Post # 1
Our ceremony is taking place in a Gothic-style temple, lots of dark wood and domed ceilings. My problem is that our reception flowers are all quite contemporary- cala lillies and orchids- and I can’t decide how to decorate the temple so it goes with our general floral scheme but doesn’t clash with the existing architectural vibe.
I’ve already decided on a very natural chuppah- white birch brances intewoven with some vines and hanging orchids to make the canopy.
What to do with the pews and the temple area, though? Our colors are green and cream, and I’d love any ideas!
Post # 3
The beauty of a church is often enough where you don’t have to go too crazy with extra decor. I’d focus on simple floral enhancements to tie in your wedding colors on the pews, and leave it at that. Let your beuatiful chuppah be the focal point.
I’d spend the money on decorating the reception area. People will be spending more time during that part of the wedding as opposed to just looking at the two of you during the ceremony.
Post # 4
You don’t have to do flowers since the temple is beautiful already. Or what you could do is bunch up a few branches and tie them together with a ribbon and use them as pew decorations. That way it matches with your chuppah.
Post # 5
The calla lily is a very simple, unfussy flower – which always looks very formal to me. If you make the arrangements simple, I think that would be a lovely flower in a gothic temple. Definately I can see calla lilies in that kind of setting more so than peonies, you know? I agree that the nice thing about a setting like yours is that you don’t have to provide much extra decor. Maybe just some nice arrangements near the alter and at the entrance.