A combination of String Lights and White Paper Lanterns hanging together in the 3rd-floor reception room at The Bordone (Long Island City, New York City)
Posted on / by Mark J

String Lights & Paper Lanterns at The Bordone

Friday, August, 26, 2022 – I’m sure everyone (including myself) was on edge last Friday at The Bordone. What started as a perfect end-of-summer day filled with sunshine and a moderate temperature was suddenly overcome with high winds and torrential rain. It was almost like nature was mocking us with multiple breaks in the rain that briefly returned to clear skies, followed by another downpour of rain. But, in the end, every cloud cleared from the sky. As a result, our beautiful combination of string lights and paper lanterns was now second in magnificence to the gorgeous afternoon sunshine.

A combination of String Lights and White Paper Lanterns hanging together in the 3rd-floor reception room at The Bordone (Long Island City, New York City)

String Lights with Paper Lanterns at The Bordone:

We often combine our String lights and Paper Lanterns at other venues. However, this was our first time providing this combination at The Bordone. We first hang our String Lights in a zigzagging pattern (or parallel lines). Then we attach a pendant lamp with a paper lantern at every third or fourth bulb along our string lights. The pendant lamps hang below our string lights with each paper lantern. The bulb in the pendant lamp rests at the center of each paper lantern. As a result, our String Lights provide their usual warm white light overhead (This always looks awesome in raw spaces). While our paper lanterns hanging below our string lights adds depth to our installation. As a result, the overhead ceiling has more body in addition to the usual charm received from our string lights.

A combination of String Lights and White Paper Lanterns hanging together in the 3rd-floor reception room at The Bordone (Long Island City, New York City)

More about the Paper Lanterns:

Paper Lanterns on their own can provide a lovely touch to this reception room. Using color(s) and different size lanterns can further enhance their contribution to the decor. Adding a warm white light inside each lantern further enhances them with a soft glow miming traditional candle lite. There is a noticeable difference in their appearance with a light inside them, especially after dark.

Hanging paper lanterns with our string lights puts a twist on this classic lighting style. It provides an alternative look to our string lights’ time-tested appeal (among other benefits).  I definitely expect we will will see this combination requested again soon at The Bordone.

A combination of String Lights and White Paper Lanterns hanging together in the 3rd-floor reception room at The Bordone (Long Island City, New York City)

Thank You to Olive Fine Weddings & Events:

Working with Olive and the other vendors (@olivefineweddings) at Morgan & David’s Wedding was a pleasure. Thank you for making us a part of their special day. Also, I would give special thanks to Celeste Hernández Photography (@celesteh.photography) for sharing these pictures. As always, It was a great experience working alongside the fantastic team of vendors assembled for this event. I can’t wait to see everyone again soon.


Event Information:

Date: Friday, August, 26, 2022

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Delivery / 5:30 pm Start / 11:00 pm Pick-up

Event: Morgan & David’s Wedding

Address: The Bordone LIC (3rd Floor)

43-10 9th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Type of Vendor Company Contact
Ceremony + Reception Venue The Bordone LIC @thebordonelic
Caterer Raging Skillet @chefrossinyc
Alcohol Top Notch @topnotcheventsnyc
Wedding Planner Olive Fine Weddings & Events @olivefineweddings
Photographer Celeste Hernández Photography @celesteh.photography
Florist Everwild Blooms @everwild_blooms
Tabletop Rentals Broadway Party Rentals @broadwaypartyrentals
Lighting Rentals Universal Light & Sound @ulsnyc
Entertainment (ceremony, cocktails, and reception) Faze 4 Orchestras, Scott Yanney @faze_4_orchestras
Beauty MADE Up on the Go @madeuponthego
Cake Front Street Bakery @frontstreetbakery
Favors (Baked Goods) Empire Cake @empirecakenyc
Photobooth Blure Photobooth Co @blurephotoboothco
Accomodations Ravel Hotel @ravelhotel
Stationery Minted @minted
Gowns Bride:
Bridesmaids: Azazie
@azazieofficial
Suit The Black Tux @theblacktux
Rehearsal Dinner The Wythe Hotel @wythehotel