Do.It.Yourself. Ceiling Lights & Fabric

It is clear that the lighting of the venue will set the mood of any event. Warm and romantic or bright and inviting; there are many techniques to help establish the right vibe.

The hall at which Angie and Ryan are hosting their reception has large wooden beams along the ceiling. Although they are quite nice, we are looking at the different methods of 'dressing' them.

Angie [& I] really like paper lanterns as well as fabric panels draped from the ceiling. I have found a useful DIY guide for creating this romantic effect, here.

I have also found a DIY "pomander" [paper lanterns covered in flowers], here. I think doing this in solid white would be quite stunning lit up among the other paper lanterns and fabric panels. Thoughts?

Image Courtesy of The Knot.


TD66 said...

Love the draping. When I visualize the hall, I think of solid panels with green, purple and white (?) lanterns in strategic places (e.g. over the dance floor, head table, cake/gift table etc.). I saw a wedding that did the sheer fabric with christmas lights and I think it was a little overdone, so I may be a bit biased. I think the picture in the wedding notes I sent you of the hall dressed with a few long panels spanning the length of the hall may have effected my vision some. Both the lights and the solid draping pictures of Centennial Hall are available at this SUPER LONG link: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jackandjillweddings.com/images/centennial_fullroom_apr22_s_geef.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jackandjillweddings.com/Photo_Gallery.html&h=225&w=300&sz=13&hl=en&start=6&sig2=VORMFsf5O0-vMfWpoCruqw&um=1&usg=__fSQZef5ayStINbVIRLxzh_7-quk=&tbnid=zUZhmAWTr20HIM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=116&ei=tZrWSLP_CYPgpgSzpvH3CA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcentennial%2Bhall,%2Bqueens%2Bpark%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den-us%26sa%3DG

One of the pictures on that link shows rectangular tables, which is something we should think about. With over 90 guests and a dance floor requirement, the hall recommends using them. I think we could get away with either, but I am interested to see examples of dressed rect. tables. We will go check out the venue again when we get a bit closer, and hopefully you can come with us and give your input.

I think Ry has a really particular vision of the hall, so I will ask him to post here as well.


TD66 said...

Oh, and by the by, do you think you would be up to leading a team of "dressers" day of? I think the caterer will help with table linens and they will set up dinnerware and all that, but he said he wouldn't go near a ladder. I am hoping that we can rope in some family members to help with this, (and if you know anyone let us know!) but having someone there who is privy to our vision would take a lot of stress off. I'm sure my Dad will be there, in a tux, on a ladder, if need be!


Courtney said...

LOL! Daddy in a tux on a ladder = awesome photo op/ not so awesome outcome.

I am FOR SURE available from 6AM onwards the day of [or the night before if possible] to drape beams, hang lanterns, arrange flowers, straighten/center/organize the joint. You.have.my.word. And I don't give my word to just anyone.


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