We are getting married outdoors and the ceremony site is up a few steps over a large open garden. Behind where we will be standing is a big freaking wall. (It is the base of the rotunda we will have cocktails in).
So I have this 15 foot tall (estimated) wall that is essentially the backdrop for our ceremony pictures that I have to do something with. I don't want to have to do an arch so I was trying to think of things that would work double duty, that is have them hanging down the walls for the ceremony and have them moved into the reception and suspended from the ceiling after.
I was thinking maybe some sort of garland or maybe a big pommander type ball on a wide ribbon? I was going to have paper lanterns for the reception but they wouldn't work well on the wall.