We are constantly looking for new media to introduce into our clients' decor schemes and one of the most fun and attainable elements we've been incorporating for the past year is lighting fixtures used in non-traditional ways.
At this fall wedding in Philadelphia, raspberry lampshades hung over alternating tables where low centerpieces were used. These shades did double-duty in bringing down the high ceiling and bringing the color palette up from the tabletops into the guests' sight lines. Furthermore, since The Pennsylvania Academy for Fine Arts doesn't allow candlelight in the building, lampshades offered a creative solution to a potentially problematic element.
Photo by Laura Novak
In Chicago, these giant damask patterned shades stood on 10 foot battery powered lampposts to frame the band and add visual interest to the front of the room (a place many people forget about when planning their decor!).
Photo by Rosalind Weddings, Lamps from Heffernan Morgan
At the same Chicago wedding, this 20 foot chandelier created a custom ceiling treatment over the Peninsula Hotel's dancefloor.
Photo by Rosalind Weddings, Chandelier from Heffernan Morgan
Finally, at one of our recent NYC weddings at Gotham Hall, we custom-built these black chandeliers to act as the vases for the funky flower domes and holders for the color-dipped pillar candles that adorned the tables.
Photo by Barnaby Draper