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When my mom was in town, we went to the Bungalow Club to do some crafty re-con regarding the menu and some decor specifics. We had a few mojitos, ate a delicious meal, and did some measuring, counting and charting. Progress has been made, people!
The outdoor patio (where we’ll be having dinner) is partially covered by a peaked, corrugated plastic roof. Its not the most lovely aspect of the patio. Its also quite dim out there – mostly lit by candles… which, while sexy and moody, isn’t so conducive to wedding chit chat or photos.
Oooh, you sexy thing.
I’ve always loved the look of hanging paper lanterns
at weddings, so right away we decided it was a brilliant way to address both issues. We’ll make LED throwies
to light them up, and enjoy the glow from above.
We did a count of the rafters, and figure if we hang 3 lanterns
on each rafter, on either side of the ceiling peak, it should be just right. Added up, it totals 66 lanterns. I’d love to do two 12″ lanterns flanking one 14″ on each bar, for visual interest… but we’ll see how the pricing shakes down. We got 36 free lanterns from our bridal fairy, Kerri, which helps lessen the blow. But, we really want colored lanterns
and they’re more expensive. Unless colored LED’s in white lanterns would do it – anyone know about that?
Ebay isn’t really comin’ through for me in the lantern department, so a trip to Chinatown is in order. Hopefully this weekend Hunter and I can amble down for some research and/or haggling. And maybe some noodles… you just never know in Chinatown 🙂
Anyone else out there use lanterns to brighten their day?