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Decorating historic church

Aimee, on October 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 5
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My ceremony is at a historic church and my reception is at beachside venue. My colors are seaglass blue/green. Any ideas?

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  • Da Mom
    August 2022
    Da Mom ·

    I would first find out from the church how long you will have to decorate and take down any decor. We only did bows on every other pew for my daughter’s wedding because we had limited times afterwards. You could do something similar and/or use large lanterns with candles, sand and shells or starfish. Keep in mind though you’ll need a coordinator or someone to take it down afterwards.

  • Aimee
    Dedicated July 2020
    Aimee Online ·
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    I like the lantern idea!
  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
    Lanterns would be nice. I would also ask the church about any restrictions. The church I got married in didn't allow candles except the unity candle, petals, aisle runner and some other things I can't remember now.
  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·

    Hi Aimee!

    Asking the church how long you will have to decorate is a great idea! Perhaps you could also ask about any restrictions they may have when it comes to decorating.

    Candles lining the aisle in lanterns would look absolutely beautiful. You could also ask your florist about pew ends in your wedding colors.

  • Sarah
    Devoted April 2022
    Sarah ·
    Have you picked your florals and greenery yet? Using tropical plants might be a good way to bring the beach theme into the church. Bird of paradise, orchids, anthurium, hibiscus, and split-leaf philodendron could all look absolutely beautiful.

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