When it comes to designing the overall theme and atmosphere of your wedding day, many couples immediately jump to planning out the reception area. After all, this is where the majority of the occasion will be spent, where guests eat, the cake is cut and the newly wed couple step out onto the floor for their first dance.
However, you should definitely take the time to consider how
you are going to personalise your ceremony space. Whether you're being wed in a church or under a beautiful gazebo outdoors, this space plays an important role in the day's proceedings – it's where you and your other half say your vows and are ultimately bound together as a married couple.
Here are a few ways that you can add some special touches to your ceremony space.
Eye on the aisle
Walking down the aisle is one of the most special moments of the big day, when a bride first emerges in her wedding dress for the whole wedding party to see. Rather than a few lacklustre bows and a small posy of flowers here and there, why not put a more unique spin on the runway to the altar?
If you're tying the knot outdoors, make use of some botanical inspiration with mason jars filled with seasonal blooms for a rustic touch.
Pomanders also create some visual interest, as do a good helping of flower petals down each side of the aisle. For a sprinkling of magic, add in some branches threaded through with fairy lights at the end of each row of chairs to create a delicate forest-like corridor.
Candles are always effective indoors, just make sure they are out of reach of any younger guests' fingers. Why not put them in glass lantern boxes to keep them safe and stylish?
Altering the altar
Depending on the theme and feeling of the day, there is plenty you can do to make the altar a special place. If you're going to be doing flowers on the gazebo, blossoms in a uniform colour can be especially effective.
Gauzy drapery can add a soft romantic touch, as can some tasteful LED lights twisted around the columns. For a sentimental touch, you could always incorporate photos of loved ones in clear decorative baubles or miniature photo frames.