Post # 1
I was wondering if you guys could help me with ideas for decorating our ceremony area. It will be under a tree.
The above picture is from the actual tree that the ceremony will take place under. (from a previous wedding)
The Branches are reasonably low at the sides but not so much directly above where our heads will be. I want to co for a romantic elegant vintage feeling. Maybe something with ribbons like this?
But Im not sure if they might make it difficult for the photographer or even the guests to see us if the wind picked up.
Any ideas on what might work for our tree ceremony?
Post # 3
Twinkle lights, chinese laterns, pom poms? Maybe drape ribbon instead of letting it hang?
Post # 4
Thanks for your reply!
I like your idea of draping ribbons…that could work…
Not such a big fan of pompoms or lanterns as its been done too many times at this venue. Id love to do something different.
Twinkel lights, are they worthit during the day?
Post # 5
Another SA bee 🙂
I love the look of the ribbons but agree it can get a bit crazy if the wind picks up…
Maybe do a trial run at home of the ribbons weighted with something – like mini flower bouquets, beads, or even use those wire art key rings – hopefully this will weigh it down enough so that it will swing slightly as opposed to fly all over the place.
Kinda like this:
Post # 6
yay!! Proudly SA!! 🙂 Thanks Ms Protea, I love the idea of weighing them down a little. And those pictures with the birdcages are gorgeous!
Post # 7
Ooohhh I love the birdcages idea! What about flower pompoms as well?
Post # 8
We have a very limited budget and flowers was the one thing that got cut. So we only have boquets and reception flowers. Maybe a little flowers for the isle decor but I dont think flower pom poms are going to be budget friendly. 🙂 Thanks though!
Post # 9
I really dont want to sit with a whole lot of un used decor after the wedding, so I was maybe thinking of getting these wooden hearts…
And hanging them in the trees with ribbon. Afterwards they can be either used as home decor or given as gifst to guests.
PS: For the South african Brides: a guy at the ‘Boeremark in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa makes these at great prices!
Post # 10
If you want something directly overhead, you can always string a line across from two of the side branches , then hang your items from that line. Fishing line will be invisible.
Post # 11
Thats a great idea! We could maybe do a bit of a canopy sort of thing, like this…
Post # 12
sorry, I’m new here and still trying to figure things out 😉
Post # 13
Hi, I consider myself a SA bride as well 🙂 even though I’m Swiss and I live in NY, my fiancé is South African and that’s also where we met and now we are getting married in Cape Town! I’m so excited!
I love the ribbons and I think it will actually look really pretty when the wind picks them up! But then again I might be biased because I am planning on having them as my ceremony backdrop as well…
Otherwise, have you seen this pic? Lace wrapped around the branches…I think it looks stunning and it would go with your romantic vintage feel:
Post # 14
Hi!! Thats so cool!! Meeting and getting married in SA! We have the best boys dont you think? 🙂
I saw that picture once and have forgotten about it since!! Its gorgeous!! How do you think they got it to stay on the branches…staple gun?
Post # 15
What about this?
I think it’s elegant, yet it’s really economical!
Post # 16
I love this idea! It’s simple, yet so classy and refined. It’s a beautiful way to demarcate the site.