9 Ways To Light Your Reception

by Simone Hill

Not only can lighting totally set the mood (for example candlelight creates an intimate vibe), but it can also double a stunning part of your wedding decor. Take these nine photos for example. From a twinkle light lined tent to a vintage marquee sign, the lights really make the look. Check them out and steal these creative ideas!

Drape the ceiling and combine with tiny twinkle lights for a star-lit effect.

Studio 222 Photography
photo by Studio 222 Photography

Studio 222 Photography

From the album of: A Formal Romantic Wedding in Orlando, Florida

Wrap the perimeter of your venue (including the columns) in lights.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-rustic-wedding-in-peabody-ma-77398" target="_new"> Heather Parker Photography</a>

Heather Parker Photography

From the album of: A Rustic Wedding in Peabody, Massachuetts

Combine hanging lanterns and flowers with uplighting to create an enchanted garden-inspired altar.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-classic-elegant-wedding-129497" target="_new"> Brian Hatton Photography</a>

Brian Hatton Photography

From the album of: A Classic Elegant Wedding in New York City

Swap out traditional chandeliers for rustic iron orb lights.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-barnyard-chic-wedding-in-carmel-valley-ca-128171" target="_new"> Sabine Scherer</a>

Sabine Scherer

From the album of: A Chic Barn Wedding in Carmel, California

Light up a vintage marquee sign for elegant decor inside OR outside your venue.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-lovely-vintage-wedding-in-granville-oh-132330" target="_new"> Lily Glass Photography</a>

Lily Glass Photography

From the album of: A Lovely Vintage Wedding in Granville, Ohio

Make a statement with one giant chandelier made of paper over your sweetheart table.

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Simply Bloom Photography

From the album of: A Rustic Wedding in Lake Martin, Alabama

Cover the ceiling in white paper lanterns.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-romantic-destination-wedding-in-golden-eye-oracabessa-bay-jamaica-131200" target="_new"> Elizabeth Messina Photography</a>

Elizabeth Messina Photography

Create a web of lights over the dance floor for a romantic first dance.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/125391" target="_new"> Jenna Walker Photography</a>

Jenna Walker Photography

From the album of: A Classic Wedding in Denver, Colorado

Choose chandeliers to set the style for your wedding, glamourous chandeliers transform the rustic vibe of this space.

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photo by <a href="http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-timeless-elegant-wedding-in-long-island-city-ny-132782" target="_new"> Cly Creation</a>

Cly Creation

From the album of: A Timeless Elegant Wedding in Long Island City, New York

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