One of the most magical of moments happens when you and your groom stand in front of your family and friends and say your wedding vows. Having your ceremony altar reflect the sacredness of this moment is vital. It should frame you and your groom, be a great photo backdrop and also take into consideration the Officiate, your attendants, and electronics (microphone, speakers).
This day, from beginning to end, is all about ceremony but the moments at the altar, declaring your love and saying “I Do” these moments are sacred.
As your guests enter the ceremony area it should be apparent they’re entering a very important place where something extraordinaire is about to happen. I call this reverent anticipation. These sacred sites by their very nature inspire respect, hushed tones, and quiet reflection. Our awareness expands, our hearts open and love grows easily in these places.
Claiming your space is important, whether on a beach, perched on a cliff overlooking an expansive view, in a church, or a wooded grove. Connecting the natural beauty of your surroundings to your wedding ceremony with a simple altar brings all that beauty to your exact location. The two are forever entwined, captured in that unique moment, specific to you and your groom.
Infusing your personality, beliefs, relationship and history into your ceremony makes it special. Let your altar reflect all of these things and your guests will be fully immersed in the beauty of the ceremony…that epic and sacred moment of your “I Do’s.”
Getting this element right will provide you and your groom a setting you’ll cherish.