Brides are becoming more and more creative everyday and coming up amazing ideas to customize their wedding, even down to the details of their aisle runner. Check out some of my favorite aisle runners in addition to the history of their beginning.
History of the Aisle Runner
“The history of the wedding aisle runner includes both practical and spiritual accounts. In the days of muddy streets, the wedding guests would track dirt and mud into the church. Not wanting to walk through the grime, an aisle runner was laid to protect the bride’s dress. After all the guests were seated, an usher would unroll the aisle runner to give her a clean path to the alter.
It is also said that in ancient times, it was believed that evil spirits lurked beneath the earth’s surface. The bride, considered to be pure, was therefore particularly vulnerable to these spirits. Fearing the spirits would rise up through the floorboards of the church, an aisle runner was laid for her to walk on to protect her from those spirits and preserve her purity.”
Thanks to http://www.bridesvillage.com/wedding-aisle-runners.html for this article.
Here are some of my favorites 🙂
www.chicuniqueinc.com (custom painted aisle runners above)