Post # 1
When you can’t hang anything on the walls or the ceiling?
We are having a rustic elegant wedding at a ranch, and the party barn has been renovated with new walls and ceiling. The venue doesn’t want us hanging anything, but I feel like we need to come up with something to break up the blank space.
My florist is going to do some tall centerpieces with tree branches, but I’d like to go a little further.
Any suggestions? Our colors are black, ivory and apple green.
Post # 3
Have you thought about using topiaries?
Post # 4
How about free standing pictures that you can mount on large posterboards? A friend of mine did it with a through the years theme baby picts of her & the groom through their e-pics. I think she had them mounted at Kinkos or something.
I forget who specifically mentioned it, but someone on these boards is going to display dress forms with her mother’s and his mother’s wedding dresses on them. I think that’s an awesome idea.
Check around in stores and window displays too. I saw these really cool colored sculptures in JCrew windows a while back – I think they were just cardboard rounds that fit together like a puzzle but they were soooo cool!
Edit: And welcome to Wedding Bee!!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
What about lighting? Can lights can highlight the nice parts of the room and help more “blank” parts fall into the background.
Post # 6
I was going to suggest lighting as well. Also, to dress the room up, or even make it smaller if the space is larger than you would like, you can use pipe to hang fabric around the perimeter. It is free standing and adds a very elegant look, especially when you uplight the fabric.
Post # 7
uplighting and topiaries!!!
Post # 8
You could also pot up some LARGE tree branches in plaster of paris in large pots and use these to fill up the corners or line the walls.
I have also rented potted shrubs from a local garden center. The balled and burlap look would work in a barn or you can cover that up with smaller shrubs or burplap fabric draped over the bottom of the shrubs.
Garden centers and lumber yards also sometimes have sections of pre-made fencing that you could stand up with weights- large bricks or wall stones or lean against the wall. The fence sections with lattice will break up the wall nicely.
Post # 9
You can rent some trees with the white lights….or maybe get some easels and put posters/collages of you and your FI…lighting as suggested by a previous poster.
Post # 10
I bought a large black arbor/arch off ebay with shipping for around $75 that we got married under. It was pretty light weight and is now in our backyard. Or how about renting some pub tables and covering them with fabric to put centerpieces/photo frames/candles, etc. on?