Adding uplighting can add quite a bit to your reception decor. What’s uplighting? It’s pretty simple… just colored lights set up around your reception room that add a splash of color to walls, pillars, ceiling details, or anything else you’d like to highlight. Many DJs can provide this for you, and often reception venues offer it too. There are also independent lighting designers that can work with you to create a beautifully lit room that matches your color scheme.

At Jamie and David’s wedding at the Priory’s Grand Hall, they added some simple purple uplighting to match the rest of their details. Subtle, but it added a lot!


Grand Hall at the Priory
614 Pressley Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Flowers: KS Kennedy



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