Project Wedding: Ribbon Me This
Satin pointe shoes, tulle tutus, and a ballerina’s delicate steps inspired Ashley Lloyd of Attention 2 Detail Events (801-987-0587, attention2detailevents.com) 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 BBCrafts.com and TheRibbonSpot.com.
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