Post # 1
I was wanting to pick some brains for ideas to dress up this little gazebo. We are planning a very small, intimate ceremony and we found a small gazebo/park area near the restaurant where we are having our reception. Problem is, the gazebo just isn’t my style. I want to try to camoflage some of it. I would like to incorporate flowers into the decor. I’d considered attaching tissue paper flowers to the top in some way. Does any one have any othere ideas? Or better ones? Thank you! (The Christmas tree won’t be there!)
Post # 3
What if you were to wrap ribbons, or for a much less expensive option streamers around the pillars in your wedding colors. Then maybe add a couple flowers at the top… Personally I think it already is beautiful, but that would help to hide some of it.
Post # 4
I would buy some bolts of tulle and dress it up that way.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@missrobot: Drape it with 2 colors of soft fabric, it looks so elegant:
Post # 7
Totally agree with the tulle! I would drape it in tulle and maybe add some flowers too! And maybe a chandelier… ooooh sparkle…
Post # 8
Using drapped fabric and clusters or ropes of flowers you could easily change the look of it (or cover it). Here are a few done like that:
Post # 9
Honestly I’d get some white curtains on hooks and just clip them on to the metal edges of the gazebo for a backdrop.
Post # 10
Oh god, please don’t do tulle. No offense to PPs but I’m so over the draped tulle, it is such a wedding cliche. What part of the gazebo do you not like? When you said ugly gazebo, I was picturing something much much worse tbh.
Why not flower garlands? You could do a DIY version so it doesn’t cost as much, and it would lend a romantic air to it.
You could also do flower streamers…I saw a pic of it when I was wedding planning, and its basically flower heads threaded onto line… if you tie them up and they flutter down it can create a very romantic backdrop. Also, you could do the same thing with paper flowers.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Wallaby: I like this idea, and I also would string lights through the dome. AND this is a great excuse to buy a really big step ladder! *Tim Taylor grunting noise*
Post # 12
Ok, ugly may have been an overstatement. It’s not ugly, just not exaclty lending towards the feel of my wedding. 🙂 I like the idea of draping/hanging fabric. And maybe accent with some of the flowers.
Thank you for the ideas. 🙂
Post # 13
I think adding fabric or flowers to it will draw more attention to it. I would draw attention away from the top by adding planters or plant stands with flowers along the base of the gazebo.
Post # 14
@missrobot: What is the feel of your wedding?
If the gazebo is close to the restaurant where you are having the reception, I would definitely add mini lights so you can go back after dark for some fabulous pictures.
In addition, I would drape the front two columns and add a floral accent .
Ensure that the draping is long and lush so it doesn’t look like it might blow away at any second.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
My moh’s gazebo is white and wood. But I’m planning on putting all my white christmas lights to work on it 🙂 I’m gonna use those, and some $5 walmart sheer curtains to dress it up(and block the view of her pool and house, lol)…
I also have blue lights on white wire, and those 2-3 will line the aisle, if I’m picturing this in my head right.
With your metal one, I’d TOTALLY do the Twilight version! I’d do it myself if I could! I think it looks fantastic!(now, I’m wondering if I can do it with the wood and make a photo booth after the ceremony! ha!)
Post # 16
I would use tulle or oraganza on the columns & wrapped around the top.
I would then use some wisteria and hang it down for a backdrop of color, and I would use fake wisteria so I could sell it after the wedding.