How to Transform Your Wedding with Romantic Drapery

Discover 14 ways to use gorgeous drapes during your wedding events.

There are plenty of ways to add romantic elements to your wedding décor: fragrant flowers, ambient lighting, personal details, and of course, drapery. Suspending beautiful fabric from ceilings or chandeliers and embellishing walls or creating dramatic entrances with drapes are easy ways to add stunning decoration details to any of your wedding events.

Whether you incorporate drapes into your ceremony structure, entranceway, cocktail hour, or reception space, the billowing fabric is sure to add an ethereal element to your wedding day. Sheer white or blush drapes fastened with florals and illuminated with exceptional lighting design will transform a blank ballroom or tent into a striking setting that radiates romance.

Browse some of our favorite ways Inside Weddings couples used drapes during their weddings, below, to inspire your own event:

Dove release at Pelican Hill ceremony
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios

White drapery at indoor wedding ceremony
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

Giant frames and drapes at entrance
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Pink ceremony entrance with drapes
Photo by David Michael Photography; Flowers by The Hidden Garden 

White rustic reception with drapes
Photo by James Christianson

Outdoor wedding reception with drapes
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Ivory tent wedding drapes
Photo by Donna von Bruening Photographer

Outdoor beach wedding with stars and drapes
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios

Indoor wedding with white drapery
Photo by Carrie Rodman Photography

Mexico wedding destination with drapes
Photo by Stephen Karlisch; Consulting by DFW Events 

Pink drapes at outdoor patio cocktail hour
Photo by Callaway Gable; Consulting by Levine Fox Events 

Pretty in pink wedding with drapes and lighting
Photo by Samuel Lippke for Ira Lippke Studios

Miss Arizona wedding with drapes in ballroom
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography

Dark Exit through drapes at wedding
Photo by Callaway Gable; Consulting by Levine Fox Events 

Authored by: Kelcy Christy