(Closed) How would you decorate our church?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i would use an aisle runner with petals (real or fake), rope it off with tule going down the center.. have a couple high florals or candle holders at the start of the aisle and up front…

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Flowers, lots and lots of flowers.  Some sort of decoration on the outside chairs on the aisles.  An aisle runner is a great idea too.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Besides your flower colors, do you have any sort of theme to your wedding? Rustic, vintage, modern, romantic etc?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would use chair covers with bows on the back (if you can find them to rent at a reasonable price), and of course, lots of flowers.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could do a modern shape of paper flowers like this

and a ceremony backdrop paper chain

see the paper chain in this blog

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2011/09/26/new-york-city-wedding-by-dave-robbins-photography-hatch-creative-studio/

 you could do 4 huge cylinder vases- 2 at the back and 2 at the front

colored water and candles

one hydrangea in a modern design

sheet music (black and white) cones – add pink flowers

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my vision (if affordable) white tulle along the very back chairs & down the center aisle.. 2 tall flower pieces or candle pieces on each side at the beginning of the aisle & 2 on the side of the stage up front (candles or flowers).. then a white runner with real or fake petals in whatever your accent color is on each side of the runner. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

how about some sort of arch or pillars at the altar where you will be standing?

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For a more modern approach, rather than tulle you could use a wide ribbon.

You could also hang ribbon from that light bar at the front and frame the altar area with hanging flowers.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Okay, let me first of all say… This post became ridiculously long… Mostly, I realized your ceremony area was similar to several I’ve been to… So I wanted to show you several options πŸ™‚ And the pictures are big… I’m sorry! But… I hope these help πŸ™‚

Your church (not in decor, etc, but in set up) looks like mine… what we did was:

  • Aisle runner, with petals on the edges (you could do white and pink petals… maybe a couple shades of pink)

 

  • Tulle looping along the edges of the chairs

 

  • Ribbon pomanders hanging down every 2 rows (I believes) in our colors… But you could do any type of decor every 2-4 rows… Saves $$ but still is visually appealing

 

  • “Roped” the center aisle off with tulle until the ceremony began.

 

  • Put 2 big flower arrangements at the front – on the sides – Maybe for you could do it on the platform as far to the right and left as you can go

 

  • White lattice on the stage to block off areas (such as hiding the drum kit that stays on stage) and to draw focus to the center.  We rented the lattice (florists, etc). We then decorated the lattice with silk flowers and tulle.

 

  • Unity table (for unity sand/candle ceremony… We also had communion so that was on this table as well).  Centered towards the back of the stage

I’ll post several pictures of our ceremony area… then some pictures of other ceremony areas/ideas to help you πŸ™‚  I know ours is MUCH more colorful – and that was my goal… But you can do a lot of what I did with white tulle and little bits of the pink πŸ™‚

Photos courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com

Here you can see the aisle runner and petals… and the lattice on the stage in the background

Here you can see our looped tulle — We used white tulle going all the way back — It went up to the top of the chair at the end of every other row… Every time it went up, we hung down a colored piece of tulle (you could use pink if you wanted) and we hung ribbon pomanders… I loved these, but they were very time consuming

This was our unity table — We put a colored table cloth on it (to help distract from the dull/drab background) and flower decor on it that coordinated in with our other decor… Plus our unity set was bright haha πŸ™‚

 

Now these photos are from guests

Here is a clear view of the pomander (and a look at how the tulle was on the chairs)

We put tulle and lights along the stairs leading to the platform

This is what our flower arrangements looked like that flanked the altar.  We put them on tables, one on each side of the stairs (but on the floor, not on the platform)

Here you can see more clearly how we decorated the lattice (Each side had a tall section and a shorter section – we rented from 2 different places and they were 2 different heights so we had to make it work haha)… We ran white tulle from the floor up to the top outside corner… then across to each corner of the lattice until it got to the opposite end, then it went down to the floor again.  At each corner (not just the outside ones) we had purple “poofs” of tulle… Throughout the lattice we tied tulle bows/poofs and placed colored flowers

 

I had a friend who got married a few months before me in the church… This is what her aisle looked like… It was similar to mine – But only white, with pops of blue… So substitute pink for the blue in your mind πŸ™‚  She did tulle like I did, and used big white flowers instead of pomanders… You can see that on that stage, she had two table (they had flower arrangements on them)… Those tables brought the eyes in visually to the center where they were standing πŸ™‚  Then in the back, she had the wooden table as her unity table

These were her flower arrangements:

 

I had a friend who got married a couple weeks after me… They used lattice at their reception, behind the sweetheart table… Here is how they decorated it:

(Photo taken by: Pamela Carol Bratcher Photography – Edited by: Nick Dantonio Photography)

So they had single piece of lattice – So they connected them with loops of white tulle down the edges… and they laid blue tulle across they top

Their aisle decor was just tulle run along the base of the chairs… and little candles at the edge of every other chair in the aisle

(Photo taken by: Pamela Carol Bratcher Photography – Edited by: Nick Dantonio Photography)

You can see behind the bride here… They had almost like a “waterfall” of tulle with white lights in it… That was gorgeous!

They also had lattice at the ceremony and didn’t put much on it.  They just tied a blue tulle bow on each section of the lattice.  If you like simplicity, then you may like this:

 

I was in another wedding last summer and this was their ceremony decor.

Photos courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com

You can see some of their aisle decor here – She had blue and aqua vases with taller flowers in them (chair height)… She only had 6 of these flower displays.  So, she put two (one on each side of the aisle) halfway down the aisle, two at the front of the aisle, and two at the base of their arch at the altar.  She blocked off the rows with ribbon

In this one, you can see their arch… The vases are at the base of it.  They also had yellow and aqua flower petals sprinkled all along the base of the arch, the vases, and leading down the stairs to where the aisle runner began

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