It's All in the Details: Ceremony Decorations

I love that every ceremony space is different. There are so many possibilities when it comes to the spot where you say "I do."

alyssa barletter photography kansas city ceremony decorations
alyssa barletter photography kansas city ceremony decorations

If you decide to get married in a church, the church usually provides a coordinator to set up and take down the decor for you. However, you may be restricted with what decor you may or may not use.
Mika and Bobby let the florals stand out at Christ Community Church in Brookside, while Anna and Nick chose the architecture of their sanctuary surround them.

alyssa barletter photography kansas city ceremony decorations
alyssa barletter photography kansas city ceremony decorations

If you plan to tie the knot at your reception venue, you may be able to bring in whatever you want for decorations, but you may have to set it up yourself (and buy/rent it all!). Wedding coordinators and florists may have an installation or clean-up fee, but then you do not have to worry about set-up and clean-up.
Danielle and Luke got married at Berg Event Space, which has gorgeous windows and a beautiful chandelier built in. Anna and Per chose an outdoor ceremony at The Guild and their reception was indoors at the same location. Per's father created the arch backdrop for the ceremony.

alyssa barletter photography kansas city ceremony decorations
alyssa barletter photography kansas city ceremony decorations

If you want to get married outside, you already have decorations, outside! For instance, I got married at The Terrace on Grand, a rooftop in downtown Kansas City. I wanted the skyline to be the main decoration, so it was! Unless you have a wedding coordinator, you will be in charge of all the set-up. If you are saying "I do" in a garden, a forest, or a beach, think twice about adding decorations.
Jessica and Emilio tied the knot at the Rose Garden in Loose Park and let the pink roses do the decorating for them. Ashley and Jason got married on a gorgeous fall day at Longview Mansion with a small arch over them and bright fall leaves all around.

Like I said before, every space is different. Each venue will come with different pros and cons. When looking for a ceremony venue, know what you want in your location before you tour. Make sure you have a little bit of an idea of how much set-up and clean-up you are willing to burden. Most importantly, make sure you find somewhere you love! That way when you drive by for years to come, you will fall in love all over again.