7 Ways to Transform a Wedding Space and Add a Touch of Luxury


Add a touch of luxe to your celebration with these 7 sensational ideas from Lelian Chew, owner and principal planner/designer of The Wedding Atelier. Lelian is making a name for herself particularly in Asia for conceptualising, designing and orchestrating lavish weddings and we are thrilled to have her share some of her top ways to transform spaces in today’s insightful feature.

1. Mood Lighting
Getting the right type of lighting is crucial in transforming a venue from ordinary to stunningly luxurious. A thoughtfully lit out space will alter the ambiance and set the mood – both vital features in creating a gorgeous wedding. Whether you light up your venue with fairy lights to create a romantic backdrop; add a splash of colour with uplighting to compliment your colour scheme; or have a series of sparkling chandeliers adorn the ceiling, using the right lighting will enhance the overall look and feel of your venue.


Photo by Ivan Tan Photography, planning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Enjie of Luxurious Pictures, planning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Jonathan Ong via The Wedding Scoop.


Photos by Samuel Lippke.

2. Decorative Drapery
Drapery is a simple yet beautiful way to remodel your venue into a magical fairytale. Not only is it a decorative element in itself, drapery can disguise any flaws found within the venue. Whether you decide to revamp the ceiling or cover bare walls, drapery can transform the entire aesthetic of a space. Choose from different fabrics and colours, and watch how draping can instantly add glamour and create warmth.



Photos by Enjie of Luxurious Pictures, planning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Rebekah Westover Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs.


Photos by Jamie Delaine Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

3. Fabulous Flowers
No luxury space is complete without flowers. Tall centerpieces add height and glamour while low centerpieces create a sense of intimacy and romance. Flowers are a classic way to add that add that extra bit of sophistication and elegance to a space. Work together with a florist to create spectacular, one-of-a-kind arrangements that will freshen up your venue and make you feel like you’ve been transported into a magical garden.


Photo by Finn Loh of Finnalogyplanning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photos by Enjie of Luxurious Pictures, planning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photos by Joseph Matthew via Karen Tran Florals.


Photo via Modern Wedding.

4. By Candlelight 
Candles are the most affordable way to add to the décor of your venue. They can entirely change your venue into a calming and enchanted place. Not only are they visually stunning, they also create a warm and luminous glow. Whether placed in a glass or free-standing, tall or short, wide or narrow, add candles to your venue to radiate romance around the room.


Photo by Finn Loh of Finnalogyplanning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Axiooplanning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Christian Oth Studio via Colin Cowie Weddings.

5. Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are a beautiful way to add a dramatic effect and extra shine to your venue. Swap your standard table runner for mirrors, top them with twinkling candles and watch them cast a romantic glow over the mirrors – the space will exude nothing but impeccable beauty and elegance.


Photo by Axiooplanning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Axioo via The Wedding Scoop.


Photo by Amy Bennett Photography via Style Me Pretty.

6. Look to the Ceiling
Bring your ceiling to life by hanging exquisite floral arrangements that will be sure to stun your guests. Floral arrangements can be hung over the reception area around a metal chandelier or let them hang delicately in the form of flower curtains. Hanging your décor is a great way to bring light into your venue and is sure to make a statement.


Photo by Jonas Petersonplanning by The Wedding Atelier.


Photo by Jordana Hazel of Hazelnut Photography via Details Details.


Photo by Ikonica via WedLuxe.

7. Chairs That Charm
Chairs are an important but often overlooked element that can either make or break an event. Dressing up your chairs by adding simple ruffles, draping, lace or floral garland can make an incredible difference in turning your chairs from plain to lively and elegant.


Photo by Simply Bloom Photography via Style Me Pretty.


Photo by Lindsie Grey Weddings via WedLuxe.


Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts on creating beautiful, luxurious wedding spaces with us, Lelian! We're sure our readers have been thoroughly inspired!


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