I'm getting married in Feb and I'm having a really hard time finding a design for my ceremony space. I'm actually getting married in the atrium of the hotel where the reception will take place (pictures of the ceremony site are included)but I don't want it to feel like it's pool side! I want it soft and romantic but affordable and everything that I come up with ends up being impossible! I'm so frusterated! Someone please help!
It is difficult to give suggestions without seeing the other side of the room, is there a pool on the other side?
Also, you need to decide where you want to be staged. Based on thse pictures, I think the best spot for your ceremony would be the space between where those two light poles are, so that they flank your ceremony space. Since in that same opening you can see the vending machines I would suggest pipe and draping, or you could get a tension rod and drape curtains/material to cover the opening.
If you use that space your guests chairs will be at an angel, but you will still have room to create a space with chairs on both sides to form an aisle.
For colors, since the stage is set - I would work with it rather then against it. What I mean by that is since the room is beige/blush/pinkish - if possible, I would embrace those colors so it looks cohesive.
Have you chosen colors or theme?
Is the wedding in the afternoon or evening?
Do you have any way of controlling the lights? In other words, can they be dimmed so you can use strings of mini lights , fairy lights or luminarias?
Is there a pool in the atrium or do you just think it has that feeling?
here's the photo on the web site. So, there's a pool but there's dividers I was thinking about using tool on the top railing with some twinkle lights. There's a sky roof so, since the ceremoy will be at 3:30 and there's a sky light, I can't dim the lights too much. Our colors are harizon blue and silver but I was hoping with sticking more with whites or beige's and silver and trying to tone down the other colors to make it more of a romantic feel. what you can't see is one more planter with a walk way that comes from the lobby of the hotel and then a planter on the side wall next to where you come into the space, though you can kind of see it but there's a tree in the way lol. Hopefully this helps some. Thank you for all of the suggestions so far. :D I really appreciate it!
Is this place in Davenport Iowa!!!! if so, we stayed there on a cross country trip to Colorado!
Years and years ago, we had my siister's bridal shower poolside at a local hotel. I thought the coolest things was floating flower arrangements.
Can you have floating lanterns in the pool?
@dkacerek: Yes, it's the SteepleGate Inn in Davenport Iowa! lol That's so funny that you recognized it!
However, I love the idea of floating lanterns and candles, but no. The pool with technically be open (though they will ask that no one swim in it during the ceremony) and there are divider walls that would prevent people from seeing the pool well enough for it to make a huge impact. But the idea is amazing! It would be cool to use floating candles and floating lanterns if the pool was more of a predominate place in the room...though I would be a little worried as to who would be responsible for fishing them out again after the ceremony and before the reception in another space!
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