Many stunning wedding portraits feature a bride and her wedding party standing in a gazebo. The structure of a pavilion is a lovely backdrop to the bride, showing her off in all her glory. It is an element of the ceremony that reflects the bride’s personal style and can be elegantly understated or a vision of complex artistry.
Tulle, ribbons, flowers, strands of lights – there is almost no end to the types of material used to decorate a gazebo. It will be a focal point of the wedding and should serve to enhance, not overshadow, the bride. Decorative touches may reflect the season or the theme of the wedding. Flower arrangements can be placed on the ground surrounding the gazebo reflecting the bride’s bouquet. If the bride loves candles, opt for battery-operated candles. The effect is still soft and becoming without the worry of tulle and greenery catching on fire.
Occasionally, gazebo owners will not allow any material to be taped or stapled to the structure. If that is the case, be sure and have lots of ribbon available to secure material, ivy, and flowers into place. Pipe cleaners are another tool for securing decorations. Be creative and joyful and the gazebo will reflect the beauty of the occasion.