14 Beautiful Ways to Elevate Your Ceremony Aisle
What's a bigger wedding-day staple than the ceremony aisle? The processional, recessional, and altar at the end make up some of the most ceremonial aspects of your big day. To celebrate the walkway for all that its worth, why not spruce it up and make your walk stand out? Beautiful, thematic, or eye-catching aisles can transform your "I do"s and all that leads up to them. Aisles serve a functional purpose, making their layout and workability worth considering. Plus, the pretty paths act as gorgeous photo scenery, adding extra flare to snapshots of your ascending wedding party or vows. If you're in the market for ceremony-aisle ideas that will blow your guests away, look no further than this roundup of inspiration pulled straight from our real weddings. Between rugs, runners, and plenty of petals, something's bound to speak to you.
This elegant California wedding was all about domestic comfort, a theme the couple tapped into for their celebration décor. They imagined up a hallway leading to a grand room in a home, and used that as inspiration for their ceremony aisle. To achieve the look, they lined the pathway with Persian rugs, which could also be found in other locations throughout the day.
Rich rose petals led this bride to a 300-year-old oak tree, which she said was chosen as "a symbol of strength." The floral aisle tied in with the rest of the wedding: a fruit-filled California celebration with a focus on red.
Rustic Walking Path
Want a more organic setup? Take a hint from this cattle-farm wedding in Mississippi, where a natural dirt road stood in as the ceremony aisle.
This retro-modern California wedding based its clean-cut monogrammed runner off of its invitations.
Planner Steven Moore aimed for "an amazing secret garden" look at this stylish Seattle wedding, and judging by the aisle, he definitely succeeded. Floral arrangements, maple trees, and crystal chandeliers made this walkway one to remember.
A simple, cheery green-and-white striped runner lined the aisle of this vineyard wedding in California. Similar stripes popped up throughout the day, including on the ribbon tied around the bride's bouquet.
Purple and Painted Lining
This Dia de los Muertos beach wedding in Mexico featured a sandy aisle lined by orchid-colored petals and painted rocks.
Four inches thick and 200 feet long, the sunset-hued rose-petal aisle at this colorful Seattle wedding "took my breath away," remembers the bride—and for good reason!
Hosted in the backyard of a family home, this formal New York wedding included a white-petaled walkway as the aisle. Other floral details—including an English rose-covered arbor and overgrown blooms—made the celebration even dreamier.
Shepherd's hooks lined the aisle at this Mexico destination wedding for a unique touch. Each held small wooden boxes filled with succulents and sunny flowers.
Want to "wow" from up top, rather than underneath? Look to this playful Michigan wedding, where breathtaking overheads shaped the aisle scene.
This beautiful wedding in the woods of California made it a point to go above-and-beyond on dreamy details. "We wanted it to be intimate and romantic," shared the bride, and between the cascading white blooms and soft, matching walkway, those vibes were undeniably achieved.
Garlands of pine boughs were paired with tea lights to designate the aisle at this fall wedding in New York.