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Bailey's Brides is a small wedding and event planning service based in Prince George. I was a full time wedding and event planner in Vancouver, BC but have recently relocated. I am here to help you execute your dream wedding day and more importantly give you peace of mind. The wedding day goes by way to quickly and I want you to enjoy every moment of it. My services allow you to take in your day to the fullest and allow your friends and family to enjoy it with you. Please contact me for an in depth description of my services. I would love to talk to you and come up with a custom made package.baileysbrides@gmail.com. In the meantime please enjoy my blog as I explore new ideas for weddings and post about gorgeous weddings I have been a part of .

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Ever heard of uplighting before...at a wedding?

I had not until I was devoured by the wedding world. It is one particular thing I had not anticipated having at my wedding but promptly fell in love with it upon review.

Basically, it is exactly what it sounds like....lights...up.

They look like this:

Not to fancy! I was going to try and do it for my wedding myself through this tutorial  but did not end up doing it do to the sheer fact that it was a zillion degrees in my venue and I figured the heat from these guys would not help the situation.

I think the lights are gorgeous though and for decoration purposes its a fairly simple and inexpensive way to bring a a venue from an old hall or room to something fabulous.

I just went a wedding last week where they used purple uplighting to cast a dramatic yet soft light to centre the alter. I have a weakness for purple so they got me there.

Here are some examples of uplighting that a feel covers the spectrum of soft and romantic to very bold and dramatic.

As you can see, there is tons of wiggle room to make this lighting option your own. Whether it be through colour, spacing of the lights or how strong they are.

Happy Planning!


  1. As of right now we are having a daytime reception so no need for uplighting...however...that can change!

  2. we had uplighting at our wedding and it totally made a difference. everyone loved it!

  3. Uplighting is really truly gorgeous! Its something I wish I had done.

    @Miss Tattoo, lighting is always romantic, you could maybe do some subtle uplighting in smaller areas instead?

  4. Weddings are amazing and beautiful all by themselves but you always want something extra on your wedding day something that will pop and get the attention of your guests. I love the idea of
    uplighting it gives any wedding great style and elegance.