Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wedding decor: Paper lanterns

Paper lanterns can be used as great decorations for either outdoor or indoor weddings. In halls or tents, they give a fancy look for your ceilings. For outdoor weddings, they are cute details hung on trees and also sometimes serve as hanging luminaries.

Today, you don't necessarily have to have an Oriental wedding theme to incorporate paper lanterns in your wedding decor. You can have a beach or vintage or garden theme and still use these pretty lanterns as accents. They're readily available, too: you can purchase them at sites like Luna Bazaar or Etsy, if you wish to shop online. In the Philippines, you can go to places like UNTC or Divisoria to buy them or to purchase supplies and make the lanterns your wedding DIY projects. Or you can ask your event stylist to include paper lanterns for your wedding decor.

Here are a few wedding venue photos that feature paper lanterns as decor:

1st row, from left: Reception decor from BlossomsTX.com; Hometown Hospitality from MurphyWeddings.wordpress.com.

2nd row, from left: Emilia + Jay wedding by Marie Labbancz from ArtOfLove.com; Dinner at Dusk: Paper Lanterns from MarthaStewartWeddings.com; Lime Green Paper Lanterns from GoodThingsWeddingFavors.com

3rd row, from left: Tent ceiling by Winslow Martin via ElementsOfStyleBlog.com; Party Decoration by LunaBazaar.com; Asian Globes with Decor from Aardvark-Ent.com

4th row: Tent Lighting in East Hampton by Luminousld.com; Rose Petal Wedding Runner from TheFlirtyGuide.blogspot.com.

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