A Bright Idea
Most details of an event act as parts of a whole to bring together a single united vision. Flowers and linens work together to create texture and color, centerpieces and favors give your guests something to remember and something to talk about. Lighting is an element to your event which can seem boring or feel like a necessity rather than an accessory, but lighting fixtures are a wonderful way to tie colors and textures together as well as help your guests fully experience the event. The newest trends in event planning involve the incorporation of lighting schemes and fixtures into the overall event design in order to give your guests an experience which they’ll be talking about for years to come.
Lighting fixtures can not only be creative, but they can be extremely helpful in highlighting your favorite elements of an event. Fixing a light to a high point or ceiling, which is called Pin-Spotting, is a perfect way to light up the wedding cake as a work of art or to illuminate the guests of honor. Colored lighting can not only complement a color scheme, but it can also completely change a venue; the difference between drab overhead lights and a soft amber glow can be the difference between a standard banquet hall and an exotic location. But don’t just add a few red hues to your lighting scheme, get creative! Adding texture to lighting with special silhouettes can bring a sparkle to your wedding, or add some extra bouquets to your spectacular garden party….even light up your cake and make it the highlight of your next party!
Lighting fixtures themselves no longer have to be an eyesore to be covered with fabric or behind staging; they can be pieces of art all by themselves! By adding creative light fixtures to your event, such as mixed chandeliers, asymmetrical or mismatched light fixtures, or even stringed lights, you can complement your overall event design. Glowing lanterns in addition to tea lights complete any intimate setting or outdoor venue, while unusual or vintage hanging fixtures give any event a modern or retro edge.
The right lighting fixture can completely transform the setting of any event, big or small. Whether it’s to the North Pole, Alice’s Wonderland, an exotic beach, or just an intimate garden party, lighting schemes are the perfect way to transport your guests to a new and exiting place which they’ll never forget.
Post Published on August 11, 2010.