For Allison's wedding I'm building my first large-scale lighting design, see my two concepts below. I think we're going with #2, forgive the 3rd grader's art project-gone-awry, but parasols in a beautiful Japanese pattern, above, bringing in her blues and purples will look stunning like this because you will be able to see all the architectural ribbing on the inside. So excited, thought I'd share.
above is a cluster of parasols with a bulb inside to illuminate.
I think we're going to try this, above, with 8 parasols attached in a
large circle and a bulb in the middle somewhere.