Post # 1
our venue is a waterfront restaurant/bar on the bay with a bocce court and ‘beach’ area that we can decorate however we would like. Our reception is going to be pretty laid back, and more like a cocktail party- open seating, no formal dances, no DJ etc. I don’t have any colors, my Bridesmaid or Best Man are wearing mint green but that’s about it lol. I would like to add some decor, but I don’t want to spend a ton of money Since the bay view and fire pit are the best part!
Here’s some ideas we were thinking of:
-putting either lanterns or a bunch of votives out on the beach area
– corn hole set on the beach area (wont be dark out till 8-9pm and our reception starts at 5)
– possibly getting succulents for the tables so people can take them or whatever cheap flowers from trader joes/florist
-candles on tables?
I’m not sure what to do with the inside since I think most people will want to hang out outside, but it looks pretty plain.
What ideas do you have bees? You guys are so creative, I would love to get some more suggestions! 😊
Post # 2
Before I read below the photos my first thought was lights! Lanterns would look so lovely on the beach and the tables! Or maybe some twinkling lights around the beach strung up with poles.
Post # 3
i see there’s at least one wood bench on the sand area; see if you could rent additional benches and armchairs with this idea in mind:
You mentioned succulents regarding flower arrangements; how about something like this, maybe lower?
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate
i love string lights like this:
Post # 5
ah that’s a great idea to make the bench a more comfy seating area! Love it! I was thinking tiny potted succulents that people could just take home with them and plant.
definitely lanterns! Just have to find some cheap ones.
I love string lights however I think the cost of rental and set up will be too much 😕 There’s some over the fire pit/ trellis area already at least.
Post # 6
Omg! Gorgeous! Where is this?
Post # 7
You can buy and set up your own string lights less expensively than renting them.
I would put two poles in the sand or use patio umbrella bases to support two poles. Place them on either side of the patio just above where that wall is behind the bench. Use those poles to string lights in a triangle shape from the building to the first pole, across to the second, then back to the building.
You can usually find lights being sold by another bride. Do a search on http://www.searchtempest.com It displays all ads from all Craigslists sites on one page. You can search for patio lights, string lights, lanterns, wedding decor etc.
See this ad for some ideas http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/for/5428099986.html
I like your idea of candle lanterns on the tables. You could do something like this and use less succulents than if you used them on their own. You can also get used lanterns or buy them at Ikea.
The lounge area would be nice, but your venue realy doesn’t need much added in the way of decor.
Post # 8
it’s in Sausalito, CA: http://www.barbocce.com/#bocce
love those pics, yea succulents can be a bit pricey, Im thinking of ordering them in bulk and potting them in stemless wine glasses or something. Since the tables aren’t too big I may do candles/votives there and larger lanterns on the beach area
Post # 9
Whaaaat? That’s close neough to me. I love it! I don’t see anything about weddings on their website though.