After considerable research on outdoor lighting, we finally found the fixtures that had us both excited. Interestingly enough, they are made by the same manufacturer as the ceramic interior lights that I posted about previously.
Justice Design Group has some breathtakingly simple pieces, including the following which we would definitely use if $$ wasn't an object (isn't that always the case). The up-and-down lighting gives off a very nice ambiance (in our opinion anyway). The best part is that all of their fixtures come in virtually any finish, including bronze, hammered iron, etc.
So this was the look that we decided to go for. We may be able to get away with a few of the above, coupled with more palatably priced fixtures from Kichler.
It's not quite the same, but still offers the up-and-down lighting and simple design. Plus, it comes stock in a darker bronze color, which we were looking for.
So the final question comes down to: do we use any of the lights that we love or simply stick with the final option? And if we do choose to use some that we love, where should they go? The answers are not clear just yet, but at least we're closer...