Paper Lanterns and LED Throwies

I love being outdoors and since my wedding will be in July, it’s only natural to have at least part of the wedding outdoors. I was contemplating an outdoor ceremony, but being in Western Washington, the weather doesn’t always cooperate and it would be a lot easier to deal with rain on the reception than on the ceremony. I haven’t nailed down the reception location yet due to finding a place that meets all of our needs, but I’m looking into city parks where there will hopefully be electricity and some sort of picnic shelters so there’s a bit of cover if it does rain. The reception will likely start late afternoon and go into the night, so I’ve started thinking about what we will do for lighting. We will probably need some additional lighting so people can see what they’re doing, but I also want some accent lighting that has a bit of a wow-factor.