So the table card arrangements are all complete, the beautiful centerpieces look extravagant, the cake has been chosen and the venue is gorgeous! But what can be done to give it that extra WOW factor? That extra something extra to draw your family and friends eyes to what makes your wedding absolutely spectacular? How do we turn a cream room purple? How do we ensure everyone’s eyes directly go to the centerpieces that we spent months perfecting? How do we make the space uniquely ours?
The simple answer is lighting; Uplighting, pinspot lighting, gobo’s and the list goes on and on. In this Wedding Wednesday post we will break down the three main types of lighting to give you an understanding of what lighting does and how it looks!
Uplighting: Uplighting is primarily used to change the color of the room to go with a brides color schemes and make the room look more dramatic. Because brides do not get to pick the colors of the walls of the reception venue, this is an easy way to ensure that the color is what you like and it accents the overall color and decor of the room.
Pinspot Lighting: Pinspot lighting is used to draw your guests attention to a specific object such as table centerpieces, the cake, ice sculpture, etc. Pinspot lighting makes a specific object sparkle while possibly drowning out the items around. For example if there is a beautiful centerpeice that is pinspot lighted then the linens, table settings and table cards will draw less attention.
Gobo(Go Between): Gobo’s are specialized lighting setups that will display custom designed logos, designs or wall art. Within weddings this is primarily used to display the couples name or logo.
There are many other types of lighting and ways to incorporate light, color and elegance into a wedding; over the next few weeks we will discuss other ways; till next Wednesday happy planning!