Wedding Decor Trend: Petals in Patterns Down the Aisle


By Perfect Wedding Guide ‘National Wedding Expert’, Susan Southerland

With all of the lovely fall colors showing up everywhere, and the new wedding gown designs on the runways these days, I thought I’d highlight a little trend that can make a big impact in your ceremony decor. Every week, my team of wedding planners and I coordinate many, many weddings for brides from all over the world, here in Orlando, FL. We get to see first-hand the tips, tricks, and trends that brides are using in their ceremonies and beyond. Today’s trend is very easy to achieve, and can add a huge visual impact to your ceremony site decor without spending a lot of money– petals in patterns down the aisle.

The design possibilities are nearly endless, when you consider that you can have many different colors of flower petals (just remember to check with your ceremony venue to be sure they do not have restrictions, some allow only white to prevent stains on indoor flooring) and many different patterns! As seen in the photo above, these flower petal patterns are a great alternative to bulky carpeted aisle runners that you could possibly stumble over in your wedding heels.

A simple row of mixed color petals lining either side of your aisle adds a pop of color without going to the expense of using garland. If your wedding party doesn’t include a flower girl, it’s a nice way to still incorporate flower petals going down the aisle– with the added bonus of not having to corral a potentially cranky toddler!

This bride walked on a carpet of periwinkle petals, which picked up the colors that happened to be in the hotel’s carpet and tied in her bouquet and wedding wardrobe accent color in a memorable and affordable way.

Bright red rose petals accent this unusual aisle runner, bringing attention to the butterfly pattern which may have otherwise blended in next to the grass. There are also other ways to incorporate petal patterns into your wedding ceremony or reception decor (and combining it with another current trend– monograms and initials), as shown below.

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