Most days you probably don’t think twice about what is underfoot, but when planning for The Walk down The Aisle, suddenly it becomes a Very Big Deal.
And amid all the things that make up the wedding industry is a special zone specifically for Aisle Runners. You’ve got your different materials, non-skid and non-slipn options, a rainbow of colors, monogram and art options….you name it!
That said, before you start dreaming of a white carpet, you should know: often these decisions fall to the ceremony venue. Some spaces require a runner. Others won’t allow it. So it is definitely worth asking about, and then planning accordingly. Chances are the ceremony venue knows what works best in the space.
In our case, with an outdoor ceremony, a traditional aisle runner would have been out-of-place. Instead, we used white rose petals.
Honesty check: I don’t really recall when we made the white rose petal aisle decision in the multitude of wedding decisions to be made. I’m not sure if I got all bride-zilla and insisted on it….but however it came about, it ultimately resulted in another favorite memory from our wedding day:
That’d be my dad, in the bridal suite, with a couple dozen white roses pulling each petal off one-by-one for me to trample over a few hours later.
Now that’s love, folks.
Just sitting behind the desk, tuned into the girlish commotion in the next room as we put on the finishing touches, pulling each petal off the stem one by one.
And later, in another act of love, a dedicated groomsman scattering the petals carefully along the aisle. I didn’t see the whole procedure, but I’m told that he individually placed some of the petals so that it was evenly scattered in a pleasing way. A true friend!
The result of both those efforts was lovely. Just a touch of something natural against the architecture of the house. Simple and elegant, a perfect fit for our theme. Thanks guys for this finishing touch on a beautiful ceremony space!
Photo credits: Kahl Weddings
Brides, did you or will you use a runner for your wedding aisle? Have you considered flower petals, or a more traditional aisle runner?
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