Project Wedding

Project Wedding: Ribbon Me This

Tie these on for size: DIY décor ideas from Attention 2 Detail Events

By Tessa Woolf August 19, 2013 Published in the June 2013 issue of Park City Magazine

Satin pointe shoes, tulle tutus, and a ballerina’s delicate steps inspired Ashley Lloyd of Attention 2 Detail Events (801-987-0587, to design a fanciful décor scheme all wrapped up in ribbon. Using pink, cream, and gold strands, she created a cascading chandelier, sleek chair covers, a simple but sweet cake topper, and a fairy-esque wand (a fun alternative to a basket of petals) for the flower girl. Pas de deux-themed or otherwise, Lloyd often casts ribbon with a starring role in her event designs. “It’s versatile, easy to work with, and available in a multitude of colors,” she explains. Lloyd buys the stuff by the spoolful at craft stores like Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts, and Tai Pan Trading, and online at and

Tie One On

Chandelier: Hang ribbons in a mélange of colors and textures (Lloyd used nearly 100 different strands) on a suspended frame. Choose varying lengths and widths to create movement and interest.

Chair décor: Tie ribbons (Lloyd used 23) in a variety of colors, materials, and widths across chair backs. “The ribbons dress up the table and make it look more formal,” Lloyd says. Table, chairs, and linen from Diamond Rental

Cake topper: Cut short strips of ribbon and tie them to a plain thin strand; string between two wooden dowels. Buttercream cake by Cakenique

Wands: Paint pink stripes down the length of a wooden dowel. Screw a small O-hook into the top of the dowel and attach a selection of long ribbons to the hook. Jasmine flower girl dress from Gateway Bridal