Dramatic Draping

Drapes.  I’m talking about the gorgeous, etherial swags of fabric that drape, cascade, or billow around you and your loved ones on your wedding day. Whether for the ceremony or reception, adding swags of fabric can have an enormously dramatic effect on your overall decor.

I love how these provide a ton of visual interest to the ceremony, whether at the entrance or the center of the action:


{draped biltmore ceremony entrance photo by Jaxon Photography via Cocktails Details; pretty pink draping, image by Lisa Lefkowitz from this elegant San Francisco wedding}

Vibrant red makes a statement as guests enter the reception through a beautiful draped entryway:


{red drapes photo by Megan Stark Photography via Maharani Weddings}

Dress up a barn with fresh white drapes:


{barn entrance photo by Andrea Murphy Photography via Style Me Pretty}

I love how these swags add soft curves to the ceiling:


{long soft drapes photo by AE Pictures Inc via Style Me Pretty; striped drapes photo by Our Labor of Love via Once Wed}

And finally, these drapes add decoration to walls or can help designate different areas in one large venue:


{mocha drapes and ribbons photo by Nate Henderson via Southern Weddings}


{blush draping photos by Sterling Tyler Photography via Style Me Pretty}

Do you have a favorite draping idea?  It’s such a gorgeous way to transform a space!