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Most of you know that the Pilot and I are trying to incorporate paper lanterns into our reception design somehow.  We have hit a bit of a snag due to some venue rules (nothing major), but we’re afraid the approved method of hanging the lanterns won’t hold the concept we came up with.  And, oddly enough, we’re doing a walk-through with our venue today about it.

That’s besides the point.

I found this outtake photo from Jeff Holt’s blog from his Southern Weddings Magazine shoot, and just feel in love with the light.  Now, this isn’t obviuosly everyone’s cup of tea, but I just love how abstract the hanging lanterns are, yet how the bike and outdoor backdrop just gives the whole image a Southern feel.  It’s quirky and fun, and well shabby chic.

Image courtesy of Jeff Holt Photo


  1. I love paper lanterns! a photographer’s delight 🙂 I love the bike too!

  2. landlockedbride
    3:20 pm on December 5th, 2009

    I agree! That bike is fun and I love the way the lanterns really glow. Thank goodness for LED lights!

  3. Love the lanterns all bunched together, and they look really neat all lit up on the ground. Hope the venue let’s you do what you want!

  4. […] Of course I had to keep with Saturday’s theme of paper lanterns. […]

  5. love the idea of pairing the lanterns hanging from the ceiling with the lanterns set on the floor. great inspiration!

  6. landlockedbride
    10:22 am on December 6th, 2009

    @Ami Thanks for stopping by! I really love that look, too! The floor lanterns are a fun detail!

  7. This is gorgeous! I love how all of the details come together so beautifully! I would love to have lanterns too, but I am not sure we’ll be able to swing it with our venue.

  8. I love the bike in this picture!