A longstanding marker of status and glamour, the chandelier has run the course of practical lighting fixture to purely decorative ornament--and every shade between. The chandelier gained immense popularity as a visual statement of wealth and taste in the 15th century, and we've been collectively addicted  to the opulent statement pieces ever since. There's something iressistible about an iron frame draped in crystal (see any Restoration Hardware catalogue). We're not even picky about chandelier placement. Standing, hanging, dropped to the floor from great heights? Sold. They've been throwing around refracted light at weddings since we can remember, and we're not about to let them stop. In the wedding industry we've even adoringly dubbed them with the pet name "chandy." (Plural--"chandies"). If you're considering the lighting world's version of Dom P

Check out this rustic and elegant real wedding at the Haiku Mill for more glamorous chandelier and wedding decor inspiration.