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Wedding ceremony site designs

As editor and publisher of South Sound Wedding & Event magazine, I see thousands of wedding photographs every year, and I find it painful to look at wedding ceremonies with plain backdrops for their wedding ceremony. Let me explain.

I love natural backdrops: trees in wooded areas, backdrop of Mount Rainier, waterbody (lake, pond, stream, ocean, river) backgrounds.

What I don't love? Wedding ceremonies with a fence as a backdrop, or a parking lot (lots of cars), or a very small table for the sand ceremony or unity candle, especially when the small decor looks miniscule compared to the couple and the background.

Think of your wedding ceremony site as a picture frame -- frame it so when your guests look at you and your officiant, they see beauty -- with no distractions. Ask the officiant (during the ceremony planning process) to step aside during part of the ceremony so you can get photos of the two of you getting married -- perfect times are when you are doing the sand ceremony, lighting a unity candle or saying your vows to one another.

Take a look at these ceremony site ideas created by PJ Hummel & Co taken at Tin Can Alley. They follow the vintage trend, but with a current twist.

Wedding dress: Weddings With Joy

Vintage wedding dresses: Costume Atelier Masque & Pettycote, Olympia, WA

Jewelry: Third Wish Studios

Hair/makeup: Chemel Salon

Bouquets: Blitz & Co Florist, Bay Floral, Fleurae

Photos: Rachelle Erickson Photography

 

 

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Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
Wedding ceremony site design by PJ  Hummel & Co, crown by Third Wish Studios, photo by Rachelle Erickson, bouquet by Bay Floral.
Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
Floral crown by Blitz & Co Florist, jewelry by Third Wish Studios, dress from Weddings With Joy.
Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
Rachelle Erickson Photography, Jewelry by Third Wish Studios, Hair/makeup by Chemel Salon, backdrop by PJ Hummel & Co
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