Looking to make a big impact at your next event? Artificial trees are not only great for Christmas but are also a beautiful and large option for year round greenery.
I tasked myself with the decor for a friend’s wedding and we needed a solution for the exterior of her reception event space. The building was a bit drab, it was February in New York so everything outside was dormant and I needed to create a welcoming entrance for guests.
After much brainstorming I came up with the idea to use large artificial trees thanks to my friends at Tree Classics. To liven up the rather corporate looking exterior I selected the 6 1/2′ unlit Kennedy fir slim Christmas tree. It’s a perfectly narrow tree that didn’t overwhelm the space and provided tons of greenery and life. Watch the quick set up with hinged branches here:
The cedar planters measure 24″ square and provide wonderful warm wood contrast against the luscious green trees. These gorgeous Kennedy Fir slim trees are designed with a combination of lifelike Real Feel™ PE tips and PVC needles to give it the lush appearance of a genuine tree. The branches descend gracefully to create a natural looking scene perfect for welcoming guests.
Up close you can see the combination of lifelike Real Feel™ PE needles on the outside and Classic PVC needles towards the inside of the tree for fullness. In addition to providing a great decor solution for this wedding these trees can be used again and again, inside and outside for any occasion.
Setting up this tree could not be easier. I built the cedar planters to fit the exterior entry area and then added a platform base. The tree comes with a sturdy metal stand and I secured the stand to the platform using zip ties just in case it got windy:
Once the base is in position pop in the three tree parts, fluff the branches and you’re ready for lights and decorations! A huge thank you to Tree Classics, I have used their artificial trees for many years now and they never disappoint. I highly suggest looking through their beautiful collection of trees, wreaths and decorations especially when thinking about Christmas!