Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wedding Arches

Someone recently ask me about Wedding Arch pictures, so I thought I would share a few that I've made. I love creating arches for a wedding backdrop and the options are unlimited to what can be designed for your big day. From arch style, colors, flowers, and of course the flower placement; each arch is one of a kind.

pink wedding arch

This pink cascading wedding arch ranks up there as an all time favorite! With sharing pictures, I'm going to share a few wedding planning tidbits - the ground was at a slope for this wedding, so the black wooden platform was created to level the arch. The bride's family supplied the ferns at the base of the arch. 

wedding arch covered in fresh flowers
This was a large metal arch that was covered in fresh flowers in shades of red, burnt orange, purples, and green for an elegant church wedding. The coordinating candelabras and the arch were all very sturdy metal pieces and we didn't have to worry about the weight of the flowers or any of the pieces blowing over, since it was indoors.  

rustic western wedding arch for outdoor wedding
Arches can have a combination of fabric and flowers, such as this one for a western wedding. The logs holding bouquets were a bride's request, but let me tell you, they also help to stabilize the arch, since it was free standing, outdoors, with gusty wind. (There was one hidden log on the back side as well.)

Simple, sophisticated, elegance. 

One thing I would advise when picking out your arch is to make sure it is sturdy enough to hold the flowers or design elements you have in mind or have some way to offer that support. While this arch was "planted" in the ground, we did have to add metal stakes behind the legs to keep it standing upright with the flowers on it, since it was getting top heavy. 

Over the years, I've seen some really wobbly arches for weddings - they were bought cheap and they wouldn't hardly stand on their own without anything on them. If you want a large statement piece for your wedding, make sure you plan accordingly and have a sturdy and balanced arch to support it. 

Wedding arch with burgundy, pink, and white flowers
This was a large statement piece for an outdoor wedding, in shades of maroon, white, and pink. 
Lemon and Lime wedding flowers

Shabby and oh so chic. Frayed fabric was looped and hung from the arbor, while simple lemon and lime colored arrangements were anchored on the side of the piece. Impending rain showers forced us to have the arch under cover, instead of in front of the large stone fireplace, until right before the wedding. This piece was made out of PVC pipe and anchored in weighted buckets. If creating your own arch, you need to have something to "cover your mechanics" such as the fabric that is hanging down and wrapped around the bottom. 

fall wedding arch

This arch was completely covered in fall flowers for my brother's wedding. He built a very sturdy, free standing arbor. If I didn't tell you, would you know this had a mixture of fresh and silk flowers in it? Some of the sunflowers were artificial and we were able to reuse them afterwards for other arrangements. We did this to stay within their budget - Just so you know, I would never add silk to someone else's wedding flowers, without discussing it first. Although, with such real looking silk flowers today, it can be a viable option when you want flowers that are out of season.

As you can see, each arch is as unique as the bride and groom that will stand in front of them and can create a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and pictures. From simple to extremely elaborate, the possibilities are endless!

1 comment:

  1. My granddaughter is getting married next Dec...We were just talking about arches! I see two I know she'd love...


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