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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2005 12:18:35 PM »

I think the fabric idea is best, but personally I'd hang some plastic bats from the ceiling.....or  line up a bunch of mannequins for the backdrop.... or have a disco ball.... or a fog machine and people dressed like zombies attacking us......... go-go dancers in cages........ the possibilities are preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'endless.............')

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2005 12:21:30 PM »

ooohhhh a great idea for a non traditional wedding photo...... either a line up photo or mug shots.  LOL!

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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2005 07:24:28 AM »

You could have someone handpaint a mural on a piece of cloth and hang it ( the mural could be a reflection of your taste and style) and put plants on either side of it, and I did a google search and found this site to give you some ideas: http://www.countrycreations.info/backdrops.index.html   the lighted column thingies were neat looking. Make sure you scroll to the bottom so you can see all of the different ideas they have. It could give you an idea that you could tweak and make your own. Best of luck to you!
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2005 07:42:22 AM »

Thank you all for lots of creative ideas! 

The bats one gave me an idea, though I don't know if I'll be able to use the ceiling: hanging different sized round lanterns. 

I was going to do decoration/favours that were helium balloons anchored by little packets of Hugs and Kisses chocolates (With Hugs and Kisses from...) and I supposed I could carry that theme through the backdrop, but I'm not crazy about having balloons be the decorations of the "altar" space. 

I'll go check out that URL...
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2005 09:35:26 AM »

I get it.  Theres nothing here to spruce up just a blank canvas.......

Yep, but you have already figured that out by now.
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2005 09:54:00 AM »

I also had no archway.  Inside a country club there isn't much to work with.  I told my florist I wanted an "arbor" type alterpiece.  Two sets of potted branches reaching up and over (it was a fall wedding).  But, we had an unusually wet winter here in Texas so none of the branches were very "fall" looking. 

So my florist sunk two HUGE magnolia branches in concrete and bound the pots with silky, copper-colored fabric tied with satin cords. 

They weren't what I had envisioned but they looked pretty, unique, and served their purpose.

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2005 10:11:16 AM »

my cousins wedding didn't have an archway, instead she placed these two...not sure how to describe them. they were like brass poles that were about 4 ft high and had slightly tilted metal heart..plate? ring? on top that held candels. any ways, she put one on either side so it looked like two lit hearts. very pretty.
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2005 11:49:18 AM »

The hanging lanterns would look very modern.  I like!  The topiary idea sounds cute too. I bet you could make a fake topiary with a foam ball covered in foilage.
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2005 02:06:52 PM »

If you are able to hang things, the fabric idea would be awesome. Hang up a few pieces of white fabric, floor to ceiling, and put softly colored spotlights pointed upward behind them.
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2005 12:33:53 PM »

I think arches look tacky too. We are going to take a bunch of tree branches and shape them in to an arch shape. Then we are going to wire flowers to the branches. [http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5df04b3127cce9f772d39055800000015108SauW7Zm3Y]
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