Post # 1
… or not?
Here is the beautiful trellis at our ceremony locale. As you can see, it’s kind of a decorative item in itself. The top and back are covered in this really beautiful vine, and the stonework on the bottom makes me drool. :p
However, I do feel like the bricks in the front might need some dressing up. Hive, what do you think? Any ideas??
Post # 3
Personally…I think if you add anything it will make it look kind of…tacky. I think that trellis is awesome by itself.
What if you scattered candles everywhere..different heights of pillars, and different styles with an eclectic feel..(that’s what we are doing..) I just think it will give it a nice touch…
Is you wedding an evening wedding? That would be really pretty..
Post # 4
I totally agree that that trellis is beautiful! Wow! What a wonderful place to get married!
Here’s my two cents about decorating it. Sometimes, I think we have a tendency to spruce up something that doesn’t look as nice, but all that does is draw attention to it. For instance, in our facility the windows and exposed beams were beatiful, but the floor looked kind of like a gym floor. So instead of doing an isle runner that I was afriad would draw more attention to the floor I didn’t like, I hung flowers from the windows to bring the attention there.
The only thing I think I might do is, like cassieranne said, put some candles there if it’s in the evening. Other than that, I’d probably just leave it alone. Or you could hang some of those gorgeous flower/moss covered letters from the trellis. Something like that would draw the attention away from the less ornamental brick stairs and upto the beautiful trellis, but truthfully, I don’t think you need to do anything at all!
Post # 5
I agree w/both of the previous posters. Besides, when your guests are sitting, only the people in the front rows will be able to see the brick.
Post # 6
Thanks for the comments so far, everyone!
Sadly (in this respect, at least), we’re planning on having our ceremony during the day. I think you’re all probably right about the trellis, but does anyone have any ideas other than candles?
Post # 7
How about some garland on the top, tucked in with the same flowers that you are using for the wedding to match the color scheme?
Post # 8
Honestly, if you hate the brick, my only suggestion is a silly and slightly different one. Buy a few plants from the local garden center (the bushier and greener the better) to place in FRONT of the stone.
Make sure you measure the height and width needed to block the stones. You might want to buy some cheap plastic pots (clearance right now at target and dollar stores) and you can SPRAYPAINT the pots to whatever color you want then to be. i.e. that ugly orange terracotta can be white, pink, green, blue, whatever!
These are examples. The two on the left are somewhat tropical and were CHEAP (10-14 at Target last week) and the one on the right is an older hydrandea that is in between blooming.