We’re calling all wedding creatives today as we share our 10 Ikea wedding essentials for last minute styled shoots. If you’re ever in a pinch for certain rentals or items you can’t source on time for your editorial, look no further: these picks are timeless and don’t scream Ikea as we know them. In fact, you may have seen seen in many beautiful editorials and real weddings, just like the ones below:
Well sometimes close-in weddings or styled shoots don’t offer the luxury of day trips to this European design mecca. And when that’s the case, we hope you’ll have bookmarked this page (or pinned a few inspo shots) for quick reference on chairs, glassware, candles and more!
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1. TÄRNÖ Chair: Outdoor, foldable acacia black, gray-brown stained steel
2. FENOMEN Candle Set: Unscented block candle, set of 5, natural
3. FULLTALIG Candlestick Holders: Candlestick, set of 3
Pictured on the cover, these candleholders can be spray painted in gold to get a brass or look, or even better, rose gold!
4. FRAMTRÄDA Wine Glass, clear glass
5. DINERA 18-piece Dinnerware Set: Stackable matte glazed stoneware
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6. ODDVALD Trestle: For making a quick tabletop surface.
Perhaps you have seen this glass bottle before, in the form of hand-lettered table numbers, limoncello wedding favors or simply playing a small part on a carefully designed tablescape. A great addition for real weddings as well!
8. BLOMSTER Candle Holder: Set of 3, clear glass
9. GULLMAJ Napkin: Lace white
These 100% linen, hemstitch napkins are a must not just to create content, but for your home too!
Photo by Michelle Beller
There’s no denying these Ikea products have style, and you won’t find a more cost effective solution for achieving a fine art look. If there’s one thing we’ll shout to the ends of the earth, it’s that less is more. Designs with contrast, steeped with intention. Tell us which Ikea products are your go-tos! Because truth be told, there’s no shortage of design supply where this Swedish-meatball loving company is concerned.
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