Fringed Wedding Ideas
Exchange vows under streamer-strewn branches: Just use a rotary cutter to slice up stacks of tissue paper, glue them to found branches, and hang them from the ceiling with hooks and clear twine. Choose muted shades for an elegant ambiance.
She is wearing a Melissa Sweet silk organza "Farren" gown (priscillaofboston.com), De Beers "Lea" earrings and "Arpeggia" necklace and bracelet (prices upon request, debeers.com), and a Tiffany & Co. ring (price upon request, tiffany.com). He is wearing a Shipley & Halmos "Van Buren" blazer, "Adams" pants, and "Truman" shirt (all barneys.com) and Steven Alan tie (stevenalan.com).
Let loved ones in on the fun early with a save-the-date that's snipped in strips and accompanied by confetti. Follow it up with an invitation that's sliced up and adorned with a band bearing all the important information.
Enliven a monochromatic posy of white fringed tulips (you and Mother Nature -- great minds think alike!) by mixing in white and ivory rosettes fashioned from raffia and floral wire. Finish the look with another knot of raffia.
Raffit Ribbons raffia (raffit.com). She is wearing a Kate Spade New York Wedding Belles and Whistles "Elenore" dress (katespade.com), De Beers "Dormeuse" earrings (price upon request, debeers.com), and Stephen Russell ring (price upon request, stephenrussell.com).
Please pass the ... flutter? Bring texture to the table by hanging peach and persimmon tassels, plus glimmering strips of metallic Mylar, from branches anchored in slender white vases.
Plexiglas stirrers add punch to signature drinks when they're decked out with petite pennants and pom-poms reminiscent of fireworks. To make, glue bits of Mylar or tissue paper to skewers.
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Who's sitting where? Let them know with jubilant tented triangles strung clothesline-style across a paper-covered canvas. Create them by gluing little lengths of eyelashlike tissue and Mylar onto diamond-shaped card stock. Then fold each one in half, add names, and hang.
To gussy up guests' plates, tie sheer linen napkins in loose knots, then tuck tissue paper blooms inside. Present each one next to a name card that's framed by a shining border.
Grayline Linen open-weave linen for napkins, and table runner and "Judy" linen for tablecloth (graylinelinen.com).
This confection is dressed in its fringiest finery: Gold, silver, and colored papers were cut into zigzags, sliced with scissors, and wrapped around each fondant-covered tier. In lieu of a bride-and-groom topper, it's crowned with garlands and a paper flower.
Let guests peel off with candied fruit rinds in flavors like lemon, tangerine, and pink grapefruit, or send them home with coconut-coated cookies. To package the goods, use ConfettiSystem's pyramid boxes (confettisystem.com), or make your own: Just adorn boxes with strips of snipped paper, or enlist fringe scissors to add a frill to the edge of cupcake liners.
Create a colorful collage against a wall by taping up sheets of paper, vellum, and foil that have been cut into fluttery strips. The pinata-style backdrop is the perfect spot for saying "cheese."
She is wearing a BCBG Max Azria "McKenna" dress (bcbg.com), H.Stern "Filaments" bracelet and necklace (hstern.net), and Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Asscher-cut ring (price upon request, ivankatrumpcollection.com). Crate & Barrel "Edge" flutes (crateandbarrel.com).