Hosting your wedding ceremony or reception beside the pool gives you a dramatic backdrop for all sorts of incredible photo ops. You can choose to use the pool simply as an elaborate part of the scenery, or even, for an informal wedding, as part of a location for guests to relax, unwind, don their swimsuits, and go for a refreshing dip. If you’re opting to use the pool primarily for scenery, you can, as we mentioned in our first article in this series, spruce it up with some fabulous floating floral arrangements. Along with these, you could take the romantic factor to the next level by adding some floating candles or lights to the pool.
Light up the Night with Floating Pool Lights
If you do decide to add floating floral arrangements to the pool for your wedding, you could opt to include lights to each arrangement for a stunning effect. This is an especially desirable option if you’re planning on having an evening wedding. In this case, it would be a smart idea to add a battery operated candle. To create this effect, simply remove a small section of the floral foam to create a space for the light to sit securely in the floral arrangement. A small light, such as a tea-light or votive size battery operated candle would probably work best since you don’t want it to be so heavy that it starts causing the floating arrangement to sink. During the day or night, these floating floral arrangements will look truly magical!
Using real candles probably wouldn’t be the most practical choice for several reasons. You wouldn’t want one to tip over and cause your floral arrangement, especially an artificial one, to go up in flames. Burning decorations aren’t a romantic touch! Second, you don’t want your lights to be extinguished in the nighttime breeze. Thankfully, there are some very realistic looking battery-operated candles currently out there on the market. There are some that even appear to be twinkling and are hard to distinguish from real candles unless you look at them up close.
Besides adding candles to your floating floral arrangements, you can float them in the water on their own as standalone floats or inside of luminaries. Again, it would make sense to use battery-operated candles for the reasons mentioned above. You don’t want them to blow out before the evening’s over.
Increase the Illumination with a Variety of Lighting Options
Besides floating pool lights placed directly on your pool’s surface, there are a number of creative ways to add romantic lighting for your poolside wedding ceremony or reception. You can add globe candles to the tables. Turn on LED pool lights, including those that display different colors for a festive effect. Add floodlights to your landscaping for a sophisticated look. Include solar powered sconces along either side of your garden pathways. Set up tiki torches for a beach-themed wedding. You could even build a toasty fire in the fire pit near the pool. Strands of white Christmas lights are another option that would work well for adding extra lighting to your poolside wedding.
Our next article in this series will discuss a couple of exciting themes you could choose from if you’re planning to host a poolside wedding reception.
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