Thursday, April 7, 2011

gasworks park - seattle.

I recently had someone ask for my advice on how to decorate her wedding at Gasworks Park over in Seattle.  For those of you that don't know, it's a public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company plant.  It's a beautiful, rustic, eclectic place - and I love it. 

However, all that being said, it can be a difficult space to decorate for a wedding.  The space in particular they are considering is the cement railing area looking over Lake Union with great views of the city.  The space looks like this, for a little visual.


Awesome, right?

So I've come up with a few different, simple ways to add a little pizazz to the area, without overdoing it.  Please put an "or" between all of these, not an "and".  All of these combined might be a little much!

1.) Fabric buntings for the railing.  These little ditties are popular right now - and since they would only need to be one sided, they'd be very simple to make.  I'm thinking buntings attached to the railings - either all the way around, or just in the backdrop.  Both would work just fine. 


2.) Topiaries in front of the railing.  These would probably need to be on the larger side in order to have presence, since it's a fairly large space.  Topiaries lined up along the railing would definitely bring the space in a little to help make it feel more intimate.  These are a great wedding-to-home pieces as well - you can reuse them!


3.)  White (or any color) aisle runner.  Again, this simple addition will make the area feel more fit for a wedding.


 4.) Giant balloons floating from the railing.  I mean the big big round ones, not the smaller oval ones.  Like these.


I would consider hanging these every few feet along the railing, or one big bunch in the corners.  However, one downside is these may serve as a distraction from the ceremony if it's a windy day.  Just a thought.

5.) Giant pom poms for the railing.  


To be honest with you friends, I think Gasworks Park is such a unique space by itself, that I really don't think it needs to be decorated.  The structures within the park and the city surrounding the park just might be all the decoration you need. 

And hey, that might save you a buck or two.


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