New lighting options: Industrial Glam

We have seen a lot of wedding trends come and go through the years. While rustic and boho themed weddings are fun, especially deep in the heart of Texas, the industrial wedding look has our heart at the moment.

Are you dreaming of an event that effortlessly combines the charm of industrial aesthetics with the glamour of a high-end soirée?

Welcome to the world of “Industrial Glam” event lighting, a trend that’s taking the event planning scene by storm. In this guide, we’ll shed light on how to achieve this captivating style, creating an ambiance that’s both edgy and elegant.

1. Embrace the Raw Elegance of Industrial Spaces

This is a more versatile look than many may realize. The obvious connotations bring to mind urban lofts with exposed interior brick and stained concrete floors. While this is certainly the perfect environment, these light fixtures can be worked in to a variety of locations easily to inspire vintage sensibilities or neutral minimalism. These are also great for steampunk inspired occasions.

Industrial venues, with their exposed brick walls, steel beams, and high ceilings, provide the perfect backdrop for an industrial glam affair. These spaces offer a unique charm that can be elevated with the right lighting.

2. Edison Bulbs and Filament Fixtures

To infuse your event with industrial character, Edison bulbs and filament fixtures are your go-to lighting elements. Their warm, vintage glow creates an inviting atmosphere, setting the stage for a glamorous evening.

Most of our inventory fixtures feature exposed Edison bulbs and twisted cable. The size and length of the bulbs can vary depending on the space and the fixture. The fixtures themselves are metal, and can be a cage enclosure, a true metal pendant, or pans. For a “heavy metal” look that is still sleek, look at fixtures that use piping a decorative structure. Pulleys and chains can also add some extra punch in the design.

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3. Chandeliers with an Edge

For a touch of glamour, consider hanging crystal or metallic chandeliers amidst the industrial setting. These statement pieces juxtapose beautifully with the raw surroundings, adding a dash of opulence.

4. Industrial Uplighting

Uplighting is a versatile technique that can dramatically transform industrial spaces. By strategically placing uplights around the venue, you can highlight architectural features, such as brick walls or exposed ductwork, while adding a touch of drama.

5. Edison-inspired String Lights

String lights with Edison-style bulbs are the perfect choice for creating a romantic and whimsical atmosphere. Drape them across the ceiling or along beams for a magical effect.

6. Dimming Controls

Control over the lighting intensity is key to achieving the desired ambiance. Dimming controls allow you to transition seamlessly from a bright, lively setting during the early stages of your event to a more intimate, cozy mood as the night progresses.

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Get Professional Lighting Design From a Local Vendor

To truly master the art of industrial glam lighting, consider enlisting the expertise of Altared Wedding & Event’s lighting experts.

Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or a chic party, industrial glam lighting is a trend that’s here to stay, offering a delightful fusion of aesthetics that will leave your guests mesmerized. Book a consultation with us today to curate your dreams come true!