Ceremony Ideas Part I: Aisle Decor

With the rise of outdoor wedding ceremonies, the decor has become more creative and all about creating a feeling of intimacy within a wide open space.

Lush ceremony aisle decor has been the most sought after from my clients. Long, lush floral aisle runners, clustered candles and flowers at the base of each chair, or a low lying arrangement of blooms, all create a gorgeous aisle for the bride to walk down. And can be repurposed in the reception following in various ways.

Here are a few of my favorites, starting with the first floral aisle runner I did back in 2011. This wedding ceremony was supposed to take place on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum overlooking the CT River, but due to a hurricane had to be moved indoors to the art gallery, which was one of the best rain plans I can imagine! More from this wedding here.

photos by Carla Ten Eyck

This Mount Kisco Farm wedding was the most gorgeous setting for a wedding. With a backdrop of grazing sheep and Autumn foliage, we wanted the aisle and ceremony decor to feel lush and romantic but also fit into the setting. We incorporated all local blooms: Dahlias, Hydrangea, Queen Anne’s Lace with Olive Branch and Eucalyptus. This aisle decor was then repurposed in front of the band stage for the reception. More from this wedding here.

This Yale wedding wanted to add some whimsical natural touches to the campus wedding taking place outside the couple’s former dormitory. Using the best blooms of June we incorporated Bright Magenta Peonies, Lilacs, Chamomile, Allium, Hosta and Ferns.

A runner of ferns with accents of White Hydrangea, pots of Ivy and Bronze lanterns lined the aisle of this tented Winvian Farm ceremony. More from this wedding here.

Photos by Jessica Haley

To break up all the green of this backyard ceremony in Washington CT, we incorporated a wispy aisle lined with white Delphinium and pale lavender Foxglove in long galvanized troughs. More from this Litchfield County wedding here.

photo by Jacqueline Patton

This late Summer romantic tented wedding at the Winvian Farm featured low floral sprays of Limelight Hydrangea, Spray Roses and blush open Roses with local greens for a garden inspired feel. The flowers were repurposed to line the entry into the reception following the ceremony. More from this blush wedding here.

Or sometimes you just want to keep it simple:

photo by Brooke Allison
More from this Branford House wedding here.
Belle Haven Club. photo by Vicki + Erik
More from this wedding here.
Burning Tree Country Club. Photo by Amanda Trahan
First Congregational Church, Litchfield. Photo by Ali & Julie
More from this backyard tented wedding here.
Lace Factory. Photo by Ashley Enns
More from this wedding here.
Pine Orchard Chapel. photo by Taylor Dunn
Pine Orchard Chapel. Photo by Taylor Dunn
More from this Pine Orchard CC wedding here.
St. Margaret’s Church, Madison. Photo by Austin Trenholm
More from this Madison Beach Club wedding here.
First Congregational Church, Old Lyme. Photo by Shannen Natasha
More from this wedding here.
Madison Beach Hotel.

February 4, 2020