Walking down the aisle in your wedding dress should be one the most momentous and heartfelt parts of your special day. Although other aspects of the ceremony, like the chairs where guests will be seated, the flower arrangements in the altar, and the kind of service to be conducted, take precedence when couples envision their ceremony, however, the ceremony aisle is just as important and deserves thorough consideration. After all, as a bride, you will be walking down it twice.
It is hard to choose what look will better suit your wedding mood and/or vision. How would you want to decorate your ceremony aisle? Will it be in classic white, flower-filled, or serene?
Knowing the vibe of your wedding can help you decide on your ceremony aisle design easier. Make your ceremony aisle worthy of your grand entrance with these inspiring and gorgeous ideas.
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Create a dreamy look by doing something different from the usual petal-lined aisle. Channel your inner creativity by giving this classic decoration a fresh twist.
Think of an eye-candy swirl that will draw the eyes or a mesmerizing pattern or monogram in the color scheme of your choice. Make the scattered petals look extraordinary by adding fall leaves, feathers, and fabric to give a dynamic accent to the setting. This idea will give you the whimsical atmosphere you may have always wanted.
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If you want something romantic, then a garden wedding in the evening can be transformed into something magical with the addition of dazzling lanterns. The trend nowadays is to dress up mismatched lanterns with burlap and lace. The result is a rustic vibe to your wedding, setting the perfect mood for the ceremony.
Beach weddings can make use of wooden lanterns and shells lining up the aisle. There is no better way to bring a fairy tale to life than these.
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When you are blessed with a stunning view at your wedding venue, then it does not take a lot to decorate the outdoor space. A pop of color here and there can achieve the sweet and charming look.
In every other inner aisle chair, fix a cluster of large flowers like dahlias and roses for a sweet springtime vibe. You can also add satin sashes to achieve a quiet, elegant look. Of course, you can be as creative and as experimental as you’d like to be on your flower clusters. The important thing is to make sure they blend well with your theme.
Wonders of Mason Jars
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Mason jars are a thing these days and they are not going away any time soon. Beautifully decorated mason jars with flowers and ribbons can be the needed accent on the side of the chairs if you do not want to clutter the aisle. You can fill the jars with colorful bouquets or petal cones.
Big-petal flowers like peonies are also a good choice. You can also go for a rustic look with mason jars accented in burlap instead of ribbons and filled with lovely bouquets of flowers.
Elegant in White
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Who does not like an all-white wedding? Nothing screams formal and vintage wedding more than the color of white everywhere does. This classic theme has been around for ages and does not seem to show signs of disappearing.
So, if you want to showcase a timeless look, go no further than white blooms like delphiniums and roses accented by wild ferns to line your aisle. White rose petals can do the trick as well. However, if a clean, fresh finish is what you are looking for, a white lace runner can transform your aisle into a breath-taking sight.
Personalized Aisle Runner
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A custom aisle runner is just the perfect touch you need to make your wedding truly your own. Personalize your runner with elegant emblems featuring your names, or choose artful designs that run the length of your chosen fabric.
Others may take this to the next level by incorporating their love story within the runner. But if you are feeling less candid, go instead for a large monogram, references to a favorite literary piece, or a significant quote to embellish your aisle runner. For outdoor weddings, a custom-built wooden aisle surrounded lush greenery, verbena, and sedums makes a powerful statement.
Flower Lined Aisle
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Flowers are a staple in every wedding. There is nothing more whimsical than walking down the aisle lined with colorful blooms. While fresh flowers are always a good idea, there are other ways to capture this certain dreamy look as well.
Think of pastel-colored paper blooms for a cute and creative way to line your aisle. Or go the extra mile by choosing flowers made of silk to decorate your aisle. Elegant silk flowers are glamorous, less expensive, and easy to set up without worrying if they will wilt quickly.
Make It Perfect
Making your wedding ceremony memorable can depend on a lot of factors, from the music to the decorations. But once your guests have taken their seats and the wedding march starts, the center of attention turns to your ceremony aisle, setting the overall mood for the heartfelt ceremony. It is where you take the steps to forever, so you may as well make it truly unforgettable—something you both will remember with a smile many years down the road.
While the aisle matters a lot, it is also important to match your and your future spouse’s personalities and also jive with the atmosphere you want to set. Coordinate with your wedding planner to achieve the look you are aiming to save on time, money, and effort. This is your wedding day, so you deserve nothing but the best.