(Closed) Decorating ideas for my ceremony space

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Is it daytime or night? I think lights strung up would be super pretty! Since it’s so rustic, I would amp it up with flowers!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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trishk82 :  I would hang some lanterns with candles inside along the walkway leading up to the gazebo, that would look really lovely 🙂

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Buzzing bee

Are there any rules about what you can’t do / have?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I like the tulle idea! I’d wrap the tulle around string lights. What are your colors? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I think you will definetly need added lighting and would talk to a lighting company to provide propper illimunation for your nuptuals.

I do not know what you budget is but here are a few ideas

Low budget – Add lowest cost lighting and hang riboons with thumb tacks as a backdrop.  make sure to weigh them a bit so they gently sway but not blow away if the wind picks up.  then add a garland hiding the tops and draping down framing the scene.  then a rose pettal isle. White folding chairs.

Mid range – Uplights, lanterns, and a floral backdrop.  Chavari chairs and lanterns with candles lining the walk way.  

High budget – an abundance of String lights, a few small chandeliers and uplights at the corners.  Hang a large chandelier over the alter with floral backdrops flanking the alter but not behind.  Create an arch with hanging flowers between the two floral walls framing the lake behind.  Chavari chairs, floral isle with candles and lanterns lining the way.  Wrap all of the poles with Floral garlands and add a floral arch to where the entrance/isle will begin mimicing the arch over the alter.  

Post # 12
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Newbee

UGH First of all I’m supremely jealous of this ceremony site!! Its soo stunning! Whatever you decide, I’d do a backdrop behind where you stand for the ceremony. Macrame hanging, DIY archway, hanging bunting, or whatever

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

If you have time, you can get those little glass balls for like $1.50 on ebay. I ordered one a month or so ago to see if they would come in safe or not, and mine came packed in styrofoam and taped up, so it was super safe! I’m gonna order more soon. I got some from two different sellers, but only the one has come in yet (two different styles)

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What a beautiful site for your ceremony! I would not use an arch. I think the lines would conflict with those of the gazebo. I would however, have some special feature as a backdrop.

Lanterns along the walkway will look nice in pictures, but I think spending a lot on string lights, uplighting etc would be a waste of money. It won’t be dark enough for them to make any impact. Show your pics to your photographer to see if they recommend adding lighting.

In your pics I see two large cement blocks (?planters) and two long benches. Will those be there for you to use? You can place two large planters or floral arrangements on top of the cement blocks, then place a row of lanterns  of varying sizes- smallest to largest along both benches.

Because you have those lovely big trees, I would consider hang  wood plaques on the trees with wood burned initials to mimic an actual carving in a tree. You could do three with the date you met, the date you got engaged, and your wedding date.

Another option would be to hang something like this from a wire strung between the trees.

These are easily made ahead of time with hula hoops, fake garland and silk flowers.  If you don’t like those rings as a backdrop, you could hang one in each section of the gazebo between the posts. In that case you could swag fabric from 3 hanging rings instead of an arch.

With any backdrop make sure you check the height so it is not blocked by someone’s head, nor does it look like it is growing out of someone’s head.

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