Enchanted forest reception decor…need something natural that hangs down

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs2B000:  Do weeping willow’s grow in your region? The leaves/branches would be perfect!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

First, how to attach. You can attach a small binder clip to the end of whatever hanging product you use, then attach fishing line to the handles of the clip.

Or, you can just tie the fishing line directly to the vine, or use a safety pin through the vine or floral if you use silk and tie fishing line to that.

The wedding in your pic was in Bali, so they used tropical flowers.

If it’s up high, the least expensive option will likely be silk vines or flowers.

silk wisteria

 

 

 

If you want fresh, amaranthus will give you the look you want, or wisteria if you want flowers.

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You might even find silk flower door curtains (like beaded door curtains) that are the most affordable. You can cluster 3  or 4 strings together.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

hanging amaranthus is what I was also going to suggest but a PP beat me to it. It looks great. We had it hanging from our centerpieces for my wedding.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think lots of fairy lights would give more of the enchanted forest feeling (think twinkling stars) vs the lanterns.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs2B000:  Another way to get that feeling would be to use branches hung horizontally. You can likely get the branches free from arborists and landscapers prunings, then weave in your mini lights. Like this only hang them higher.

Post # 12
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Newbee

WE are thinking this for our ceiling for our enchanted wedding. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee

Ivy is a lovely vine that could be mixed with blooms or with fairy lights. No worry about leaves or flowers shedding either. Let’s face it, you can probably clip some off for free from a friend’s yard! You could use it in other flower arrangements in the room too.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Mrs2B000:  This is what we did for my 18th, so very low buget!

We hired camo netting to go on the walls along with ivy draped down, used twigs for centre pieces, trees and uplighting around the room, and then used the really fine black netting you put over fishponds and intertwined fairy lights to make a starry ceiling 🙂 obviously not saying do this for a wedding (as I don’t think it would look great!), but the uplighting worked really effectively!

Post # 16
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Newbee

Look on Groupon .com , they have good deals most of the times for chinese lanterns, where you can get them for 1/2 price.

I also have a mix of theme decor between enchanted forest with crystal wedding , I found my inspiration on pintrest and youtube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyy9FQXtlkA)

I am also doing some hanging amaranthus for my wedding, but I didn’t want to break the bank ( it’s very expensive in CT )  so I ordered seeds on ebay ( around 150 per package ) and grow in in my yard and my friend’s , I just hope to bloom by July 🙂 


Good luck to you 

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