Post # 1
I’m going to be getting married at a fabulous Edwardian home in the garden. I have attached a mock up of where the wedding will be held. The white blocks represent chairs and we will be getting married at the steps just in front of the chairs. The only real option is to get dressed inside, then walk down the steps to where my FI will be waiting. This doesn’t give me the option of doing the whole walk down the aisle. The steps are the only entrance to the garden. I don’t want to set the chairs up in the opposite direction because, though the view is beautiful, the sun would be in our guest’s eyes the entire ceremony, plus the idea of getting married under the shade of that beautiful oak has been on my mind forever. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. There are no other buildings on the property to hide behind or anything. One of my attendants jokingly suggested that I be carried in a litter, but I’m seriously not insane. 🙂
Post # 2
I think you plan will be great! Yeah, you don’t have the traditional thing of walking down an aisle inbetween your rows of guests, but I think you can treat the walk to the steps as the aisle and it’s actually kind of nice because you’ll get to see all your guests head-on as you come in. It’ll be nice and a little different and memorable.
I stressed a lot about the entrance because we were outside and there wasn’t an obvious solution. And it really wasn’t that big a deal. Honestly, all you’re doing is walking in to the ceremony, which is the important part. There’s a lot of hype about that part, but it’s not actually all that important. You’re just getting yourself to the important part – marrying your husband!!!
Post # 3
GillyToo: Instead of being carried in a litter, can you walk behind a curtain to the end of the aisle?
Post # 4
That’s one option I’ve thought of, but I’m going to have to make certain that my fiance won’t be able to see me. I’ll only have 2 attendants, so it might be a little tricky.