(Closed) Non-floral Alter Decorations

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe bundles of long birch or manzanita branches? You could tie them with ribbon or put them in large vases. I was going to post some pictures, but Google is down at the moment. I searched “birch bundle”.

Post # 4
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Candles!! Either on a candelabra or on tall pedestals! You could used oversized candles on rustic wood pedestals. 

Post # 5
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

…Wait, if it’s a non-religious ceremony do you have an altar? Or do you just mean the ceremony site? If it’s the latter, here are some ideas:

papel picado (mexican hanging paper cut-outs)

light bulbs & lanterns


(here’s a pic with all three!): http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2fy2gotuh00/Sq5p-0_h25I/AAAAAAAACCw/StafiL1SrsA/s1600-h/wedding+lights.jpg


penant garlands or hanging cranes: http://sdweddinginsider.com/blog/?p=628

pom poms: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/86/241795209_7ccd831424_o.jpg

I like the feather garlands this lady does on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/38925224/white-feathers-with-gold-and-silver

Chandeliers, if you can rent ’em: http://couturebowl.blogspot.com/2009/10/chandelier-ium.html

I had friends who just strung up white christmas lights and then underneath had sheer pieces of fabric in their wedding colors. It looked lovely.


Post # 6
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

some old doors:

this is outside but could be duplicated inside with the poles placed in a bucket or planter:

candles in mason jars if you have a surface to display them:

wine barrels:



Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve thought a lot about this because our ceremony space is kind of undefined. I’m attaching pics of the actual space with a pic of the draping we’re planning to do. We will not have the hanging candle chandelier (that was brought in by a florist) and instead of having two pillars on each side, we’ll just have on pillar on each side with a wreath of peacock feathers and a hurricane with a candle (pictured on the dining room table). 

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