"Many of our guests had been to weddings in our ceremony venue before, so I wanted ours to be like nothing they'd ever seen," says bride Bethany Bunch. "I was hoping for goosebumps!" She, along with her maid of honor, visited the site months before the wedding to brainstorm décor ideas. "My friend suggested a draped fabric tent and I loved the idea. My mom, who's a great seamstress, along with a small army of family mathematicians, figured out the proper dimensions and got it done." The bride purchased 40 yards of black-and-white-striped fabric online, which was used to fashion the 20-foot-tall tent, along with a ceremony aisle runner and linens for the cake table at the reception.
Photo: Kimberlee Newman, Simple Splendor Photography