Finding design inspiration for your wedding day isn’t always easy. While there’s no shortage of great ideas out there, it can be difficult to figure out which ones actually work together. One thing is for sure: you want to avoid busy, cluttered decorations that will leave your guests feeling overwhelmed. Of all the ways we’ve seen couples transform their wedding venues, one of our favorites is to make a statement from above. Instead of filling tables with tons of candles and flowers, highlight the high ceilings or unique architecture of your venue with hanging decorations. Introducing decorative details from above also practically guarantees a stunning effect – your guests definitely won’t expect to see a full-fledged aerial installation.
What kind of hanging decoration can you consider for your big day? The possibilities are pretty much endless, but we particularly like overhead lighting, flowers, ceremonial canopies, and chandeliers. And if all these options sound tempting to you, don’t be afraid to combine them. This display by wedding and event designer Rachel A. Clingen perfectly illustrates how multiple elements can work together to enhance the ambiance of an entire space. The combined look of chandeliers with wooden beads surrounded by hanging roses and greenery seamlessly highlighted the decor of this party.
So, if your venue allows, you can showcase soaring ceilings, decorate your beautiful white tent, or highlight the open sky at an outdoor party. Whatever type of wedding you’re having—and whatever your venue—top-to-bottom decorating is sure to impress. From large chandeliers to pretty paper lanterns, get inspired by the hanging decorations at these weddings.