Wedding Ceremony Altar Inspiration To Personalize Your Event

Wedding Ceremony Altar Inspiration To Personalize Your Event

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.

Florals

Florals

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

Arches

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!

Floral Arches

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

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

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!

Candles

Candles

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.

Chuppah

Chuppah

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.

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Emma Clark

Emma Clark is the owner and lead planner of Moss & Maeve Event Planning & Styling. Moss & Maeve is based out of Denver, Colorado, but serves the entire state of Colorado and specializes in luxury, high-end weddings. Events designed by Moss & Maeve have been published in various wedding publications, such as Ruffled Blog, Rocky Mountain Bride, Magnolia Rouge, and Wedding Chicks. Emma believes that executing a stylish event begins long before the guests arrive—it starts with expert design and planning. Emma is passionate about creating elegant and flawless events that are personal and unique to the client and will go above and beyond to ensure your day unfolds exactly as you have envisioned. From the smallest detail to the grandest event, Moss & Maeve will control the chaos of the day and turn your dream into a reality!
September 28, 2021

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