ABC Of Weddings: P Is For Pew Decorations

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Peony & Plaid Paper adorn Presents laid out beside the Placecards which are captured by a Photographer who also makes sure to take Photos of the Parents



Preston Bailey created white twinkling trees to mark the aisle for a winter wonderland wedding.

Gone are the days when tulle was the only way to decorate your walk up the aisle. You can go ‘bare’ and let the venue speak for itself, or go all out and create something really unique.

You can go low key and place vases of flowers or candles on the floor, hang decorations over the pews or use decorations with height so they rise up over the aisle.


  • Hurricane lanterns
  • Roses
  • Fresh pastel coloured blooms
  • Galvanised buckets filled with flowers


  • White flowers
  • Strands of crystals
  • Pepper berries
  • Candles
  • Rich red roses


  • Go for a minimal look and use curtain tassels – decorative but modern.
  • Simple satin ribbon
  • Bright flower balls
  • Organza ribbon bows


  • Sheaths of wheat
  • Candles
  • Bunches of autumn foliage tied with brown string
  • Brown paper cones filled with autumn leaves

No Pews? Your options aren’t limited! You can use the same ideas. Scatter rose petals over the aisle, use an aisle runner like a beautiful white carpet.


Eucalyptus and dendrobium orchids adorned every other pew at Katie & Jeff’s wedding, Kelly & Marc used candles to decorate their simple aisle, Kelli & Rob used galvanised tin buckets filled with orchids, Cheryl & Paul  had flower balls created out of green button mums which attached to the chairs with Shepard’s hooks. They also attached a cone of rose petals at the end of each aisle in preparation for guests to shower them on their descent. The wedding of Donald Trump and Melania Knauss created a statement with garlands of orchids, Norma & Robbie use a string of flowers over white fabric to decorate their church pews.

Don’t forget to consider the width of your aisle.  If you have a small aisle and a big dress perhaps go for a simple ribbon rather than a hanging decoration to avoid destroying it!

Images from and Instyle Weddings

  • Wendy says:
    March 21, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I LOVE!!!!! that winter aisle!!! Again, inspired ideas from the Polka Dot Bride! There are so many different kinds of aisles now- what with so many venue choices-imagination is key! By the way- thanks for enjoying my posts on Elizabeth Anne. It was so much fun to do!

  • Pink Frosting says:
    March 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I love parasols on the edge of aisles too. You can use beautiful lace ones, paper ones or bright fabric parasols to make a statement without breaking the budget.

  • Tina says:
    March 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Shepherd hooks are also great for this. With a kissing ball or a Lantern. If doing an indoor wedding you can fill a bucket and put the hook down into it. 🙂 Great pics & finds. Loving your blog!

  • Ms Polka says:
    March 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Great idea Tina! yes shepherd hooks can make your pews pretty versatile for decoration!

    Parasols would also look gorgeous!

  • montreal flowers says:
    June 14, 2010 at 4:17 am

    It’s beautiful aisle decorations. Great!

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