Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Ceremony Aisle - Redefined

At Serra Plaza, the aisle is defined by Vintage Church Pews
Here I created a whole new ceremony style by mixing blocks of color and styles. White chairs, black chairs, white cushions with colored pillows made for a modern and oh so chic look.

It's your wedding day. You're ready to walk down the aisle to that man who's waiting there for you. Can you imagine it? That perfectly defined aisle? Rows of, petals, everyone seated in those white chairs, and waiting for you to emerge as this beautiful bride in your perfect white's so clear.

Wait a minute. Does it have to be like every aisle you've ever seen? Do you have to do it just like everyone else has? Of course not. My belief is that we, as individuals are more free than we've ever been to do things our own way. Why should you be like all the rest. BE BOLD! Make your ceremony seating different.

The ceremony can be redefined and CHANGED UP to make it interesting. Venues love to tell is your aisle, here are your chairs, and here is how we do it. There are no rules that say you have to do it their way. Have fun and do it your way.

Since the 1970's, hotels, country clubs and most private venues have crammed the white wood folding chair down your throat. Well the 70's called, and they want their white wood folding chairs back. Above you'll see I used bamboo chairs for a more authentic feel, at a home wedding. They coordinate with the trees that nature provided. Last time I checked white trees don't grow in garden areas, why use a white wood folding chair? Define your aisle, don't let it define you.

A vintage venue like The Ebell of Los Angeles above calls for Vintage chairs. Take a look around your venue and determine what's right. I'm not saying that the white wood folding chair should be abolished. It some cases they are appropriate. If you must use them, mix it up. Make your seating curved, add something interesting as we did below with a fan for each guest.

I hope I've given you something to consider. When planning your ceremony, don't only think about where you guests will sit, but also what they will sit on. I'd love to share my ideas with you. Call me and let's sit down for a cup of coffee...hopefully in a stylish chair.

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