Last week our friend Beth came to me with a request for help in transitioning her sister's barn for their upcoming wedding. The barn has unfinished frame walls (not rustic unfinished wood plank barn walls). And it's a daytime/lunch wedding so they need ideas for how to hide the unfinished wall-ness without draping it in a ton of tulle, or covering it with twinkly lights, since it's a daytime wedding. So far, we've brainstormed fabric, quilts on the walls or hay bales stacked high (but there are concerns this will make the room feel claustrophobic). What other ideas haven't we thought of?
I love the look of this colorful draped fabric, which might pull attention away from the walls and make the barn feel taller.
Which brings us to issue 2 - the lighting. The lighting in the barn is florescent, which is a little harsh for Beth's taste - so what else can they use to light a daytime event? The only lighting terms I know are "uplights" "spotlights" and "gels" (I did lighting for our talent show in high school). Is this much twinklyness too much for a daytime wedding?
(by One Love Photo source)
I am loving these wrought-iron chandeliers as a source of lighting - they fit with the barn and since the family owns the barn, they will probably let her hang them. They could be hung pretty close to the tables.
Do you have ideas for Beth and Joe? Any wall covering or lighting ideas? Any sources for wrought iron chandeliers?