7 Super Chic Ways to Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle with Rugs

Make your guests feel right at home with this cozy aisle trend

Updated 02/23/18

Photo by Kelly Anne Photography

If you’re planning a boho-style wedding or just want to add some homey, eclectic flair to your celebration, we love the idea of decorating your ceremony aisle with mix-and-match rugs. The colorful, multi-patterned look makes for a surprisingly pretty ceremony aisle.

If you’re exchanging vows in large, open setting, consider placing several rugs in varying sizes and shapes down the length of the entire aisle to help ground the space. Rugs also work well for indoor ceremonies, too—a few well-worn rugs placed along the aisle and up at the altar will add a cozy, down-home vibe to the overall ceremony aesthetic.

Into this idea? Keep reading for some of our favorite ways to incorporate rugs into your ceremony aisle decor.

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Patterned Rugs and Lemon Trees

Emm and Clau

For their destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast, this couple exchanged vows in a beautiful old church decorated with potted lemon trees and patterned rugs in varying shades of blue inspired by the coastal waters nearby.

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An All-White Space

Danila Mednikov

Create a warm, cozy feel amid a modern, industrial setting with the addition of a few rugs and lanterns. Add a lush archway of greenery and you’ll have a beautiful little oasis in the middle of the city.

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Aisle Rugs and Fringe

Steve Cowell Photo

This couple lined their ceremony aisle with several vintage patterned rugs, which led the way to a DIY yarn-fringe ceremony backdrop and San Francisco’s historic Conservatory of Flowers in the background.

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Rustic Ceremony

Cory Ryan Photography

Complement a rustic, wintry setting with earth-toned rugs in traditional Southwestern-style patterns, a stark tree-branch backdrop, and lots of glowing candlelight.

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Coastal Wedding Ceremony

Jenn Emerling

Getting married by the ocean? Warm up the outdoor ceremony space with several vintage rugs layered on top of each other to create a homey, lived-in vibe; add a macramé backdrop, Eames-style chairs, and rattan baskets filled with fresh olive branches to round out the coastal-cool look.

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Persian Runner

Alisa Ferris

A perfectly faded, aged Persian runner leads the way to an altar of glowing candlelight. Angling the gold Chiavari chairs helps create a more intimate feel; plus, the gold-toned chairs will reflect the candlelight, adding even more warmth and ambiance.

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Boho-Style Ceremony with Rugs and a Dreamcatcher

Color Me Rad

A series of colorful, patterned kilim rugs in a variety of sizes led the way to a handmade chuppah decorated with an oversized dream catcher. Galvanized metal tub chairs help give the ceremony a fresh, modern look.

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