Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Need some paper lanterns?

I frequently order Chinese paper lanterns for my events through Cultural Intrigue. I have a wholesale account with them and am able to get them very inexpensively. They are a great way to spice up your decor. They also have all sorts of other fun goodies like fans, parasols and candle holders.

I will be placing an order this week. If you would like me to get anything for you, I would be happy to do so! Please check out their website to view their products and then email me (courtney at joyfulweddingsandevents dot com) for pricing.

Here is a sample of some of my favorite products:






Votive holders:

These votive holders can be hung or set on tables. They would be great favors or gifts too!:



These would be so fun for shower decor. Martha Stewart has kits at Michael's for making something similar from scratch, but these are cheaper & take no work. I like that!
These fans, as well as the lanterns and parasols, come in more colors than you can imagine:
Here are some pictures of how we have used them at events:



My sister-in-law, Lindsey, reused these beauties for her daughter's "under the sea" themed birthday party:

I have also used black & orange lanterns for a Halloween party, hot pink & hot orange for a sweet 16 party, a sea of white lanterns lit up to bring light to a dance floor and pink square lanterns hung from trees for a wedding ceremony. They are a fun way to bring in color in an unexpected way. They are great for lowering a high ceiling, especially in a tent. Here are a few photos that I love from Cultural Intrigue's website:




I love that the event above also hung parasols! So many fun ideas. A current client & I were toying with the idea of hanging parasols overflowing with flowers from a large tree at the front of their ceremony.

All that to say: If you would like to order anything, please let me know by next monday, March 3rd.

5 comments:

"Apes" said...

Oh how tempting! If you have those orange/hot pink lanterns, I may rent them from you. Just have to think what I might use them for. ;D

DrewB said...

I heart paper lanterns! I shot a wedding in Mexico and they had paper lanterns at their reception! They are gorgeous to shoot!

rachel trigueiro, event designer said...

Love Chinese lanterns! And these pics are fabulous at showcasing them! :) I just came across your blog and I love it :) Will check back frequently!

Jennifer said...

D'oh! Looks like I just missed your order! I am getting married under a tent at the Heidel House in Wisconsin, and I want to fill the ceiling with fushia, orange and lime green lanterns.

Any idea what the light kits cost with your wholesale discount?

Joyful Weddings and Events said...

Hi Jennifer,

We will be placing another order in the next few months and would love to include what you need. What type of light kits are you looking for? You can email at courtney at joyfulweddingsandevents dot com.