Petal Power: Dress Up the Wedding Aisle
Add a touch of romance and color to your ceremony with these aisle decor ideas
By Trisha Berendt
Flowers can provide a beautiful backdrop to sentimental scene. They'll help the bride look even more stunning as she glides down the aisle toward her soon-to-be husband. Choosing the right flowers, arrangements and accents can make the wedding aisle as beautiful and memorable as the rest of the wedding ceremony.
- What You Need to Know
- Freshly cut flowers can improve both the look and scent of your wedding ceremony.
- Ribbons, sashes and bows accent your floral arrangements and help tie in the wedding theme color.
You can opt for an airy, ethereal feel with different types of flowers in all-white or instead, match your wedding color palette with punches of color. If the bridesmaids are wearing pale purple, lilac or lavender flowers will pull the look together. Yellow daisies are appropriate for a palette that favors sunny colors or a casual, outdoor wedding. Greenery can create a lush look.
Decorate the ceremony by placing flowers at the ends of pews and chairs along the aisle. Small, round bunches add a romantic feel to the decorations. Choose shorter stems for indoor weddings and longer stems for a rustic look at outdoor weddings. Consult church staff for their recommendations and rules on affixing bouquets to pews.
Make the floor of the aisle a decorative element with strewn flower petals. White petals are pretty and classic, while multicolor petals can add depth to the decorations. Spread the petals out just before the ceremony, or have a flower girl scatter them before the bride walks down the aisle.
Choose fabrics, sashes and ribbons to accent the floral decorations. White or off-white makes an excellent base color. If you go with white flowers, then consider a sash in your theme color. Tie ribbon around bouquets and connect pews and chairs along the aisle with sheer swags.
About the Author
Trisha Berendt is a freelance writer and professional wedding photographer.
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