Wedding ceremony styling in Melbourne can be many things

Traditional, modern, eclectic, progressive, monochrome, bright and colorful and anything in between.

From a celebrant’s perspective, your wedding ceremony is the pinnacle of your special day, where you and your partner embark on a lifelong journey together after you have exchanged your wedding vows. To create an unforgettable experience, it’s essential to infuse your ceremony with a personalised and captivating style.

Here, we explore various ideas to help you style your wedding ceremony, from outdoor and indoor setups to arbours and arches, florals, seating arrangements, colour themes, and signage. Let’s dive into the world of wedding inspiration!

Outdoor Ceremony Setups

Garden Oasis:

Embrace the natural beauty of a garden setting by incorporating lush greenery, blooming flowers, and rustic elements. Arrange wooden benches or vintage-inspired chairs for seating and adorn the aisle with petals or delicate fairy lights for a whimsical touch.

Beach Elegance:

For a coastal wedding, consider a ceremony set up on the beach. Utilise a simple wooden arbour, adorned with billowing fabric and fresh flowers. Opt for natural or driftwood-inspired seating arrangements and decorate the aisle with seashells or starfish accents.

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Indoor Ceremony Setups

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Romantic Candlelit Ambiance:

Create an intimate and romantic atmosphere by incorporating soft candlelight into your indoor ceremony setup.

Line the aisle with candles in glass lanterns or hanging candle holders, and decorate the altar area with cascading fairy lights or a grand chandelier.

Just make sure that dresses or fabrics are nowhere near the flames. Battery-operated candles are also a great option.

Modern Minimalism:

Achieve a sleek and contemporary look by opting for a minimalist indoor ceremony setup.

Use clean lines, geometric shapes, and neutral colour palettes.

A statement floral installation or a large potted plant can be a striking focal point.

Arbours, Arches, and Backdrops

Rustic Elegance:

For a rustic-themed wedding, decorate a wooden arbour with lush foliage, wildflowers, and cascading vines. Incorporate burlap, twine, or lace to enhance the rustic charm.

Whimsical Garden:

Create a fairytale-like atmosphere by weaving fresh flowers, such as roses, peonies, or hydrangeas, into an arbour or arch. Enhance the enchantment with delicate tulle or chiffon drapery and hanging floral installations.

Style of Backdrop:

You may wish to choose a round arch or a more-modern triangle arch or use wine barrels with florals. Or, plinths may create your ceremony area with florals in vases.



Seasonal Blooms:

Embrace the season’s beauty by incorporating locally sourced flowers into your ceremony décor.

Choose vibrant daffodils, daisies, peonies, freesia, gardenia blooms in spring, sunflowers, rose, snapdragons and kangaroo paw in summer, or rich-coloured foliage in autumn.

It adds a touch of freshness and authenticity to your wedding.

Flower Walls & Arches:

Create a stunning backdrop by constructing a flower wall behind the altar or as a photo booth area.

Create the perfect frame for your vows with decorated flower arches.

Use a variety of blooms that match your wedding colour scheme to make a captivating statement.

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Mix and Match:

Instead of traditional uniform seating, consider mixing and matching different seating styles. Combine vintage chairs, upholstered benches, and colorful floor pillows to create a charming and eclectic ambiance.

Ceremony in the Round:

Arrange the seating in a circular or semi-circular formation to create a sense of intimacy and unity among your guests. This seating arrangement allows everyone to have a close view of the ceremony.


Enlist a wedding hire supplier to choose from Tiffany chairs, fold up chairs, dining chairs, and other options in colours and chair covers.

Colour Themes


Classic Elegance:

Opt for a timeless colour palette, such as white, cream, and soft pastels, to create an elegant and sophisticated ambiance.

Black and White:

Keep it monochrome and stick to black and white styling for not only the ceremony but the wedding party as well

Bold and Vibrant:

Infuse your ceremony with energy and personality by selecting vibrant and contrasting colours. For example, pair deep blues with bright oranges or rich purples with sunny yellows.

Wedding Signage


Welcome Signs:

Greet your guests with a beautifully designed welcome sign at the entrance of your ceremony space.

Personalise it with your names, wedding date, and a heartfelt message.

Directional Signage:

Help guests navigate your ceremony space with stylish directional signs. Incorporate creative elements such as arrows, calligraphy, or illustrations to add a touch of charm.

Unplugged Ceremony:

Let guests know that you kindly ask them to put their phones away for the wedding ceremony and be present with them throughout the vow exchange.

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Styling your wedding ceremony (and choosing the right celebrant!) allows you to create an ambience that reflects your unique love story and create your vibe.

Whether you opt for an outdoor garden setting, an indoor candlelit affair, or a combination of both, infusing elements like arbours, florals, seating arrangements, colour themes, and signage will transform your ceremony into an unforgettable experience.

Let your creativity and personal style guide you as you design the wedding ceremony of your dreams.

And, if you would love an awesome celebrant to marry you on your wedding day, contact me here!