We’ve said it before, and we will say it again. Supplemental lighting produces great conditions for wedding photography. It warms up people’s complexions, diffuses harsh shadows and helps us to avoid using a flash constantly. Photography aside, it also just adds nice ambiance. Nothing says southern mountains and rustic charm like mason jars. Luckily, creating supplemental lighting with Mason jars is both inexpensive and fairly easy.
Mason Jar Tablescape: We love this idea! Inexpensive, yet elegant, it adds lots of warm light to your guests faces. And no one will have trouble seeing or over the centerpieces to the other person.
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Chandeliers: Chandeliers are a hot decor element for indoor and outdoor weddings alike. Just drill an appropriate hole in the lid, thread a light through, and string above your tables. For round tables use a cluster of lights to add depth and texture. For long, rectangular tables, string a handful of individual lights down the length of the table in even intervals.
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Hanging Mason Jars: You can easily frost your mason jars with run of the mill frosting spray from a craft store or hardware store. Throw in a battery powered LED light and you have romantic diffused light. You can hang these from anywhere: trees, fences, wrought iron plant hangers, or tie them to the rafters in a barn. For basic instructions for wiring a mason jar, check out A Backyard Wedding
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Mason Jar Oil Lamps: Alternatively, you can turn your mason jars into oil lamps. If you give these lamps to guests as favors, make sure you include safety instructions. Frugal Village has some good safety language. You can also find Glass Bottle Oil Lamp Instructions here.
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