"> '); Hot Wedding Trend – Uplighting! | Wedding Planning Plus


For the past 14 years, we've crafted personal and authentic wedding celebrations from intimate elopements to multi-day weekend getaways.
Serving Upstate New York and beyond.






BLog home


Hot Wedding Trend – Uplighting!

Photo by Tracey Buyce
There are so many ways to wow up your reception room, but none might be as great a bang for your buck as uplighting. You can take a simple (or even drab – eek!) room, throw some strategically placed uplights around, and you just made the room feel like a completely new space. If you want to add color, depth, texture, or interest to your walls then uplighting is a great way to go. There is always the option of pipe and draping walls in full length fabrics, or creating camouflages to ugly sections with plants and other barriers, but if you want to stay simple and stay reasonably affordable uplighting is a great way to go.

Popular lights used now are LEDs that can be set or rotated to any color on the spectrum. So you want to start with a cool blue during cocktail hour, a calm amber during dinner, and then fire up a hot magenta pink when you’re on the dance floor – you can do that!

Photos by Tracey Buyce

And you can also use uplights to add beautiful dimension to outdoor spaces by shining them up under trees or natural elements around the property.

Check out some of the photos from my past events where uplighting was used simply and beautifully. On fabric draped walls the color almost dyes the white material a completely different color and transforms the whole rooms to a bright glow. Even white light in the black and white picture below can add a warmth and brightness to a dark outdoor reception. The great thing is you can have fun with uplighting, and build a color, look, and feel all your own.

Photo 5 – Gallery 9 North
Photo 6 – Belathee Photography
Photo 7 – Shannon DeCelle Photography

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How to replan your wedding in the age of the pandemic while still celebrating with those you love.

a few favorites from

pro tips

COVID-19 Wedding Ideas

Star Trek actress Mary Wiseman's wedding in the Catskills. Featured in The New York Times.

real wedding

Mary & Noah at Full Moon Resort

Learn more about our multi-day wedding celebrations, from kickoff to sendoff.

destination upstate

Full Weekend Getaway

les loups

ytk photography

weddings by nina

brian david weddings


Talk about your list here and embed your newsletter opt in below! Crucifix kale chips vinyl tbh cloud bread gochujang jean shorts stumptown.

get this exclusive thing