The title of this post says it all~ I love when we have an opportunity to showcase a unique seating layout, aisle pattern, or just a unique backdrop to make your ceremony personal and one-of-a-kind!
Inspiration 1- In The Round
Photo Credit: 5 Rings Photo
Our clients Alex & Melissa took advantage of the the rotunda of the Carnegie Institution for Science, and we did seating in the round. This 360 degree seating option creates four aisles, giving guests numerous options to choose from, as well as leaves folks guessing which way will the bride enter! It also provides an intimate feeling
A few tips to keep in mind if you choose this seating option:
– Bridal party members should either sit in the front row, or stand in the aisles, as not to block the view of any guests
– In order to keep the aerial photos and walkways clear, we placed the string quartet above, in the wings, outside of camera shot (this worked well in the space as the the rotunda had great sound, and the strings carried down into the ceremony space.
Inspiration 2- Nature as a backdrop
Lynn & Mick had acres of trees to pick from- and selected this large shade tree to keep guests cool, and serve as the perfect backdrop to their outdoor nuptials at the Bolger Center!
Inspiration # 3 Aisle, Interrupted
Photo Credit: Pereda Photography
The fountain in this courtyard at the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax adds to the charm and beauty of this space. Use each side as a different aisle- one for processional, one for recessional; or rotate bridesmaids down each- or take a victory lap around the fountain after tying the knot (or before dad gives you away, as our bride Laura did! No runaway bride here though- she had one lap, then it was time to tie the knot!)