Post # 1
I’m having an evening wedding so I keep picturing a candlelit ceremony – low lighting, rose petals along the aisle, and lots of candles.
Unfortunately I completely forgot that by spring (when the wedding is), the sun sets about half an hour after my ceremony begins. The ceremony space has a big skylight so all the natural light will be streaming in.
I’m kinda sad about not having the elegant candlelit one I was imagining…I sort of feel like the daylight is ruining it now! 😛 How would you decorate the space? Attaching a pic for reference. I think these people used the room’s uplighting, but I think that might look a bit strange with so much natural light.
Should I just stick to rose petals? Use the purple/blue uplighting?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
Just do what you were going to do and light the candles for the reception. it will be fine
Post # 4
GORGEOUS space !!
I’d go with what they have there… the uplighting looks good.
Flowers I think are the most natural way to decorate a Church / Indoor Ceremony Site … and you can always make arrangements to then transport them to the Reception Venue to further decorate there with … OR leave them for the Church… OR Donate them to a Retirement Home etc (usually also arranged thru the Church)
You have to remember that the Ceremony part of your day goes by quickly… 15 minutes to aprox 1 Hour (depending on if it is just the Wedding Vows… or a full mass)… so I wouldn’t overthink doing a lot of decorating. (People come in, they sit, they watch, they leave).
Stick with the traditonal stuff… Flowers, Rose Petals, Bows, Candles… maybe an Aisle Runner.
With this breathtaking space no matter what you do, it will be STUNNING !!
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
Your venue is stunnungly beautiful! You can see in your pic though that the decor in that wedding is completely lost. You have to look really hard to see those arrangements on the pillars.
My thought is to use petals to make an aisle from the entry, break away to surround the circumference of the circle, then continue the aisle to the front of the church.
I wouldn’t bother with anything else.
Post # 6
Thanks!! Yeah I’m definitely not using the pillars or any big flower arrangements, it’s not really my style. I just wanted petals along the aisle runner 🙂
If I did use candles, would they look weird in daylight? Should I just forget that?
Post # 7
I made homemade topiaries out of stuff i bought at the dollar store.
to be honest though your ceremony site is gorgeous and doesn’t need much else!
Post # 8
@wisher558: Sounds lovely, do you have any pics?
Post # 9
@AbeeCee123: I do. Ill put them up when I have a computer later. Otherwise I have one on my page.
Post # 10
sorry for the bad quality I was using my phone. I’m going to hot glue ribbon on the brown part and then put in filler in the pot.