Spotlighting Large Floral Arrangements

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The Importance of Illuminating Large Florals:

  • Focusing a spotlight on a large floral arrangement is a great way to keep your guests attention on the floral installation after dark.
  • Grand floral arrangements often disappear in lower light when you dim the reception room at night.
  • Gorgeous floral arrangements will remain a topic of conversation long after sunset if a spotlight highlights them.

Spotlight Placement:

  • Whenever possible, you should hang a spotlight for a large floral arrangement from the ceiling above. This will eliminate the need for unattractive lighting stands.
  • Additionally, more floor space is kept available during your event without space-hogging lighting stands.
  • In some cases it is unavoidable and a lighting stand must support the spotlight for a large floral arrangement.  In these cases, you can wrap the lighting stand in a black or white cloth to help it match the venue or the décor.

Floral Arrangement Locations:

  • It is not uncommon to find a large floral arrangement on a card table or escort table.
  • Large floral arrangements are sometimes at the ends of the main bar
  • They are also often at a doorway inside the venue or at an entryway outside the venue.
  • A sizable floating floral installation is sometimes hung over a dance floor, the ceremony location, or over dinner tables.

Helpful Tips:

  • A Warm white spotlight, ideally between 3,000 – 3,200 Degree Kelvin, is a perfect color tone for spotlighting most florals. This color temperature is similar to the color tone of candlelight.
  • A dimmer will allow control of the brightness of the spotlight.

More About Spotlighting Floral Arrangements:

Each spotlight provides a beam of light on a downward angle that highlights larger eye-catching floral arrangements after dark. For example, a beautiful floral installation hung over your dance floor will be make more noticeable and remain a conversation piece in low light.

More Examples: Spotlighting Large Floral Arrangements