Kite tails, Easter bonnets, maypoles—streamers and ribbons have a sweetly old-fashioned association with springtime. So why not go with the flow and update this sewing-box staple as the design motif for your nuptials? Ribbons come in countless colors, materials, sizes, and patterns, which makes it a snap to tap into your creative side. And they’re flexible—literally—allowing you to wrap, knot, pleat, or drape as you please. Of course, curls gone wild can look childish instead of chic, so remember to limit your palette to three or four colors. We stuck to sherbet yellows, pinks, and oranges for the ribbon winners here.
Lengths of paper and ribbon coiled into airy circles and raindrops dangle at different heights above a table decorated with similar shapes. Both springy and springlike, these suspended curlicues in yellow and white call to mind the season's mix of sun and showers.