Sunday, December 28, 2008

Arbors, Gazebos and Wrought Iron Gates

I love arbors, gazebos and chuppahs for weddings. They make such a dramatic statement about encompassing the couple in the vows. They bring perfect attention to couples and frame the wedding delightfully.

I particularly like the simplicity of this arbor to the left. It is simply hung with White organza and has a simple arrangement of daisies atop the structure. Two mirrored ferns stand in the bottom corners to tie the outdoor area into the arbor.

Chairs are laid out all in a row with simple pew markers of light organza to match the arbor. Flowers tie the organza off and later on, a long white carpet is laid down for the bride to walk down on. All of this took place under the avenue of oaks at Lagare Waring House.

After the ceremony, a cocktail party was held in the main house and the reception was held under the clear top tent. The stars shown that night. Romance was in the air and everything was perfect in every way. I just love happy endings.
I truly feel that gazebos get too underused in weddings today. The sheer beauty of the structures lend themselves to an array of decorations, whether its fabrics or fresh flower. Each time I use a gazebo in one of my weddings it recreates itself into another work of romantic art.
This particular gazebo was used in a show and we booked 8 wedding from that show, with brides that wanted the wrought iron look with the gazebo.
Wrought iron Gates in another prop I love to use to create a dramatic entrance for the bride. If you are not getting married near an area that has wrought iron gates, then either consider nipping out between the ceremony and reception and having some wonderful intimate photos taken with just the two of you. We also have the most wonderful gates to rent.

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