Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Here comes the Bride....

On a bed of rose petals!! As you may have remembered from a few different posts now, I planned on having rose petals lining each side of the aisle for our ceremony. Then, because I can't stop looking at and, I saw yet another detail that I'd love to have! Why walk down a boring aisle with rose petals on either side when you can walk down an aisle that looks like this:

How gorgeous is that?! I saw it and immediately my brain went into full "how can I make this happen" mode. Our Sanctuary has a raked floor so as people walk in, they'll be able to see the full design a little bit better, which I love. I think this is such a classy and unique way to add a high impact visual aspect to the ceremony. Yes, they will be scattered everywhere as I walk down the aisle but still, I can only imagine the beautiful photos our photographer will capture from the balcony of this.

What design should I use? You guys should know me by now! :) Our invitations have a beautiful flourish that is subtly shown behind the text of our Reception card. Not that anyone will remotely recognize the flourish, but to tie in our programs, invites and our ceremony, I'm thinking that design would be perfect! So it would look a little bit like this:

But not as ornate, turned sideways and spread along the aisle. (I can see our coordinator cursing at her screen right now reading this, lol) To make this seamless and easy though, I'm going to create the entire pattern in paper and lay it out on the church aisle sometime between now and the wedding for size. It will also give me an idea of how cool it will look from above. Then, on wedding day, the pattern is laid out, petals are put on top of it and then the pattern is removed from underneath. It sounds simple and if there's anyway to simplify it even more, I will! If only this came pre-assembled! (and the bride wheels are turning again)

So, friends and family, have I lost it yet? :)


  1. 'eh, piece of cake. It's like coloring with petals. It'd be even more difficult if you had different colored petals and insisted those colors be in specific spots. In any case, I like the idea of the pattern or multiple pieces of the pattern. Just so long as there isn't anyone that sweeps in before messes it all up.

  2. haha yah!!! :) No, there will be a pretty ribbon on the back pew to signal that ushers with assist guests to their seats by way of the outer rows. And nope, just white rose petals! I heart you too much to throw a gradient in there! YOU ROCK!