(Closed) HELP for Venue Decor

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

LOL I wonder if any of your guests are going to get the urge to jump in the pool with their nice clothes on!  Smile

Will you have a DJ or other live music?  If so, try to set them up on the opposite side from the tables, and have the dancing area be in between the music and the tables.  The reason I recommend that is when people are sitting and eating, they don’t need loud music, but you surely want the dance floor to be near the music!

Otherwise as far as decor goes, I think lots and lots of floating lanterns in the pool would look really cool after the sun goes down!  You’ll probably want to spruce up that shed a little.  Maybe a couple large potted plants would work, and black and white ribbons wrapped around the posts.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love the idea of lights on the pool. You could also put floating flowers in for when it’s light out.

You could hang white tissue pomanders from the ceiling of the covered area in the first pic.

Also you should consider creating some seating areas (haybails covered in white and black demask cloth, or something might be a good inexpensive option) around the trees, then hand lanterns from the branches.

You could use white tulle draped from poles to define the space.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@VeronicaH:  I second Veronica’s ideas!  I, too, envision pomaners or small lanterns hanging from the covered area.  I would definitely define your space with specific seating arrangements.  If hay bails (love this idea!) aren’t your thing, I’m sure your chairs will work just fine.  I can see you doing something with the little rock wall that lines the pool area.  That would be pretty!  Then again, I’m not sure if people will want to (or be allowed to) sit on that edge.  String lights would be awesome in the trees, too! 

All in all, I think your space is perfect and comes with endless decor options!  Do you have any ideas or inspiration photos you love?  Maybe if you shared a little more, we could narrow down an idea? 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that will be awesome! Totally agree with floating lights on the pool but if the lanterns are out of budget I think you could even just do floating candles! The only thing I’d check into (and maybe test with ping pong balls or something) is whether you need to turn the pool totally off or something for the party so the filter isn’t going. You don’t want all your candles bunched up by one side 🙂 If that seems to be an issue maybe do something kind of little weight that you could tie to whatever you’re using with a string long enough to reach the top… kind of mini-anchors to keep the lights where they need to be? 

I’m definitely picturing twinkle lights strung up on the little shed thing although i’m not 100% sure i’d put the head table there. Maybe do the dj table there and then seat the head table with the other on the grass? I’d love pics of you guys eating with the mountains right behind you 🙂 As far as other decor… its hard to tell but are there any trees or anything you could string lights between? If not maybe think about a tent (also for rain!). Barring that, I think that your tables are going to provide 90% of the vibe since you can’t hang too much and nature is your backdrop. Just spend a little more on centerpieces that really convey the mood you’re going for!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the above ideas and also some string lights would look really cool.

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Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think softening the pavilion with light fabric could add a lot of ambiance. Here’s a picture that could be inspiration: (granted, it’s not a wharf on a dreamy shore, but still, it’s inspiration: http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/photo/55610

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think everyone has a lot of great ideas for this venue!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Beautiful venue – there is so much you could do with it.

I agree with softening the sheltered area. I would use long panels of soft white fabric to create a flowing back drop!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@sjones724: awesome picture!! i looove the string lights look.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When I read your OP I immediately started thinking of a lounging club scene with low streamlined furniture very IKEA-esque. For the tables I see low benches (the hay bales might work here) slip covered in black fabric framing long banquet style tables. On the tables I see table runners with very sleek bud vases in a mixture of black and white with flowers of your choosing. I would keep everything centered in the table and linear.

I would use large fabric panels (which you can definitely get on the cheap or with coupons) to really define areas

Around the pool I would place lounge type furniture (which you can rent) small chairs, sectionals, papason chairs, or even bean bags could be cool.

Best of luck!

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