Asian Infused Wedding in Red

It’s not too often I find myself designing concept boards based specifically around a cultural theme, but this week I was overwhelmingly inspired by the tablescape you’ll see below. The red and gold paper lanterns with an array of fresh flowers on the table caught my eye. After more digging into similar looks, I found myself disappointed in the number of higher end weddings that incorporated these beautiful red paper lanterns. With that in mind I challenged myself to create this Asian influenced wedding in red, featuring beautiful paper lanterns that looked luxurious and opulent, and less crafty.

Here’s what I created for this week’s Asian inspired wedding in red:

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Be sure to see where I found each of these inspiration images:

Red Paper Lanterns Reception Entrance with Red Drapery – shared on WedMeGood

Hanging Red Paper Lantern Wedding with Chinese Influence – spotted here

Asian Inspired Tablescape with Red and Gold Paper Lanterns Hanging from Above – shared on WedLuxe

Asian Infused Bar – shared by Michael Habachy on Flickr

Large Red Paper Lanterns Grand Entrance – spotted on Pinterest

Red Paper Lantern Food Buffet and Display – also spotted on Pinterest

Red Wedding Reception Up Lighting with Red Paper Lanterns – shared by Bart Boehlert’s Beautiful Things

Do you know of any other weddings that incorporate paper lanterns in a high end style?

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Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Welcome back!

Today’s inspiration channels classic wedding elements with a modern and elegant touch. I was inspired by the “1000 paper crane” traditions, and loved reading about them on Pinterest. As I was reading about it, I thought it would be such a fun theme for a summer wedding.

I see this wedding being outside, with paper cranes hanging everywhere- so when the breeze rolls in you see them flying in the wind. A neutral color palette is ideal, especially if in a lush green lawn. The bright crisp whites and nudes will really pop against the natural surroundings. Here’s what I had in mind:

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

 

See where these awesome ideas were found:

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

 

Do you think that this neutral color scheme is a good fit? Or do you think this theme would work better with a more colorful color set?

 

 

 

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

I’m beginning to think I may be addicted to Pinterest.

Ok, I’m lying: I AM addicted to Pinterest.

There is just so much amazing inspiration on there; I doubt I’ll ever be able to see it all! If you enjoy pinning party and wedding inspiration as much as I do, you should come follow my boards.

This week’s wedding inspiration board was put into motion by this colorful paper based wedding arch I spotted on Pinterest. I love the use of untraditional materials and themes in weddings, don’t you?

Paper is one of those elements that can be super cheap to use, but unbelievably sensitive and time consuming to make look picture perfect.

That being said, it is SO easy to incorporate any color combination you want for a wedding or party. This week: I took on more of a colorful palette then I’d normally go with. I think it works, what do you think?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

 

See where all of these images were found:

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

 

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

 

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

 

How do you feel about having a paper based wedding?

Up for the challenge? Or heck no?