A Most Elegant Recessional Walk Option
obtain your petals from a florist and they typically come
by the boxful. They are typically given to your guests in
one of two ways: They are placed in a paper cone, as shown
above, and each guest is handed their petals as they walk
to their seats; or the petals were placed on their seats
prior to the ceremony. The only drawback to this method is
that the guests need to hold these petals (upright) throughout
your ceremony awaiting the conclusion. In the second version
a handful of petals is placed in a baggies, and sealed, and
on the seats prior to the ceremony as well.
matters not which method you use to get those petals into the
hands of your guests. You should not however, distribute petals
at the end of the ceremony (which takes time and slows the
tempo of the ceremony).
will be asked to come out into the center aisle with me at
the time of your recessional walk down the aisle. They will
line both sides of the aisle, side by side, and facing inboard.
As the two of you walk by, they will toss their petals and
begin applauding you. With the couple moving slowly through
the tossed petals, and the groom occasionally shaking hands
along the way, the couple will kiss at center aisle, with all
the petals aloft. Great photography indeed!