Enchanting Summer Wedding Trends

JUNE 2024 | Summer weddings are a dream come true—long days, warm nights, and the perfect opportunity to celebrate love under the open sky. One of the most crucial aspects of creating a magical ambiance for your summer wedding is lighting! The right lighting can transform any venue into a fairy-tale setting, making your big day unforgettable for you and your guests. Here are some enchanting summer wedding lighting ideas that will illuminate your celebration in style.

Whimsical Fairy Lighting

Fairy lights are timeless and versatile. Draping them across trees, tents, pergolas, or around your reception area can create a romantic, whimsical atmosphere. They can also be wrapped around pillars and arches to add a touch of sparkle. For an extra magical effect, consider using cascading fairy lights to mimic a starry night sky or to frame a photo booth area, enhancing the charm of your wedding decor.

Custom Hanging Installations

From floral chandeliers to hanging greenery entwined with lights, suspended installations can make a big impact. These are particularly effective in tented receptions, under clear-top marquees or inside a barn where they can create a sense of enchantment. We will work with your florist designer to create a cohesive look that blends greenery and lighting seamlessly. Custom hanging installations can also be personalized to reflect your wedding theme, ensuring a unique and memorable atmosphere for your celebration.

Rattan Baskets

As couples seek to create warm, inviting atmospheres for their summer weddings, one decor element is rising to the forefront: rattan basket lighting. These versatile fixtures can transform any venue into a magical wonderland, adding a touch of elegance, warmth, and charm. Combining different dimensions adds depth and interest, creating a visually dynamic space. From large, statement pieces to smaller, delicate ones, mixing shapes brings a unique flair to your decor.

“Dinner Under The Stars”

Imagine sharing a meal with your loved ones beneath a canopy of twinkling lights, creating the illusion of dining under a star-filled atmosphere. This enchanting concept, known as “Dinner Under The Stars,” has become a beloved trend for summer weddings. By using string lights creatively, you can transform any outdoor or indoor space into a magical dining experience that your guests will never forget. This lighting works beautifully in various settings, from backyards to vineyards, rustic barns to elegant gardens.

Lighting is a powerful tool in wedding decor, capable of setting the mood and enhancing the overall experience. Whether you’re aiming for a dreamy, romantic ambiance or a lively, energetic atmosphere, the right lighting can help you achieve your vision. As you plan for a summer wedding, consider these lighting ideas to create a memorable and enchanting celebration that shines brightly in the hearts of you and your guests.

Photography: Meghan Kannan Photography & Cait Bourgault Photography