If You Build It, They Will Come

Operation: Flow-y Bamboo Wedding Altar

Gator Dad and all-around-handyman (he can truly fix and make anything), Ray, have been working on this super secret mission. Okay… so not really super secret, but it made it sounds much cooler to say so. :-)

When Mr. Knight and I first started our search for wedding ceremony locations we were so sure we wanted a beach wedding (we had to since nix the idea due to logistics). When searching for inspiration I came across all these beautiful bamboo altars and fell in love with them. Lucky for us, Gator Dad just so happen to have bamboo laying around (SCORE!). So after discussing the design with Gator Dad, he quickly placed an order for extra bamboo, and him and Ray got into design development. But, before I show you the beautiful bamboo and the mock-up of the altar, check out some of my inspiration for our bamboo wedding altar.

Miss Gator's Bamboo Wedding Alter inspirationsource Paul Johnson Photography

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*Found in my super huge wedding inspiration folder

Miss Gator's Alter inspirationLove this image… minus the starfish ties.
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Mr. Knight and I will be getting married on the golf course down at Plantation Bay Country Club in Ormond Beach. We will be married near one of the golf holes overlooking a lake. Wouldn’t it sound so much fancier if I could tell you which hole it is? Read with your fancy voice: We will be married on the 10th hole. Fancy. But… I can’t find the papers that tell me this so you will just have to use your imagination! :-)

So… imagine beautifully cut short green grass, white wood chairs lined up and at the end a beautiful altar made from this:

Gator Dad holding up the alter materialOoh LA LA!
I love how the bamboo color just  POPS off the green palm behind it. Imagine how beautiful it will looked draped with white sheer material on the golf course. Love it.

Miss Gator and Mr. Knight's Wedding Alter Mock UpMiniature mockup of the connections for the wedding altar… oh and check this out↓

Alter in it's storage positionThe altar folds up for easy moving and storage! Ingenious!
*Note To Florida Brides: It will be available after our May 15 wedding, if anyone is interested!

I’ll tell you all, it really feels great to have to worry about one less thing. When I first mentioned to Gator Dad that I wanted to build an altar, I figured I would be ordering the materials, figuring out all the measurements and building it myself (with Gator Dad’s help) one Saturday. I was pleasantly surprised when I got an e-mail one day that the bamboo had arrived. I didn’t even know Gator Dad had ordered it! It sort of made my day. Then when I came home one weekend, he had a mock up of the altar that Ray had built and needed my approval. How awesome is that?

I’m super excited to show you all the final product in a few short months. Can you believe we are 6 months out? I’m freakin’! Pretty soon ya’ll will have to call me Mrs. Knight… or is it Mrs. Gator…. or is it Mrs. Gator-Knight. Well, lets just say the whole name change thing is a whole other story!

Miss Gator's Wedding Alter InspirationHow gorgeous is that sky? I can’t wait to marry Mr. Knight under our flow-y altar. :-)
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♥Miss Gator

7 Comments on If You Build It, They Will Come

  1. Hannah
    November 4, 2009 at 9:17 am (7 years ago)

    I love this idea! I grew up going to a lot of Jewish weddings so I’ve always wanted a chuppah and we’re in the works of designing one ourselves. I can’t wait to see the finished project!

  2. Stacy Marie
    November 4, 2009 at 10:28 am (7 years ago)

    How pretty, and how great that you get to stand beneath something made by your dad as you are married!

    I’d love to hear your perspective on the name change deal, I’m having a hard time with it.

  3. LauraLou
    November 4, 2009 at 11:20 am (7 years ago)

    Ooh! Beautiful! I can’t wait to see the finished one!

  4. @RachelJaee
    November 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm (7 years ago)

    @TheMissGator Hi Kim! Hopefully you remember me from the Otown days. <3 your blog and I bet the wedding is going to be stellar!

  5. Gator Dad
    November 5, 2009 at 11:53 am (7 years ago)

    Glad to help honey.

  6. marina
    November 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm (7 years ago)

    You have an awesome dad!! I think that the bamboo ‘altar’ is an excellent idea…jeez, I can’t wait for this wedding!

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