You might have seen these lights appear numerous times in wedding magazines and videos. Who would not fall in love with the magical, whimsy effect of these garland of bulbs, creating romantic atmosphere in any outdoor space? They glow like little fairies hovering around the venue, watching as two beautiful people take their vows to become one.
Called festoon lights, this special illumination is made up of a lengthy electrical cord and a series of bulbs attached to it. This form of lighting has been around for many decades, being used to light up large areas. Ingenuously practical, this string of lights is tastefully flexible; it can be hung, dropped down, stretched along pillars or even mixed with other forms of lighting. And, being an inexpensive choice, festoon lights have become a staple for many traditional parties, BBQ gatherings, pool parties, festivals and other special gatherings. Its strong charm is packed with a hint of vintage, and it creates a nice backdrop for any dreamlike soiree, say, an outdoor wedding.
Bling out your canopy with a stretch of festoon lights just a few good meters overhead. Its ambient glow creates a soft, warm atmosphere that puts guests at ease. In this setting, festoon lights are used as the main lighting system, creating your own star-lit world as the night slowly falls.
In this rustic wedding atmosphere, strings of festoon lights were recklessly woven upon another, creating a carefree canvas for a cosy barn wedding. The long log tables are graced with flowers that creates a nice pop of colours to this otherwise modest space, making the venue more inviting.
A lovely afternoon wedding party is celebrated with the radiant glow from festoon lights, swivelling around the tree branches to create the perfect woodland theme. Guests around the well-dressed tables, enjoying the company, as well as the lush view of the towering pine trees.
This beachside reception is gorgeously dominated by the ambient glow of the festoon lights that hung overhead with a quaint, criss-cross pattern. Families and friends gather around to watch the bride and groom taking the centre stage, while revelling in the breathtaking sight of the deep blue sea and the posh green garden surrounding them.
But festoon lights are not strictly meant for outdoor weddings. There are many other decorative uses for this ambient lighting, and you can use them for your home patio, backyard, garden, balcony or alfresco dining area even without any occasion.
Light up your patio with a long strand of festoon lights to brighten up your space as you lounge outdoors. The soft, radiant glow from these bulbs create a dazzling effect for your home, especially during family gatherings, or even holidays.
Create the perfect trail of lights for your garden with festoon lights. Perfect even for small spaces, festoon lights can set boring areas aglow with its sweet, sentimental charm.
These lights can be used indoors too! Drape your favourite rooms with festoon lights for a rustic, bohemian flavour that will never go out of style. Mix it with modern elements for a more updated, urban feel.
Here at Fat Shack Vintage, we’ve curated the best lighting systems to decorate your indoor and outdoor spaces with. Our darling festoon lights come in two varieties; first our Outdoor String Lights which satisfies your festoon light fancies in the most basic manner. From rustic to ultra-modern settings, this string of lights can provide the best landscape illumination. For an extra glamour, our Outdoor String with Hanging Lamp Holders is just the thing; the bulbs are held in their individual holders to provide the utmost elegance to your celebration. Hung it up or cross it over to create a beautiful, starlit ceiling.
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Images via Festoon Lighting - Outdoor String Lights Pinterest board.
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