I take it the bird bath thing will be where your officiant stands? If so, can the bird bath (if it's not full of water) act as a podium of some sort...?
I think there are lots of options... Give that you have 2 weeks, it might be a little late to talk to your florist for ideas, but it's worth a shot. A simple arch or post & lentil structure can be made and decorated with fabric or fresh or silk flowers from your florist or even by you and your team. Or even marking the "altar" for the ceremony with a beautiful potted plant on either side can work. I've seen random archways or simple structures for sale at Lowes or Home Depot. I think you'll have a bit more variety at a garden center or nursery. If you don't want to spend the money, talk to some friends and family and see if someone can build one for you. Then it would be completely custom!
A couple of photos for inspiration:
Chairs along the aisle can be decorated in a huge variety of ways. Ribbons, small bouquets of flowers, hanging in little buckets, flower pommanders, bows, etc. You can search through the images on this website along with other wedding sites. I actually found a lot of good inspiration from here and from TheKnot.
The ground shown looks like it would be ideal for an aisle runner. There have been a couple of threads on here talking about how to DIY one. It's not too hard. You could even have flower petals strwen about (if the site allows it)
what time is your ceremony??
if it's daytime - make kissing balls without the ribbon and just line an arch or semicircle behind the officiant and you - like a "border" between the area behind the officiant and where the trees and shrubs begin... i cant explain it very well .. but in my head it looks fantastic...
is ther room in the budget to rent small palm trees as an anchor to the space - to define where you, your fh and the officiant will be standing?? the palm trees wold be on either side of you, with the 3 of you standing in the "middle" of the trees
very easily and very inexspensively - you and your fh can also define the space by using PVC piping materials and then buying yars of sheer flowy fabric to drape and catch the wind...
hang on lemme find a pic...
Around that concrete slab you can put lanterns. We are buying the lantern poles from wal-mart for 5 a piece and then buying colorful lanterns on amazon. Or you could DIY your lanters
can you make a birdbath a place to put flowers ? in Real Simple this month they have a picture of unused birdbath that serves as a makeshift vase with a flower arrangement on top - i looked for the pic on line but couldn't find it - it looked really pretty actually
Ribbons are SO cheap and make SUCh a dramatic impact! We're hanging ribbons off a huge oak tree and off the shepard's hooks that line the aisle (kind of like the pic posted by Sarah). The tree ribbon will look something like this, but we're using mostly white ribbon with some a few strands of light aqua:
Here are a few ideas..
Good Luck! b
MARJAN!!!! awesome idea!!!!!!