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It is time for another inspirational post from the talented Karen Tran of {Karen Tran Florals}. This week she provides us with great advice for kicking up your aisle style with fresh floral petals. You can find even more of Karen’s inspiring posts here: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and XIII.

To most brides, walking down the aisle, is the most nerve racking moment for them. The idea of scattering petals down the aisle comes from primitive cultures that believed demons lurked underground and they would scatter petals along the bridal path, using beauty as a weapon to ward off the evil spirits protecting the newlyweds. A thick and voluptuous petal path has to be one of my personal favorite additions to ceremony decor. Today we use fresh rose petals to set a path that leads to the ceremony altar. Without a doubt, this has to be one of the common question from my brides. How many roses does it take to make a petal path? The answer is depending on how thick of a path you desire. Most loose petals are from large rose heads and each rose will lightly cover 1 square feet. For a thick petal path, 3 roses are needed to cover a square ft. For an average 50 ft aisle, over 1000 fresh roses are needed to fully line the aisle. If a specific color is important to you particularly white and ivory tones, be prepared to pay a premium price. Your wedding florist are ordering these roses as they would for the rest of your wedding flowers then separating the petals from its stem by hand. The result is priceless and the walk so much more memorable.

credits: First Row {Darin Fong Photography}, Second Row {Darin Fong Photography}, Third Row {Boyd Harris}, Fourth Row {Tim Otto}, Fifth Row {Rebecca Seal}

lara Written with love by Lara Casey
  1. avatar alison reply

    i have never seen rose petals done like that – how amazing!!xoxo

  2. avatar Adrienne reply

    WOW! These are amazing!

  3. avatar Curtis Copeland reply

    Fantastic wedding!

  4. avatar Camille reply

    It is quite beautiful. Brides can also get the same look with

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