I am a big fan of outdoor weddings. If it wasn’t raining on my wedding day, my husband and I would have married outside in a rustic little courtyard. Instead we married inside by a cozy fireplace, which was a great alternative.

As you can see from this compilation of string light inspiration, string lights are the perfect touch for an outdoor wedding. They transform the venues into magical, celebratory places. String lights work beautifully in or outside of barn weddings, in backyard weddings, vineyard weddings, or in courtyards. From my experience, lighting is one of those extras at weddings, that often get overlooked. Oftentimes if you invest a little money and time into lighting, you can make up that money in other areas that might not have as big an impact. Lights really do transform the environment and add a beautiful sparkle to wedding photos.

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