This week I have gone all artsy. Well, I’m attempting to. I’m enjoying the idea of DIY decorations for our reception venue so have been checking out the world wide web, shops, magazines and fellow friends for ideas on centrepieces, backdrops, lighting and all things fun and crafty.
I’m sure many of you, when going down the DIY path go straight to Etsy. This is a great one-stop-online-shop of DIY done by others and I have found it a great source of inspiration for my own ideas. Take the centerpieces for instance; I would love something small and delicate with flowers that match our reception venue, so I looked through the Etsy website to find pictures of flowers and vases that match my ideas, you’ll be surprised at what people come up with, the ideas are endless.
Another great place for inspiration are florists or florist websites, I have been taking snaps with my mobile phone when I see a flowers or an arrangement I like, again it’s a great way to gather ideas. Here are some beautiful examples from Lush Floral Designs.
If you are thinking of doing the centrepieces yourself, you can pick up inexpensive vases from wholesale stores and large home ware stores.
I have also been looking into lighting for our venue, though the venue already has lighting I really wanted to create a mood particularly when the dancing is on, so again I popped online and checked out some lighting ideas. I did spy a previous bride who used the Fremantle Town Hall as their reception venue and they had the most beautiful chandeliers throughout. It looked amazing, though on further investigation, to replicate the look it was going to cost me my first born child, so the next best thing are paper lanterns.
I’m in love with lanterns of all colours, shapes and sizes. There are lots of companies that can source and install the lighting at your venue, though again using your trusty internet you can find online stores which offer great prices on paper lanterns. Here’s some inspiration!
Well I hope all the brides out there go and have some fun being creative. Till next time.
How do you plan to decorate your space? Are you using paper lanterns?