Trending Now: Wedding Ceremony Aisles Lined with Potted Plants
Our experts called it: Potted plants along ceremony aisles is officially one of the most predominant wedding trends of 2018. And for good reason. Large or small, greenery-centric or completely floral, potted aisle displays can transform a service space into a verdant garden, whether or not you're exchanging vows in one. Like the rest of your big day's floral (or nonfloral!) décor, these arrangements bring a touch of color and seasonality to your fête—and look good doing it.
The following flora and fauna arrangements, which were spotted at real couple's weddings, prove just that. Some brides and grooms took "potted" literally and displayed dainty, pretty pieces (like house plants and succulents!) in ceramic and terracotta bowls. Others enlisted the help of their floral designers to craft lusher, larger-than-life centerpiece-style creations that didn't just decorate their aisles—they defined the space entirely. As for the most elaborate ideas? One couple opted for eucalyptus and peony displays that looked more like voluminous garlands than potted arrangements (a clever optical illusion!). Another used fall-time foliage, including tons of pampas grass, to give an otherwise simple pink display major verticality.
Some couples turned to their venues when designing these ceremony aisle florals. For a twosome marrying in a grassy grove with the view of Wyoming's mountains in the distance, they chose delphinium arrangements that looked like they sprung out of the overgrown landscape. Ready to see all of these inspired, on-trend ideas? Click through to discover the prettiest new way to decorate your ceremony space.
Gather Design Company used bowl of exotic blooms in the most tropical of colorways to bring a piece of the lush outdoors to an indoor ceremony space.
A sea of mixed greens—punctuated by white blooms, like peonies—accounted for the majority of this half-circle arrangement, which flanked the ceremony aisle.
Blue and White
These Bows and Arrows delphinium displays might have been floor décor, but their impressive stems made them chair-high.
Boxes of ivy complemented the surrounding ceremony space's greenery—a fitting "floral" aesthetic for a greenhouse venue.
Over the Top
At this ceremony, planters literally overflowed with hydrangea, spray roses, garden roses, carnations, and fern, thanks to Nancy Liu Chin Designs.
Blush and Jade
Bushels of blush roses, white daisies, and dark greens (all by Native Poppy) in all different sizes were placed in a zig-zag formation throughout the aisle.
Matthew Robbins Design filled moss-covered planters with simple, rustic bunches of fern at this outdoor celebration.
Kathleen Deery Design dressed planted topiary trees up in wedding white with plenty of hydrangea and roses.
This moody aisle arrangement by Isha Foss Design featured protea, dahlias, orchids, and thistles. It was the perfect assortment for a late-summer fête.
Big Events Wedding used dainty blooms in the faintest pastels—lilac, blush, and cream—to offset the masculine oak ceremony benches.
Dramatic sprays of pampas grass infused an otherwise simple pink rose aisle display by Jaclyn K. Nesbitt with fall-ready glamour.
We're not sure what we loved more about this garden ceremony—the gauzy linen-covered chairs or the sprawling pots of pink buds, grounded by sporadic greenery arrangements.
A "garland" of greens and white blooms by Amy Osaba lined a unique seating arrangement—pews separated by wooden chairs.
This unique, winding aisle needed just-as-unique floral embellishments. La Rose Canina used overflowing leafy displays in jewel tones to construct a simple, but statement-making ceremony space.
These wide, abundant sprays by Bows and Arrows created the illusion that individual pots were actually an endless row of blooms and greens.
Potted leaves in a quintessential fall color palette (rust and burgundy) supported beribboned birch branches that defined the aisle.
It was a testament to Fleur de V's work that guests focused in on the wild larkspur, delphinium, eucalyptus, and olive branch aisle and altar décor before looking outward to the ceremony space's pièce de résistance: The view of the mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
This aisle's two sky-high cacti were as tall as several as the guests, which made for quite the dramatic entry.
Sarah Winward packed the aisle with spirea, dogwood, and foxglove, creating arrangements that felt as if they were naturally growing from the ground. The aisle blooms matched those placed in brass vessels on the antique table altar, too.
At this Palm Springs wedding, two tree-style plants in modern round pots marked the bride's entry point.