You’ve booked your venue, a major step complete, congratulations! If you’re like many brides today, you are not holding your ceremony in a church and you’ll need to create a focal point for your ceremony space; something that draws the eye of your guests and also reflects your personality and wedding style. No matter if you’re getting married in the middle of an open field or in a high rise white loft, we’ve got some ideas on how to create a stunning ceremony space.
Archways come in many shapes, sizes, and materials so it’s fairly easy to find a style and look that fit your wedding day aesthetic. Arches can come made of branches and adorned with flowers, they can be simple iron structures with draping, or they can more pergola like and decorated with ribbon. Whatever you ultimately decide on, it will direct your guests eye to a spot at the end of the aisle. The bride and groom can stand just under them or directly in front for spectacular and romantic pictures. After the ceremony they can be moved to the reception space and used as a cake table backdrop or for your photo booth, the possibilities are unlimited!
Flowers & Pedestals
Flowers are a clear solution to all wedding problems so why not incorporate more into your ceremony space. Florists or wedding stylists can provide an array of pedestals for you to prop large floral arrangements on. The pedestals can be rustic wood or shinny gold and can accommodate arrangements of any height or size. These arrangements not only help set the precedence for your wedding style and colors but work to create a personal space for the bride and groom at the end of the ceremony aisle. You can choose two arrangements on either side of you or have several arrangements to give the space some depth and dynamic. A plus side is that these arrangements can be used for the reception either as table center pieces or as accents to various tables!
Backdrops & Installations
Backdrops and installations are the way to go if a) you want to go all out b) you want something that will completely “wow” your guests and c) you feeling extra creative. Working with your stylist, planner, and florist are key here. They can guide you through the idea and design process and work with you to help pull of a flawless installation. So, what do installations cover? Hanging flower arrangements, full scale murals, and all out light structures are a few. Installations and backdrops serve as mega focal points for your ceremony and can transition to your reception in the same way. Guests will be enraptured during your ceremony and then you can use the space as a cake or sweetheart table backdrop or the trusty photo booth backdrop. Whatever you choose here, guests will see it as an unexpected pleasure and something totally you.
Draping is a tried and true method for ceremony spaces, it evokes elegance and class and can fit within almost any wedding day scheme. Generally strung from the ceiling (or a freestanding structure if you’re outside), it can fall straight to the ground for a soft and feminine look or it can be draped and crossed for a more dynamic and modern feel. You can tie drapes, mix and match colors, or even intersperse them with string lights or hanging garlands. As always, the drapes can be used during the ceremony and reception as a focal point and can even be used to separate spaces if you’re in a large room.
Ceremony spaces are meant to be romantic, eye catching, and completely you. We hope this inspires you to make the most of your venue space!
Featured image by Noi Tran Photography