- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead
Ok I need your help, ladies. We have decided to marry in my college chapel on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The entire campus is gorgeous and the chapel was one of the first buildings I fell in love with as a freshman. The only thing is that I completely forgot that the aisle does not run all the way to the front altar from the front entrance. I didn’t even realize it until I contacted the coordinator who forwarded me the chapel paperwork that included the diagram you see above. The green arrow is where I would be walking down the center aisle but after so far, there are pews dead smack in the middle and you either have to go left or right, walk down the side aisles that are the blue arrows and then meet back in the front where the altar is depicted as a brown square. I, am sure like so many others, always envisioned myself walking STRAIGHT down the aisle and now this zig-zag has me doubtful as to how well the whole processional will play out.
So I need your advice, Bees. Anyone else have a similar set up in your church/chapel and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise at how well it came together? I feel like most of our close family will be seated in those front pews and will have to turn and break their necks to see us coming down the aisle right? I could still work to find another ceremony venue and it’s not like we met in college or anything but the price was really good and included a sound tech guy for the night before rehearsal and the day of. Also, it is walking distance to the place we plan to have our reception (Crown Plaza Hampton Marina hotel that can be seen from campus). Any and all thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!