One of my favorite new wedding trends: overhead decorations. There is something whimsical and celebratory about Chinese lanterns, chandeliers, fabric, or even umbrellas creating a new ceiling for a wedding venue.
I’m not sure I can pull anything like this off at our wedding, but I sure am going to try!
These simple, colorful paper lanterns take this venue from a party to a unique wedding reception.
Image via Real Simple / Photo by Debra McClinton
I love this unique idea from Duet Weddings. They stripped the traditional wedding tent so that the guests could experience the trees overhead, but still used the tent structure to hang draped curtains and beautiful rustic chandeliers.
This wedding featured on Poppytalk also modifies a tent in a unique way. Floating bright balloons at the top of the tent bring the eye up, while the pretty mirrored ribbons tied to the ends of the balloons reflect light, making the whole space feel airy and large.
This wedding featured on Style Me Pretty created interest in a rustic space by hanging a variety of odds and ends from the center of the venue space. The result is stunning.
This last image is one of the most unique and my new favorite idea for a dance floor. Who would have thought that some upside down, hanging umbrellas and some string lights could create such an interesting dance-floor space?
What do you think of overhead decorations? Do you have any unique ideas for something to hang overhead?