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:
Photo by Cecelina Photography from this classic + contemporary wedding inspiration
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!
Photo by Rachel May
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1. TÄRNÖ Chair: Outdoor, foldable acacia black, gray-brown stained steel
Photo by Vasia Photography via Magnolia Rouge
2. FENOMEN Candle Set: Unscented block candle, set of 5, natural
Photo by Paula O’hara from this Irish destination wedding
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
Photo from this summer tablescape inspiration with greenery
5. DINERA 18-piece Dinnerware Set: Stackable matte glazed stoneware
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography
6. ODDVALD Trestle: For making a quick tabletop surface.
Photo by Samuel Docker Photography via Rock My Wedding
7. Clear glass bottle with stopper
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
Photo by Katie Slater Photography from this Autumn wedding in Connecticut
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
10. Artificial Plants
Photo by Haley Richter from this East meets West wedding inspiration
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.
Photo by Allen Tsai
Photo by Davy Whitener
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