After working on the Cape this past weekend with one of my favorite photographers, Stacey Kane, we were chatting about a few moments in the wedding that we wished I had used some lighting for. The ceremony was under a beautiful Sperry tent at 6 p.m., so although it was still daylight, it was difficult to capture the remaining natural light because we had a “ceiling” over us.
One of my favorite decor elements of the wedding was a life-sized sculpture of the bride and groom’s dog, Tiegen. She was the showpiece for the place card table, and unfortunately she was in a very dark part of the cocktail hour tent and wasn’t given her full glory. So, after thinking about all of the lighting we’ve used in the past, from our studio or from hiring our absolute favorite lighting company, SBL Lighting, I thought it would be helpful to show you some images of weddings that used lighting as an important design element, as well as a few shots without lighting so you can see the difference. Enjoy the images!
Images below by Claris Photography
The reception space in the middle of the afternoon.
Belle Mer with LED lighting elements in the ceiling an on the dance floor.
A stunningly dramatic cake during the day.
An image of the cake with lighting from SBL Lighting.
Images below by Stacey Kane
The entrance to the State Room with lighting elements to add drama and the client’s color palete.
The State Room reception before it was evening.
After sunset with lighting.
Image below by Nelson Hancock
Uplighting in pinks and oranges with round paper lanterns
Image below by Stacey Kane
A shot from outside a Sperry tent with uplighting in oranges and deeps reds.