Post # 1
I am absolutely stuck on ideas for how to decorate our venue for the ceremony.
The picture shows the room and how it will be set up. We will be standing on the stage. These are the chairs that we are using and and I am not allowed to hang anything from the ceiling. We picked this space for its simplicity so we don’t want to do anything to take away from what is already there.
I have been considering using our centerpieces for the reception (medium glass vases of pink tulips) and lining them across the front of the stage and then maybe renting two candelabras to flank us on either side. Or doing the opposite and having two large alterpieces of flowers on either side of us and then lining the front of the stage with candles? Ugh. I don’t know. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
I would say something elegant and simple. Flowers across the front would look great, however where will your bridal party be standing during the ceremony? Or will they be seated?
I think the Venue is beautiful in itself, and considering you cannot hang anything from the chairs you have to resort to the front of the venue.
Even just 2 alter arrangements would look great, I think the more simple the better, everyone will be watching you and your hubby to be anyway. I love the venue it looks gorgeous!
Post # 4
I agree with AshCo. Decorated pillars at the altar seem like they would fit great and not take away from the gorgeous architecture like an arch would.
You can hang things from the chairs, but not the ceiling? If the venue permits, I think a floral arrangement (or whatever fits your vision) on the aisle chairs would extend the decor through to the audience nicely, too. Maybe something complete but simple to attach so that your wedding party can add them after the chairs are set up on the big day!
Post # 5
By the way, I think lining the stage with candles would result in amazing pictures! AMAZING
Post # 7
i like the pillar idea but you could also have a large basket of flowers arranged on either side of you or two large crystal manzanita trees. not sure where the bridal party will be but if they are standing in front of the stage they may block whatever you line it with. if it is bright in there, the drama of the candles may be lost. if you want to keep it simple you could also try an arch of willow branches woven with flowers or willow poles tied together for a rustic feel. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 8
can you do a fabric backdrape at the front of the altar/like a sort of pipe and drape?
Post # 9
So pretty! The church I’m getting married at has a very similar vaulted celing, and it dark as well. I am lining the aisle with pilar candles in glass vases, on every other row. Makes it feel old-world’y and cozy. You could do somethign like that!
Post # 10
What if you got some sheperd’s hooks placed each one in a pretty flower pots then hung a flower ball from it… I think they’re called kissing balls. Behind the very last row of chairs you could place a table with a table cloth on it and maybe a center pieces on each…. like the ones your were talking about… or you could put a really pretty glass drink dispenser with some cups so your guests can have lemonade or water while they are waiting for the ceremoney to start. You could also put the guest book there and maybe a story of how y’all met. If your attendents are going to stand on the floor while y’all are on the stage then they would cover up the vases on the stage…. You’d have to do something taller…. You could do an arch way and drap with fabric…. You could build it cheap and supper light outa PVC pipe… spray paint it so it the fabric moves you don’t see the white pipes… cover it with some pretty fabric and maybe a swag of flowers at the front top. Hummmm hope this helps!!!!
Post # 11
I think it’s beautiful as it is. You don’t need to do anything (or much) at all–just show up looking gorgeous! I’m not planning to decorate my venue (a small chapel) at all, because it has plenty of charm on its own. Some places just don’t need lots of decor!
Post # 12
some shepherds hooks with something hanging from them? If pomanders are too out of budget some nice tulle bows would be simple and pretty. For the stage I would put maybe a column or candelabra on both of the outside edges of the stage and then either use the reception centerpieces or candles. I wouldn’t do much else b/c the spaves by itself is beautiful.
Post # 13
The aisle doesn’t look very wide, but if you could take out one row of chairs and make the aisle wider, you could use luminaries down both sides of the aisle. If you use led lights or flickering battery lights in them, you wouldn’t have to worry about something catching on fire, but it would produce a nice ambiance.
The chapel is beautiful. If you went with the two candelabra and put an arrangement of flowers on those, it would be simple, elegant and beautiful.