(Closed) Calling all brides! Major Help needed!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What can I use to screen those houses out of my wedding view?
    Strips of material strung like curtains across the four back trees : (10 votes)
    43 %
    Screens : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Planters with climbing flowers : (6 votes)
    26 %
    Other: explain below : (5 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would visit your venue in June, so you can see how full the trees are at the time of year you will be getting married. They may have enough blooms on them that you won’t need any cover up.

    The road looks fine to me, and from the angle your picture was taken, you could probably crop the building out of the pictures that it appears in.

    Post # 5
    46606 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Waht about approaching the owners of the homes to see if they would agree to you placing some large shrubs or small trees next to their house. That would break up the expanse of the wall of the house and make it less noticeable.

    I have rented trees froma garden center in the past.

    My other suggestion would be to string a tight cable between the tress and hang  hanging baskets in your colors. The baskets need to be identical and have natural moss or wood baskets that will not catch your eye like plastic would.

    Post # 6
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    What about maybe hanging strings of flowers from the trees to cover the space? You could get silk flowers. You could even get super cheap ones, since the guests would be too far away to notice if they were super-realistic or not.

    Like this

    You could also hang some chinese lanterns. They come in any color you could want and would add enough visual distraction.

    One of the weddings on last weeks episode of Girl Meets Gown had a ceremony that had fabric swagged trees like you are talking. They had their wedding on a ranch under some trees and I thought it looked beautiful. I think they girl’s name was Misty.

    Post # 7
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think the hanging baskets like julies1949 suggested would look beautiful!  Although that may be a bit more expensive than other options.

    Post # 8
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It might not do as much coverage as you’d like but I saw an idea on another website where you get rose petals and sew them (a few inches apart each petal) through fish wire. If you do enough of these it would just look like you have falling rose petals in back of you. I’ll try to get a link to better explain.

    Post # 9
    118 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m interested in babymilka74‘s idea of stinging rose petals..altough I hope she posts a picture so we can get a better idea of what it looks like.

    Post # 10
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    The houses don’t bother me. I wouldn’t do anything to try to block them out.

    Post # 11
    26 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    What about something like this? Too rustic?


    Post # 12
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    What about going to your local Kmart or Walmart and getting an inexpensive Arbor. And then using some silk flowers to decorate the arbor with! The arbor will block the view of the houses. It will catch the eye of the camera and so will you and your bridal party! You would be surprized how invisable the houses will become! Plus your photographer could probably photoshop the houses out!

    I would also hang some votives off the trees branches. Easily done with wire and brandy glasses bought from a thrift store!

    Have fun with this! Streamers hanging from trees! Lights wrapped around trees! What time is the wedding? That probably will be a factor!

    Good Luck!

    Post # 13
    3124 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    the house doesn’t bother me. and have you taken a picture with someone standing in the EXACT SPOT you would be? Maybe your bodies would cover up the house.

    If not – I’d suggest making some kind of neat structure out of a trellis! trick is though that the flowers and vines should be growing up the trellis, which is hard if you want to move it places. Start growing some climby plants now girlfriend 😉

    Post # 14
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Hanging Vases could be really nice.  I think that something with flowers would be much better than curtains.  On save-on-crafts they had this screen of sorts- it was iron, but had birds on it, and held many candles- it was lovely!  Maybe something like that.

    Post # 15
    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love the pic of the flowers coming down from the trees with the petal aisle and nice chiavari chairs to give the area a whole elegant touch.  Should look nice with the arbor.  Would divert attention from the houses in background. 

    Road is fine imho.  Good tree cover and level ground too.  that’s good.

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