As part of our GOLD ISSUE, we’re covering all golden bases. From styling and gold decor elements to golden wedding attire and deliciously glam cakes & gorgeous luxe florals. So it’s no wonder we had to touch on a golden-hued wedding day element that really can’t be beaten for creating a warm, romantic ambience. Vanessa from The Wedding and Event Creators brings us Lovely Lighting Ideas For A Golden Glow At Your Wedding! 

We can guarantee that making sure you add lighting and candles to your wedding space will always contribute to such a beautiful ambience,  bringing the most magical vibe together during the evening on your wedding day. Here are some ways you can inject some golden vibes into your wedding!

Image by Matt Ashton Photography


Lighting can definitely make a big impact on the atmosphere of your wedding!

Stringing up festoon or fairy lights across your outdoor spaces are both practical but also sheds some beautiful light across your outdoor areas to feature them. If you are having your wedding in the summer months or a cocktail-style wedding and a lot of your space will be focused outside, then we highly recommend investing in plenty of festoon or fairy lights. Some ideas include;

  • Stringing up festoons in a zigzag pattern attached to poles across the grass
  • Using curtain fairy lights as a feature wall backdrop or to section off a space
  • Fairy lights as a canopy across the roof of your reception space
  • Edison drop lights to make a big impact intertwined with florals and hanging over the wedding table
  • Spot feature areas such as hanging crystal chandeliers or hanging rattan/wicker pendants or beaded wooden chandeliers can create epic feature areas strung from the roof
  • Uplighting to cast colour across the walls or sections of the reception or to spotlight a tree or other special area
  • Neon lights with your wedded name or a fun funky saying hanging above the wedding table or above the wishing well table create a fun impact!

Tip: When using light bulbs in festoon lighting, chandeliers, drop lights, etc be sure to use warm bulbs as opposed to cool light bulbs. This will create a soft, golden glow instead of a stark, bright one.

Image by Alana Taylor Photography

Image by Matt Ashton Photography


We adore the vibe of candles flickering on the dinner tables, they always create such a pretty and magical vibe and really set the scene for your tabletop styling. Candles can also be a cost-effective way to style your wedding tables and create a gorgeous mood to dine at. It’s always good to choose a mixture of say two styles of candles when styling to create a bit of contrast, from candlesticks/taper candles, pillar candles, or tealights for a variety as part of a tablescape.

Images by Alana Taylor Photography


Lanterns with candles in them or faux candles depending on what your venue allows are a great option to create a path to the bathrooms or from one space to another, and to ensure your ‘connecting’ spaces and pathways between your wedding locations are well looked after and styled too!

Header image & images by Alana Taylor Photography

Be creative when it comes to ways you use lighting at your wedding, and make sure all bases are covered in areas you will use when it becomes dark, this is definitely the key to ensuring a well-lit but equally magical wedding vibe!

About The Wedding and Event Creators: At The Wedding & Event Creators, our team is able to offer a comprehensive approach to your wedding by having everything in-house! We can cover all your styling, hiring, planning, coordination, setup, and floral needs. We can assist from the beginning with styling concept and design through to set up, hire goodies, florals, and then execution on the wedding day.