Romantic Settings

During what seemed like our lifetime-long venue search, I had mentioned to one of the numerous venue coordinators we met with that lighting was important to me. Specifically, I wanted a feeling of coziness – dark, but not dark enough that you couldn’t see the person next to you. Just an overall feeling of warmth and glow. Not very specific, right? But without skipping a beat, this well-seasoned wedding professional responded knowingly, “Oh yes – you want dark and sparkly.” Of course she hit the nail on the head and since that moment, “dark and sparkly” has been a key theme in my wedding planning. Luckily, our venue’s gold-leafed ceilings will contribute perfectly to this theme.

Credits: The City Club

And similar to my fellow blogger, Taylor, I anticipate that candles will play a huge part in achieving this vision.

Credits: Twinkle, Centerpieces, Reception

Credits: Reception, Hat

Can you see what I am going for? Warm, cozy and of course dark and sparkly! Now tell me what’s your lighting inspiration?