I’ve mentioned that my father is walking me down the aisle, yes? What I didn’t mention is that he has a lung condition that forces him to stop and rest after walking short distances. Add to this the fact that Daddy Husky lives in Texas, and the wedding is in Colorado—a 5,000′ elevation change—and we’ve had some aisle-escorting complications to deal with.
Our solution was to create a very short aisle to walk down:
(Created in PowerPoint by Yours Truly)
The layout was largely inspired by ceremonies in the round (done beautifully here, and discussed by Miss Stripes here). You many also recognize the shepherd hook dahlias. We’ll be doing something sort of similar along our aisle.
You may have also noticed an extra chair just outside of the half-circle. Since the ceremony will be in a large, open field, my dad will need some extra time to get to the site. We’re trying to come up with a way to get him from the house to the ceremony without a great deal of walking, but he’ll inevitably need a place to rest before escorting me down the aisle. The chair is for him to sit and rest while the rest of the guests are arriving. When it’s time for me to walk down, I will approach the ceremony alone. He will be waiting for me at the top of the aisle, and walk me the rest of the way down.
Has anyone else had to address mobility issues with any of their wedding party? Have you attended a “Ceremony in the Round”?