Event Styling

dazzling decor: say hello to lovelight hire

02nd August 2016 | Julia Braime

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Perfect for those of you looking to add the wow factor to your wedding day décor, we’re catching up with our good friends at Lovelight Hire on the blog this morning.

As well as creating a cool talking point and fabulous photo opportunities, light-up letter décor, such as the wonderful products offered by Sarah and the team at Lovelight Hire, also help to create a romantic ambience and fabulous party mood for your big day celebrations.

We adore the classic ‘love’ letters but are also super impressed with the company’s band new neon “Til’ death do us party” sign. To tell us more about the fabulous products on offer, we’ll let Sarah do the talking…

Can you tell us a little about Lovelight Hire and what it offers to brides and grooms?

sarah says: A big hello from us firstly! We hire illuminated prop hire for weddings and events. You may be wondering what illuminated prop hire is? It’s a unique and quirky idea that incorporates wedding decor with lights! We hire giant (and smaller!) letters spelling out different words! The idea started in July 2013 after seeing a much simpler version in the south. A couple had made a small set of wooden letters spelling the word “love”, they had placed them outside with a floodlight behind them, after watching the wedding party gather round posing in an around the letters to get their photos taken and the visual impact and atmosphere they had created, I fell in love with the idea and so Lovelight Hire was born!

Why are illuminated letters a great addition to wedding day décor?

For a relatively low cost you can create a big impact with our letters. Standing at 1.5 metres tall with twin bulbs they are unmissable! Illuminated letters provide some amazing photo opportunities, we receive photos each week from our couples that look as though they fell out of a high fashion photo shoot! They can be used in any venue; on a stage, behind the top table, in an entrance to welcome everyone – the possibilities are endless. Our letters work really well for transforming a simpler setting, such as a barn, village hall or marquee, but look equally impressive in a grander venue.

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What lights are available to hire from Lovelight Hire?

All of our letters are made to the highest specification, my fiancé just happens to own a metal fabrication company (lucky me!). Our letters are 1.5 meters in height, powder coated in cream rather than white and feature twin cabochons lights for a warm lacy lighting effect. We currently have the following available to hire:

LOVE letters – Our originals are by far the most popular, of course we have a twist on ours, the ‘O’ features a heart which can be either cream or red and is also removable.

Big Heart – A 6ft heart arch, this is just beautiful, very simplistic and unique. We have had this used as a photo booth wall before which created some excellent photos for the couple to keep and treasure of their guests and themselves.

MR & MRS – Our most majestic piece, this spans just over 8 metres whenset up and creates the biggest impact.

Initials – Personal and cute while still standing out, you get two letters with an ampersand to go between. We have a special offer on at the moment for a mini heart or star to accompany your letters complimentary.

Wish Tree – This isn’t a normal wish tree, its five-and-a-half foot tall with light up leaves. We provide the tags, pens and pegs for your guests to leave you messages and then you can create a scrapbook or a frame out of the well wishes.

Stacked Mr & Mrs – A much smaller version on top of each other, we love this original piece. Have it next to your surname initial letter (Mr & Mrs B) or stand alone!

Mini Mr & Mrs with surname – We also have a small Mr & Mrs which can be balanced on top of your surname.


What is Lovelight Hire’s unique selling point? 

We care, we really do! We are an original company always thinking of new ideas and ways to make our products stand out and how they can work for each couple in different ways. Our letters are the highest quality, there are many imitations available on the market but we would never settle for second best for our couples, we have invested heavily in getting the very best! I would say we have a fair bit of wedding knowledge too. After seeing so many different weddings and venues, I feel we are in a good position to be able to advise our couples on what will work best for them.

Where are you located and what areas will you travel to?

We are currently based in Northallerton in North Yorkshire, however we are relocating to Newcastle which means even better prices! We cover the whole of the North East and Yorkshire.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

A set of initials will start from about £175 for two letters and ‘&’ to go between. We can do some fantastic deals for couples who want to take more than one product from us as the cost is in the travel so once we have a price set for one hire, you can get a really good deal.

What can Brides Up North readers expect when they use Lovelight Hire?

Unforgettable wedding décor, beautiful photo opportunities, a soft and romantic atmosphere for your evening reception as well as big impact and a real talking point. It sounds cheesy but they honestly do deliver the wow factor.

Tell us about your sister company Limelight Hire…

Our fantastic photo booth hire company has just celebrated its 5th birthday and we are so very proud! We have built up a great reputation and name for ourselves over the years with many happy couples having used our service to entertain their guests. Our photo booths not only feature the very best technology in terms of cameras and printers, but they are also stylish and have interchangeable covers and backdrops to suit your wedding.

Can you hire the love lights and photo booth as part of a package? How does this work?

Yes you can, if you would only like the letters on the evening rather than for the full day, then we can be hired for the evening reception alone. We would arrive during the room changeover from day to night and have everything set up and ready for everyone coming back into the room. Usually we offer a three or four hour photo booth hire, depending on how long the reception goes on for. This can work really well for couples looking to save a bit of money but get the most for it.

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What wedding trends do you see being popular for the coming year?

Couples seem to have a real focus on tailoring their wedding to showcase who they are, which is what it’s all about! Two people making a commitment to each other for life! I always advise couples to try to keep their wedding timeless as I know I wouldn’t want to look back on my photos and think that they look dated. So to me simple colour palettes work best; cream, nudes. I love the metallic trend, particularly rose gold, this has always been a favourite of mine! Ambience is key, a romantic and intimate vibe can be created easily – and, of course, lighting for atmosphere. A soft glow rather than crazy disco lights. Trends aside a wedding is all about the individual couple so go crazy, or don’t, it really is all about you two and what you want.

How can Brides Up North readers get in touch with you/ find out more?

You can email us at info@lovelighthire.com, visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

Any other exciting news/offers to share?

We have just launched a very special offer to celebrate reaching our fifth anniversary at Limelight Hire – please call 07921 829213, or email info@limelighthire.com to find out more! Also, through Lovelight Hire we’re offering a mini heart or star complimentary to accompany your letter hire.


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