Ideas & Advice
Whether you're having an outdoor celebration or indoor party, a pretty canopy instantly transforms your venue.
Turn balloons from childrens' party essentials to wedding-worthy accents! The key to a less kiddish and more glamorous look? Instead of the regular-sized ones, consider big, circular balloons that deliver a more grown-up appeal, and keep the rest of your decor sophisticated. Ombre tassels pretty up the look plus lend extra oomph. Image: @latavolalinen/Instagram These intricately patterned napkins do more than just dress up your place setting - string them up and they make for fabulous ceiling decor that'll look lovely with any laid-back or rustic (think cafes, barns or casual restaurants) wedding celebration. See also: 8 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR LEFTOVER WEDDING ITEMS Image: @latavolalinen/Instagram If you're looking to start your happily-ever-after with a festive bash, let your decor do the talking. Vibrant strips of ribbon and colourful metallic balls make for an visual spectacle that's sure to get your guests in the mood for a party. Disco balls aren't just for evening or ballroom celebrations. The reflective disco balls here caught the sunlight and reflected spot lights everywhere. Image: @stitchxmarker/Instagram Love the idea of a tropical celebration but prefer the comfort of air-conditioned surroundings? Who's to say you can't have both? The Wedding Entourage transformed the Island Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore into a tropical paradise with plenty of zesty summery hues and lush greenery. Image: @theweddingentourage/Instagram Paper pompoms aren't just versatile and affordable, they make for stunning decor, too. And here, they prove they can look glamorous as well - bright eye-catching reds and gleaming fairy lights against dark backdrop creates a luxurious feel. Image: @8_dec/Instagram Fairy lights are an instant ticket for a magical ambience. You'll look enchanting gliding up the aisle under these captivating twinkling lights. Here are 7 other ways fairy lights will transform your wedding venue. Image: @merryloveweddings/Instagram Colourful lanterns bring festive cheer to this garden-inspired luncheon. What we really love? The whimsical umbrellas and watering cans suspended above the tables. Definite conversation-starters. Image: @revelryeventdesign/Instagram Your first dance will feel all the more magical under the night sky, and glowing lanterns interpersed with fairy lights. See also: Chic and charming: 14 ways lanterns add pretty colour and light to your wedding Image: @bloomboxdesigns/Instagram Planning: @detailssamantha/Instagram Photographer: @johnandjoseph/Instagram Venue: @monarchbresort/Instagram Think lightbulbs deocr and a gritty industrial feel comes to mind. Who knew they could look so pretty? Go for lightbulbs with screw threads in white rather than black for a feminine, charming vibe. See also: Budget tips! 10 home items you can use as wedding decor Image: @josevilla/Instagram Planning and design: @lauriearons An eclectic mix of glass terrariums, bird cages and lush foliage give a mysterious, enchanting secret garden feel. See also: Wishing trees to glass jars: The prettiest alternatives to your guest book! Image: @bloomboxdesigns/Instagram Photography: @jessicaclaire Planner: @detailsmichelle Specialty rentals: @revelryeventdesign Illumination: @gblighting Rentals: @palacepartyrental Stefy Kronemeyer & Michael Prentiss tied the knot with an alfresco setting with a canopy of star-shaped lanterns and illuminated candles. Planning: Easton Events Photography: Eric Kelly This image was published in Female Brides Lookbook Issue 13.