String Light Wedding Decor That Makes Our Hearts Glow Up

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Canopies of string lights at weddings are taking over Instagram by storm and it’s no wonder why it’s such a beloved lighting style. We’re so inspired by this wedding lighting trend that we’re convinced everyone should have one of these installations in their patios this summer. I mean, why not, right?

We’ve rounded up our favorite twinkling light canopies from some of our recent weddings and some faves from our Insta friends, starting with this gorgeous tent frame draped in string lights in Santorini:

Perfect dreamy wedding at Cabo San Lucas under romantic lights
Photo Ana and Jerome from this Cabos San Lucas Wedding

String Light Wedding Decor for Reception

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String Light Wedding Decor That Goes from Day to Night Looks

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Photo Juanlu Rojano from this romantic garden wedding feature

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Photo @michellebeller Design and Styling @bellavistadesigns

Using bistro lights instead of string lights for wedding tables

If you’re after this look for your own home, you can purchase lighting poles or make your own using 4×4 lumber, anchored in cement buckets that can be disguised in planters. We LOVE this welcoming mood for a wedding reception like the below:

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Nicole Colwell from this feature at the Ivy Rose Barn

How to Achieve The Fairy Light Canopy Look for Your Home

This dreamy string light wedding reception look can easily be achieved for your own backyard too! You can use lighting poles or tent frames for the structure, and purchase multi-packs of string lights for your own magical dining experience.

Check out some of our finds below to shop your own!

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Sarah + Kevin | Carmel Valley, Ca

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