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Creating the Perfect Lighting for Your Outdoor Event

As the weather turns to spring temperatures, some homeowners and brides-to-be may be thinking about outdoor events be them graduation parties, weddings, or fun outdoor barbecues. Richmond landscape lighting is the perfect way to add some ambiance, style and whimsy to any outdoor event.

Outdoor string lighting Gone are the days when string lights were used solely for holiday lighting applications. As the technology and quality has improved, so has the ability to work with them in a number of ways. Over the last few years, outdoor string lights have become a favorite lighting fixture for special events and hospitality lighting. As you see in this photo, strings of lights (available in multiple sizes and colors) can be hung over entertaining or dining areas to provide a more romantic look. If it’s a look a homeowner loves, these lights can be a permanent application in any outdoor living space.

Landscape lightingIf you like the look of small string lights but don’t want to wrap trees in lights and would like something less permanent, a new holiday lighting fixture may be the perfect fit. We call it our Starry Lights application and it’s a laser-based fixture that shoots small bursts of LED lighting on any surface, be it a tree, buildings, etc. The final look is similar to string lighting but he fixtures are easily moved and recharged. Here you see Starry Lights fixture in a green finish, but they are available in blues, reds and purples as well, one is sure to fit your events style.

Our final example of special event lighting is these stunning lighting globes. Aren’t they gorgeous? This landscape lighting technique we’ve used in Richmond, Midlothian and the surrounding areas is both whimsical and romantic. They can be hung high up in the trees, set alongside walkways and paths, or even set in pools and ponds.

Orb lighting for landscapeWhen you’re planning your outdoor event, do not forget about the lighting. Not only can light set the mood, but they also increase the safety of the party. We recommend path lights and step lights throughout any space to minimize risk of any trips and falls. Trust us, just a few lights will make a big difference!

If you would like to discuss lighting for your next event, please reach out to us at 804.874.9985.