If you are planning on having your wedding on a beach, forget about finding an aisle runner. Instead, have rose petals that match your wedding colors floating down the aisle and line the edge of the aisle with different seashells. Make sure to find a variety of colors and sizes so they will stand out in the sand. Or like the photo below shows, lay the seashells on soft fabric to make an even more noticeable aisle edge. Hunting for seashells is a fun job for kids and the wedding party to take part in the days before the wedding...who doesn't love looking for seashells at a beach?!?!
A very common, simple and beautiful way to add more to your aisle way is to have a blanket of rose petals of one color or a variety of colors that match the wedding. May be difficult at times to keep all the rose petals in place if a it is a very windy day, so make sure to place them down the aisle minutes before the ceremony starts.
Many brides that are wanting even more of an effect for their ceremony site have the florist or other assigned person in creating designs and shapes down the aisle with flower petals. Look at these beautiful aisle ways!
You can also cover your aisle with other flowers, colors or greenery depending on the season of your wedding. If you are getting married in the fall, look for colored leaves to use down the aisle.
Another addition you can make to a fall wedding is to have pumpkins down the aisle. You can tie colorful ribbons around them or carve them and have candles in them for a beautiful glow!
The one I love most with weddings are candles...EVERYWHERE! I think that the more candles you have, the more beautiful and elegant the wedding looks, but that is my opinion. I love it when the aisle way of a ceremony is lined with either short or table pieces that hold candles.
Even if you are getting married during the daylight, make sure to light the candles during the evening. Many family and friends venture over to the ceremony site during the reception.
Another great idea is to use centerpieces that will be used for your reception for your aisle way. After the ceremony is over, have assigned people to take the pieces back to the reception are and place them on the table. You can also just choose to create floral arrangements in vases just for the ceremony.