Things Are Looking Up… No literally, look up! The emphasis on decorating has taken flight into the rafters of weddings. Creative elements are being designed to hang, suspend, and appear to float above the celebration of nuptials, many of which are comprised of greenery, floral, and lighting. Hanging wedding decor is trending and here’s what you need to know.

Decorating a ceiling in a lofty venue or tent is not a new concept; many weddings have used draping, string bulb lighting, and chandeliers to fill the gaps of empty space over the years. But the expansion of ideas and materials at hand have generated a new version of the trend. Where draping used to suffice for a ceremony backdrop, now high-hung lanterns adorned with flowers hang for an elegant look. Where chandeliers were used to light a tent, they are now found dripping in greenery and full-sized blooms. And where the attention on a head table used to be downwards towards the centerpiece, it is now focused above the table, where a rustic ladder features a blooming field of wildflowers and a couple’s personalized monogram.

The objective is not only to fill the void of space overhead but to create an awe-factor in an element no one has ever seen before.

Here in Kansas City, creative minds have caught wind of the trend and are installing breathtaking and awe-inspiring designs for local couples. At Bridal Bash, Ultrapom Event Rentals and Wild Hill Flowers collaborated to create a geometric copper structure that adorned a Tuscan head table (pictured left). Pitching aside the typical place cards, a trendy couple worked with Events by Elle and Ultrapom Event Rentals to create acrylic table assignments that hung from the rafters of their venue (middle). Another couple enlisted the help of Sidelines Custom Floral to create a custom piece for above their table that included both greenery and lighting (right). All of this to show that if you can dream it, there is someone that can build it!

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