Usually for a church wedding you have alter flowers and palms
and then maybe some flowers or something on a few of the pews
lots and lots of candles
but we were on the beach and as much as the ocean is the most beautiful
decoration of all, Jacquelyn and Bucky wanted to add some small touches here and there
so we found some beautiful patina finished lanterns and we had 6 for the path from the steps to the chairs
we tied ribbons on the top and put in the flameless candles as we knew real candles would not stay lit.
then for the chairs, one of the bridesmaids, Kayla, at our DIY day made starfish decorations with ribbons and rope and then used twine to tie them to the chairs.
they turned out beautiful
In the picture below you can see the "hoopa" which is used for the alter. Jacquelyn just wanted a simple linen cloth across the top.
we then tied ribbons and purple wire balls to the top corner
the picture below shows the pier where the cocktail party was
and the Pier House where the reception was held
we also had white flower balls made for 2 shepherds hooks at the front of the seating but they were too heavy for the hooks so we ended up hanging
them from the first 2 chairs
and then one of them ended up on the bride and grooms table since we were missing
their centerpiece....see flower post!
wedding tip ... even though it is outside and mother nature is the best decorations, adding a few simple elements will really add to the overall feel of the ceremony