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The Aisle

Who is walking you down the aisle? Maybe you’re part of the 8% of readers who are walking themselves down the aisle. You sassy bunch. We talk about alternative options to the traditional too because after all, we’re all about having your day your way. Real brides Emilie and Ruth didn’t just have one aisle. They had three. And why the heck not!

As well as the who, we talk about the what. What is your tune of choice for making your big entrance? Did you have the same song for up and down the aisle or two different ones? We share what ours were with you.

We finish off with some styling tips so you can achieve the look you for your ceremony of dreams. You can find tonnes of inspiration on our aisle style Pinterest board and also links to real weddings with epic aisles below.



  • Sarah & Phillip
    I sometimes wish I'd been brave enough to hold my wedding abroad. Maybe brave is a strange word to use. But I always thought that I'd not be able to have it as pretty as I'd want it and that I'd be restricted to the venues planner and be stuck with only a small selection of flowers or just not enoug...
  • James & Katie
    I feel like I've been transported into a fairytale! There's a unicorn, yes you heard me right, a unicorn oh and the most gorgeous Princess Bride in a lace fishtail Lela Rose gown with her dashing Prince by her side in a fitted navy blue suit. Of course our real life fairytale couple just had to h...
  • Hannah & Evan
    Well this is exciting, Hannah and Evan were the winners of a competition we ran to win your wedding photography with Frances Sales and what deserving winners they were, their celebration is nothing short of beautiful. The Asylum is a truly stunning venue and it was decorated to perfection with an...
  • Anna & Andy
    If you like your weddings full of pretty pink and blush details then you're going to love Anna & Andy's big day from the romantic Newton Hall. We're loving the aisle lined with lanterns and petals and of course the giant A&A lights from Coco Luminaire. Anna looks breathtaking in one of Ro...
  • Rachel & Alex
    Team RMW squealed with delight when we saw this stunning wedding. We knew we had to share it with you all, as you're going to love it too! I mean just look at that aisle lined with blooms...I don't think an aisle that beautiful has ever existed before!! And it probably won't come as a surprise to yo...
  • Suzannah & James
    Suzannah & James had not one but two beautiful weddings, both with completely different vibes and both totally gorgeous & unique. They did the legal bit in Islington's Town Hall, followed by an intimate pub lunch and wearing the most beautiful vintage attire. Suzannah's Mum's 1970s bridal...
  • Claire & Lee
    This may be a bold statement to make but I think Claire and Lee's first dance photographs are some of the loveliest I have ever seen, sun-filled and dreamy, like something right out of a fairytale. The attention to detail in this wedding is phenomenal, beautiful DIY creations in the prettiest colour...
  • Mike & Jay
    When we receive real wedding submissions, we sometimes have to say no, because we have other features in the pipeline that are similar in style. So when we received a Star Wars themed wedding, and I had to turn it down - I don't think the photographers believed me when I said 'I'm terribly sorry, bu...
  • Allie & Sam
    I wish I could write an introduction as well as Allie but I can't, so I'll let her tell you all about her and Sam's love story and their beautiful wedding which is full of the most magical details curated by Curious Fair and stunning florals by Jay Archer Floral Design. Some of the moments captur...
  • Emillie & Ruth
    There is SO much fabulous DIY decor at this gorgeous same sex wedding at Greenwich Yacht Club in London. I especially adore the gin bottle table plan, centrepieces and signs full of fun gin-ism's. I also absolutely adore the bunting ceiling canopy and boat origami backdrop, which have made all the c...
  • Laura & Will
    Laura & Will's intimate French chateau wedding has stolen my heart for many, many reasons. First off, the couple had to overcome their original venue cancelling their booking and rearrange the wedding at a totally different place (although given how stunning Domaine de Ribaute is - we think this...
  • Eleanor & Rob
    Ribbon decor always sets my heart a flutter, and the fabulous altar backdrop at this outdoor woodland ceremony looks utterly immense. As does all the other DIY decor adorning the rustic barn reception, which the Bride did herself I might add. I have a feeling Shutter Go Click Photography's job wa...
  • Kirsty & Vern
    Apologies in advance if you have flower envy whilst viewing this Deswell Court rustic barn wedding, as they are utterly immense. Kirsty wears a stunning flower crown and holds the most beautiful bouquet. I LOVE, love, love the pictures captured by Phillippa James Photography of her in her elegant...
  • Wedding Aisle - Beautiful And Unique Ways To Decorate It
    One of the many reasons I picked The List members Iscoyd Park as our wedding venue back for our October wedding was the amazing space they called their ceremony room. With floor to ceiling windows and swooping arches and glistening chandeliers, I knew that very little was needed to make this space t...
  • Kate & Bobby
    Kate and Bobby's wedding has put a huge smile on my face, their joy is just infectious. Both are clearly head over heels for each other and it radiates from the images. The couple run a stationery design company together, Telegramme Paper Co. so naturally their wedding is wonderfully styled too. ...
  • Nina & Jesse
    OMG this wedding!!! So many things I want to tell you about, but I think I'm going to let the beautiful pictures from Melissa Beattie do the talking. The flowers! The Dress! The CAKE!!!! Gahhh it's just all too much. Nina and Jesse are one seriously stylish pair and they executed their Aynhoe Park w...
  • Same Sex Wedding Advice From Real Couples
    Matthew & Adam
    These fabulous grooms and their contemporary wedding are so incredibly stylish I honestly don't know where to begin... Lets start with their sleek Tuxedos, both complimenting each perfectly but ensuring they reflect their own personalities. Then there's their magical ceremony at The Epstein Theat...
  • Agnese & Ludovico
    Everything about Italy is simply breathtaking. Take the romantic church this gorgeous couple chose to marry at for a start, gorgeous stonework, stunning architecture and picturesque views that go on for miles. The reception at the family home isn't too shabby either ????. The table scape and decor o...
  • Same Sex Wedding Advice From Real Couples
    Same Sex Wedding Advice From RMW Real Couples
    If you're having a wedding with two brides or two grooms, often the aisle is the biggest cause of stress - do you both walk down? Does neither of you walk down? Who walks you down? What about your outfits?! Do you go matchy-matchy or do you coordinate...? Worry not! Because luckily for you the RM...

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Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

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