Post # 1
This is a picture of the pergola that we will be having our ceremony under. The lady who is setting up for us has expressed that she thinks we need something “more” in the way of decor.
I had planned on only doing twinkle lighting from floor to ceiling towards the back of the pergola. She thinks we need to add something like paper lanterns hanging at different lengths. I’m not sure what I think. I love the paper lantern look, but I am not sure if the sting lighs and lanterns together is too much for such a small space?
I’ve tried to find pics of something similar but haven’t found anything. I need some outside opinions….
Post # 3
I think the lanterns would look great! So pretty !
Post # 5
I think lanterns or other paper decorations would be beautiful. If you think full-on lanterns are too much, maybe cutouts can add something without taking up too much visual space
Post # 6
I think it’s fine with just string lights! I mean there’s going to be at least 2 people blocking most of the view there anyway. I think it would be pretty enough with no decoration at all, personally.
Post # 7
This reminds me of your setting! It looks so romantic looking with the lights!
Here are a few other ideas you might get inspiration from
This is gorgeous……I love the idea of hanging an outdoor chandilier
Post # 8
The pergola is so gorgeous on its own that I can’t see why anything more than string lights (maybe even slightly hanging ones to fill up space if it does bother you) would be necessary.
Or if the lanterns aren’t your thing, maybe ribbons?
Post # 9
@peasantsong: That’s what I thought too, but now she’s got me second gessing. :/
@Bumblebeast: Those are cute!!
@weddingbound: That first pic does sort of look like mine! But where the heck are they? The lighting and things look so pretty! But nothing around it seems to go! 🙂 (I know that wasn’t your point, haha!) By The Way, I just recently saw pics of your wedding…..it was so beautiful!
@GoldStar: I do love the ribbons….they were my first suggestion, but everyone shot me down in flames. :/
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Ohh I’ll watch this thread, I have a similar venue (pavilion overlooking a golf course). Here are some ideas I’ve pinned to my Pinterest (ignore that some aren’t outdoors, they’re just ideas I haven’t fleshed out myself yet):
Tulle draping (This is from a fellow Bee from a recent recap thread – hope it’s okay I’m posting it!)
Flowers on fishing line (thread through with a needle)
Same concept, just another picture of it
Tulle draping pulled back like curtains?
Better picture of curtains that can class up an outdoor space but still let you get a view of the background.
Post # 11
@Crazyhair: I really think no matter what oyu do it will look beautiful…..its already gorgeous as is! Thanks about the wedding pics
Post # 12
I like it as-is or with just string lights.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I would line the path with white roses (not scattered but outlining the path) and then use some simple chandeliers.
Post # 14
@Crazyhair: Are you having an evening ceremony? Twinkle light will make for great pics after dark, but for a daytime ceremony they will have little or no effect.
Post # 15
@julies1949: It’s going to be right before the sun goes down. I have thought about that too, since it’s going to still be pretty light outside.
The only reason why I think it may stilll work is because even in the daytime the back portion of that pergola looks kind of dark.