The wedding ceremony is one of the most important parts of the wedding day, so feel free to customize and elevate the setting in any way you want. When it comes to decorating your ceremony space, be original, and don’t be afraid of going over the top. Especially when it comes to your altar, you want something that is eye-catching and will capture your guests’ attention. You want something that speaks to you and your partner as a married couple. You deserve to celebrate the day in a big way! Here are some suggestions on different ways to design and utilize your ceremony space.
One of the most popular ways to decorate your altar is by using florals, florals, and more florals. Using flowers and greenery is an easy way to construct the exact look you want for your ceremony while simultaneously tailoring your event to your specific vision.
You can design a floral installation that is low to the ground, or you can choose a more obvious option, such as a floral arch.
Arches are a popular choice for wedding ceremonies and are perfect for framing you and your fiancé in the middle of the altar. There are all different kinds of arch options out there; here are some of our favorites!
An arch that is made completely out of greenery and florals creates a gorgeous, classic look that is a guaranteed head-turner. It also pulls together all of your ceremony’s floral pieces, including the bouquets and boutonnieres, and creates an overall stunning aesthetic.
Copper arches adopt a simpler design, but they look intricate and well thought out with the additions of floral pieces or various candles and lanterns. Each piece can be selected intentionally and fits into the design like a puzzle piece, with every item complementing the last.
Wooden arches are common at certain types of venues and definitely offer a level of rustic elegance. You can add florals to these arches, too!
Add candles anywhere and everywhere to elevate your ceremony! You can incorporate them with an arch or floral installation. You could also line the aisles with them. You don’t have to focus purely on white pillar candles either! Mix it up with fun lanterns and votives for an even more unique look.
A chuppah is a tapestry that is placed on top of four poles that the couple will stand under for the entirety of their ceremony. Chuppahs are primarily seen in Jewish weddings and symbolize the new life and home the bride and groom will create together. These are a beautiful addition to any ceremony and can be made with florals or greenery and wood frames or copper frames.
Whatever your design may be, make sure it’s exactly the setting you want and unique to the two of you as a couple! This is a huge moment in your life, and you should be able to say your I Dos in the environment you’ve always imagined, surrounded by all your loved ones.