30+ Fairy Light ideas to glam up your wedding
From breezy boho vibes to OTT glamor, shimmering lights always take your wedding decor up several notches!
While wedding trends are dime-a-dozen, one just can’t beat twinkling fairy lights that are sure to stand out! Perfect for intimate and grand weddings alike, these versatile string-lights effortlessly add a romantic, elusive touch to any decor setting, and can be used in a million different ways to make your wedding memorable.
Here are some fairy light decor ideas from real weddings you need to bookmark right now!
1. Ethereal drapes
Cabanas adorned with twinkling canopies paint an ethereal picture against the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace. Add some whimsy to your decor with delicate drapes of string lights.
Wedding Planner: Baraati Inc | Decor and Photo Courtesy: Dreamzkrraft
Photo Courtesy: Elysian Weddings
2. Whimsical wonderland
Take a cue from celebrated blogger Chiara Ferragni’s ethereal wedding dinner setting under undulating clouds of twinkling lights. Surreal to say the least!
Photo Courtesy: David Bastianoni
3. Magical mandap
Be it minimal or extravagant, you can make your mandap memorable forever with fairy lights!
Wedding Planner: Marigold Weddings (Right) | Photo Courtesy: Event Vendor (Left); Marigold Weddings (Right)
4. Illuminated installation
Statement structures of lights similar to the shimmering elephant below are a great way to enhance outdoor functions for welcoming your guests.
Wedding Planner: Sensations Entertainment | Decor: Altair Decor | Photo Courtesy: Recall Pictures
5. Shimmering Tunnel
A stunning wedding deserves an entrance just as spectacular as this! Greet your guests with a statement walk-through of glittering lights.
6. Twinkling pergola
The glimmering tiny lights add a bit of magic to this metal pergola for a cosy dinner setting.
Wedding Planner and Photo Courtesy: Pink Palki
7. Natural accents
A lush, verdant backdrop requires little else in terms of decor. Enhance the natural beauty of your venue with some fairy light accents.
Wedding Planner: DreamzKrraft | Photo Courtesy: The Wedding Story
8. Royal Shamiana
Decking your shamiana (Indian ceremonial tent) with lights is a great way to have a sky full of stars, no matter the weather!
Wedding Planner: Baraati Inc | Photo Courtesy: Recall Pictures
9. Dazzle overhead
Host your celebrations under a sky full of stars, with these sprawling fairy light installations.
Wedding Planner: Krayonz Entertainment | Photo Courtesy: The Wedding Story
10. Lantern Lounge
Double up the glow of your fairy lights by adding some rice-paper lanterns for a cosy, laidback soiree.
12. Rustic walkway
Bask in the romance of this whimsical woody walkway leading to your dream wedding.
Decor: Atisuto Events | Photo Courtesy: Shreya Sen Photography
13. Bohemian corner
Light up outdoor wooden seating arrangements for a more rustic boho feel.
14. Twilight patio
Add some string lights to a cosy, intimate function for the perfect subtle yet festive glow.
Photo Courtesy: Coffee Stains
15. Mystical photo booth
How dreamy is this illuminated butterfly photobooth for an evening function?
Photo Courtesy: Shutterdown Photography
16. Cascading Flower cones
Get creative with some DIY decor! Strings of ice-cream cones filled with flowers are interspersed with fairy lights here for a quirky yet charming setup.
Photo Courtesy: Pinterest
18. Easel itinerary
This cute as well as useful event itinerary setup is a charming way to greet your guests.
Photo Courtesy: Hayley Baxter Photography
19. Alluring Aisle
This enchanting aisle of shimmering lights looks straight out of a fairytale.
Photo Courtesy: Elegant Wedding Invites
20. Firefly fairy lights
Almost like glass jars containing glowing fireflies, these lanterns with coil lights are a great way to brighten up an intimate garden or beach wedding, perfect for brightening up dim corners.
Photo Courtesy: Etsy
21. Shimmering streamers
Linear streamers of lights envelop the occasion in a gilded glow. Adding fairy light decor over reflective surfaces such as a shiny ballroom floor or shimmering water bodies is also a great idea to bathe your festivities with double the incandescence.
Photo Courtesy: Amaara Farms
22. Curtains of light
Step into a world of dazzle with this dramatic setup of lights and translucent fabric panels ready for your first dance!
Photo Courtesy: Bridelope Productions
23. Beach ‘n’ Teepees
Nothing spells bohemian like these rustic wooden teepees! Throw in some candles and fairy lights for a relaxed beach sundowner.
Photo Courtesy: Shades Photography
24. Glowing bouquet
Make your bridal bouquet stand out for your evening nuptials.
Photo Courtesy: Bridelope Productions
25. Cake it up!
If all-out fairy light decor is not your thing, incorporate some delicate coil lights in your cake setup for a subtle elegant glow.
Photo Courtesy: Moncheri Bridals (Left); Pixel Photography (Right)
26. Phoolon ki chadar
Check out this bride’s stunning update on a classic phoolon ki chadar for her bridal entry where she walks in under a dazzling sheet of string lights instead.
Photo Courtesy: Studio Umairish (Left)
27. Cascades and chandeliers
Perfect for an indoor dining setup, these hanging string light installations look effortlessly luxurious.
Photo Courtesy: Deer Pearl Flowers (Left); Greg Lumley (Right)
28. Golden canopy
Nothing takes a vibrant color palette to the next level than a canopy of twinkling warm yellow lights.
Wedding Planner: Laksh Events | Photo Courtesy: The Wedding Story
29. Pampas grass hangings
This sepia toned wedding dinner setup with a canopy of pampas grass and icicle lights is a bohemian wedding dream!
Photo Courtesy: Tali Photography
30. Elegant Table runner
Candle votives and bell jars with coil lights interspersed with floral accents, make for an enchanting table runner at your elegant Reception dinner.
Photo Courtesy: Colin Cowie Celebrations
31. Dance Floor Canopy
Bring your dance floor to life with a canopy of fairy lights, so you and your guests literally feel like you are dancing under the stars.
Photo Courtesy: Original Tuscan Wedding
32. Luminous aisle
These glass aisles lit with fairy lights beneath are sure to add a touch of magic to your wedding march!
Photo Courtesy: Bryan Jean Photography
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