Want To See You
(not what's holding up your accessories)
My ceremonies are designed under
the guidance of theatric principals, which is why my bridal
parties face their guests. This visual accessibility must
be maintained at all times during your ceremony, especially
when lighting your unity candle or when you wine share or use
your blessing tree etc. Those accessories (and what's holding
them) must compliment your imagery- not detract from it. Photography
and videography will suffer too if this is ignored. Therefore,
place your ceremony accessories on a pedestal as shown above.
Three kinds of "structures" are
used to hold wedding ceremony
As shown above Jason and Charlene are using a pedestal. But
here's the big secret... As nice as it looks, it's not a pedestal.
It's a $20 bar stool from Walmart. The tablecloth is also
from Walmart (70" for $5). For a total of $25 they have
created this imagery for their ceremony.
High Boy or Cocktail Table. This
waist high stand is what your venue will provide for you if
you do not secure a pedestal. It is better than a table, but
because of it's greater size, it is not as good as a pedestal.
Covered Table. The
least desirable structure to hold your accessories. A table,
typically draped by a white cloth, creates a huge white featureless
mass in your photography as well as masking you from our view.
can get your masonry pedestal at stores like Michael's or Hobby
Lobby or Lowe's etc.