Me and my H2B are getting married and having a reception in a beautiful room full of dark wood beams. I would love ideas of how to soften these beams (and lighten up the room) without losing the distinct feature and beauty of them all! Any suggestions welcome- DIY suggestions also more than welcome! Thanks :)
Fairy lights or white drapes
We’re having a fairy light canopy draping from the beams xx
Defo fairy lights ❤
Flower garlands? Really pretty and use pale flowers to soften the darkness
Fairy lights wrapped round
Hey, our venue has a number or dark pillars (4 to be precise) going straight through the middle of the reception room and we’ve decided to wrap them in some sort of white cloth and wrap fairy lights around just to disguise them a little. I think fairy lights always work... I’d be open to any other suggestions if anybody has any?
The white christmas lights wrap a few around them and have them glitter the wood effect
Similar to you we had dark beams in our ceremony and then reception room and had it like this all that changes was moving the seats around!
Fairy lights so magical!
I'd wrap them in fairy lights and hang paper lanterns from them
White flowers wrapped
Round them xx
Fairy lights,bunting,flower garlands
You can buy hanging baubles that you can put tea lights or led tea lights in. And if you use fine thread they will look like they are floating
When my mum got married last year her venue had beams. The venue did the drapes and the lights and we just hung the Pom poms
Look in Pinterest for hoola hoop chandeliers to make yourself - would look really great hanging from beams
I would personally have some fairy lights. Possibly some white drapes and and just lots of candles for a romantic feel x
You could if venue lets you have hanging jars with candles or fairy lights in. Its very effective.
Mood lighting with the disco , not too expensive about £50 for 8...
Thanks - I've had a look at draping - its a good possibility, and fairy lights are fantastic - will be doing this!!
I love the idea of flowers around the beams, will have to see if they would work as the beams are quite low at some points...
Thank you so much!!
I'm loving the bunting idea as well. We are going to be going LED candle crazy - we are allowed flames, but don't want to risk it with the children there.
I need to visit the venue in August this year and get an idea of the lighting in the room at that time of year - I've only seen it within the winter months really, so not completely sure what to expect.