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" Their installation is straightforward
and will cover the entire roof, " he
explains. " Ceiling drapes/swag allow you
to be more creative in coming up with a
design or pattern to divert attention from
the frame tents to the decor. "
He frequently gets requests to cloak
TOP: One of the easiest ways to
disguise ballast is with artificial turf,
as B&R Innovations has done here.
This approach allows the ballast to
easily blend in with the decor.
BOTTOM: Another view of ballasting
camouflaged with artificial turf and added
greenery to further enhance the natural look.
Ballast can provide an attractive way to
showcase other wedding elements.
Photos courtesy of B&R Innovations.
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air-conditioner units situated inside the
tent. What makes this tricky is that those
from different providers aren't always
uniform in size, which means that the
facades an event company might have
on hand for this purpose won't always
work and aren't necessarily what the
client wants. Airflow in and out of the
unit is another concern since this can
affect other decor aspects. Consequently,
he says, these situations almost always
require a custom install. However, hiding
restroom facilities is often less taxing.
" Hedge walls are a great option here,
as well as potted plants/trees, " Hall says.
" Something about adding nature to the
'nature calls' aspect of an event. Hedge
walls can also work to hide generators.
But usually, we'll try to position other
tents in a way to obstruct as much of that
view as possible. "
What Watson sometimes does to mask
bathrooms is to install them against a tree
line, adding in hedge walls or using pipe
and draping as camouflage ( " But not too
much, so it's still visible, " she cautions).
Galley says Hollywood POP has created
some unique facades for bathrooms
that have ranged in style from thematic
" outhouses " to elegant " palaces " in order
to hide them. The company has also used
drapery tunnels and innovative signage.
As for generators, its strategy is to
position them as distant from the event
as possible and to deploy quiet " whisper "
generators whenever it can.
She recalls one of her most challenging
cover-up tasks involving an antiquated
sewage and waste system on a private

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