Post # 1
After a couple weeks of concern about what would be available in our area (rural, not a lot to choose from), we finally got to visit the state park I’d had in the back of my mind. And it is perfect!
These pictures were given to me by the coordinator… a sample set up. I was thinking of wrapping the wooden railings and maybe some bouquets with ivy and snapdragon or gerberas on the stone pillars. Our colors are going to be dark chocolate, ivory, burnt orange and apple red.
Post # 3
Not to be a creeper but is that Petite Jean? It is gorgeous!!!! I think some color on the railing and then some flowers on the pillars will be amazing. But the view is so great that it doesn’t need lots to distract.
Post # 4
@chasesgirl: Not Petit Jean… Magazine. Just up the road is the highest point in Arkansas.
Not to worry, I am more than happy to talk about it since most people have no idea where it is!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t wrap the railings as that can look cheesy if done by the wrong person and so not what you want to do on your wedding day lol. I would do something like mums or otheer large flower arrangements on pillars. How about a ribbon wall backdrop for the front or maybe old doors?
Post # 6
That’s beautiful. I love the way the chairs are situated. I hope you arent afraid of heights!
Post # 7
We are planning on putting up an archway at the end, I think. Something we’ll be discussing with the florists. Apparently there is a man in the area who is very good with nature set ups.
I think the wrapping will work out if we keep it loose and organic. The events coordinator who gave us the tour showed some pictures of previous weddings and some of them pulled off a raw tulle fabric wrap that looked quite nice. Probably just the top railing though.
Post # 8
@chasesgirl: OMG how beautiful that cerenomy site is all i can sayia wow
Post # 9
@Jer72: I’m not… lol. Also importantly, let’s hope none of my guests are!
But even the first row of seats will be far enough back that it shouldn’t be an issue. 😉
Post # 10
Oh wow what an amazing setting! I really don’t think it needs anything personally… Maybe a few rose petals but that’s it! It really is breathtaking the way it is!
Post # 11
That is so gorgeous!
I think that the setup that you have there is gorgeous. Your plan to improve sounds great as well.
Post # 12
The only thing I am concerned about here is that I have no idea how a music set up would work. There’s no electricity anywhere close. We’d have to find a generator or go with live music.
I’m leaning towards quartet at this point but I’ll have to think on it and see if I can come up with anything else.
I’ll just get an old school boombox and stick it in the bushes. ahahaha.
Post # 13
It is SO beautiful. Honestly, I’d keep it pretty minimal to focus on such amazing surroundings.
This one would be tricky and risky, but I personally love the look of an aisle runner down stairs. You have to tape it really well and honestly, since it’s outdoors, it probably would get dirty. So i’m talking myself out of it. But that was one thing I thought of.
Post # 14
Seriously, your venue is stunning. I wouldn’t wrap anything around the wooden rails as you would need lots of time and materials to get it to look natural. I’d suggest doing a small or medium arrangement on each of the stone pillars (or every other one) and have ribbon, ivy and other greenery hanging down.
Post # 15
If it was me.. I wouldn’t bother with anything. The setting is beautiful enough. Maybe some flowers on the pillars if you are really wanting something. As for music… I would ask the venue coordinator what normally works the best! Good luck!!! and congrats on finding such a GORGEOUS venue!
Post # 16
GORGEOUS Venue !!
Like the others, I’d keep the decorations minimal (like the idea of flowers on top of the stone pillars)… because in my mind the VIEW is stunning, and should be left to be the dominant feature IMO
My only worry is your Profile says the Wedding is in October… I’d be concerned about what your Back-Up Plan is incase of rain, doesn’t look like many options for shelter from the pics you’ve shown.