Ok, so we are getting married at an old "Abandoned" church. It's an old homestead thing, my FI's grandmother's family all went there until the 70's. We keep it clean, painted and it's a very cute little church. We are getting married on the front steps. But the positioning of the church and road leave a little issue.
Here's a picture of the actual church, and where the seats and such will be. I apologize for the crudeness of it, it's a rough design but it's just to illustrate.
So thats how the seats will be placed, the arched sections are where bales of hay will be placed for other seats, some of them look like they will be to far, I know but again that is a very rough design yet. There will be 70 chairs and the rest of the seats will be bales.
But my problem is that I have no idea how to enter for my walk down the aisle, or my BMs and flower girl, ring barer etc. The road leads up to where the parking will be in the pasture to the north, but seeing as my FI won't have seen me, I don't want to make an entrance to the side of the church and have everyone craning to see the processional make their way. It's a bit of walk.
We have tossed around ideas like driving up and parking a ways from the seats, then walking up from the trucks but... a little tacky.
Also, doing the same but having some sort of screen so they can't see us walking and the vehicles aren't in the picture, which gives us a bit of time to get my dress in place etc.
I have no idea how to approach the issue really. Thought about turning the whole thing around, and entering from the Church, but then it wouldn't be in the background, and we took engagement pictures on the steps assuming we could re-create the moment at the wedding. I just don't know.
Edited for picture issues