Post # 1
Our ceremony is in a beautiful cabin in the mountains with huge windows overlooking the trees/mountains.The reception is at a different location (short planning time, we didn’t have a lot of options) and it’s pretty modern, so the two spaces could not be more different!
So my question is…. I need advice for how to decorate this space. It absolutely has to be simple, we don’t have a coordinator for the wedding ceremony (just reception) so we have to decorate it ourselves.
Should we decorate the ceremony space with more modern decorations to tie in the two locations or should we embrace the mountain cabin feel and go all out rustic?
Here is the ceremony location:
The staff at the location will make sure the room is 100% empty by the time we get it. We get it the morning of the wedding and the ceremony is at 3pm.
Post # 3
It’s not the greatest pic but I got these twigs for a really good deal so I was thinking about doing something with them for the ceremony.
Post # 4
Maybe hang a soft fabric between the rafters, which is a cross between rustic and modern. That space is beautiful.
Post # 5
@SparkleBee11: Thank you! We were able to rent out the entire cabin for the day for only $300! As soon as they gave us the quote I snapped it up.
I really like that idea, I will look into it!
Post # 6
Make these cheap, pretty “lanterns” out of yarn, white glue and balloons and hang them around the ceiling.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
just a heads up – if your getting someone to do draping it can be very expensive but i like the idea of drapes and fairry lights
Post # 8
@orchidaloha: What a beautiful venue! I would do absolutely nothing that would cover up all that beautiful wood.
At 3 pm in November, I would use candles everywhere, including aisle decor. You would have to check what their policy is re exposed flames, and the candles may have to be in vases, but that’s what I would use. Copper lanterns would also be stunning in this room. You could add minimal floral decor to the top of the lanterns.
Something like this has an old world look to it but the clean lines mean it could also be used at your reception.
I’m guessing that you will be married in front of that fireplace. I would find some stunning arrangement on each side of the fireplace, maybe even something with your branches. I would line the aisle with candles in vases, and mabe even place votive candles if there is a ledge on that window beam.
An arrangement of birch logs would also look great beside the fireplace.
an arrangementof birch poles standing straight upright in a cutoff wine barrel would work for me
Post # 9
@orchidaloha: Oh my please don’t try to cover that beautiful space up! Embrace it…..its a gorgeous space! I would just focus on the lighting and use lots of candles for a romatic feel. Its so pretty!
Post # 10
Everyone is so right about soft lighting. Also keep soft colors, and bring in drama through statement pieces and sparkle. You can do a ton of rustic things with those branches… This is one of my faves:
A Very beautiful, romantic space!