Happy Thursday Lovely People!

Can you believe we are in February already? I have a feeling 2012 is going to fly in the blink of an eye, pretty much like 2011 did!?

Why is it that time goes so much quicker as you get older?

Anywho! Today we bring you some gorgeous alternative wedding inspiration and ideas on how to dress your ceremony and reception chairs.

Attach ribbon, streamers, bunting, flowers, rope, Mr and Mrs signs………….whatever tickles your fancy!

I hope the below images get your creative juices flowing!

Image via Green Wedding Shoes


Why not personalise your chairs so they fit in with the theme of the day. For a festival wedding you could have mini festival flags at the end of each row at the ceremony and for the reception you could tie bunting to the back to really add to that festival vibe.

The couple in the image below had a shipwrecked theme for their wedding day and I love what the bride did with the chairs! She used fabric that had been torn into strips and then dyed them in a soft green sage colour. They were then tied to the bottom rung of each chair so they resembled seaweed. How awesome is that!?

The left over dye fabric was then tied into braids and knotted, to give the impression of rope, and then draped across the tops of the chair – genius!


Image via Elizabeth Messina


Multi-coloured folding chairs can look quite quirky and brighten up your wedding:


Image via Ben Blood


If you are having a vintage style wedding then why not collect old dining chairs from charity shops or boot fairs, tidy them up a bit, and then use them for the reception so each chair is unique adding to your vintage look.


Image via Jessica Claire Photography


Image via Whitney Furst for Laura Ivanova Photography


Image via Jill Thomas


Make your own Bride & Groom signs or attach your guest favours to the back of their chairs. Both shown in the images below:


Top image via Leila Brewster, Bottom image via Lukas VanDyke Photography


Bunting, paper flowers and real flowers in jam jars – I love this idea and the colours used too!


Photography by ee photography


Image via style me pretty



Cow bells on chairs – how cool is that!? Perfect for a wee country lass whose wedding is on a farm!


Image via Paige Newton Photography


Image via Heidi Ryder Photography


Imagie via Milena Sefferovich Photography


Image via Anda Marie Photography




Caroline Ghetes Photography


Image via Lauren B Photo


If like Bob and I you are having to source your own ceremony chairs then check out your local boot fairs and charity shops. You will be surprised at the bargains you can find and the chairs can be in pretty good nick too.

If you have hours to spare then you can also check out ebay. Our friends found their dining room chairs for 60p each! All they needed was some sanding down and a fresh lick of paint.

Happy chair hunting/creating!

Big Love

Festival Brides xx

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