It’s no secret that the right lighting can really set the mood for your wedding. It’s also no secret that the wrong lighting can completely kill the moment. In fact, lighting is one of the most critical elements to the overall success of your wedding as it directs attention, sets an atmosphere and can completely transform any venue to feel like a masterpiece. Here is a quick overview of what Mood Lighting is and how it really can provide the ‘Wow Factor’ for your wedding reception.

What is Mood Lighting?

Up-lights, Pinspots and Textured Lighting are the 3 main types of lighting that commonly make up a Mood Lighting package.


LED Up-Lights are strategically placed around the perimeter of a room to highlight architectural features and to paint a venue with light. The result is a complete transformation of dull, unsophisticated spaces into a magical room that your guests will be talking about for years to come. You can choose virtually any colour; you may wish to start with a static colour to match your bridal colour scheme and then move to a slow colour fade change to set a disco-esque feel after your wedding formalities.

Pinspot Lighting

Pinspot Lighting is the icing on the cake when it comes to lighting up your event. Pinspot lighting directs light to where you need it most such as your tables and other standouts like your wedding cake. Incorporating Pinspot Lighting to a design also allows for the main venue lights to be switched off which will highlight both the Up-Lights and Pinspot effects even further!

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Textured Lighting

Lighting designers use Texture Lighting to create dimensions and visual interest by breaking up boring flat walls and turning them into extraordinary art pieces. By breaking up a light source, patterns can be created on a dance floor, ceiling, walls or any other surface that requires character to ‘lift’ the room.


Why Should I Have Mood Lighting At My Wedding Reception?

  • The right Mood Lighting sets the mood and totally provides the ‘Wow Factor’ when your guests walk in the room.
  • Mood Lighting is the most cost effective way of transforming an entire venue.
  • It is a more affordable option than hiring wall drapes for older venues and DIY function centres.
  • Your bridal scheme colours can be selected
  • Highlight venue architectural features
  • Boring walls can turn into a vibrant theme
  • Directs light to where you need it most
  • Allows for venues lights to switch off increasing the DJ dance floor light effects.

More Lighting Options

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If you really want to take your wedding to the next level then LED Centrepieces and a Wedding Monogram are a perfect match to go with your Mood Lighting. By incorporating a submersible light, table centrepieces can be illuminated to a warm white (perfect for a sit down meal) or a static colour to match your bridal colour scheme. If you really want to personalise a room then a Custom Monogram is for you. A perfect way to add a personal touch to any venue with beautifully designed Monogram Lighting. Have your name/s light up a wall or dance floor!

Who Do I Book?

Anyone can station lights in a room, however the trick lies in the various type of lighting, placement, and colour choice. Lumin8 Events have a range of lighting fixtures and the experience required to bring your wedding to life. We have a passion for what we do and it is our mission to bring a smile to our client’s faces when they see their venue come to light.

Successful events require all of the guest’s senses to be excited; sight is arguably the most important of all of these senses when it comes to weddings. Mood Lighting is by far the most cost effective wedding enhancement in an event planners arsenal. A Mood Lighting package with Up-Lights, Pinspots and Textured Lighting is sure to totally provide the ‘Wow Factor’ for your wedding! If you’re looking for an affordable option to have your dream wedding and really impress your guests, then Lumin8 Events is the right fit for you. Contact us today to see how we can enhance your wedding.

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