Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: Wishing Lanterns

Morning dolls! Happy Hump Day! A few days ago, my hubby and I were watching The Bachelorette and during one of the dates, they lit these amazing lanterns and set them off to float away in the sky. It was absolutely beautiful!  Yes, we watch the show and I am not proud of it. It's so bad we have to watch to see what happens.  I feel horrible for that poor girl.  Don't judge me...does anyone else watch the show too??

I first saw these amazing pieces in The Hangover II and thought it was one of the neatest ideas EVER!  Especially when done in the evening time, the lanterns light up the sky and it's a breathtaking spectacle to see.  So, when I saw them AGAIN on the show, I HAD to blog about it. This is such a popular trend in the wedding world right now. 

Wedding wish lanterns are traditionally used in Asia at celebrations throughout the year. Releasing them at the reception symbolizes hopes and wishes of good luck for the future and the floating away of worries and problems. How wonderful...wish I would have known about these for our wedding.

I would love to set a wishing lantern off..
have you done this or will you for your wedding?
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24 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful idea! I just pinned this so I don't forget :)

Alexa said...

God those are beautiful photos. And I love your new header!
xo
alexa
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claire said...

LOVE! So dreamy! :)

misspouty said...

I saw this from the Hangover2 and thought it was so beautiful! So romantic and dreamy!

xoxo
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Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

I've never seen this before- how beautiful! (and so are your new pictures!)

homestilo said...

What a sweet and beautiful idea.

Lily said...

These are SO gorgeous !! Love them.

xxLily
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Abigail's Place said...

This has been a common feature in British weddings for some time now.
I attended a close friends wedding last week and she had them @ midnight an they were released to one of the couples favourite songs!

It was such a lovely sight to see on a Summer night!

Abigail x

Linh @ La-La Linh said...

Abigail - I noticed that after doing a little more research on it. You are so lucky! I bet it was gorgeous.

justine | lovemaki said...

wow, i never knew these actually existed (yes, i've probably been living under a rock!).
i saw it once in a disney movie, tangled. it was beautiful but thought it only existed in fairytales. HA!

thanks for sharing!

xx

Swirls of Happy said...

So awesome! I have always wanted to see a bunch of these in the sky in person. I love this!! XO

Emy said...

My dream wedding that I'll never have!

Shalini said...

They look so beautiful floating in the air. Would love to see them in person one day.

Daria said...

amazing pictures, so beautiful :)

Amy said...

My sister and I watched the episode the other night, and I absolutely agree with you on the wishing lanterns! They're just so intimate and fun, and a great way to engage everyone.

I would totally do it for my wedding!

MaviDeniz said...

aww those are so beautiful. I would love to do something like that. I also wish I would have known about it for my wedding. my wedding was in teh evening so it would have been perfect.

Xo

Portuguese Prepster said...

I love this idea! It's beyond magical.

RAW said...

These lanterns are so pretty (all the ones you pictured). Almost magical. I would love to do something like this when I get married.

Have you seen the movie "Tangled"? There's a scene with lanterns in that movie, too (even though it's animated) :) I love it!

Shannon said...

You have very unique blog content! The wedding backdrops are beautiful. I love your blog header. I can tell you're good at what you do.

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Cate said...

What a beautiful idea!! I'm so doing that for my wedding (2013! :p)!!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

I remember this in Hangover 2 and thought it was so gorgeous!! (Yes, I watch the Bachelorette - guilty pleasure!)

Jessica said...

so beautiful! reminds me of disney's Tangled

Mal said...

That is the most beautiful thing! What a lovely idea.

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hello, Friday said...

how awesome!

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