Post # 1
Hi ladies! Our wedding will be outdoors, weather permitting, on the grounds of our reception hall. We have a couple of different options for the ceremony location, but so far the favorite is at the end of a garden pathway, facing tall, manicured hedges. They’re lovely in their own right, and should be full and green in August, but I’m wondering if we should decorate them somehow. I’m afraid it’ll be too bright out for fairy lights, and we can’t afford to pull a Kanye and cover them with fresh flowers…any ideas for an easy, affordable way to dress up the backdrop for our ceremony? Thanks!
Post # 2
kgba: If they are nicely manicured I wouln’t necessarily believe they need dressing up…
Some inexpensive ideas you could toy around with
– fabric (maybe tulle)
– fake flowers <br />or depending on your theme and how crafty you are you could do some cardbord / painted styrofoam
Post # 3
kgba: Picture of the hedge? I’d go for one big statement piece by where you’re standing or nothing at all. 🙂
Post # 4
Here they just did a table (wine barrel etc.) something that relates to your theme, and left the rest. Looks classy and pretty!
Post # 5
No need to decorate the hedges. Lush green looks awesome as-is.
Post # 6
I agree with just creating a focal point for the altar area. Depending on what you are using for aisle decor, if anything, you could create an altar with a vintage piece of furniture, an old fireplace mantle, old doors, etc.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice, all! We’ll be having a table and a floral arrangement at the end of the aisle, so I guess we’ll keep it simple and leave the hedge as is.
KayKPhillips: Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of our space, but thank you for the inspiration photo, it’s perfecet!
Post # 8
kgba: We have hedges surrounding the courtyard where cocktails and canapes will be served before dinner – i’m thinking of doing this! 🙂
Post # 9
PS I should add this idea would probably only work in a smaller space (which ours is). If your area is on a really large scale, i’d agree that you probably don’t need to decorate it!
Post # 10