Altars, backdrops, chuppahs and canopies -- there are almost as many names as there are style possibilities for these wedding staples. The intent is always the same, though: to frame a couple as they make their wedding vows. We asked some of Cleveland's top wedding planners -- A Charming Fete, McPherson Events & Design and Shi Shi Events -- to share with us some of their all-time favorite altars.
Styling and design by A Charming Fete, photo by Scott Shaw, flowers by Molly Taylor + Co. For this wedding, the chuppah was covered in flowers that match the bride's gorgeous bouquet.
Styling and design by A Charming Fete, photo by RAD Photographer, flowers by Molly Taylor + Co. This rustic altar reflects the ceremony's wooded location.
Styling, design and florals by McPherson Events & Design, photos by Lumin Images. This romantic ceremony chuppah was made by the groom's family.
Styling and design by McPherson Events & Design, photo by Sarah & Sunbeams Photography, florals by Rachel Detweiler. The doorway of an industrial venue was transformed into the perfect boho wedding with some candles and greenery.
Styling and design by Shi-Shi Events, photo by Z Media. Shi-Shi Events showed us the Tudor Arms Hotel's Tudor Ballroom styled three different ways for weddings. This first set-up is like a fairytale with large clouds of baby’s breath flanking the back and front of the ceremony space.
Styling and design by Shi-Shi Events, photos by Z Media. In this wedding, the couple faced the Tudor Ballroom's fireplace, which was surrounded by a riot of romantic purple flowers.
Styling and design by Shi-Shi Events, photos by Genevieve Nisly. For a very modern and chic approach to an altar, this couple was framed by hanging striped drum chandeliers in various sizes.