A wedding installation is typically defined as a large piece of artwork, arranged by your florist or wedding stylist, and can be used as a ceremony or reception backdrop. Below we highlight some of our favorite wedding installation ideas:
Aisle Runner Vows
Having an element in your ceremony that draws eyes to the front is always a plus. Having your wedding vows printed on it goes the extra mile. This aisle runner is made from butcher’s paper and has the couples vows in calligraphy. This installation is both sentimental and gorgeous, especially adorned with flowers. Couples can also mix this idea up by using bible verses, quotes, or even drawings in place of the vows. Work with your wedding stylist, planner, florist, and stationer to make this happen.
Hanging gardens are by far the most popular of the wedding installations. They can be large or small, depending on your space and how much you want to “wow” your guests. Have your florist completely cover the ceiling with vines or opt for a large flower box suspended above your ceremony space and filled with your favorite blooms. Either way these installations are sure to leave your guests in awe; work with your planner, stylist, and florist to incorporate this installation.
Giant Paper Flowers
Paper flowers come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors and can be used virtually anywhere. Attach them to an arch for your ceremony alter and use the space again during the reception to frame the cake. Put them on a wall and have them serve as a photo booth backdrop or hang them, garland style, and have guests enter though them. Work with your planner, stylist, and a paper flower vendor to achieve this look.
Canvas artwork is an easily accessible prop for an installation. Commission an artist to create a stunning piece and then display it in your home after your wedding. The nice thing about this installation idea is that it can be done in almost any color or style and really makes a bold statement. It can also be used for both the ceremony and the reception. Work with your stylist, planner, and a commissioned artist to see this installation in your ceremony.
Laser Cut Signs
Laser cut signs are a perfect way to add a bit of your personalities to your wedding aesthetic. You can commission artists locally or on places like Etsy to create signs with your names, a catchy phrase, one classic word, or even drawings. Combine them with florals for an extra pop and center them at the end of your ceremony aisle or in a prominent reception space spot. Work with your stylist, planner, florist, and an artist to make this look work.
Hanging Geometry & Flowers
Hanging geometric shapes are a fully fresh and modern aspect; however, adding flowers to them softens the look and pulls them into the room aesthetically. The shapes can be metal or wood and can be any shape; orbs, a pyramid, or hexagonal, to name a few. Work with a stylist, local artist, and florist on this look.
Drapery & Lighting
Drapery and lighting can be used in so many ways. Weather individually or combined they can add dimension and an epic feel to your ceremony and reception space. String them up in your tent for an outdoor wedding or drape them from every beam indoors. Work with your planner, stylist, and an event rental company to achieve this look.
Featured image by Lauren Gabrielle Photography