Monday, January 12, 2009

#474: the DIY garland contenders.


garland royale via eastside bride.

some of the others in the running:




to jog your memory (and inner designer), here's what our ceremony room looks like (minus the christmas decorations and fairy lights and petals and candles and hopefully the bust on the mantle).


i want to hang a little bit of something across the chandeliers, to give the room a "festive" element. i briefly considered hanging mobiles on string...but then ex-nayed that idea.

still debating which garland to use...if at all. maybe just some sheer ribbon would be enough. hm.

11 comments:

bluegreenplant said...

The important thing isn't how much you spend, but who you marry.

Emilia Jane said...

Garlands are everywhere! I posted about them last week - http://theauburnandivory.blogspot.com/2009/01/garlands.html !

Authentically U - Bride said...

Your garland choices look beautiful. I think I like the design of the pink and yellow ones the best!! But I'm sure whatever you choose will be flattering. Trust yourself! You'll make it look great!

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And thanks again for the photo inspiration about the garland. Your reception room looks like its going to be beautiful!

Heather said...

I LOVE the second option! very sophisticated. The ones around the mirror would be my second fave.

NotQuiteaBride said...

oh I love all of those options. I think I like the first one best.

takerlund said...

I like the first one a lot. The second one seems a bit more vintage, and kind of looks like it would fit the space nicely.

Eliza said...

I completely adore the garlands you posted...such a cool variety out there. That said, I think the room stands on its own, you know? Plus, I garlands might be too casual for a room that formal.

Stephanie Lyn said...

I like the 2nd option with the flower garland.

Have you considered hanging crystals from the chandeliers? I saw some relatively inexpensive ones in the bridal aisle at Michaels Crafts the other day :)

Anne @ Pink Galoshes said...

Oh, I just love the bold pink garland. So fun!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Eliza, I think the room stands on its own. The garlands are great and I'm totally using the felt idea next Christmas, but just don't seem to 'fit.'

Shelly

eric b said...

I am also making garland. I'm modeling mine on this... http://jessedeanna.blogspot.com/search?q=garland Currently, I am surrounded by piles of pastel circles and embroidery floss! Mindless and sorta fun.