Using lighting to make the perfect wedding entrance

First impressions count. When creating the most memorable day of your life it’s hugely important to consider how you and your guests will make a grand entrance. Sensational. Memorable. Entertaining and Engaging. It has to be the talking point for the rest of the day. Compare it to the first chapter of your book of life! Ceremony venue and wedding reception, it’s crucial that the first thing guests see is a ‘wow’ moment, a theatrical, ‘curtain-up’on your wedding ‘journey’, and all this can be set with the perfect lighting.

Traditional. Contemporary. Urban. Whatever the venue, make a feature of doorways, arches and niches. Walls of cascading summer flowers. Arches of white roses. Giant floral pedestals ‘standing guard’ either side of doorways. Make the entrance a focal point. A teaser of the wedding style that is yet to be revealed.

Lighting can set the scene for any entrance to a wedding

Candles lighting the steps up to an entrance of a wedding venue at nightLighting is key. Tall. Short. Scented. Candles can be a huge part of any wedding décor and an important element of your theatrical lighting production. They are not just for tables either! Use to line steps. Turn gardens into a sea of flickering light. Draw guests through spaces with storm jars filled with chunky candles. An inexpensive item, but hugely effective in creating ambience, and an edge of romance! The colour of the candles needs to match the scheme of the day so ensure that they all match. For evening events and bigger venues or marquees, consider lit archways. A red carpet? Not for us. How about hot pink carpet instead? It really captures everyone’s attention, matches up with most colour schemes and it is more flattering than red.

A welcoming smile is the best welcome of all. We often use characters or entertainment to meet guests and greet! But my piece de resistance is the incredible Swan Band perform as the curtain rises leading the happy couple and guests to the wedding breakfast. │ Twitter: @taylorlynncorp │ Instagram: @taylorlynncorp │ Facebook: @taylorlynncorporation

January 17, 2018

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