Rise to New Heights – Designing with Trees

When the poet penned, “I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree,” he probably wasn’t thinking in terms of party décor.  The sentiment has endured the test of time, and designing with trees is becoming a must-have detail in modern festivities.

Fabulous blossoming trees set the stage for a glorious wedding Image provided by A Good Affair Event Design

Fabulous blossoming trees set the stage for a glorious wedding
Image provided by A Good Affair Event Design

Define a space

For an outdoor fete with a rustic theme, incorporate mother nature’s bounty into the design scheme.  Mix sepia toned pics of the guests with place cards and table numbers stenciled on burlap and hung with raffia.

Blue uplighting and trees filled with candlelight create a dreamy scene Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design, Photography by Lauren Hilary Photography

Blue uplighting and trees filled with candlelight create a dreamy scene Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design, Photography by Lauren Hilary Photography

Hanging woven baskets of candies, flowers and nuts will keep your guests getting acquainted around this natural gathering point.  Hammered tin tea light holders draped over branches add a bit of glitter to an evening setting.

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Towering trees bring the outside indoors Image provided by White Lilac Event Design

Towering trees bring the outside indoors Image provided by White Lilac Event Design

Move the outdoors indoors!

 

Silvered and gilt branches, perched on sturdy metallic pedestals, will surely catch the eye as your guests enter the dining and dancing area.  Selective positioning ensures that your installations will capture the wow factor without overwhelming the rest of your décor. Clusters of flowers, dripping crystals and glittery lighting guarantees a festively elegant backdrop for your soiree.

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Move the outdoors indoors!

 

Create tree branch sculptures, arches or pergolas to accent stations of the room, such as the dessert bar, ice luge or cake table.  Stationed slightly behind the table, swagged with draped rows of twinkling sparkles, highlighted with radiant pillar candles … a sure way to highlight the centerpiece of your evening. Incorporate smaller versions of your dominant installation to highlight additional stations and create a cohesive venue.

Let nature’s decorations assist you in creating a gathering of poetic sensibilities.

Images provided by: The Finishing Touch Wedding Design, White Lilac Event Design, A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production, Organic Elements Event Design, Lauren Hillary Photography

Topiary trees define the space for an elegant wedding Image provided by A Good Affair Event Design

Topiary trees define the space for an elegant wedding
Image provided by A Good Affair Event Design

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Branches adorned with flowers and greenery decorate a wall<br /> Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Branches adorned with flowers and greenery decorate a wall
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Whimsical tree branches, crystals and lighting create a fabulous setting for a sweet heart table <br>Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Whimsical tree branches, crystals and lighting create a fabulous setting for a sweet heart table
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Tree branches dripping with crystals and glass balls filled with blowers make a lovely setting<br>Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Tree branches dripping with crystals and glass balls filled with blowers make a lovely setting
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Pink blooms, ribbon and and glass globes make a lovely focal point<br> Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Pink blooms, ribbon and and glass globes make a lovely focal point
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

A cloud of white branches, filled with white flowers and crystals make a gorgeous centerpiece<br>Image provided by A Good Affair Event Design

A cloud of white branches, filled with white flowers and crystals make a gorgeous centerpiece
Image provided by A Good Affair Event Design

Silver branches filled with lights and blooms reflect the pink light for a magical setting<br>Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Silver branches filled with lights and blooms reflect the pink light for a magical setting
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Stark black trees filled with the soft glow of orange lights give a modern feel<br>Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Stark black trees filled with the soft glow of orange lights give a modern feel
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Bowers of pink blossoms make a lovely spring display<br>Image provided by White Lilac Event Design

Bowers of pink blossoms make a lovely spring display
Image provided by White Lilac Event Design