Dave Robbins Photography

From the album: A Sophisticated Library Wedding in New York, NY

2. On the Ceiling of Your Ceremony Venue

Photo: Jashim Jalal Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Jashim Jalal Photography

From the album: A Casual Intimate Wedding In Brooklyn, NY

3. Draped at Your Cocktail Hour

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photographers

From the album: A Rustic Mountainside Wedding In Los Olivos, CA

Photo: Greer G. Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Greer G. Photography

4. Over Your Outdoor Reception Tables

Photo: Mel & Co. // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Mel & Co.

From the album: A Romantic Desert Wedding In Tucson, AZ

Photo: Q Weddings // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Q Weddings

From the album: An Organic Rustic Wedding In Austin, TX

Photo: Pure 7 Studios // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Pure 7 Studios

From the album: A Romantic Old World Wedding In Santa Rosa Beach, FL

5. Across the Pool at Your Reception

Photo: Ashleigh Taylor Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Ashleigh Taylor Photography

From the album: A Romantic Poolside Wedding In Westwood, CA

Photo: Kristen Weaver Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Kristen Weaver Photography

From the album: An Italian-Inspired AUtumn Wedding in Montverde, FL

6. On the Ceiling of Your Indoor Reception Venue

Photo: Laura Ivanova Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Laura Ivanova Photography

From the album: A Vintage Garden Wedding In Rochester, MN

Photo: Our Two Hearts Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Our Two Hearts Photography

From the album: A Chic Rustic Wedding In Lodi, NY

Photo: 2Me Studios // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: 2Me Studios

From the album: A Luxe Outdoor Wedding In San Diego, CA

Photo: Blachere Virginie / Image Singuliere // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Blachere Virginie / Image Singuliere

From the album: A Creative Urban Wedding In New York, NY

Photo: Studio Austin Weddings // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Studio Austin Weddings

From the album: A Rustic Love Bird Wedding In Dripping Springs, TX

Photo: Robert & Kathleen Photographers // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Robert & Kathleen Photographers

From the album: An Urban Garden Wedding In New York, NY

7. Over and Around Your Dance Floor

Photo: Byron Roe Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Byron Roe Photography

Photo: A Simple Photograph // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: A Simple Photograph

From the album: A Bohemian Beach Wedding In Bayfield, ON

Photo: Jenna Walker Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Jenna Walker Photography

From the album: A Classic Wedding In Denver, CO

Photo: Rachael Hall Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Rachael Hall Photography

From the album: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding In Round Mountain, TX

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