One of the easiest ways to make a memorable impact on an empty space is to fill the ceiling. A chandelier is the perfect solution to filling this space. For a wedding, surprise your guests with something large and in charge. Here are some ideas:
- Floral chandelier
- Pom pom chandelier
- Ribbon chandelier
- Paper tube chandelier
- Lace hoop chandelier
- Paper lantern chandelier
Asking your dearest friends to be your bridesmaid is no longer a simple phone call. It’s turned into an event! A production! Don’t worry about the pressure though, because there are some simple and thoughtful ways to ask the big question.
- Create this cute DIY with hairins from Ban.do
- Create a kit and send it in the mail
- Or send a simple card!
- Send this balloon idea in the mail
- Or a sweet package with this printable
I love how the simplest of materials can make a huge impact. For example, paper rolled into tubes can create a really cool chandelier. Use the colors from your wedding to create a modern decorative piece for your big day. I had seen this metallic version on Martha Stewart but thought it would be fun to mix it up with some colors.
Materials: paper (8 1/2 x 11″), stapler, two wreath forms in two different sizes, glue gun, fishing line, paint
Step 1: Paint the wreath forms white
Step 2: Roll the paper into tubes and staple at each end. You might need to reinforce it with two staples at each end.
Step 3: You’ll need about 40 tubes for both wreath forms.
Step 4: Add glue to the edge of the wreath and hold the paper tube onto it.
Step 5: Repeat the process affixing the tubes at different heights.
Step 6: Double strand the fishing line through each hole of the base wreath.
Step 7: String them through the next wreath. Tape each string at 7″.
Step 8: Add the second row of paper tubes onto the wreath.
Step 9: Tie all the strings together at the top.
You’re ready to go!
project and photography by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
There’s nothing like a flower to bring instant beauty. Try incorporating a few fresh flowers into your wedding day to complete your ensemble!
- Fresh flower corsage
- Peony corsage
- Fresh flowers on a handbag
- Fresh flowers in the hair
- Fresh flower necklace
- Fresh flower hair bow
- Fresh flower ring
- Fresh flowers on the back
- Fresh flower corsage
- Fresh flower headpiece
Balloons are one of the happiest ways to decorate a party. Clump them together in various colors to add a fun look or on their own. There are so many options! Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate with balloons.
- Single oversized balloon–give it to the bride to hold!
- Balloons on a ladder–right outside the venue!
- Balloons throughout a room–perfect to dress up a boring reception venue
- Balloons on a stick–hand them out to your guests
- Balloons in a window–entice your guests with a fun balloon display in a window
- Balloons on a ceiling–douse the ceiling with hundreds of balloons
- Write words on a balloon–and have a flower girl hold them
- Balloon arch–perfect for picture taking or for the ceremony
- Balloons in various colors along a path–perfect for wayfinding in an outdoor space
- Balloon columns–a fun way to dress up a space
- Confetti balloons–don’t you just love the look?!
by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built
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