How to decorate a fireplace for an event

by | Dec 20, 2018 | Blog, Décor, Family Parties, Weddings

A fireplace brings charm and character to any space. Grosvenor Lodge and Elsie Perrin Williams Estate both have beautiful fireplaces on the main floor that can be great focal points. Decorating these beautiful fixtures is an excellent way to incorporate the décor of the home into your wedding theme. But where should you start?

We have compiled a list of decorative ideas sure to fire the imagination and suit your unique wedding vision.

Spring and Summer Fireplace Decor

While a fireplace may not seem like an obvious match for a spring wedding, there are several beautiful ways to tie our fireplaces into your spring wedding theme.

Decorate the Mantle

In the spring and summer; you will likely want to avoid creating additional heat in your reception or ceremony space. Decorating the mantle rather than the hearth and adding flameless décor is an excellent way to decorate the space without overheating your guests.

Fireplace and mantle draped with large bouquet of flowersshutterstock

Cover the mantle with lush flowers or greenery to bring some of the seasonal flora or fauna inside. Add a few lit candles to decorate without the heat.

Placing candles inside the hearth can provide a soft glow without warming the room. If your arrangement will not involve lanterns or candle holders, unfortunately you cannot light them. You could use flameless candles, which are especially useful for a summer wedding to limit heat sources.

Using brightly coloured flowers to decorate your mantel can help to reinforce your wedding color scheme.

Bride stands in front of elaborate flowers draped over fireplace

Don’t be afraid to add some height to your arrangement. This couple created a beautiful asymmetrical arrangement that combines soft whites and bold fauna for a decidedly unique approach.

Flowers draped over mantle place with crystal strings dangling from flowers in front of hearth

Use your floral garland as an anchor and dangle crystals or beads from your mantle to use the entire fireplace.

Whimsical bride stands in front of greenery-draped fireplace. Candles decorate the floor

Using coloured candles combined with coral-centered David Austin roses, this bride’s fireplace arrangement is as beautiful as it is coordinated.

Winter and Fall Weddings Fireplace Décor

As cool weather approaches, the fireplace can be as functional as it is beautiful, warming your guests with soft candlelight.

Canvas and engagement portraits personalize the fireplace and make the venue feel homey and entirely yours. You could also spell out “Love” or use a quote referring to love to represent how you feel about each other in a frame or on canvas. Tie in a vintage theme using an ornate or traditional frame.

Canvas and photos decorate stone fireplace

Skip florals all together and use wooden branches, bows, leaves, or multi-height candles to decorate both the hearth and mantle with a mesmerizing glow.

“Fall in Love” on square paper draped over a fireplace mantlePhoto credit to HRM Photography

When evergreens are abundant use a wreath but don’t stop there – draping around the entire fireplace ties it all together. If your wedding is near the holiday season, lean into the festive decorations with evergreens and string lights.

Christmas lights, bows and evergreen boughs decorate staircase and fireplace

Fit for any season

Draped fabric or ribbons and bunting are a beautiful addition to a fireplace mantle and can be styled to fit any season. Fill vases with flowers, ferns, evergreens or floating candles to match your centerpieces and other décor.

Ribbons dangle from string draped across fireplace mantlePhoto credit to HRM Photography

When you plan your wedding in a great estate like Grosvenor Lodge and Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, don’t forget about the fireplaces. While beautiful installations, a few accents can tie them into any wedding theme, at any time of the year!

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