We all remember the bright neon signs erected outside 1950’s diners and drive-in cinemas, straight out of a scene from the 1978 hit musical Grease. These days, more and more creative couples are opting to celebrate their special day under the luminous, soft glow of red, yellow, white and pink LED light.
“Lighting can illuminate an event and really make the event a stand out,” Ale explains.
The last two years have seen the rise in popularity of giant, industrial letter lights at weddings or milestone anniversary events. Loved up couples standing in front of their initials during the all important ‘I do’ left us wanting more. “The trend has gone viral and now it’s time to create something different,” Ale says. Now, a passage of your favourite poem or verse of a nostalgic love song can be lit up as a sentimental and oh so personal touch that will have your guests marvelling in awe.
Former journalist Ale and best friend Arielle, whose background is in interior design and illustration, are the beauty and brains behind The Style Light Co. “We love lighting and we love neon and we wondered how we could incorporate that. We’re changing up the idea of signage and feature items that people have at weddings.”
Styled tastefully, bespoke neon calligraphy can literally ‘fit’ any environment, be it a rustic lodge amidst a forest woven with old gums or an inner city terrace overlooking high rise fortresses and flashing lights. There is nothing quite like the juxtaposition of blazing LED light against a backdrop of exposed red brick or variegated wood. Neon’s are no longer considered or restricted to corporate events and candy bars. Ale says, that although the trend might not be ‘new’ per say, “people are only just starting to see neon made beautifully and not just think of it like a snack bar sign.”
We’ve taken the trend indoors too, decorating bedrooms and living areas with quirky catchphrases. I think it’s safe to say we have a bit of a neon crush.
Check out Lucienne and Doug’s Lake Wonboyn Wedding for a perfect example of how to incorporate neon lighting in to your big day.