A Black, Ivory & Red Wedding…

Damask Your Day!

Posted in Centerpiece Ideas, Reception Decor, Table Decor by Jaime on February 8, 2008

I truly love the look of the damask pattern used at weddings!  Now picture this with burgundy and ivory colors against the black…make it your own – nobody said it has to be the same, with damask you can get very creative! 

And another fabulous black & white event…

Photography by: www.jessicaclaire.net!

More Inspiration…

Posted in Reception Decor by Jaime on February 7, 2008

 #1.  Tie black or red ribbon or tulle on chairs.  See if your reception venue has black or red cloth napkins or purchase paper cocktail napkins.  Set tables up with ivory votive candles or tealights.   Purchase red or black branches to display in vases on tables.  All very budget friendly options…surely less expensive than flowers!

#2.  Have 10 tables?  Purchase 10 low-priced red or black place mats to place in the center of each table.  Decorate with red or ivory votive candles.  Place favors in the middle of each table, perhaps in boxes wrapped with ribbon in your wedding colors!

#3. Two things.  Rose petals and candlelight.  Soooo romantic!

#4.  Think outside the box. 

#5.  Get the look for less!  Since it’s a fall wedding, why not spray paint pine cones in either black or red?  Either go pine cone picking yourselves, or pickup a bundle at your local craft store! 

#6. Keep it simple.  Put a few red flowers in the middle, and wrap favors in black tulle bags, which you can find at any craft store!

Images from www.theknot.com – keep checking back, more ideas to come!

Dramatic Effects…

Posted in Reception Decor by Jaime on February 7, 2008

On a budget but still want to add a little shaaazaaam to your wedding decor?  Why not try hanging paper lanterns?

These paper lanterns can be purchased as low as $2.95- $5.00 per lantern, and can be lit by Led Lights, which run for about $3.95 – $5.00.  So you figure you’ll spend about $6.00 – $10.00 per lantern…not a bad deal!  The led lights to put inside the lanterns are optional, of course.

Now where on earth can you find these lovely hanging paper lanterns?  Check out my favorite place to get them: www.lunabazaar.com!   Or, check your local craft store. 

Keep in mind that hanging them from the actual ceiling can be difficult.   

You might think about running a rope or string from one wall to another, to hang the lanterns from (like when people used to hang their laundry outside to dry). 

Ask either close family or your bridal party to help with set up, the day before if possible, otherwise, get there early!

Red paper lantern inspiration from: A Bride In The Making!

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