VIDEO: Bride's dress lights up the room – literally!

SEE the most unique way to brighten up your wedding dress EVER here

SEE the most unique way to brighten up your wedding dress EVER here

We’re used to seeing fairy lights make a wedding reception look magical – but not to seeing them being strewn over a bride’s actual wedding dress!

But this was the bright idea Lindsay Kosciuk had to make her first dance stand out – literally – in her guests’ memories.

Lindsay’s strapless, full-skirted dress was decked out with 300 lights, which turned on halfway through her first dance with husband Robert to Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.


Glittering LEDs were sewn into the hem of the dress, and turned on by remote control at the scene-stealing moment.

Lindsay, 26, from Hanover Park, Illinois, explained: ‘I wanted to do something that would surprise all my guests and I definitely wanted to do something unique during our first dance.

‘It was a secret that only a few people knew about. My husband knew because I didn't want him to have a heart attack or think I was on fire when the lights went on.

‘The other person that knew was my cousin because she had to turn the lights on by remote control at the right moment during the dance.’

And where oh where did she get the inspiration for the idea?

‘I actually remembered a Barbie I had when I was little that had a light up dress and that's where the inspiration came from.

‘I didn't know if anyone made anything like that so I looked online for a long time and that's when I ran across Enlighted.’

Enlighted are a company who specialise in adding lights to clothing.

Janet Hansen, president of the California-based firm, explains: ‘This gorgeous wedding dress was made even more special by the installation of about 300 warm white LEDs throughout the skirt.

‘The lights were arranged in a random pattern, with the density increasing towards the bottom of the skirt.’

And how much would it cost to get one of these bulbtastic babies?

The lighting work for the Kosciuk gown cost $3000 alone, not including the dress, and took three months to perfect owing to the level of complexity of working with such a delicate garment,’ said Janet, who’s also crafted ‘glowing creations’ for Kanye West, Daft Punk and the hit US show Dancing With The Stars.


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