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Using a Carriage in a Wedding Ceremony
Chicago Wedding Carriage
Michelle, assisted by her father, departs her carriage at Narnia Estate - Lemont, Illinois


A Fairytale Entrance to a Fairytale Wedding

A carriage dramatizes the entrance of a bride and the recession of the bride and groom at the ceremony's end.  The person escorting the bride down the aisle typically rides with her as she makes her approach.  The carriage usually pulls up to the base of the center aisle and the bride, assisted by her escort or others, steps out of the coach. 

Bride and  Groom in CarriageAlways step out of the carriage on the side opposite the audience. This is because exiting a coach can be difficult or awkward looking. The carriage, between you and the audience, will block any view of this.  Once the bride has stepped out, and her bridal train positioned behind her, and her escort by her side, she is ready to make her entrance.  The audience is asked to rise, the carriage pulls away, and a beautiful bride begins her walk down the aisle.  Dramatic indeed!

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At the ceremony's conclusion, the carriage takes position once again at the base of the center aisle.  The bride and groom walk down the aisle after their introduction, perhaps with guests blowing bubbles or lofting flower petals.  The groom offers his hand as his lady enters the carriage with him then joining her.  The carriage then pulls away taking the couple ultimately out of sight of their guests.  A fairy tail ending to a beautiful wedding.




 

 

 
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