Parasols are reminiscent of romance, warm weather and afternoon strolls through the garden. They are lovely and delicate while also being useful and eye-catching. The exact same thing can be said for paper lanterns. Nothing says a summer wedding like these two items. They can be elegant and simple or eclectic and colorful. The Wedding Chicks agree and even suggested the perfect Web site for all you DIY brides out there to seek out these decorations and more for super low prices. The site is called Luna Bazaar and, wow, the name really does say it all! There are 30-plus colors of paper parasols and 375-plus paper lanterns to choose from as well as ornaments, center pieces, place card holders, clutches...the list goes on. Just check it out. We promise, you won't be disappointed.
Also, our friend at Haute Papier just introduced us to some absolutely gorgeous paper decorations that are like these round bursts of color and happiness.
Another great resource for paper lanterns - and you can actually go to the physical store in NYC to check them out - is Pearl River. This is where we got a whole cache of beautiful blue and white paper lanterns for a wedding we did in Mexico.Finally, we had to mention how excited we are about a wedding coming up in which guests will be offered parasols (purchased from Luna Bazaar) to provide them with some shade. Be sure to check back with us to see the pictures from this event!
Another source for paper parasols is Etsy, one of our fav sites!
Photo credits from left to right: Paper lanterns in tent, Amy Pezzicara of Pezz Photo via Style Me Pretty; White paper lanterns in purple room, Our Wedding Plus; Paper lanterns over cake, Ku Photography via Style Me Pretty; Colorful hanging paper decorations, Rebekah Westover Photography; Paper lanterns in a row, Allison Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty; Bride holding bouquet, Allison Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty; Blue and white paper lanterns (5 & 6), Gary Donihoo with F8 Studio via Raina Dawn Events; Table setting close-up, bride and groom dancing and chairs with lanterns, Amy Pezzicara of Pezz Photo via Style Me Pretty; Tissue balls, Martha Stewart Weddings; paper parasols, Jasmine Star Photography via Ruffled; bridal party with parasols, Amorology Weddings via The Party Dress; pink bridesmaid parasols, Amanda Hein Photography via Style Me Pretty, hanging paper parasols, Cassidy Duhon via Wedding Bee & Green Wedding Shoes; Bridal Party with parasols and sunglasses, Pamela's Parasols; galvanized bucket of parasols, Toast and Tables; parasols in garden, Martha Stewart Weddings