Monday, August 02, 2010

Something to think about when designing your wedding: lighting

Just a quick tip.  Most of you will be designing your wedding reception based on inspiration and ideas you receive from the gorgeous magazines (Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, Destination I Do, Weddings Unveiled, Inside Weddings, Brides)
and the most stunning wedding blogs  (Ruffled Blog, Brooklyn Bride, Snippet and Ink, Style Me Pretty, Inspired By This) that are out there.
The Vanderbilt ballroom at LaPlaya, just before sunset.  Image by Impressions Photography
One thing I like to remind my clients is that most of these images are taken during daylight hours with natural lighting.  So try to keep in mind that most of your reception will inevitably occur with dimmed lights and candles.  It changes the mood, the colors and hues of everything that you see.  So when you're ripping out pages and "right clicking" away- consider how these same flowers, linens, and details will look in the venue & time of day you're planning for.

101 Destination Wedding Planning Tips

From the editors of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons