Category: ribbons

Take 5 → Bright Pink Wedding Ideas + Ceremony Decor

Happy Monday, loves! It’s time again for Take 5 — our weekly series where we pull five of the best details from a single Real Wedding to delight + inspire you. This week, we’re oohing and aahing over this gorgeous modern pink wedding captured by The Mondays and designed by Juli Vaughn Designs. Ready to be inspired? This’ll do — we promise!

Bright Pink Wedding Ideas

1. This exceptional paper flower + ribbon ceremony backdrop

paper flower backdrop ceremony

2. The stunning chair decorations down the aisle

ribbon ceremony chair decor

3. This fantastic sign

We love a custom marquee sign! And this one is awesome.

drink up marquee lights

4. The modern geometric chair signs

geometric chair signs

5. The adorable dessert bar + banner

And check out the floral cake!

mmmhmm dessert bar banner

I love all of this. How about you? Do you like the color palette and the geometric-inspired designs? Tell us with a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned! (And you can subscribe right here.)

xo
-E.

Ribbons on the Backs of Chairs: Do This, Not That

Do you love the look of ribbons on the backs of chairs, but you a) don’t want to spend hours doing it, and you b) don’t want to spend gobs of money on ribbon that will, essentially, be used for mere minutes? You’ve come to the right place! I love the look myself, but you won’t catch me cutting, knotting, and tying ribbons to the backs of over fifty-some backs of chairs. As Sweet Brown would say, Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, try this easy wedding hack: tie ribbons on the backs of chairs IN THE LAST ROW ONLY. Makes sense, no?

ribbons on the backs of chairs

ribbons on backs of chairs

photos: love is a big deal | via green wedding shoes

Just cut your ribbon the length from chair back to slightly-longer-than-the-ground; knot the top. Add several ribbon strands to the back of each chair all along the last row. Now all you have to do is pick out the perfect colors. These are pretty amazing, but I’m quite partial to light pink, peach, and mint. Feel free to mix + match textures such as satin ribbon and this or your favorite white lace fabric trim.

Like this idea? Check out even more creative wedding ideas and diy wedding ideas.

xo
-E.

7 Most Inspiring Ceremony Backdrops

When you see wedding ceremonies, what inspires you? Is it the emotional couple, the unique aisle decor that catches your eye, or maybe the venue itself? One of my favorite wedding day details is the ceremony backdrop and today we’re talking about the best, most inspiring ceremony backdrops we’ve seen yet. If you’re handy, many of these ceremony backdrops are DIY-able; or, as always, keep a sharp eye out for talented artisans who are ready to help you create the ideal backdrop for your particular ceremony. We’ve gathered up the best of the best from around the web and narrowed it down to seven of our favorite ceremony backdrops. Prepare to be inspired!

7 Most Inspiring Ceremony Backdrops

#1: Something Blue

Ah, something blue: a cooling, calming color to soothe your wedding day nerves. This particular backdrop is reminiscent of the ocean and is a welcome change of pace from the traditional neutral color palette. The birds are a whimsical addition.

ceremony backdrops in blue

photo by scarlet o’neill via uschi and kay

#2: Heart Backdrop

This is one of my all-time favorite ceremony backdrops. It was designed by the lovely Jesi Haack FOR THE COUPLE. Incredible, right? We love Jesi’s photography and her mad design skills. Take a peek…

cerermony backdrops red heart

photo by jesi haack via green wedding shoes

#3: Painted on Paper

Whether you have a favorite song, want to illustrate your vows, or have a poem you absolutely love, this ceremony backdrop will turn it into wedding day design.

ceremony backdrops - words written on paper roll

photo by tammy horton photography via style me pretty

#4: All Dressed Up in White

For ceremony backdrops in white, this is one of our favorites. It incorporates white balloons while embodying a wedding-worthy sense of style.

ceremony backdrops - white balloons

photo by jesi haack

#5: Curtains + Wood Molding

This is one of those ceremony backdrops that reminds me of home interior design dubbed wedding decor. It is created with a pair of curtain panels each pulled to the side and tied; it is displayed along with wood molding crafted to form almost a window-frame appearance. Love.

ceremony backdrops: curtains and wood molding

photo by cedar house photography

#6: Ribbons

Using TONS of ribbons may take a bit of work, but the result? A kiss like this…

ceremony backdrops with ribbons

photo by the nichols via style me pretty

Hello, beautiful color! And again…

ceremony backdrops with ribbons

photo by the nichols via style me pretty

#7: The Giant Red Heart

Looking for poppy, in-your-face and full of pizazz? This is the ceremony backdrop for you! Spotted via Southern Weddings Magazine via Pinterest.

ceremony backdrops - giant red heart with names in calligraphy

photo by adam barnes photo

Remember… some ceremony locations are almost too gorgeous to cover up! For wedding ceremonies on the beach or in the woods), let Mother Nature do the heavy lifting!

Happy Planning!


-E.


What will your ceremony backdrop look like?

Chair Ribbons

Chair ribbons are a fun + easy way to dress up your wedding ceremony or reception chairs. Last week we featured an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding with chair ribbons + hanging mirrors that knocked our socks off. It was such a fun idea that inspired me to go knee-deep in search of ribbon inspiration… and, holy wow, talk about a full-fledged ribbon phenomenon! In fact, not only did I discover tons of chair ribbons but also programs with multi-colored ribbon bindings, ribbon wands in lieu of flower girl petals, wall decor with ribbons, ribbon garland, and more. I love this trend because while chair sashes are pretty, chair ribbons offer color variety and add a whimsical touch. The completed look is bright, colorful + cheery and adds a ton of charm to an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception.This is also a project that is easy to DIY: just gather up tons of ribbon in shades which complement your palette and tie to the backs of chairs. Easy, peasy. To save a little moolah, look for discounts on ribbon at local craft stores. Ribbon tends to go on sale often. In fact, I went to Michael’s last week and bought a ton of ribbon for 50% off. Nice! Here’s a smattering of chair ribbons as inspiration for your wedding:

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chair ribbons with peonies
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(Ribbons + peonies? Perfection.)

I can’t wait to research more ribbon projects and share them with you. This is a fun detail for literally any occasion – birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, soirées…

xo,
-E.

P.S. Did you enter the giveaway yet? There’s this amazing frame being given away but it ends on Friday…. click here to enter for your chance to win!