Everyone has seen the cool paper lanterns in movies that illuminate special occasion, gatherings, or weddings. They can be used for pretty much any occasion, but you can even use beautiful Chinese lanterns to light up your home or office. They are even said to bring good luck and prosperity! But even if you aren’t a believer in that sort of thing, these lanterns still look amazing. The come in a variety of materials, colors, and sizes so finding something appropriate for your specific need is never too difficult.
Weddings are probably one of the most common gatherings that these lanterns are used for. These lanterns always offer an elegant ambiance, with simplicity and beauty. What’s more is that you can use these lanterns to achieve many different looks. Use them sparingly to create a minimalistic look or hang them all over for a more exciting look. Wedding planners typically will be able to help with setting and matching the lighting with your décor, so that adding this simple yet beautiful lighting option wouldn’t too big of a task. They are quite easy to hang and place on your own, so if you are the DIY type, pick up some of these and have a blast!
Photos via Bridal Guide, Little Pink Book
This backyard wedding was made with so much love by the couple’s family. The birch arch was made by the bride’s father for their beach ceremony across the street from their home. Their tented reception was decorated by the bride’s sister and offered yard games like giant-sized jenga. We’re loving the fun and relaxed vibe of this wedding!
Photographer: Dan and Melissa Photography //Event Venue: Grand Traverse Resort//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Express Men//Cake Designer:Grand Traverse Resort//Dress Store: J. Crew//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:Michelle Balmer//Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier//Musicians: Nolf Entertainment//
From their Photographer: Prepare to feast your eyes on this incredibly delicious wedding!! Joe and Christina are quite the stunning pair and everything about their wedding complimented their every move. This amazing wedding took place at the beach across the street from Christina’s parents house with a custom white birch arbor lovingly made by the brides father, Gary. Their reception was held in the back yard, which was fantastically decorated by Christina’s sister, Michelle. Michelle thought of everything. She has such a creative mind and you could see the love and adoration she has for her sister and new brother-in-law in each and every piece she designed and displayed. The yard was decked out with yard games, particularly a life sized Jenga game, which was masterfully played by the wedding party. Scroll down to see all the fun. Everything was put together wonderfully by friends and family, making this day a huge success.
This rustic apple orchard wedding, handmade with the help of the bride’s mother, is filled with so much prettiness! We’re loving the colors, the romantic photos, and the antique carousel!
Photographer: Rachael Osborn Photography//Event Venue:Royal Oak Farm Orchard//
From their Photographer: Taylor & Paul met and were married within less than a year’s time. Their wedding was a beautifully DIY-ed, rustic but elegant tribute to not only their love, but to the love that surrounded them through their families and friends. The bride’s mother was a catalyst in the planning and decor – all handmade and executed with grace and style. The country setting of an apple orchard (complete with an antique carousel!) made for the perfect backdrop for this couple to say “I do.”
Summer may be over but that doesn’t mean we have to stop swooning over beach weddings. This destination wedding, set in Sayulita, Mexico, is filled with colorful details, romantic views, and the dreamiest wedding gown.
Photographer: annie X photographie// Caterer:Don Pedro’s// Location:Villa de Oso, Sayulita, Mexico// Event Planner:Sayulita weddings//
From their Photographer: Stephen and Brooke, who live in San Francisco, decided to tie the knot in Mexico. Sayulita is the perfect spot to share with family and friends. Easy access, quaint, and perfect for surfing.