Plastic aisle runner from the party supply shop? Hand painted aisle runner with a custom monogram? How about neither? Mother Nature has thoughtfully provided an aisle runner in the form of rose petals and possibly bits of other flowers, too.
This absolutely stunning wedding, designed by Show Stoppers and photographed by Pamela Duffy Photo, featured an aisle runner made of petals from 700 lemon yellow roses with a contrasting rusty orange border and sunflowers at the corners.
I love them… but 700 roses? Correct me if I’m wrong – and I may very well be – but it seems like that many roses would pad one’s flower budget quite a bit. There are alternatives, however. I’ve been seeing more rose petal aisle runners that don’t cover the whole aisle, but rather form a pretty pattern along it. Then there are the rose petal borders that flank the ceremony space seating. Finally, there are always dried flower petals, which can be quite reasonably priced, though they might be a bit crunchy underfoot.
Love the use of naturally beautiful flower petals? Hate what feels like a waste of good flowers? Do tell!