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6 Unexpected Ceremony Aisles

There's more to the ceremony aisle than just traditional white or red carpet. These days, couples are adding flare to their ceremony by dressing up their aisle with flowers, decor and pretty and creative alternatives to the aisle runner. From stripes, to ombre petals and even creative set ups that incorporate the surroundings... read more

Trend Alert! 7 Rugs Turned Aisle Runners

Trend Alert! Rug Aisle Runners
Did you know that rugs made of knotted yarn (called "rya") are an important part of a traditional Finnish wedding ceremony? The couple would say their wedding prayers while kneeling on the colorful rug and then they later display it in their home. Today, the hot trend is to take rugs from your favorite design store or... read more

Couple Gets Engaged AND Married in Just 30 Minutes

For most couples, planning a wedding takes between 12-14 monthsbut this UK duo fit a proposal, engagement and wedding into just 30 minutes! Michael Clark and Fay Brazendale tricked friends and family by telling them that they were invited to a hotel celebrate Fay's 30th birthday, but guests were totally surprised Michael got down... read more

15 Rustic Ceremony Backdrops For Your Woodland Wedding

Planning a wedding inspired by the beauty of the woods? Include a rustic ceremony backdrop that complements a natural ceremony location, like a rustic huppah draped in leafy garlands or a set of  votives and bud vases hanging from a tree branch. You can even bring a woodland wedding style indoors with potted trees and... read more

18 Pretty Ways To Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

As elaborate as a carefully manicured floral arrangement and as simple as a mason jar with a few stems, aisle markers add serious style to your ceremony. Flower markers not only help to define the space (perfect if you're working without traditional pews), they also add a fresh ambience to the room.Create a hanging arrangement... read more

A Coin Toss To Decide The Processional Order? (We Approve)

Here's one way to decide who walks down the aisle first at a same-sex wedding! Just before the ceremony started at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC, brides Melanie and Nicole tossed a quarter to figure out the processional order. Heads meant Nicole and her father walked first, tails meant Melanie and... read more

8 Aisle Runners We’re Obsessed With

These playful and creative designs from Jesi Haack have shaken us out of our mid-week slump. They're all totally one-of-a-kind pieces that add the perfect personalized touch to the ceremony and fit with the vibe (whether it's a "Cloud 9" theme with fluffy cotton lining the aisle or a Beatles-inspired wedding with hearts... read more

This Couple Had 34 Weddings (All Around The World!)

Lisa and Alex in Columbia; Photography by Cristina RestrepoLisa and Alex in Columbia; Photography by Cristina Restrepo
Meet Lisa and Alex, the globe-trotting couple staging their own wedding over and over from South Africa to Singapore -- and blogging about it all. We chatted with the couple for our fall issue of The Knot Weddings Magazine and here's what they had to say. The obvious question: Why get married in so... read more

5 Twists On The Unity Candle

The unity candle lighting ceremony -- a traditional Christian wedding ceremony ritual that involves the couple lighting one large candle from two smaller family candles lit by the mothers and represents the bringing together of two families. If you're looking for ways to put a spin on the traditional wedding ceremony, then you'll love the ideas... read more

11 Huppahs With Personality

Photo: Beautiful Day Photo // Featured: The Knot Blog
No Jewish wedding ceremony is complete without a huppah! It symbolizes the future home of the newlyweds and can be customized to represent the couple's personalities and wedding style. Whether it's glammed up with flowers or handcrafted with a quilt, these 11 huppahs are the statement centerpieces of the ceremony! (From the album: read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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