Emily found a photo of a gorgeous aisle treatment done in thick petals with huge hurricanes along it. We modified the idea a bit, in order to use a more sturdy vessel, and of course, to keep the petals from costing a king's ransom! This was what we ended up doing down the aisle--beautiful! My understanding was that she used about 100 roses to make the petals (an easy thing to do, by the way, if you want to save a few dollars!) She made the petals a couple days ago, put them in plastic zip lock bags in her refrigerator, and brought them to us the day before the wedding. We took it from there!
The glass cylinders have petals sunk in the water (they want to float!) and a 3" floating candle on the top of the petals which we lit for the ceremony.
This really looked amazing! And it could be done in any number of colors or combinations of colors.