Kris + Andrea are getting married next June at the Semiahmoo Resort (pictured above). The couple's guests will enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere of the Seaview Terrace for a cocktail reception shortly after the afternoon ceremony. Outdoor entertaining is one of my favourite things so I jumped at the chance to provide some inspiration for the venue decor.
The reception will be in a large tent on the property which affords them a lot of creative design freedom. There are so many rental options for these structures. As you'll see below, tents are as versatile as a blank canvas.
Detail One: Lighting
Whether draped from the rafters or wrapped around trees & posts, strings of lights add the perfect touch of magic & romance to any soiree. This cost-effective option is both practical and glamorous.
Katie Neal Photography via Carter and Cook Event Co. Jonas Peterson.
Photos, L - R: Once Wed. Jill Thomas via Grey Likes Weddings. L Hewitt Photography via Style Me Pretty.
Detail Two: Fabric Panels
These interior panels are typically seen in white; however, I love how this couple incorporated their wedding colours all the way to the top of their reception tent! It's altogether whimsical and it gives off a fun vintage circus/ "under the big top" vibe.
Photos by Art of Love via The Bride's Cafe.
Detail Three: Chandeliers
Oh, what a single chandelier can do to a space. I love the fact that we're seeing these gorgeous fixtures in new and inventive spaces. Chandeliers are even being used for their visual impact alone; I've seen many cases wherein they are styled out doors and are unlit.
Photos by Brea McDonald via Style Me Pretty. Town + Country Event Rentals via One Wed. Matthew Morgan.
Event design by Steven Moore Designs. Photo by Michele M. Waite.
I hope this little snippet was a useful glimpse into all of the possibilities that lie before you, Andrea. I'd love to work with your vision a bit more (I have some ideas for your colour palette and table decor) so be prepared for subsequent posts!
Congratulations, again, Kris + Andrea!