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Shepherd Hooks: Perfect Aisle Style!

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Chances are, you’ve been envisioning this moment for months, maybe years: the moment you walk down the aisle on your father’s arm, all eyes on you… It’s an unforgettable moment, and it’s understandable that most brides want that special walk to be framed in beauty. That’s where aisle decorations come in.

This year has seen a real shift in trend as couples put more and more emphasis on decorating the aisle in an elaborate way. Shepherd hooks, kissing balls, lanterns, floral arrangements – these items are fast becoming a must-have element of the ceremony décor. Luckily, there are so many options available that you can create your own ‘aisle style’ to suit your theme – and budget.

One of the easiest and prettiest ways to adorn your aisle is to set up rows of shepherd hooks along both sides. These multi-purpose fixtures are so useful – they can be used to suspend metal or paper lanterns (for an evening ceremony), simple floral arrangements in glass jars or even tin pails (for a rustic look) or adorable pomanders in any color you choose.

Image from Elizabeth Anne Designs

You can even use the hooks to anchor lengths of organza or tulle to create a ‘swagged’ effect. The Dual Freestanding Shepherd Hook is perfect for this, as you can use one side to hold the fabric and the other to hang a floral arrangement or pomander.

Image from Wedding By Color

Shepherd hooks work best in a garden wedding, though it doesn’t have to be a green/floral themed affair. This fall theme shows how simple metal lanterns can be used to bring country charm to a simple outdoor wedding. Hanging lanterns on shepherd hooks are used to mark the entrance to the reception as well as line the path the bride and groom walk down together.

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One of the prettiest aisle styles involves hanging glass jars on shepherd hooks and filling them with handpicked bunches of garden flowers. The effect is charmingly handmade, and a very cost-effective choice for brides on a budget. We like the idea of using these Old Fashioned Drinking Jars to hold bunches of flowers  – so original!

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The shepherd hook can be used to display just about any kind of decoration. This next wedding theme is centered on the beach, so ribbons were used to hang shells and starfish to create a really pretty and unique aisle decoration.

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There’s no limit to what you can dream up… so let your imagination go and make the most of these aisle decoration ideas!