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Well good morning lovely people! I hope you are all getting set for Christmas. I can not believe it is next week. As per usual I am completely unorganised with pretty much all of my Christmas shopping left to do! If you are in the same boat then Clare is sharing her last minute Christmas shopping list on Friday and I for one will be checking it out. She has the best taste our Clare so I am sure she will be including some great gift ideas.

Before you put your Christmas shopping hat on we have some wonderful wedding inspiration to share with you today, put together by one of our awesome festival wedding directory suppliers, BAYA Hire. They are sharing 10 different ways of dressing their unique and breath taking natural timber domes. The domes themselves already have the wow factor but when coupled with these ideas they really are transformed into something very special.

10 Wedding Decor Ideas For BAYA’s Natural and Unique Timber Frame Domes….

Words by BAYA Hire

BAYA’s use of a natural timber frame crisp white cover, provides a perfect backdrop to your personalised theme. The domes themselves are iconic and memorable, with large amounts of natural light giving a warm and fantastic feeling of space. You can then customise them to make the Domes unique for your special celebrations. Here are 10 different wedding themes that we have seen work really well in our domes.

One – Hanging Mobile Decorations….

The central high point of the domes lends itself perfectly to hanging a mobile-style decoration. We have seen plenty of ideas but love a group of glowing lanterns clustered around the dome’s centre. But unleash your imagination when considering the items that can be suspended from above and used as part of your wedding decor: tissue pom poms, tins, glass, flowers, photos, umbrellas, flower-filled bird cages, origami swans, crystals and tons more!

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Two – Bunting….

Bunting is more popular than ever as a simple yet striking wedding decoration idea. Don’t be fooled and think that bunting is only for pretty chintzy dos. There’s plenty of opportunity to move away from muted fabric triangles and jazz it up to suit your style. Why not look into colourful Indian or Mexican bunting? Or try different fabrics such as hessian, doilies, lace or paper. There’s heaps of great ideas out there too including using photographs, knitted triangles or book pages for a real show stopper of a decoration. It’s super simple to make or you can buy from a wide choice of sellers at an affordable price point or you could even get set your hens to work!

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Three – Macramé Your Day….

Macramé is definitely having its moment – the textile art form of knotting and hitching may be best known for its bohemian run in the ’60s and ’70s, but after a decades-long hiatus, the trendy textile is back in a big way and we think a macramé curtain behind the top table sets a stunning scene. If you’re naturally crafty, some blogs have step-by-step instructions for making your own macramé, or you can find plenty of macramé products pre-made by artists on Etsy. You may also wish to hire a wide variety of design from the talented @thegreengypsymacrame as seen in our Single dome and Sail configuration the image below.

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Four – Informal Seating Using Straw Bales….

An inexpensive and visually attractive use of ceremony seating. The bales are totally flexible in terms of layout and can be arranged in rows of various lengths and shape from semi circles to straight rows, they can also be arranged to form your wedding ceremony aisle! You could also decorate the bales in fabric or have metal rods placed inside them to hold mason jars and flowers, adding an extra dimension and height to the aisle. It’s worth noting that you can fit two ‘average’ sized adults on a bale.

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Five – In-Dome Ceremony….

Have a wedding ceremony like no other you’re likely to have seen. Get that indoor-outdoor feel and flexibility no matter the weather; the intimate beautiful space will wow your guests and be a cracking backdrop for your wedding photos.

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Six – Light Up….

Using coloured lighting brings the Domes to life, especially at night. Coloured lighting can be coordinated with the wedding’s overall colour palette and can turn a simple backdrop into a beautiful, picturesque reception. Changing the colour scheme throughout the night can change the atmosphere instantly. For example, softer, warmer lights can be used to create a romantic mood during dinner while bright, disco-esque colors would be appropriate for the dance floor and getting the party started!

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Seven – Fairy & Festoon….

A oldie but a goodie; strings of lights wrapped around the dome’s beams create quite a the magical effect especially when combined with a number of the decorative ideas listed. Festoon lights are a fantastic lighting choice for rustic and festival weddings and they also suit urban chic, loft style and vintage wedding themes. As well as canopies, festoons are flexible and can light the way to your domes outside, be swagged between beams or combined with fairy lights for added texture.

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Eight – Bring The Outdoors In….

The geometric structure lends itself beautifully to having flora and fauna woven around beams – Work with your florist to bring in small trees to break up the dinner tables, or even wrap a pergola or our very own rustic archway (available for hire) with vines and greenery to make your ceremony focal point or head table stand out.

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Nine – Drape The Domes….

The simple neutral colouring of the domes provide blank canvas to allow you to create another world within the space with draping. Choose a fabric that matches your wedding colours, or pick white for a clean, classic look. Draping just the dome can also make the space feel totally different, especially if you have the double dome and catering tents and you want to create an intimate area for different parts of the celebrations.

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Ten – Chandelier….

Chandeliers can transform your wedding space by lighting it in an elegant way with plenty of decor potential too. From flowers to lanterns to vintage chandeliers, we’re in love with this romantic and stunning trend whether lighting to create a mood a fabulous centre focal point. Hanging wedding decor definitely adds a layer of luxury and detail to any wedding ceremony or reception.

Image credits: Joel Penn Photography; Steve Bridgwood Photography; Yeti PhotographyNick Pumphrey; Mike & TomEmma Vincent; Matt Fry Photography; Jezzle Photography

For more inforation on BAYA Hire’s awe inspiring timber domes please visit their website or check out their listing in our festival wedding directory.

Big Dome Love

Laura xx



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