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Anyone want to give some input on decorating our ceremony location?! We are getting married at a gazebo on a harbor. We will be using white garden chairs.
Aisle decor: we are using lanterns filled with flowers to decorate the aisle. I am considering just setting them on the ground next to the chairs. Or they will be hung on shepards hooks. Opinions? Attached is a picture of what they will look similar to, except they will be a little bit fuller. We will be using these lanterns: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/15-3/4-antique-white-metal-lantern-681858/
Gazebo: we will actually be doing floral arrangements on the gazebo very similar to what is shown in the picture. This is the actual gazebo at our venue. I want to drape fabric behind the flowers down the opening of the gazebo. I was thinking of using a coral chiffon… would that be too much? I am trying to decide between coral, navy, or off white. Inside will be a table with an arrangement and our unity ceremony pieces.
I am considering getting a big “T” (letter of our last name) and hanging it in the far back of the gazebo. After the ceremony, we would remove it and have all of our guests sign it. I just don’t want there to be too much going on, so I might skip this. Here is what I was thinking of, but I would paint or stain it. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Jeff-McWilliams-Designs-23-in-Oversized-Unfinished-Wood-Letter-T-300349/203740848
Our colors are coral and navy… my girls are wearing navy dresses, coral statement necklaces, and carrying bouquets of white roses. I am wearing ivory and carrying a bouquet of coral roses.
Any other suggestions or input? I would love to get some more ideas to help decide!
Post # 2
Oh, we will also be having coral petals lining the aisle!
Post # 3
highschoolhoneys: It sounds very pretty, but I would skip the letter at the back of the gazebo. Sometimes you just have to know when to stop.
Make sure you remember to get a floor length tablecloth.
Post # 4
I agree with Julies, I would drop the ‘T’, it sounds like it would be too much. As far as the fabric, I would probably do white. White is simple and has less of a chance of clashing with skin tones and clothes.
Post # 5
julies1949: thanks for your input.
and I know… that tabelcloth is killing me everytime I look at this photo. I am not sure why the bride or wedding planner would let that happen.
Post # 6
I love reading about all the plans for your wedding because it’s scary similar to mine! We are getting married at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia and working with Jeffrey A Miller Catering. They are fantastic. My bridesmaids are also wearing navy and we’re going to get married outside in front of a small atrium attached to the building.
I recommend using chiffon to drape behind the location to add some texture and highlight the area you two are getting marriend (our likely florist, Buttercup, is helping drape white and grey chiffon.) I think if you use coral in front it might be a bit much. The off white is a subtler statement and won’t distract from you.
We are also using lanterns filled with flowers to line the aisle, and then will transport them to the table to be dual purpose center pieces. They’ll also get additional flowers around the base of the lanterns. The only additional lighting I suggest are globe lights. Our venue provides them in the seasonal tent they put up for the reception which is great. They add a lot of ambience and light in the evening, so that additional lighting rentals aren’t necessary.