An at-home wedding is ideal for an intimate, personal and close-knit ceremony and reception. One challenge in holding a wedding at home is having adequate space. If the living space is large and open, it will be ideal for a small reception. Decorations will be the element that transforms a familiar living room into a wedding venue.
For an intimate and romantic feel, keep the lighting low and soft. Scattering many candles and tea lights around the room is ideal. Be creative with the candle holders. Use crystal or elegant glass holders for a high-class look, stone and wooden holders for a rustic look or stainless steel for a modern look. For a more unconventional wedding, use bolder lighting such as small spotlights, hanging lanterns or even a shimmering disco ball chandelier. Also consider stringing white Christmas lights around the room.
Linens, Flowers, and Music
Cover all sofas, chairs, recliners and benches with crisp white linens or linens in the colors of the wedding party. This will help transform the room into an elegant setting. This will also protect the furniture from spills and soiling.
The flowers can be subtle or bold. Place single stems in many thin vases throughout the room, or place several full arrangements on tabletops, end tables, banisters and fireplace shelves. Wind and wrap vines and flowers real or silk around staircase rails. Add a large arrangement where the couple will exchange vows.
You can use a stereo draped with white or lace linen and place a floral arrangement on it. If you have enough space for a live combo, designate a corner of the living room for the musicians, set slightly away from the guests and wedding couple.
After the exhaustion of the wedding ceremony and reception, the newlywed couple needs a relaxing and romantic place to spend their first night as a married couple. You can decorate a hotel room or bridal sweet with accents like rose petals and champagne, making for a cozy retreat to kick of the honeymoon.
When decorating a bedroom for a married couple, making choices using feng shui principles can enhance the unity of the partnership and strengthen the marriage. Whether you practice feng shui or not, your goal should be to create an environment that is comfortable, inviting and serene.
Wedding Night Bedroom Ideas
Flowers can instantly add a touch of romance to the bridal room, and you can fill the space with roses or the bride’s favorite flower. You can even tear off flower petals and scatter them around the floor. Also, cover the bed in flower petals and arrange a heart made from the petals at the center of the bed.
The bride and groom may want to take a bath to relax after the hubbub of the wedding. Furnish the en suite bathroom with some bubble bath, bath salts, lotions, a pair of robes and a bath pillow. You can even light candles in the bathroom to make it a romantic setting.
Pearls can be added as an accent to your floral arrangements, both the bouquets that will be carried and the blooms that may decorate your ceremony and reception. If you are considering using pearls as a theme for your wedding, there are a number of ways they can be added to your decor.
Fake or real, from the ceremony to the reception, pearls will add that special something to your wedding that will help to make it a classy and stylish affair. Pearls are timelessly elegant jewels. They add a touch of sophistication to any occasion.
Pearl Themed Wedding
Pearls can adorn your escort and seating cards, adding a special touch to your tables. You can either make these cards yourself or you can purchase the cards at a wedding wholesale or stationary shop and a supply of fake pearls from a craft store. You can attach the pearls around the edges of the cards, or you can make a design, such as a monogram, on the card.
Edible pearls are made of sugar and can look so real that your guests will assume that they are. The cake is one of the focal points of the wedding. If you are using pearls as a decorative element, you can have them adorn your cake or your cake topper.