Planning & Inspirations
Decorating an Outdoor Wedding Aisle
Decorating an outdoor wedding aisle doesn't need to mean some turf with silk rose petals scattered on top. Fresh ideas to decorate your aisle include kissing balls, hanging baskets, long palm fronds, paper pin wheels, lanterns, personalised aisle runners and parasols placed just so.
Here are some hot new ideas on decorating outdoor wedding aisles to help inspire your own wedding aisle style.
The kissing ball is a gorgeous aisle decoration and can be used throughout your wedding day to decorate your aisle, reception, ‘getaway car' and table settings. They are best made by a florist with an experienced hand, but you can give them a try yourself using a foam florists' ball, wiring each flower head and carefully piercing the foam with the wire from each blossom to create a ball of flowers. Hang with a ribbon wired into place, and you can also have a decorative ribbon at the base of each ball to set off the effect. Hang along your aisle either from the chair tops or, as in our example, from decorative posts which can be found at hardware stores and discount department stores such as Target.
Glorious parasols solve so many decorating dilemmas on your wedding day! Here's a simple idea. We've taken hot pink parasols and placed them down the aisle with complementary rose petals. The effect is contemporary, easy and fun for a summer or beach wedding aisle. Parasols are cost effective - these parasols are just $19.95 from Pink Frosting - and practical too as your guests can pick them up and use them to protect their skin from the burning sun.
Palm Fronds and Other Tall Decorations
Beach aisles are great fun, but require some planning as you are probably creating an aisle from scratch. We've taken a natural hessian aisle runner and bordered it with some natural coral to create an aisle. From there, our florist has created some stands of potted tropical flowers accessorised with organza ribbon, which ties in perfectly with the chair detailing. Finally, natural palm fronds have been placed in the centre of the pots, left to hang to the side in the breeze, which creates almost a feather effect.
Tulle and Pins
Australian wedding planning company, A Lavish Affair, created this simple look with tulle draped over dark timber seats, pinned together with a simple pink rose. This pretty look is romantic and easy to achieve for an afternoon garden wedding.
Use your imagination to create a fun aisle style! A Lavish Affair has used peacock feathers tied to the aisle side chairs in this garden wedding setting. You could create a similar look with palm fronds, long lilies, or long-handled pin wheels, which you can easily make yourself in papers from your wedding stationery suite.
How's this for budget chic? We love the use of bright paper ball lanterns with contrasting ribbon to decorate this wedding aisle. Are these not the most stunning aisle decorations for a casual affair you’ve ever seen? We are big fans of kissing balls and big bold statement decorations for your aisle, so these have us very excited indeed. This image via The Knot.
Personalised Wedding Aisle Runners
Creating a truly unique wedding ceremony aisle outdoors is taken to a brand new level with a personalised wedding aisle runner. We adore these black and white "And the two shall become one..." wedding aisle runners at Pink Frosting's online wedding shop. Simply stunning!