• Friendly, Knowledgeable Support Team
  • Order Before 1pm For Next Day Delivery*
  • Rated Excellent On Trustpilot +10,000 Reviews
  • 60 Day Returns
Save up to 70% on selected handles & knobs SHOP SALE

Vintage light bulbs, weddings & dining ‘al fresco’

vintage light bulbs suspended from trees outside along the length of a table at a wedding

We love to see how you’re using our stuff and with the wedding season fast approaching we thought we’d showcase how wedding photographers get creative with our vintage light bulbs.

Our vintage light bulbs come in different shapes, sizes and filament styles; our most popular seller is the pear-shaped vintage light bulb with squirrel cage filament. These are gorgeous filament bulbs, also known as Edison bulbs, which give off a beautifully atmospheric and romantic light. We can see why they’re so popular with wedding photographers.

The warm ambient light given off by our vintage light bulbs is perfect for creating just the right mood as the sun goes down and the festivities begin. The soft light is very flattering on all skin tones and gives everyone that healthy, happy glow. Great for your wedding pics!

Vintage light bulbs also look amazing, so you can make lighting an integral a feature of your wedding décor and photographs, rather than an afterthought.

Vintage light bulbs – ambient lighting at an outdoor wedding

These fairy tale wedding shots (and the one above) featuring our vintage light bulbs were taken by Weditaly. Just gorgeous and providing the perfect background lighting for eating ‘al fresco’!




Above: Styling & photography © Weditaly

To create a similar look you’ll need

  • A mixture of filament bulbs
  • Forgotten silver E27 vintage bulb holders
  • White braided fabric lighting cable

Filament bulbs – moody industrial lighting for an unusual indoor wedding shoot

These amazingly moody and atmospheric wedding shots were taken by Paul Joseph Photography. By their own admission: “We are massive fans of anything urban, industrial, old. We love cars, films and light.”

They wanted to create a wedding shoot with a difference and inspired by the film Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan they set to work on their unusual industrial warehouse set. We think they smashed it!

industrial vintage light bulb shoot leeds

industrial vintage light bulb shoot leeds

industrial vintage light bulb shoot leeds

Above: Styling & photography © Paul Joseph Photography

To create a similar look you’ll need

If you’ve been inspired by how these wedding photographers have used our gorgeous vintage light bulbs, or you’ve used any of our vintage lighting goodies already please do send us, or tag us in, your photos and you never know maybe we’ll feature it in a later edition of ‘we love how you’re using our…

Email contact@dowsingandreynolds.com or tag @DowsingReynolds

Avatar for Tony

Written by: Tony

Tony's into answering questions... his specialist subject... industrial and vintage lighting. His chair isn't big, black or leather, but he won't let that stop him. If you have a question or query about any of our products, Tony is your man.

  • Grand Designs
  • Living Etc
  • Good Homes
  • Elle Decoration
  • 25 Beautiful Homes

*Except where products are made to order. Such products are clearly marked that they have a longer lead time.