Everything you need to know about Wedding Lighting
In India, one area of wedding planning that is generally overlooked and under budgeted is wedding lighting. As wedding decorators all of us at My Wedding Planning emphasize the need for great wedding lighting. Your dance floor, tables and centrepieces and entertainment will look ten folds as spectacular if it is done in the right light. In case of an outdoor venue, the need for lighting is even more important. Specialty lighting or ambience lighting is the most common form of wedding lighting that is capable of completely transforming you wedding venue. Let’s have a look at some great lighting options suitable for Indian weddings:
This is an ambient decor lighting that illuminates walls and objects from underneath, allowing color to be projected into areas to create drama and add warmth to the space.
Spotlights that focus on guests tables or other visual elements by casting direct light onto them.
Lights that cast a glow of colored light or white light on tables, ceilings as well as architectural columns.
LED Lighting or Intelligent Lighting:
Moving lights of various colors and patterns to create high energy and paint a room in color. These lights can be set in one color and illuminate the room in a single color throughout or can be switch colors and paint the room in multiple colors.
Lighting trees in case of outdoor venue:
Parcans can be placed strategically around the tree in one or more colors to create drama and warmth.
Using diyas and Floating candles
In case there is a water body near the venue like a fountain or pond, floating candles and diyas can be used to illuminate the place as well as add a wow factor.
Rangoli of Lights
Using diyas (oil diyas or electrical/ battery operated ones) to create a unique rangoli of lights can be quite the center of attention of your decor.
A lot of destination wedding in Rajasthan and especially at Goa incorporate the use of make a wish lanterns or chinese lanterns as it is a sign of love and not to mention, it looks fabulous!
Fireworks display is most common during the jaimala. Lately the trend of using fireworks during the bride and groom’s entry and also during sangeet performances is getting very popular. Sparklers can also be used in wedding photographs.
Projections, Gobo lighting and Monograms
Gobo lighting meaning goes in between lighting is when a metal perforated with a design is placed in front of a lighting source and used to control the shape of emitted light. At weddings the most common way of using Gobo lighting is for projecting the brides and grooms initials or names on the walls or on a screen.
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