Say “I DO” to Nashville Outdoor Lighting this Season

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.Casting an evening  glow for an indoor or outdoor backyard wedding, graduation, birthday party or other memorable affair is about the intertwining both a spectacular look AND functionality. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville are pros at setting the stage when it comes to lighting up your outdoor nighttime festivities that are guaranteed to create an unforgettable backdrop when you say “I do!” in a way that will leave a mark your guests will remember. We provide you a customized and striking outdoor illumination party vignette that can either be temporary for the party, OR one that becomes a permanent fixture on your property so that you can relive those special moments every night of the year.

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Holidays and special events call for outdoor lighting!

We are well-known in Music City for our stunning special event lighting that can be used both indoors and out no matter what the venue or the event you are trying to host. We can add a combination of permanent landscape and festival lighting, or beef up what you already have just for the big party. You will have your very own lighting designer to help you orchestrate the look you are after and our team of professional installers will get it all done without you having to fret or lift a finger. We can ensure your guests will be wowed by the mood we can create at virtually any locale of your choice.

Huston Station Nashville lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville used special event festoon lighting to add romance to this wedding held inside Huston Station in downtown Nashville.

Garden and walkway lighting safeguards every step your guests take around the property. Whether they are walking around your pool deck, patio, to your home, up or down your steps, etc., we will make their journey from one area to another a safer one.  Additionally, we will make your home, party tent or celebration site easy to find no matter what the hour. We offer orb globes that can be suspended most anywhere in your space or trees that give a cool other-worldly feel that is totally unexpected with their floating effect. Festival style lighting hung above huge spans such as a dance floor, patio or deck allows your wedding or party guests to eat, boogie and simply hang underneath and sophisticated setting.

Nashville outdoor special event lighting

Our customers tell us time and time again how much functional space lighting will reveal. “It’s like that part of my yard didn’t existing at night because it’s not lit up at night”. For an outdoor party, this is an important benefit. You don’t want your guests on top of each other when there’s plenty of room just begging for illumination. Proper lighting can really open up that area for use and allow guests to “spread out in the space” comfortably. Consider an outdoor event under a tent. If only the tented area is illuminated, everyone will stay under the tent. But, perhaps there’s adjacent functional landscape area, or even a gazebo or patio which could double as a dance floor. Lighting extended areas within your landscape will encourage guests to use the areas beyond your primary location adding space to your event location — and mingle!

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will get your party started thanks to camera ready lighting that illuminates every corner of your backyard or venue. We can enhance any dim spot so your party-goers feel a warm glow no matter where they go, and plenty of visibility that makes them feel safe. We assure you that we will apply every theatrical trick in the book to dazzle your guests for your wedding celebration AND you and your family every night with the enchantment of custom light.

Nashville wedding & special event lighting

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

Whether temporary or permanent, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will bring your backyard or celebration locale a delightful dose of light under the stars of night. You can call us at 615-373-0638, or by email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Dinner under the stars with a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Outdoor living in Nashville TN is better with outdoor lighting

Outdoor living is better with outdoor lighting!

What better way to surprise your family than with an outdoor autumn dinner under the stars? Invite family and a few close friends for dinner and a memorable autumn evening, or,  host a romantic moonlit dinner with your significant other and enjoy a favorite meal (even if you order it in!) on your patio or deck abound with great conversation. Of course, doing this all in the dark or with only a few spotlights just isn’t going to cut it, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can be your wingman and show you exactly how to get it done so that you can stage you backyard with the perfect dining alcove bathed in stunning light.

Nashville backyard lighting

We will come in and illuminate the shadows in the darkness so you can see all around the perimeter of your backyard and be able to enjoy all the foliage and hardscapes. We can up light into the canopy of trees for a dreamy effect and we can cast light downward from the eves so that your home looks washed in moonlight. We can spotlight particular garden beds so the shrubbery appears to glow in the evening, and we can show off the stone on a retaining or rock wall and make it shimmer.

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

For an evening dinner, we can add deck or patio lighting so you have plenty of visibility to be able to clearly see what’s on your dinner plate and get around in the dark while still being romantic and not overly harsh. We can add specific task lighting at your barbecue grill or outdoor kitchen so you can prep and cook a meal without having to use a pesky flashlight to see what you are doing. You can safely flip your steak knowing full well that it’s done without guessing. It adds a heap of convenience if you fancy yourself an outdoor grilling chef!

Nashville cafe-inspired outdoor lighting

Indulge in the season — it’s easy with outdoor lighting!

We are lucky that Tennessee temperatures in autumn afford us the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining well into the year, and what better way to enjoy the fall evenings than highlighted by artistically designed outdoor lighting set up by a pro. The changing leaves flicker like fire when illuminated in the twilight; and when they drop, their branching takes on a haunting appearance that will leave you breathless. If you only think that outdoor lighting is for the summer time, you are missing out on a grand visual opportunity to enjoy the majesty of the changing seasons.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville before you plan your dinner under the stars so we can set the mood for the perfect evening with the perfect lightscape added to your outdoor living area. Maybe even take over and woo your honey with candles, flowers and a divine meal. We love this easy and tasty pork recipe for Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops that is delicious and very simple to whip up without too much fuss.

Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 boneless pork chops
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt , and pepper. Bring to boil. Combine water and cornstarch in small bowl, and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick.
  3. Brush grate lightly with oil before placing pork chops on the grill. Cook over hot coals for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. Brush with sauce just before removing chops from grill. Serve with remaining sauce.
  4. Enjoy!
Grilled brown sugar pork chops.

Grilled brown sugar pork chops.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville so we can help you light up the night. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proud to be part of the team for Anne Daigh’s award winning gardens

Deck BB02 used under fountain in entry garden by Anne Daigh landscape architect,LLC at Nasheville Antiques and Garden Show

A match made in heaven. This tranquil fountain and our innovative lighting was featured in the entry garden at the recent Nashville Antiques and Garden show.

We had a wonderful time participating in the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville this past weekend. Along with getting to meet and discuss outdoor lighting ideas with many homeowners who attended the show, we also teamed up with super talented Anne Daigh Landscape Architect, LLC. We were honored to help bring her featured garden, the entry garden, to life with the addition of our outdoor lighting, and even more elated to learn that the garden won first place in two categories at this year’s show as well!

Overhead view of entry show garden Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Overhead view of entry show garden at the Nashville Antiques and Garden show.

The garden won both the Structure & Design Award, and the coveted Bryant Fleming Award for Best of Show. The Structure & Design Award is presented for the garden that best demonstrates the integration of horticulture and hardscape elements. The Bryant Fleming Award for Best of Show is presented for the Best of Show with respect to both horticulture and creativity.

Nashville BB02 path light used in award winning entry garden at Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Nashville path lighting elegantly integrated into this award-winning show garden.

We integrated a combination of our high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures into the entry garden including our new BB-02 path lights, and BB-02 deck lights. Both of these fixtures are some of our most popular, and exude a timeless, elegant design that blend  seamlessly into the garden enhancing it with romantic washes of light. The lighting demonstrated not only the power of outdoor lighting within a landscape or garden setting, but how the two entities can mold together to become one in a true definition of artistic impression. Just like the philosophy behind Anne Daigh Landscape Architect, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville also believes in being a storyteller. As the landscape design and individual plant selections outline the story, the outdoor lighting and other enhancements will help elaborate the story and bring it to life.

Up close look at Nashville path light used in Anne Daigh's award winning entry garden.

Up close look at Nashville path light used in Anne Daigh’s award-winning entry garden.

The BB-02‘s versatile design allows landscape friendly installations in multiple landscape designs. The BB-02 is available in different heights to work perfectly when placed in grasses. Some of the areas this light works best for include decorative ornamental grasses within the landscape, as well as other shrubs and plants and in outdoor spaces that have cumbersome dimensions to work with. Paths lined with borders of variable height foliage and perennials will also benefit from the use of the  BB-02. The list of areas this fixture is perfect for go on and on.

The versatile BB-02 path light.

The versatile BB-02 path light.

Not only does the fixture look the part, it delivers a 30 degree beam spread which means this little light can go places no  other light has gone before and illuminate those areas beautifully to boot.  As with every quality fixture within the family of those used here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, this light will make adding more beauty and definition to your professional outdoor lighting design a breeze.

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

To learn more about all of our elegant fixtures and how we can plan an outdoor lighting design for your home and landscape that will turn heads and stand the test of time, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. (615) 373 – 0638, Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can see more examples of the BB02 at work by visiting our landscape and garden lighting gallery located on our website.

Come see us this weekend at the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville!

Image from our lighting featured at previous show.

Image from our lighting featured at previous show.

The 24th annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is going on this weekend at the Nashville Music City Center and our talented design team will be there to answer all your questions and discuss your outdoor lighting needs. The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, and world-renowned lecturers, all in one place! The 2014 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is the largest show in the country combining spectacular garden spaces, fine antiques, and horticultural items into one outstanding three-day show. Located in the new Music City Center in vibrant downtown Nashville, the show’s 150 exhibitors, renowned experts and fabulous gardens make it the ultimate destination for new and ardent antique collectors, avid gardeners, those seeking design inspiration, and anyone who enjoys a breath of spring in the midst of winter. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will be located in booth #H127. Our lighting will also be featured within two of the beautiful gardens featured at the show! Show dates are February 7 – 9, 2014, show hours are as follows:

  • Friday             10 a. m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday       10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday           11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Antiques and Garden Show of NashvilleTickets are $20 and allow you attendance during the run of the show, (attend as many days as you like). Tickets for seniors 65 (or older), Active Military & Students are $12 at the door or in advance. Children 12 and under are free. The Show benefits Cheekwood and ECON Charities This show will inspire great ideas for design on both the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or an outdoor living space, you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth if you get a chance, just to say hello — We hope to see you there!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhances beautiful Belle Meade with our outdoor lighting designs

