What are they?
Wedding arches basically create a perfect backdrop for your ‘I do’ moment. A lovely bride has contacted me to design her a fabulous one. Her ceremony is on top of a hill (with a knock-out sea view) so the arch will have pride of place. A wedding arch can be shaped however you like & made from pretty much anything. Ideally use whatever material features most in your wedding styling.
Why have one?
Quite simply put, they frame you & your partner perfectly when you are saying your vows. That’s the all-time memorable photo opportunity with your loved one. The one time all eyes are on you. While a traditional church gives you a wooden framework around the altar that your florist can work with, anywhere else you have the exciting option of building something totally unique.
I love the ones below. The first one is made from copper which I’ve become a dab hand at working with, creating all sorts of food stations & even clients cook book stands! Scroll through the carousel images at the bottom of my website here or check out a previous blog post.
Since writing that blog post in 2015 copper has gradually not only filled events in every way possible, it has worked it’s way into almost every home and now of course naturally into weddings & it looks great. The other two are gold and work perfectly too.
Here’s a sassy boho one. Floaty lace wedding dress essential with this style.
It doesn’t actually need to be an arch. You could make something like this.
There is a lovely backdrop using balloons on my wedding design page too. So whether it’s a back drop or traditional wedding arch you can have fun here and it’s such a great opportunity to get more of your personality into your celebration. Finally it can help tie the whole theme together.
Head to my wedding arch Pinterest page for more inspiration.