(Closed) Altar decorations for outdoor wedding. Need ideas please!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What about big pillar candles, or baskets with mini tissue paper poms? Or, if the other flowers in your decorations are very arranged and polished, so some wildflowers (or vice versa). Or wine bottle hurricane lamps?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Or huge pomanders

Post # 5
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I plan on DIYing this for my outdoor ceremony:

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@YSQueen:Wow. That’s amazing, I can’t imagine taking that on!

Post # 7
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I made these manzanita trees…they are about 6′ tall and I am going to use one on each side….I will be having an evening wedding so I plan on wrapping lights around the branches (just threw them on to get an idea of what it would look like)

Post # 8
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t know what kind of venue you have, but these are some of my favourite ideas for my own wedding:

Post # 9
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011



I was just going to suggest that same idea! I think using rented potted trees and wrapping them in lights/paper decorations/pomanders could be gorgeous!

Post # 10
33 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012


I’m having the same issue. I thought about the rocks forming a circle, but I’m not sure it’s us (my FH and I). I was thinking of doing petals with candles forming a circle instead of the rocks and an antique table for our stuff so it’s just something classic and timeless. Then I thought maybe a boulder, but I’m sure Yosemite (our venue) will not allow us to move any boulders for sake of a ceremony. My FH and I both love the great outdoors so I want to figure out a way to have an elegant altar that’s organic or as organic as possible to our venue. I’m still at the drawing board. Hopefully other bees have ideas we can borrow and make our own. 

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