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My fiance and I are getting married next September and I am completely stumped for hall decorations! The tables will be dressed with white table clothes, with a burlap runner. The centerpieces are a disc of a tree trunk with a tin bucket filled with fall coloured flowers + eggplant colours. BUT! I have no idea what to do with the rest of the hall (walls, stage, posts, windows, etc.). I was thinking maybe using eggplant coloured tulle with white lights around the posts, but I think the tulle might be a bit much for our “rustic” sort of fall vibe. Any ideas would be fantastic!!! PLEASE!
Here’s some pics of the hall… the first is looking out from the stage at the bare hall, and the other is looking from the opposite direction with it dressed for a wedding.
Post # 3
P.S. These are the colours I’m aiming for… with the bridesmaid dresses being the purple/eggplant colour.
Post # 4
I wouldn`t spend one second thinking about decorating the posts or walls. They look fine just as they are. Tulle does not work for me at all. Trying to disguise something often only results in bringing more attention to it. Do you want people to notice that there is a post or a post trying to hide under some tulle?
Would you consider doing strings of mini lights or cafe lights across the ceiling?
You could also outline the windows with mini lights and hang a burlap flower or wreath in each window.
If you decide to use mini lights stock up at the pre and post Christmas sales.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I think pipe and drape would work wonders on the rest of that room!
Post # 6
If it were me,I’d get burlap and drape it from the top of the banister. At each place where the burlap comes up, I’d put a paper or cloth pinwheel. I’d hang varying sizes of paper pinwheels under that, or paper cranes if you prefer. I’d get some antique-y looking lace for the windows, and use burlap as tiebacks, maybe accenting with another pinwheel or two. You could also use vintage sheets in the same way. I’d go with Chiavari or garden chairs; chair covers tend not to look so nice with burlap. Use the brown or natural colored ones to suit your rustic look.
I don’t really like how the “after pic” is done. To me, all those fairy lights look a little too christmasy. If you do decide to do something to wrap around the posts, you could do paper flowers, but I don’t think it’s necessary. You could also disguise them with curtains. Tule and fairy lights =/= rustic when used indoors. I’d stay with your burlap, and then use lace or vintage floral fabric as accents. If you need more lighting, you might look into getting some less-outdoorsy looking lanterns, like these:
Post # 7
I like the burlap over the banister idea.
And the mini lights would look great up there too.
Post # 8
Honestly, I think if you have dim lighting, no one will notice the walls or anything like that. But, if you’re looking for ideas:
You could cover the beams in lights & burlap to add to the rustic, romantic feel
Or you could track down this twiggy stuff, and have it go up the beams/bannisters: