By : Jenn Bachtel
After the wedding with family and friends,
continue the magic with your own private
party for two. Here are some honeymoon
options for the happy couple. Best part:
You don’t even have to leave the state.
The vows, the kiss, that “I do” moment and beyond: These are the most significant and most photographed images of your wedding day. From steps to stone, and lights to linens, fall in love with these alluring altar ideas.
1 A wooden altar can be easily
constructed from bundled sticks,
wood beams, or even bamboo, then
draped in remnant linens and flowers
to provide a perfect backdrop for an
indoor or outdoor ceremony.
2 An existing tree at your venue can
be transformed with drop, string, or
fairy lights that add charm and romance
to the special moment.
3 A staircase is a stunning and
versatile backdrop for your first
kiss as a couple. Standing atop or
beneath a stairway, strewn with flower
petals, lanterns, or candles, creates an
4 Enhance any natural setting with
doors, open or closed, that are
refinished to match your wedding décor
or theme. Besides the symbolism of a
new beginning, doors can provide a
framework for the perfection in the
nature behind you.
5 Cement pillars, draped in flowers
on one side, provide an aura of
old-fashioned elegance for those first
moments of matrimony.
6 Set a more whimsical scene with
large finished wooden rounds
that can later be placed in your home’s
garden, providing lasting memories of
your big day.
7 Take your traditional floral altar
a step further with petals and
mismatched lighting that trail out to
the sides, enlarging your space and
producing a more elaborate look.