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Adding a Little Spring Décor

With the long harsh winter nearly over, I am excited about the wonders of spring. I can’t wait to unpack my spring wardrobe from storage. I’m also looking forward to spending some time outdoors in my flower garden. However, before I venture outdoors, I need to give the inside of my home some attention by adding a little spring décor. During this time of year, I decorate my home with pastel, bright hues. For instance, I like to fill white dainty teacups with beautiful artificial flowers. I also like to display whimsical items such as a multicolored Easter bunny. On this blog, you will learn how to transform the interior of your home this spring.

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Hosting A Backyard Wedding? Outdoor Lighting Can Make It Really Pop

by Melinda Collins

Are you planning a backyard wedding? This is a chance to create your own unique venue that will never be exactly like anyone else's wedding. It will undoubtedly be a customized, personalized wedding that reflects your personality.

And nothing will help you create the perfect backyard venue than lighting up your landscape right on that big day. Here are a few lighting methods and the moods they will create.

Uplights. Uplights, as their name suggests, are planted on the ground and shine up into the surrounding air. When pointed upward into trees, pergolas, and shrubs, it creates a mysterious and ethereal appearance. Uplighting in a neutral tone mimics moonlight while colored uplights add pizzazz to the ceremony's boundaries without much investment. 

Fire Pit. Want a fun, casual vibe to your ceremony or reception? Why not trade out some traditional wedding lighting options like lanterns or string lights and add a real flame instead? A fire pit can serve not only as light and warmth on cooler evenings in the fall and spring, but it's an ice breaker for guests. Encourage comfortable mingling and conversation by placing chairs, fluffy rugs, or even hay bales around the fire pit. 

Lighted Limbs. Have a lot of trees around your wedding venue? There are many ways to light them up to make a fairy tale feeling. You could wrap limbs in soft white string lights or hang retro Edison lights from lower branches. Or dangle clusters of string lights — in romantic whites and ivories or even fun colors from your palette — over the limbs to hang over guests. Add a little drama by hanging lanterns or even a chandelier from some limbs!

Solar Stakes. Solar powered walkway lights serve both a practical purpose and a fun one. They light up potentially dangerous pathways and grassy areas so guests are comfortable moving around in the dark during the reception. But they also come in a variety of styles, colors, and shapes. Rectangular shapes create a modern look while faux flower bulbs light up a fanciful spring getaway. Choose from lanterns, mosaics, and even glowing balls. This is your chance to let out your fun-loving side. 

Which of these outdoor lighting designs will turn your wedding into your dream day? Whichever you choose, you're sure to create a space that guests will talk about for years to come — and that you'll have beautiful memories of forever.  Contact a landscape lighting design service for more help.