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville there is no shortage of beautiful landscapes, facades and storefronts we take pride in illuminating. The Nashville area is loaded with neighborhoods of elegant homes, and charming storefronts. One of the most memorable areas we have been fortunate enough to provide outdoor lighting for is our loyal customers who reside in beautiful Belle Meade. We recently added two more happy homeowners to our repertoire of outdoor lighting we have installed in this prestigious community, on Belle Meade Blvd. and Royal Oaks.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Our most recent Royal Oaks installation was for returning customers who have hired Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to design and install the outdoor lighting at their property and home  which continues to evolve over the years. This particular installation was completed in phases and  was part of the completion of their newly appointed outdoor living areas, and completion of retrofitting their halogen system to LED.

Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We added romantic moonlighting behind the new pool house.

We added moonlighting behind their new pool house, tree lighting along the rear and front of the property and along the driveway and path that leads to both the rear and front entrances of this majestic home. The home itself is built in the classic Georgian style architecture with column detail along the front facade of the home. This type of architecture lends itself to outdoor lighting beautifully and provides all the elements needed to portray the graceful charm and elegance of the home under the spell of our outdoor lighting.  We have also retrofitted the landscape and architectural lighting from halogen to low-voltage LED in phases, incorporating efficiency and “greener” technologies throughout the property.

LED architectural and facade lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Classic architecture lends itself to outdoor lighting beautifully and provides all the elements needed to portray the graceful charm and elegance of a home under the spell of our outdoor lighting

Moonlighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

In order to achieve the desired effect in lighting this fountain, we hired a professional tree climber to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard.

Another outdoor  lighting design and installation we recently completed on Belle Meade Blvd., came to us via a referral from our customer on Royal Oaks. This outdoor lighting design and installation included designing and installing  the architectural and facade lighting that enhances the traditional federal style of the home, landscape and accent lighting and moonlighting the stunning fountain located inside their rear courtyard. In order to achieve the desired effect in lighting the fountain, we hired a professional tree climber  to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard. The fixture was mounted and aimed towards the fountain to create a magical illumination in the evening- stunning!

Royal Oaks in Belle Meade Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Another image of our magical outdoor lighting designs in Belle Meade.

You don’t have to live in Belle Meade to take advantage of the many benefits of our outdoor lighting designs. We’ve been designing and installing outdoor lighting in Nashville and the surrounding area for 25 years. We can improve the safety, function and beauty of your home or business during the evening- ask around, chances are that outdoor lighting design that always leaves you breathless was installed by us!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are ready to learn more about what making the most out of your outdoor lighting design is all about, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down!
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville outdoor lighting will keep the romance alive all year long

Nashville garden lighting in the rose garden

What could be more romantic than illuminating your garden to enjoy evening after evening?

Another Valentine’s Day has come and went.  In hindsight, was the gift that you chose for your beloved one that truly signifies the feelings you have for them? Let’s face it, flowers, as lovely as they are will quickly wilt and lose their vigor. Much is the same with chocolates because if  not enjoyed in a timely manner, will lose their indulgence and flavor over time. Looking ahead to the future and choosing a gift that would make a bold statement about the depth of your emotions for the next Valentine’s day, anniversary or birthday gift, will speak volumes about your feelings and commitment. Outdoor lighting makes the perfect gift for that special someone in your life no matter what the occasion.

spent flowers and candy

Does this resemble the remainder of your Valentine’s Day efforts?

The very nature of outdoor lighting lends itself to romance. The way soft washes of light enhance your home, your landscape,your outdoor spaces and your trees and flowers. Our professional outdoor lighting doesn’t overpower the focal point of illumination, it creates ambiance within that focus. The effect is a home that is lit with ambiance and romance in mind. I like to think of professional outdoor lighting as mood lighting for your home. Imagine enjoying evening walks through your cherished rose garden while in full bloom. Imagine having an intimate dinner outside on your deck or patio any evening you wish. Imagine enjoying a midnight swim in your pool on a warm summer night. Imagine the possibilities outdoor lighting would add to your lifestyle.

Nashville professional landscape and garden lighting

Professional landscape lighting can create evening vignettes of beauty in your landscape.

Your home is a testament of the life you have built with your significant other. A sense of pride in the life you have created together is evident through the care you have taken in making your home and landscape something you can be proud of. What better way to pay homage to that commitment than to add outdoor lighting to the scenario? While candies and roses will be enjoyed for a week, or maybe 10 days, outdoor lighting can be enjoyed 365 days a year. Outdoor lighting is the gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.

Nashville pool lighting

What could possible be more romantic than a pool lit with ambient lighting?

To learn how to add ambiance and romance into your landscape, and use it to enhance the beauty of your home, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Any day is the perfect day to add outdoor lighting, or to give outdoor lighting as a gift. (615) 373 – 0638 Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can visit our landscape and garden photo galleries, and our before and after photo galleries located on our website for more inspiring examples of beautiful outdoor lighting designs.