Layered rugs make for a surprisingly pretty ceremony aisle. Find a look you'll love for your own nuptial backdrop.
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There are so many different ways you can decorate your ceremony aisle: flower petals, a monogrammed fabric runner, glowing candles, and oversized floral arrangements are some of the most popular options. Each is beautiful in its own right, and these ideas are a no-brainer for most couples. But if you and your spouse to be gravitate towards ideas and decorations that feel a little more bohemian, you might be looking for something different.
That's where our favorite new wedding trend comes into play. Ceremony aisles lined with rugs are the perfect decorative detail for boho pairs. Whether you're tying the knot indoors or out, there's a way to incorporate these homey, comforting, colorful textiles into your nuptials.
For a large space, consider layering a variety of different rugs down the length of your aisle. You can find textiles in colors that coordinate with your venue and ceremony flowers, or you can go in the other direction entirely, bringing in vibrant rugs for a splash of fun décor. Give your space an at-home vibe (even if you're tying the knot across the world!) by layering your aisle with Persian rugs. Your guests will feel almost as if they're walking into your family room. Looking for something a little more splashy? Bright rugs stand out in an otherwise all-white space. If you like what you see here, keep going! We found 17 ways to use rugs in your wedding ceremony!
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The eclectic nature of a ceremony aisle lined with rugs is one of the best parts about the trend. That's why this mix of rectangular and round textiles works so well. Consider mixing different shapes for a similar look.
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Several different rugs were used to create an aisle at this outdoor ceremony. Simple wooden folding chairs kept the emphasis on the ornate nature of the oriental rugs.
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Cozy vintage rugs were chosen in colors that played off the flowers at this outdoor ceremony. The look was warm, welcoming, and totally unified.
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When it comes to lining your aisle with rugs, the options are endless. In this all-white space, the bride and groom thought bright rugs would be most eye-catching, and they were certainly right. You can decorate your own ceremony with a pop of color, an unexpected texture, or a shape that feels non-traditional.
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Ceremony aisles lined with rugs shouldn't be too perfect. This couple chose an eclectic mix in different sizes, shapes, and patterns. The result was colorful and interesting.
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Overlapping rugs gave this oceanfront ceremony a homey, undone vibe. If you don't want your nuptials to feel too perfectly arranged, you might want to try this look.
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Oriental rugs were surrounded by moroccan-style lanterns at this couple's outdoor weding. The look is pretty much a bohemian bride's dream.
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This couple wanted their ceremony to have a homey, lived-in feel, so they lined their entire aisle with overlapping Persian rugs, just as they would in a hallway leading into a grand room at home.
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One statement-making rug can be just as impactful as an entire row of them spanning down your ceremony aisle. For a simpler take on the trend, this may be the look for you.
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Wooden chairs, clusters of baby's breath, and classic oriental runners make for a super simple ceremony space that's still picture-perfect. This arrangement worked especially well for this couple, as they had selected a more dramatic macramé backdrop that they wanted to showcase.
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If you want your rug-lined aisle to blend in with the rest of your ceremony décor, consider textiles in an array of muted colors. This couple opted for rugs that blended seamlessly with their backdrop and floral installation.
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Every element of this couple's wedding was packed with color, so it's only fitting that their ceremony space was marked with a bright, punchy rug.
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Who knew rugs could be so dramatic? Extend your aisle far beyond the last row of ceremony chairs for a grand entrance that will leave nothing to be desired.
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Extra Wide Aisle
Make your aisle that much more impactful by doubling up on rugs. This pathway was extra wide thanks to overlapping textiles.
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If you're not big on color, do as this couple did. A textured black-and-white rug makes just as much impact as a colorful one.
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Clusters of pampas grass hung over the chevron-printed rugs lining the cermeony aisle at this outdoor wedding. The look was luxe and bohemian, exactly as this couple wanted.