Wedding Decor: Creative Draping Ideas

Draping is an easy way to transform a space from average to awesome! If you want to hide ugly ceilings and walls or just make a space more romantic, look at draping the space.  White or ivory draping is the most popular color and is seen at many wedding ceremonies.  Although I still love the classic white draping, you can choose colored draping for a modern look.  Take a look at this pale peach draping for a twist on the traditional white used to accentuate the doors in to the ceremony location.

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Don’t be afraid of color for the ceremony! I love this bold yellow paired paired with white to soften such a bright color.

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For a rustic outdoor wedding look at using burlap draped around the ceremony.

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Of course draping is gorgeous for the cocktail hour and reception as well as the ceremony.  I love the colored draping to transform your venue in to a modern atmosphere.

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Look at this amazing orange draping!  You don’t need any other decor with this bold backdrop!

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Tents can be boring but with draping you can enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful environment.  As an added tip make sure to add beautiful lighting to complete the space.

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Do you love this colored draping?  Or do you prefer the classic white draping?

We would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

String Lights: Light up Your Wedding!

In all the years planning weddings I would have to say lighting is one of the key elements in the decor.  It sets the mood for the wedding giving off a sense of romance and elegance.  Candles of all shapes and sizes have been used for years to decorate weddings and are still being used today.  As beautiful as candles look there are other ways brides are lighting up their reception.  One of my favorite ways is to use string lighting.

This classic rope or market style lighting is a simple way to dress up a ceremony or reception location.  The most popular way to use string lighting is at your reception.  Whether you have an inside or outside reception string lighting can totally transform a space.  It adds a touch of sparkle overhead almost looking like tiny stars.

For an outside affair you can choose to use a tent, clear tent being my favorite, or use the string lighting as your “tent”.

You don’t have to have a lot of lights to make a big impact.  A few strands of light can add so much to your reception! Plus, it is a fairly inexpensive DIY addition with many string lighting starting at about $9 per strand you can get about 23 feet of lighting!

What do you think about string lighting?  Leave us your comments!

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Unique Aisle Runners

If you want to decorate your ceremony aisle but you are tired of the traditional white aisle runner, then I have a few unique ideas that may be perfect for you!

A great DIY idea is to use wallpaper as your ceremony runner!  Choose your favorite wallpaper and glue it to some foam board for a great inexpensive runner.  You can even use this same wallpaper throughout your wedding (for example you can use it as a backdrop behind your escort card table).

Most girls have used roses down their ceremony aisle but coming up with a unique pattern to lay the roses is now the modern way of dressing up your  aisle. Make sure to have the guests enter by going around the chairs and not down the aisle so they don’t mess up all your hard work!

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine just featured laying the petals down in an ombre pattern where the roses go from the lightest shade to darkest.  So beautiful!  Especially, if you are having a monochromatic wedding color scheme.

If you want to be very unique use confetti, crystals, or feathers to sprinkle down the aisle!

One of my favorite DIY projects is to make a chalkboard aisle runner!  Take some brown parchment paper glued to foambaord and paint with chalkboard paint.  Then you can write something special on the aisle runner…maybe a letter thanking all your friends and family for coming and sharing your special day, or a love note to each other written by each of you!

Let us know your thoughts on these unique aisle runner!

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