Hanging Décor Ideas Guaranteed to Elevate Your Wedding
Finding design inspiration for your wedding day isn't always easy. Although there's no shortage of great ideas out there, it can be hard to figure out which ones actually work together. One thing is for sure: You want to avoid busy, cluttered decorations that will leave your guests feeling overwhelmed. Of all the ways we've seen couples transform their wedding venues, one of our favorites involves making a statement from above. Instead of crowding tables with tons of candles and flowers, highlight your venue's high ceilings or unique architecture with hanging décor. Bringing in decorative details from overhead also virtually guarantees a breathtaking effect—your guests definitely won't expect to see a full-blown installation suspended mid-air.
What kind of hanging décor can you consider for you big day? The options are pretty much limitless, but we're particularly fond of overhead lighting, florals, ceremony canopies, and chandeliers. And if all those options sound enticing to you, don't be afraid to mix-and-match. This display by wedding and event designer Rachel A. Clingen perfectly exemplifies how multiple elements can work together to enhance the ambience of an entire space. The combined look of wood-beaded chandeliers surrounded by hung roses and greenery seamlessly elevated this party's décor.
So, if your venue allows, play up towering ceilings, decorate your gorgeous white tent, or highlight the open skies above at an outdoor bash. Whatever type of wedding you're having—and no matter what your venue looks like—top-down décor is sure to wow. From grand chandeliers to pretty paper lanterns, get inspired by the hanging decorations at these weddings.
Geometric Gold Structures
Geometric structures adorned with romantic blooms by Steven Boyle Design modernized the look of this spring wedding's tent.
This small-scale chandelier blended in with the surrounding trees perfectly thanks to greenery and blooms added by Sam Barrett Events.
Floating Tropical Florals
A large wreath of sunny blooms, branches, and greenery by Paven Floral was displayed above the wooden altar at this outdoor ceremony.
Steven Moore hung a crystal chandelier from the center of this secret garden-themed ceremony, which made a statement on the aisle.
Chinese Paper Lanterns
Inspired by a weeping willow tree, Moustakis Flower Company loosely hung greenery from this outdoor venue's arched doorways for a dreamy effect.
Guests dined beneath a glowing collection of string lights and swinging lanterns; the installation lit up rows of hanging greenery by Saipua.
Chandeliers, garlands by Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, and hanging topiaries added to this reception's elegant, garden-inspired aesthetic.