Out With The Blooms

Ceremony décor sans flowers

Scrapping flowers for your ceremony can save serious cash in your wedding budget. Plus decorating the venue sans blooms opens the door for major creativity. Non-floral aisle decor delivers a foolproof wow factor, simply for its element of surprise. So whether you're conserving funds or merely in search of a more unique method of dressing the ceremony space, we've scoped out more than a few stunning design concepts that speak for themselves–not a single stem needed. 

Under My Umbrella. Delicate parasols are having a serious moment in the bridal world. But instead of providing them as outdoor cover for wedding guests, line the aisle with them placing small spotlights beneath. The paper-thin parasols will create a subtle glow of light that's both romantic and exotic. Perfect for a beach wedding at dusk. 

Iron Man. For a rustic I dos, an assortment of wrought iron lanterns lining the aisle does just the trick. With mason jars quickly nearing a décor cliché, we return to the classics for a fresh look. Placed on hardwood floor, they create a minimalist backdrop that feels old world South. 

Let There Be Light. Never underestimate the simplistic beauty of candlelight. A range of heights and sizes creates an effortlessly lovely setting. Plus candlelight is ultra-flattering to the face. 

Take Flight. Paper cranes strung on wire make a whimsical backdrop that's both budget-friendly and easy to craft. Enlist your 'maids and get folding. Choose an assortment of hues for a playful look or opt for elegant white. 

Poetic Devices. This simple paper scroll splashed with words of love rivals the ever-beautiful petal runner and is nearly cost-free. When vows are simply not enough to express the love you share, paint the rest to display for your nearest and dearest. 

On A String. Give guests an unexpected design focal point with a balloon ceiling. A mix of muted pastels and metallics with gold string will hold its own with ease for even the fanciest of nuptials. 

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