Modern Wedding Drape Ideas for the Creative Couple
The key to our hearts is wedding decor, uh huh. So we’ve been cataloging our favorite wedding drape ideas nonstop since this failproof recipe for classical romance has grabbed hold of couples everywhere. From colorful fabric panels to calligraphed vow signage, it’s flower-free decor like this that can sometimes make the biggest impact.
Santa Barbara Wedding with Coral Garden Roses planning and design Onyx and Redwood, photo Birds of a Feather
It’s a serendipitous meeting between light and silk in this al fresco cabana reception inspiration. With climbing flowers and mid-century chairs, it’s no wonder this scene exudes romance at every level!
Photo by Dana Fernandez Photography with planning by Sparkle Shine Events and florals by Mibellarosa Designs
Photo by Mary Costa with planning by Harmony Creative and florals + installation by Shindig Chic
Photo by Melanie Duerkopp Photography with planning by Kaella Lynn Events and florals by Mibellarosa Designs
Photo by Sarah Peterson Photography with florals by Siren Floral Co
Photo by Meaghan Brianne Photography with planning by Fawn Events, florals by Lovestruck Blooms and draping by Party Crush Studio
Hand-dyed silk in a moody marigold hue drapes perfectly imperfectly across the blue velvet linen. Paired with drippy petals and a jaw-dropping floral installation, we wouldn’t trade anything for this modern wedding view.
Photo by Jen Huang with planning by Honour & Blessing and florals by Myrtle et Olive
Photo by Laura Goldenberger with florals + design by Shindig Chic and florals by Affaire of the Heart
Photo by White Parrot Photography + Film with cake by Marina Machado Cakes
And you bet the wedding drapery trend has made its way to confections too! This beige beaut with artfully bunched fondant has our hearts beating fast, that’s for sure.
Photo by Lauren Fair with florals by Oleander Curated
Photo by Katie Stoops with planning by Toast Events, florals by Florescence Flowers and draping by Classic Event Rentals
Photo by Gideon Photo with planning by A Charleston Bride and draping by The Social Spool
Photo by Lauren Fair with planning by Brenda Babcock Celebrations and florals by Oleander Curated
Oh how we love this draped cloth signage serving up a congratulatory message for the newlyweds! This Italian chapel wedding is classical elegance at its best.
Photo by Lacie Hansen with planning by Shannon Leahy Events and florals by Botanica Muse
Photo by Davy Whitener with planning by Mariee Ami and florals by Blossoms Events
Photo by Laura Gordon with planning by Pamela Barefoot Events and florals by Holly Chapple
Photo by Olivia Rae James with planning by Calder Clark and florals by Blossoms Events
You bet your bottom dollar this decked out bar with a white, black and green palette from an upscale Southern wedding landed in our bookmarks folder fast. Just goes to show that draping doesn’t always translate to that loose organic style. There’s structure + pattern too!
Minimalist Colorblock Wedding in NYC event design by Jove Meyer, photo by Forged in the North
You probably thought draping could only apply to ceremony and reception decor, didn’t you? This sweeping, draped wedding dress look is golden for so many reasons.
Photo + decor by Sweetbella Decoration and planning by Glow Planner
Photo by Aaron & Jillian with planning by A Charleston Bride and draping by The Social Spool
Photo by Julia Dags with planning by Kristin Chambless, florals by Juniper & Jasmine Designs and draping by The Social Spool
Now we’re pretty enamored by the romance of lush white draping and the way it cascades from the sky to begin with, but if you’re worried about that look feeling too blank for your taste, organic climbing greenery is always a great way to spice up those billowing “walls” (and a cost effective solution).
Photo by Andrew Bayda with planning by Dlya Dvoih and florals by Flower Bazar
It might take you a while to calm down from this high, but once you’re ready, head on over to this roundup of butterfly wedding ideas that will make your heart flutter just like this one!
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We’ve been cataloging our favorite wedding drape ideas since this failproof recipe for classical romance has grabbed hold of couples everywhere. Let’s see!