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How to style your aisle…

Hey friends… we had some recent fun going back through years of work and reminiscing over so many beautiful weddings… we thought it might be insightful to pull together some of our favorite ceremony designs. Hope that you enjoy our tips on how to “style your aisle”.

Let’s get started…

1. Use your surrounding landscape.

When first starting off on your planning process, think about the big picture vision. What do you see? a garden… an oceanside beach setting… maybe the mountains or a family home? Is your vision somewhere exotic or somewhere sentimental? Making this decision will plan heavily into your overall design. For now, we are only going to focus on the ceremony designs, or more precisely the altar. By selecting a really unique setting, you can choose to really showcase the space deciding to opt for a more minimal design. A few examples shown below don’t actually have a true altar piece but rather use the backdrop for the “wow” moment and have embellishments either down the aisle or at the entrance of the aisle to welcome guests. A beautiful way to work within the surrounding landscapes.

Photo courtesy: Shannon Skloss

Photo courtesy: Ellen Ashton

Photo courtesy: Ellen Ashton

Photo courtesy: Stephanie Brazzle

2. Arches!!

We can’t deny the beauty of a towering opulent arch. It’s seems like the quintessential ceremonial dream. Whether they lean more rustic, romantic or bountiful of blooms, we will never tire of the way an arch envelopes a couple during their special union. Here are some gorgeous shots to drool over.

Photo courtesy: Luna De Mare

Photo courtesy: Shannon Skloss

Photo courtesy: Ryan Ray

Photo courtesy: Stephanie Brazzle

3. Build off what you have.

Sometimes the altar focal point is a fireplace mantle, or maybe a fountain… maybe you don’t like what is there at all and decide to drape it and build something new. Many times there are architectural elements that can be worked into the ceremony design to make it that much more romantic. Here are some ways to use what you’ve got to work with! šŸ™‚ Flower that mantle or add blooms to float in a fountain, drape a wall or add a floral treatment to the ceiling creating a romantic texture throughout.

Photo courtesy: Shannon Skloss

Photo courtesy: Shannon Skloss

Photo courtesy: Sarah KateĀ 

4. A Religious Union

Make for you it’s a hand built chuppa and a ketubah will be signed, or you will take communion as a newly married couple. Or a beautiful display of love with feet washing. No matter what your preference or faith is, we love to incorporate these beautiful reverent moments.

Photo courtesy: Apryl Ann

Photo courtesy: Matt & JulieĀ 

Photo courtesy: Elisabeth CarolĀ 

5. Put it on a pedestal!

Do you put pedestals at the altar or at the entrance of the aisle? Well we say both! One set is a perfect way to create a beautiful camera backdrop for the couple and adding an additional set at the entrance of the aisle is a great way to welcome your guests upon arrival. Check out some of our ceremony designs below:

Photo courtesy: Ryan Ray

Photo courtesy: Tracy Autem

Photo courtesy: Charla Storey

6. Growing Aisles

We love texture and believe one of the most organic, romantic way to design your ceremony is with growing floral. Maybe it’s a whimsical, gardenesque floral installation that leads down the aisle or strategically placed installations that function in a scenic setting… this vibe works well with our natural approach to design and is a trend that’s timeless.Ā 

Photo courtesy: Wiler WeddingsĀ 

Photo courtesy: Ellen Ashton

Photo courtesy: Ellen Ashton