Light lingo

Are you puzzled by all of the wedding lingo everyone is throwing at you? It sure can be daunting when you start planning your day. To get you on your way, we have put together some examples of the different types of lighting you could consider.

Nothing sets the mood and ambience for your wedding quite like lighting. Whether it is some twinkling fairy lights, a luxurious chandelier or naked candle flames, lighting can become one of the most important features to turn your space into something unique.

The selection of the photographs below are only a small sample of what you can achieve. A couple of these images are from previous weddings at Branell, but most have been sourced online to give you an overall snapshot.

At Branell, we will work with you to ensure that you achieve your ultimate style. The only thing we ask when you are hanging your lighting is that you do not hammer anything into our walls. Fishing line, clear cable ties and the transparent 3M hooks are very popular methods. One other thing to be mindful of is the type of bulb – make sure you look for a supplier that offers LED bulbs because these use hardly any power at all.

Fairy lights – Whether they are hanging from the ceiling, a tree, in mason jars or are used to create an indoor or outdoor canopy of stars – everyone loves a good display of twinkling fairy lights.


Festoon Lighting – this can also be referred to as globe strings. Giving a retro feel, this style of lighting is fast becoming the most popular with couples. It is versatile and can be draped, twisted or hung vertically.


Lanterns – A fun and effective way to set the mood. Lanterns come in a number of sizes and shapes and are very light, so they are easy to hang. Don’t think you are limited to white/warm yellow, try adding small bursts of colour.



Table Centrepieces – A personal touch. Table lanterns, clusters of candles, tea lights and jars – your options are limitless. You could also look at creating these yourself.


We hope this has helped to get you started! Happy planning 🙂


A touch of glitz

The colour gold screams success, achievement and triumph. Associated with luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the psychology of this colour implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance. It is linked to masculine energy and the power of the sun, compared to silver which is associated with feminine energy and the sensitivity of the moon.

If metallic is your thing, the below blog is magic. It has a mixture of classic and new age ideas with some top photography! We have also included some of our own photos below.

Tulle and Chantilly 

Branell Homestead has sourced all of the images from a range of websites online. Text reference:

Colour Vs. Neutrals

Colour or neutral palettes – both can look amazing. Check out the image collections we have included below.

More and more couples are choosing to use a burst of colour for their weddings. And not just one colour, but a rainbow collection. This can look very effective (especially in your photos) and really sets the mood for a celebration!

We found this post on about neutral palettes and think they have explained it perfectly. You an also check out some more of their ideas here“Although splashes of colour are eye-catching and vibrant, nothing says dreamy like a soft, muted wedding colour palette of neutrals. Peaceful and classic, shades of beige, ivory, white, and the like repeatedly stand the test of time. And the best part about this natural and unfussy look? It can fit the mould of any wedding style, especially when you take advantage of the different textures you can play with.”



A timeless look of creams, beiges, and everything in between will never go out of style.


Branell Homestead has sourced all of the images from a range of websites online.

Sunshine and Happiness

There is nothing like a punch of yellow to make you feel happy and positive! Often teamed with navy blue and/or grey, it can create a very smart palette for your wedding.

We have found the below information on a great website called Bride Online.

  • Yellow: Generally symbolises wisdom, happiness and intellectual energy. Yellow is also a very imaginative colour and chosen by those seeking self-fulfillment and adventure. People with good senses of humour often tend towards yellow and other personality traits yellow can represent are curiosity, awareness, and those who are driven and focused.
  • Light yellow: Intellect, joy and freshness.
  • Dull yellow: Caution, sickness and decay. (In saying this though, if  dull yellow is teamed with some bold contrasting colours it would look fantastic!)


Branell Homestead has sourced all of the images from a range of websites online.

Year of the Green

It turns out that 2017 just might be the year of the green!

Pantone have just revealed their colour of the year for 2017—Greenery—a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade symbolising new beginnings, spring when natures greens revive, restore and renew. It also gives the perception of being inherently good for you and organic. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

You can read more about Greenery here on the Pantone website.


Emerald, Olive

Green: The colour of harmony and balance. Green in your life can also represent a new state of balance and hope, renewal and peace. People who like green are also relaxed, compassionate and loyal and can tend to be quite frank, sociable and modest. Green can also represent a refined personality, and those who are inventive, unique and flexible.

  • Dark green: Associated with ambition, greed, and money.
  • Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
  • Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

(We have found the above points information on a great website called Bride Online.)


Branell Homestead has sourced all of the images from a range of websites online.

The Power of Colour

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to focus on colour. Each post will introduce a new colour scheme and include a storyboard of examples for inspiration.

The colours you choose for your wedding are often a reflection of your personality. Some couples also choose colours based on the type of wedding they are planning (i.e.: a black tie event), or the time of year they are getting married. Using colour is something you do not need to be afraid of. There is no need to plaster everything with the one colour. An overall scheme is usually developed with a selection of colours that compliment each other.

Colour can be used to manipulate the way the eye perceives space. Warm colours (red, orange, yellow) come toward the eye and make a space appear smaller and cozy, while cool colours make a space appear larger and airier.

There are many superstitions out there about particular colours to avoid, but our best advice is to select colours you love and that mean something to you both. You can’t go wrong!

Ruby, Maroon, Light Red

The symbol of power, passion and love – red is a bold colour choice for your wedding. It can be very effective when used subtly and create a burst of energy in your photos. We have found the below information on a great website called Bride Online.

  • Red: The colour of strength, health, and vitality. Red can also be symbolic of an increased enthusiasm or interest, confidence to pursue your dreams, and can symbolise power and passion. Red is often the colour chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive. People who love red are also often optimistic and open-natured.
  • Red-orange: Desire, sexual passion, pleasure, and a thirst for action.
  • Dark red: Longing, courage, willpower, vigour.
  • Light red: Love, sexuality, joy, passion, sensitivity

Branell Homestead has sourced all of the images from a range of websites online.


The Styled Group – Creating Inspired Settings

When sitting down to start planning your event, you want to find innovative styling that suits your personality and the venue. You want to wow your guests by creating an unforgettable and inspired atmosphere. The problem is that most of us don’t know where to start. Trends quickly evolve and what better way to stay up to date with what the cool kids are doing, than ask the experts.

It is rare that you find a company that can take care of everything, but even more rare to find high quality service, exclusive products and attention to detail all in the one place. Introducing The Styled Group.

Brisbane based industry leaders Styled Events have recently acquired two new companies – Amini Concepts and Epic Empire. Now operating under the parent brand The Styled Group, all three companies offer an all encompassing experience in event styling, visual merchandise and furniture hire to the events, retail, property and creative industries. The team are all experts in their respective fields, providing you with the insider information of what is up and coming in the wedding and event scene.

As well as being on the pulse with the latest trends, The Styled Group are creating some of their own. They recently launched their brand new Serpentine table – an innovative take on traditional event seating. The length of the table can be customised to suit the number of guests and size of your venue and is now available for hire from Epic Empire.

“The curved design enabled you to see everyone sitting along the length of the table and made it easier to talk to more people across from you” – Catherine, Head Stylist.


We have also included some other examples of creations from The Styled Group. They are sure to inspire you. We have had the pleasure of working with the team at Styled Events and we can guarantee you will be impressed. For all enquiries, get in contact with the specialist team and start planning your event today!


All images sourced from The Styled Group, Styled Events, Amini Concepts and Epic Empire Facebook pages. Photographers have been credited on these respective pages.