Beach weddings can be incredibly romantic. Particularly, once evening falls and the only illumination available will be what you have provided. Make it as magical, dreamy, or exotic as you wish—taking inspiration from these spectacular lighting options, using candles, lanterns, hurricane lamps, fairy lights, torches, and outdoor chandeliers.
4 Tips for Creating that Stunning Beach Lighting Effect:
- Natural light works best. Whether from candle flames, torches, bulbs inside lanterns, or fairy lights, allow the breathtaking beach scene to take center stage rather than multi-colored lighting effects.
- Choose organic materials. Opt for lighting devices that will blend in with the natural surroundings, such as those made with paper, wood, bamboo, stone, shell, and natural fibers like raffia, jute, burlap, sisal, or sinamay.
- Test for stability and safety. Considering the stiff ocean breeze that’s sure to be blowing and the organic materials mentioned above, working with open flames is a definite fire hazard. Days before the event, test all the devices under actual beach conditions. Ensure that all bases are stable and all attachments are secure.
- Combine electrical lights as a fallback. You’d hate to have the lights go out (literally) just as you exchange your vows or propose your wedding toasts. So as a backup measure against overly strong wind, have your planner install strings of electrical lights with the wiring hidden underneath the sand.
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