The Most Creative Hanging Installation Ideas for Your Wedding

pastel hanging florals

It’s easy to plan a pretty wedding…but how do you take it up to the next level? By literally taking it UP and hanging a major design element from the ceiling! Cheesiness aside, hanging installations in weddings is a trend we picked up on a few years ago and now we’d venture to say it’s a new classic. Nothing says “wow factor” like a cloud of florals over the sweetheart table or a museum-worthy piece above the altar.

There are so many creative ways to build a hanging installation and we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to get your wheels turning! You can use all sorts of materials, from fabric to florals. Be sure to chat with your wedding vendors to see what ideas they have up their sleeves, as well.

Without further ado, let’s turn our eyes to the skies!

{above photo: design & florals by FLWR Events // photography: The Commoneer // venue: 14Tenn from this Eclectic Nashville Wedding}

Streamers Go Chic

design + styling by Mae&Co Creative
photo: Katie Berg // specialty rentals: Vintage Meets Modern

Pride Rainbow Wedding Inspiration

rainbow installation by Jesi Haack Design
photography: Zoom Theory // venue: Sweet Salvage Rentals // event design: Beijos Events

from this Pride Party Inspiration

hanging installation: Paige Ange | style + design: Maddox and Rose
photo: The Malicotes // venue: Ashford Acres Inn // florals: State & Arrow // rentals: Market On National, Bryant’s Rent-All

DIY installation by Bober Studio on Etsy

Cue the Lights

floral design by KADOU
coordination: Amo Creative // photographer: Kobus Tollig // venue: Au d’ Hex Estate // lighting: Goeters

floral design by Pomp and Splendour
photo: Tanya Voltchanskaya // venue: Craft & Co // lighting: Pro Light and Sound

floral design by Rose + Bud
photo: James Simmons // stylist: Butcher Baker Stylist Creator

Fabric Flow

floral design by Nina e I Fiori | photo by Benjamin Wheeler
wedding stylist: BiancoAntico // venue: Abbazia di San Pastore // entertainment + lights: Gabriele Fruscella

floral design by Rose + Bud
photo: We are All Stardust // styling: Heart Strings Hire & Style, Euphoric Events

Muted and Monochrome Floral

floral design by Floraison
photo: Franklyn K Photography // styling: Madame Wedding Design // linens: Madame de la Maison

Romantic Modern Italian Wedding Inspiration

design + florals by Flowersliving
photography: Facibeni Fotografia // venue: Castel Monastero

from this Modern Romance in the Warm Tuscan Sunlight

Dried Florals Hanging from Tent Ceiling

florals by Bewilder Floral
photography: Kate Michelle Photography // venue: Pines Resort on Bass Lake // event design: Brannan Events & Design

from this Black-Tie Meets Boho Wedding

Honey Wedding Inspiration

florals by Lovestruck Blooms
photography: Meaghan Brianne Photo // venue : The Harper OC // event design: Fawn Events

from this Mustard-Hued Wedding Inspiration

Mojave Desert Wedding Inspirations

florals by Marti Heard Designs
photography: Amanda Donaho Photography // venue: Mojave East // event design: Samantha Joy Events

from this Desert Vibes Wedding Inspiration

hanging pampas grass installation

florals by The Flower Stand
photography: Jessica Thomas  // event design: The Shift Creative

from this Boho-Meets-Rustic Friendsgiving Inspiration

Colorful Blooms

Rainbow Wedding Ideas from The Jam Event

design by Tyler Speier

from these Rainbow Wedding Ideas at The Jam Event

floral design by The Little Branch
photo: Mary Costa // design: The Love Riot // venue: The Fig House

pastel hanging florals

design and florals by FLWR Events
photography: The Commoneer // venue name: 14Tenn

from this Eclectic Nashville Wedding

Mix it Up

Modern Love Event Palm Springs

florals by Native Poppy
design: Amorology // rentals: Folklore Rentals, Greystone Table, Hostess Haven

from the Palm Springs Modern Love Event Recap

florals by East Olivia
styling: Forrest & J + Wild Child Party // rentals: Archive Rentals // venue: Festoon LA

For more decor inspiration, check out this roundup of backdrops that you could totally DIY!