Altar decorations: the sacred, the profane, and the FREAKING AWESOME

Updated Oct 12 2015
Shannon and Aaron's altar for the ceremony
Shannon and Aaron's altar for the ceremony. Photo © 2012 Arun and Brandon of AB2Imagery, AB2imagery.com

We see so many beautiful altars from Offbeat Brides… from church altars to pagan altars to completely secular altars. We spent some time gathering a few of our favorites that have been submitted to the Offbeat Bride photo pool on Flickr, and want to share them with you. To see more pictures from any of these wedding altars, just click the photo!

Ready? Here we go:

our altar
Mtnhoney's beautiful flowers, Irish wedding goblet, little Irish cup with wine, handmade handfasting cords, and two petal cones. Photo by Butterfly Photography

 

Altar
Photo by Cara Fenton

 
The Alter
At Left, the Tree of Angels, Candles to Honor the Angels. At Right, Sand Ceremony Set Up. Photo Credit: Everitt, Madison Ave. Photo, Hicksville, New York

 
day of the dead altar
Photo by day of the wed

 
The Dock
Photographer: Carolyn Miller

 

The Handfasting Alter
Handfasting altar. Photo by Dragonfly82

 
Candle Ceremony
Photo by Martin Hunter

 
Altar 01
Photo by arroxane

 
The Wedding Altar
The Wedding Altar by Danielle and Zachary

 
Offbeat Bride Tribe member Gelfling's bouquet of sage, pussy willow, wheat and feathers, made by Jexime Icon, lying on the altar they erected from stones hauled out of a stream. The feather fan in the background is a turkey wing… their officiant used it to smudge the couple with sage at the start of the ceremony. Photo by Doerthe Externest.
Offbeat Bride Tribe member Gelfling's bouquet of sage, pussy willow, wheat and feathers, made by Jexime Icon, lying on the altar they erected from stones hauled out of a stream. The feather fan in the background is a turkey wing… their officiant used it to smudge the couple with sage at the start of the ceremony. Photo by Doerthe Externest.

 

What are you doing for your altar decor? We want to see! Paste a link to a picture in the comments!

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