Post # 1
I saw some beautiful pictures over on Style Me Pretty today of a wedding done ‘in the round’. I thought this looked amazing! Has anyone seen this in person before? I wonder about how the guests would feel about what they’re seeing. Granted at most weddings, the guests are staring at the bride and groom’s backsides for some portion of the ceremony. Where would the bridal party stand?
Here’s the picture I fell in love with. The link seems to be off of SMP right now, but that’s where it’s from.
Post # 3
Hi! I recently went to a wedding in the round, but it was inside. I think the outside ceremony in the round would almost be better, just because there are fewer things to obstruct the viewpoint to the B & G. Either way, I like this idea – go for it!
Post # 4
Thanks! I just think the pictures are so beautiful.
Maybe we could make an aisle in the middle.
Here’s a VERY rough mock up that I made in paint…the circles are the groom, bride, officiant and bridal party. I think it’s obvious what is what, but if you’re confused I can explain.
Post # 5
We did a half round with our Bridal party making the rest of the circle for us. We did this because of space issues. We were on the side of an airport runway and we could let the chairs go past a certain line because of the plane traffic. I loved the half circle.
It made for more people to sit closer to us which made our 240+ guests seem more intimate to me. We also had them all stand and join hands during the lord’s prayer. He and I stood in the center of everyone. The bridal party closed the circle behind the officant and then also connected up with the first row of people. We have an aerial shot from my pro pics of this and it was beautiful! It made the ceremony in round affect!
Post # 6
I love ceremonies in the round–so beautiful! I could do this at my location but not on the patio, then I wouldn’t have chairs and have to rent (venue won’t let us move the chairs over there) and music would have to be played another way. Super bummer for me! If you can do it, I say go for it!
Maybe the bridal party could sit in one of the closest rows instead of standing–which I’m sure most wedding party would love this instead of standing up front because it makes a lot of people nervous to do that.