A recent wedding reception was set in a large Mediterranean style patio surrounded by trees and Italianate rooms. The large patio is bordered by an arcade on all sides and framed with arched pillars. For the wedding, this open space was draped in soft white fabric that billowed in the early evening breeze. The gathered curtains gave an illusion of privacy while protecting the diners from the sun as it set behind the bride and groom at their table under the arches.
Overhead, wide banners of canvas were stretched across the patio above the diners, creating a softly flowing awning that shaded them from the late day sun. In keeping with the sunny Mediterranean theme, floral arrangements of warm colors were accented by cool toned succulents. The effect was stunning!