This past weekend, I attended a friend’s small wedding ceremony at Houston’s Japanese Garden in Hermann Park. The garden itself and two trees served as her casual altar. Her friend captured the moment beautifully.
I love simple backdrops to wedding ceremonies sans real flowers. Below are some DIY ideas I adore:
Hanging paper flowers in my favorite wedding colors, from Greenweddingshoes
A laced tree branch adds a vintage touch, from Oncewed
Colorful paper lanterns brighten up the green backdrop, from Barbara Jacksier
Hanging origami cranes look delicate, from Delightfully Engaged
Bright ribbons add a whimsical touch, from So You’re Engayged
Pendant flags allow the lake to be highlighted, from Glamour Weddings
Simple, bright balloons mark the altar, from the knot
Pinwheels are my favorite summer decor and would be pretty hanging high or as a backdrop, from The Sweetest Occasion
There are just so many wonderful alternatives to the traditional altar that you can DIY.