If all it takes is some draped fabric to make a garage look this dreamy, I’m convinced everything will work out for my own ugly venue as well. This is me breathing another sigh of relief. *sigh* I feel better.



Does anyone else look for inspiration to convince themselves that everything will be okay?


Mrs. Mascara

Chicago/Upper Michigan
Wedding Date:
September 2009
Honey BUN
A Nontraditional Tradition
Add a comment


  1. bruschetta Member
    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:31 pm

    I saw this post recently as well, and was floored! It looks like the reception space is inside a fluffy cloud!

  2. beagle Member
    beagle 1381 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:36 pm

    That’s a garage?!?!? Wow, I’m impressed.

  3. Member
    yogigal 419 posts, Helper bee @ 2:43 pm

    I could have saved a lot of money if I had it in my Dad’s Garage!!

    I’m sure your venue will be fine. Its awesome that you have such a raw space that you can turn into whatever you want. I went to a wedding recently that when I pulled up outside the Chinese Restaurant I was a little worried, but the draping and decor was SO FABULOUS you felt like you were in a totally different venue.

  4. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:55 pm

    I’m with Miss Beagle… That’s a garage???? I want to sit in that fluffy cloud :)

  5. Member
    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:00 pm

    We’re thinking of doing this in our ceremony area, I think it would give such a great feel to the room

  6. glitter Member
    glitter 986 posts, Busy bee @ 3:02 pm

    Your wedding will be beautiful! And I echo everyone else’s sentiments. I can’t believe that’s a garage. The transformation is amazing!!

  7. argyle Member
    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:08 pm

    That is so dreamy and etherial. I cannot believe that is a garage!

  8. Member
    Lovespearls 863 posts, Busy bee @ 3:38 pm

    I have an ugly ceiling too and I SO want to do draping like that. It seems extremely expensive though. How are you getting it done if I might ask?

  9. Member
    MightySapphire 7632 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:40 pm

    I’m constantly finding pics that make me feel better about my own venue…but it’s more the opposite. I find pics of really UGLY spaces, then I tell myself “No one noticed, because they were focusing on the bride and groom!” My current inspiration is from my mom & dad’s wedding. I’m telling you, that venue needed WORK.

  10. Member
    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:14 pm

    ahhh…I saw this picture and sighed! Amazing transformation.

  11. Member
    tenmylove 435 posts, Helper bee @ 7:01 pm

    I saw this on SMP the other day too and was floored. The whole wedding was amazing, as they all seem to be on SMP. Draping is soo pricey though! I don’t even want to know the fortune this costed!

  12. gloss Member
    gloss 1249 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:59 pm

    That has got to be super $$$ right?
    It looks awesome – I really want to drape our tent but I think my checkbook my have a heart attack.

  13. Guest Icon Guest
    IsleBella, Guest @ 8:23 pm

    Draping may have cost a lot, but think what they must have saved by having it in a garage!

  14. Guest Icon Guest
    Becky, Guest @ 11:13 am

    I absolutely look for inspiration elsewhere! Thats why I’m on Weddingbee all the time! Seriously, it has made me feel so much better about some of my DIY projects and covinced me that it gives it a more “personal” feel.

    The draping fabric thing is awesome! I had seen some GREAT pictures on and had really wanted it, but as Miss Gloss above, felt it would be too costly. Without even knowing it, the venue we booked our ceremony and reception has the fabric already draped from the ceiling! Woohoo!

    I would definitely look in to it. You never know, it might not be THAT costly. If it makes you feel better, then it would be worth it.

  15. Member
    Firefighter_Prazs_Girl 801 posts, Busy bee @ 11:54 pm

    This is so awesome. It is amazing what fabric and lighting can do! I am sure it will be amazing and beautiful!

add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors