Post # 1
Ok so we’re getting married at our church…but…we’re getting married outside. We went for this idea because we didn’t want to pay for a venue and we wanted it to be outside. this is one of the directions we could face when we get married. The little white box is the arbor and us as stick figures. As you can see. There are houses this direction. Unfortunately I like this direction much more than the one below. I don’t know why…just call it a bride thing.
This is the other direction. My mom is pretending to be me. The Multiactivity Center is that big building you can see on the left side. This is where the reception will be and where I will walk out from.
While I think it would be cute to stand by a tree. I’m not a fan of the road being in every picture and the building will be in some. If I go with the first picture I will only have the building in my pictures whe I’m walking out. So I believe I”m going with option one…Now HERE’S the problem.
There’s a bunch of houses in my way! No one want’s go get married in front of a bunch of houses! So FINALLY HERE”S MY QUESTION!
Can any of you think of ways to cover the houses from my view?
We’ve thought of getting material and stringing strips along those four back trees to cover the houses but I’m afraid that may be a lot of money. We’ve also thought of like screens or planters to hide it. Can anyone think of anything else that would hide the houses from my pretty wedding??
Post # 3
I would visit your venue in June, so you can see how full the trees are at the time of year you will be getting married. They may have enough blooms on them that you won’t need any cover up.
The road looks fine to me, and from the angle your picture was taken, you could probably crop the building out of the pictures that it appears in.
Post # 4
Well I’ve been there in June and those trees are so tall they really don’t cover anything. But great advice! Keep thinking!
Post # 5
Waht about approaching the owners of the homes to see if they would agree to you placing some large shrubs or small trees next to their house. That would break up the expanse of the wall of the house and make it less noticeable.
I have rented trees froma garden center in the past.
My other suggestion would be to string a tight cable between the tress and hang hanging baskets in your colors. The baskets need to be identical and have natural moss or wood baskets that will not catch your eye like plastic would.
Post # 6
What about maybe hanging strings of flowers from the trees to cover the space? You could get silk flowers. You could even get super cheap ones, since the guests would be too far away to notice if they were super-realistic or not.
You could also hang some chinese lanterns. They come in any color you could want and would add enough visual distraction.
One of the weddings on last weeks episode of Girl Meets Gown had a ceremony that had fabric swagged trees like you are talking. They had their wedding on a ranch under some trees and I thought it looked beautiful. I think they girl’s name was Misty.
Post # 7
I think the hanging baskets like julies1949 suggested would look beautiful! Although that may be a bit more expensive than other options.
Post # 8
It might not do as much coverage as you’d like but I saw an idea on another website where you get rose petals and sew them (a few inches apart each petal) through fish wire. If you do enough of these it would just look like you have falling rose petals in back of you. I’ll try to get a link to better explain.
Post # 9
I’m interested in babymilka74‘s idea of stinging rose petals..altough I hope she posts a picture so we can get a better idea of what it looks like.
Post # 10
The houses don’t bother me. I wouldn’t do anything to try to block them out.
Post # 11
What about something like this? Too rustic?
Post # 12
What about going to your local Kmart or Walmart and getting an inexpensive Arbor. And then using some silk flowers to decorate the arbor with! The arbor will block the view of the houses. It will catch the eye of the camera and so will you and your bridal party! You would be surprized how invisable the houses will become! Plus your photographer could probably photoshop the houses out!
I would also hang some votives off the trees branches. Easily done with wire and brandy glasses bought from a thrift store!
Have fun with this! Streamers hanging from trees! Lights wrapped around trees! What time is the wedding? That probably will be a factor!
Post # 13
the house doesn’t bother me. and have you taken a picture with someone standing in the EXACT SPOT you would be? Maybe your bodies would cover up the house.
If not – I’d suggest making some kind of neat structure out of a trellis! trick is though that the flowers and vines should be growing up the trellis, which is hard if you want to move it places. Start growing some climby plants now girlfriend 😉
Post # 14
Hanging Vases could be really nice. I think that something with flowers would be much better than curtains. On save-on-crafts they had this screen of sorts- it was iron, but had birds on it, and held many candles- it was lovely! Maybe something like that.
Post # 15
I love the pic of the flowers coming down from the trees with the petal aisle and nice chiavari chairs to give the area a whole elegant touch. Should look nice with the arbor. Would divert attention from the houses in background.
Road is fine imho. Good tree cover and level ground too. that’s good.