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Tips & Tricks   |   8-27-15

Above and Beyond

If you've followed the work of Parrish Designs for any amount of time then you know that we love to make over the top statement pieces in our decor. And if you've been following our work closely, you know that statement often manifests itself into unique and beautiful decor treatments on the ceiling. Whether your event is in a ballroom, garden or out in the open air, adding decor above can pull together a look of a space and create that "WOW" moment. We've rounded up our favorite decor inspirations and are sharing the ways you can add a unique look above your tables.
1. Lanterns 
Lanterns are a popular item in weddings and social events as they can offer not only unique style depending on your look, but also add light to your event creating a much desired ambience. They are prominent as aisle decor and centerpieces but our favorite look is hanging from the ceiling! No matter the style: paper, wicker, metal, they look great clustered over a dance floor or in a gazebo. Often coming in a range of colors you can really pull together a color palette for your event as well.
2. Parasols 
Similar to lanterns, paper parasols come in a range of colors. We love the look of these suspended upside down over centerpieces or over a dance floor. The versatility of the parasols allow you to hang detail florals from the bottom and they can also be lit from within.
3. Lighting 
If you're looking to add a romantic touch to your event, additional lighting is the perfect answer. Italian string lights are a great option that offer a soft glow and a vintage touch. They even look fantastic indoors! Another beautiful lighting option is a crystal chandelier. Suspended with orchids, or soft satin ribbon chandeliers are the perfect accent over a head table, inside a chuppa or clustered over a dance floor.
If you're looking for a more modern touch with your lighting, votive candles in glass create endless opportunities. The modern style, glass orbs below can be linked together to create lighting "chains" ideal to be strung in gazebos, over bars or from place card structures. If you want to go bigger, we love the look of dramatic crystal strands (which look stunning combined with orchid garlands) hung in custom oversized chandeliers.
4. Foliage and Flowers 
Last but not least, we love the natural look of greens and florals. Let your creativity run wild! From simple greenery wreaths to oversized orchid chandeliers, bringing flowers to the ceiling truly carries the look of an event all the way throughout the space. Floral chandeliers are our favorite design details to create and they just look spectacular hanging over dance floors and reception spaces.
The beautiful images above are just more evidence that ceiling structures can truly create that WOW moment for your event. Your guests will be talking about the decor for years to come! Versatile and dramatic, the sky is the limit when it comes to adorning your wedding space with lanterns, greens, chandliers and more!