Red Gate Farms’ dazzling scenery creates a stunning backdrop for the most memorable and romantic day of your life. With our gorgeous Live Oak trees, romantic Spanish-moss, and glistening ponds, our four classically Southern venues create an unforgettable ambiance for a heartfelt day of celebrating love.
Standing at the altar is arguably the most important (and most photographed) part of your wedding day. Every minute of researching and planning leads up to you standing across from your partner, exchanging vows, and promising to love and cherish one another until death do you part. Of course, you want this moment to be perfect, so let us inspire you to create a stunning altar to serve as the backdrop for your big day.
Go Modern with Geometric Shapes
Modern altar designs highlighting large, geometric shapes are becoming more and more popular with brides who have a keen eye for staying on trend. Wooden or metallic hexagon, polygon, triangle, infinity, and even asymmetrical arches add a fashion-forward look to any Red Gate Farms ceremony backdrop. Personalize your stunning geometric altar by adding colorful florals, lush greenery, silk ribbons or even colorful balloons for a whimsical touch.
Adorn Your Altar in Garland Curtains
A great option for the DIY brides, garland curtains are becoming the new “it” altar decor at ceremonies. You can choose to hang stunning streamers made from ribbon, paper, silk, chiffon or even linen. Put a trendy twist on a classic altar detail and hang individual flowers for a simple, yet memorable wedding altar display. Planning an evening wedding? Adorn your altar with a curtain of sparking lights, which creates a magical, romantic setting for those much anticipated “I Do’s”.
Use Vintage Furniture for a Romantic Setting
Couples are getting inspired by the past and are adding vintage furniture to their wedding altars. Set the stage with a timeless vintage mantle or dresser, and top it with candles, photos or an eclectic array of books for an elegant yet unique wedding altar. Another great option is an antique folding door draped with white blooms and greenery, which makes for stunning photographs while you exchange vows.
Want less of a vintage vibe and more boho chic? Combine a few large, potted cacti and sheer draping with a Persian rug, and you’ve got a gorgeous bohemian setting perfect for the boho wedding of your dreams. There are several Savannah companies who offer vintage furniture rentals, or you can venture out to your local antique shops and hunt for the perfect piece.
Use the Altar to Highlight Your Faith
Traditional chuppahs and pergolas are timeless and remain very popular for wedding altars. Used indoors or outdoors, these classic structures can easily be transformed from a rustic feature into a lush, floral canopy or even a simplistic, modern design. For a more glamorous setting, hang an embellished crystal chandelier from the center! If you’re planning a religious ceremony, a simple, wooden cross draped with fabric and flowers may be the perfect choice for your special day.
Embrace the Stunning Scenery of Red Gate Farms
Depending on the setting of your ceremony, you may want the environment to speak for itself. At Red Gate Farms, we have four unique venues that offer incredible views for the perfect altar backdrop. Share your first kiss as a married couple under the majestic live oaks, or exchange rings next to our serene waterfront. Accent one of our incredible live oak trees with flowers, floral garland, lanterns, spherical glass balls filled with candles, or cloth drapings for an extra “wow” factor to your wedding altar. Our live oak trees have spent hundreds of years growing to create the starting point for all your altar decor ideas. With the addition of a few decor details, you can easily achieve a breathtaking altar.
Don’t Forget the Aisle Decor
One way to further enhance your wedding altar decor is to decorate the aisle. A trending idea is to use eclectic vintage rugs as an aisle runner for a boho touch. Classic brides and grooms can’t go wrong by sprinkling colorful flower petals leading as a dainty path leading to the altar. For Southern couples, adding mason jar lanterns is the perfect way to illuminate your aisle for a down-South evening wedding. For the grand entrance, stun your guests by entering through standing barn doors for the final decorative touch.
When it comes to designing your altar, the options are endless, so whether you choose to go with the latest trend or stick with more traditional décor, you’re sure to find something special that represents you as a couple. No matter what, surround yourself with beautiful decor that speaks to you, because elevating the beauty around you will only heighten your emotions as you vow to love each other eternally.
Still searching for the perfect altar idea? Ask your Client Manager or reach out to one of our preferred vendors, like Anything’s Possible Event Rentals or Event Works, for an unforgettable personalized arch just for your day. Contact us today to see how we can help!