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!
Oh my dears.
Last week I lobbed this…image at you:
So. Last week I hit you with this deathless image:
and you guys came back swinging.
(Note: Margo, I believe you are correct in identifying the bride’s gown as vintage Gunne Sax. In fact, if I recall correctly, two thirds of the girls at my senior prom wore this dress. Mine was also Gunne Sax, but it was steel blue and did not feature a Queen Anne neckline, so there. Good eye, Margo!)
While there were several excellent entries this week, I have made my decision. The winner is our own fabulous gemdiva for this deliciously snarky pulled-from-the-headlines bit of silliness:
When the Louisiana judge refused to marry them citing concerns for their children, the couple returned to the groom’s more advanced home planet for their wedding ceremony.
Congratulations, gemdiva! And thanks to everyone who played.
(dabs at eye with lace hanky)
Oh my dears, how very clever you all are!
Last week I presented you all with this deathless image:
…and you all came right back at me with some of the funniest captions I’ve ever seen in this blog.
You’re all winners in my book, but I declare only one, as you know. This week it’s the ever superfantastic Margo with this glorious tribute to DIY:
“You created a celebrant out of the leftover hen’s night decorations? I love how crafty you are, darling.”
Congratulations, Margo! And thanks to everyone who played.