Captivating Ceilings

You want your wedding to be beautiful from top to bottom. If you are to achieve perfection, every nook and cranny of your venue must be considered. Decorating your ceremony and reception sites is not only about centerpieces and table linens. To complete your design effect, do not forget to decorate the ceiling as well.

Some ceilings are just plain unattractive. This is often the case under a tent. Who wants to look at all of those poles that support the tent? There is nothing pretty or festive about metal support beams. Instead of leaving the ceiling as it is, dress up the inside of your tent. A beautiful effect can be created with draped fabric. You could do something light and soft like pale pink (which will also cast a very flattering glow onto your face), or choose a more dramatic look, such as a rich burgundy. A deep color would be a good way to make a large space feel more cozy and intimate.

Another way to improve a ceiling, either in a tent or indoors, is with tiny white lights. String them by the hundreds – you can never have too many. Little white lights would be ideal for an evening reception. In a tent, they will twinkle like a starry night sky.

A hot trend right now is to rent fantastic chandeliers to decorate your reception location. Pick the most elaborate, opulent ones that you can find for a haute couture effect. Fabulous chandeliers are like crystal bridal jewelry for your venue. Dazzling crystal chandeliers cast an incredible glow that will catch the light in your crystal bridal jewelry and make everyone look more radiant. They create an unforgettable atmosphere.

You can use your ceiling décor to enhance the theme of your wedding. An Asian inspired affair would be even better with glowing paper lanterns. A rustic barn could be spruced up with grapevine and dried berries wrapped around the ceiling beams. Having a Christmas wedding? Swag garlands of evergreen boughs around the venue. A winter wedding could feature hundreds of crystal snowflakes suspended from the ceiling. It would look absolutely breathtaking, and you can use the snowflakes to decorate your tree for your first Christmas as husband and wife.

A ceiling does not have to be a solid object. For an outdoor wedding, hang decorations from the trees above for a festive feeling. You can use almost anything that appeals to you, from colorful glass candle holders to kissing balls or floral pomanders to hurricane lanterns. Just be sure that what ever you choose is weather proof.

As couples work to make their weddings truly unique, no detail should be overlooked. Most brides today want for their weddings to feel like a fantasy world brought to life. To achieve this atmosphere, you will want to make sure that every part of your reception looks absolutely gorgeous. Start at the bottom, and work your way up to the top until every part of your venue looks as beautiful as in your dreams.