How to Do the Petal Toss at a Classic Ceremony

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Photo: A Bryan Photo

Walking down the aisle as a beaming, just-married couple is a standout photo op in and of itself. Add a ceremonial toss (with confetti, rice, lavender, or, as seen here, fresh flower petals) and you've really got yourself a framer. For this couple, married on the Ford Plantation in Savannah, Georgia, last spring, Calder Clark of Calder Clark Designs put a twist on the old-school petal toss.

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Photo: A Bryan Photo

"Once I decided to use pews for the outdoor ceremony, I knew we wouldn't have hang points for any kind of cone," says Clark. "Cue the scalloped-wood trays of bags filled with garden rose petals and sweet-scented lemon-verbena leaves. We worked with Elizabeth Porcher Jones for the gorgeous hand-stamped calligraphy."

—Denise Penny Shepard

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