Temptation Tuesdays : Nocturnal Retreats

With the final days of summer upon us, spending time outside especially at night will soon be a distant memory. We’ve found some inspiring outdoor spaces worthy of relaxing with friends and enjoying dinner parties. It’s

This is really simple but I like some of the ideas and the simplicity. Perfect! #mrsbaer

Light up your reception site with these spectacular hanging string lights.

wrapping tree trunks and branches in strings of twinkly lights will light up the whole backyard!

Under the Stars Tween / Teen Girl Birthday Party via Karas Party Ideas - So many great ideas for a star themed party!

Even the smallest outdoor space can be transformed by hanging lights and candle votives.

What a beautiful idea for DIY wedding decor! Looks like floating bubbles all lit up - just imagine how it looks at night. We have LED tea light candles in different colors to match your wedding colors: http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/light-up-products/flickering-led-candles.html

Lantern strings and ivy are an easy and whimsical combination.

String up lights and lanterns around your outdoor space to give an enchanting twinkle to any garden party. The soft glow will invite everyone to linger outside.

Mason jars keep flames safely contained as candle holders, lanterns and shades. Use them as centerpieces or hang them as pendant lights. There is a great DIY for hanging mason jars here.

DIY Mason Jar Light

You can make them more decorative by using different stones or sand on the bottom, or by tying some sort of ribbon around the tops.

DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Wedding center piece addition - instead of wine glasses, you could always get votives at the dollar store. They sell all kinds of sizes. Idk if we have any in our area, but back home we have this mega dollar store with lots of cool, nice quality home items for super cheap (like <$5). We can look around for one in New England for DIY centerpiece items!

Tin cans with punched holes also work well.

Empty glass bottles are another lighting option. You can find short light strings here  and longer options here. Lights can either be inserted through the top of the bottle or drilled in through the side.

Another cool idea to make a garden that actually glows is to stage flower lighting as if it were the real thing.

Grapevine orbs are another easy DIY. You can find them anywhere in the flower district or at your local arts and crafts store.

 

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