Cozy wedding lighting ideas for a fall wedding

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Sarah Kate, Photographer

There’s no easier way to take a wedding ceremony or reception from beautiful to breathtaking than with some cozy wedding lighting! In the fall when the days are getting darker and people are looking for some extra warmth, creative and fun wedding lighting is an especially great way to make the big day unforgettable to your guests. And of course, there’s the beautiful wedding photos you’re sure to get with pretty, glowing chandeliers, bistro lights or candles. It’s really a win-win!

Not sure where to decorate with lights, or what type of lighting to choose? There’s tons of options — whether you’re looking for an illuminated ceremony backdrop or hanging lights at your reception, these ideas from real weddings are sure to inspire you!

Read on for more beautiful and cozy wedding lighting ideas, perfect for your fall nuptials!

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Cami Parker via Ruffled

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Sarah Murray Photography

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Yvonne Wong Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Nathan Russell Photography

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Raquel Sergio Photography

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Love is a Big Deal via Green Wedding Shoes

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Nessa K Photography via Junebug Weddings

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Hello Ms. Lovely

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Connie Whitlock

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Gage Blake Photography

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Adriana Klas

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Lucas & Co via Style Me Pretty

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Jemma Keech via Style Me Pretty

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Clayton Austin via Green Wedding Shoes

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Lisa Wise Photography via Apple Brides

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Matthew Morgan via Green Wedding Shoes

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Sylvie Gil Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Ian Grant Photography via One Wed

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Ed Peers via Green Wedding Shoes

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Habitat Events

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Cami Parker via Lunss

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Aaron Delesie via The Knot

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Jake and Necia Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

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Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema via Style Me Pretty

How perfect are these wedding lighting ideas? I just love bistro lights — there’s nothing that livens up a reception quicker, and if you find some fairly affordable strings you’ll be able to keep the lights to give your new home some ambiance as well!

Which of these lighting ideas will you be using? Pin your favorites, and let us know in the comments!