Wedding Flower Arches
5 Fab Ways to Decorate your Wedding Flower Arch
There’s nothing more romantic than an open air wedding conducted under a canopy of flowers – but if you’re a bride that wants her nuptials to really stand out from the crowd then a traditional wedding flower arch simply won’t cut it! So why not add that extra special touch to your happy event and try one of these 5 fab ideas to give your ceremony the edge with a stunningly unique wedding archway.
1. Thinking Outside the Box
Your wedding arch doesn’t have to be an arch at all! If you’re getting married alfresco you could make a beautiful tree the focus of your ceremony. Turn a tree into a wedding arch by hanging garlands of flowers from the branches. White flowers hung in this way will always look elegant, but if you’re a fan of bright and bold colours then choose flowers that match your bouquet.
2. Fabulous Fantasy
Princess brides can elaborate on a fairytale fantasy theme with a white wedding arch adorned with strings of opulent pearls and glistening crystals – which will look spectacular nestled amongst a cornucopia of flowers. The more pearls and crystals you hang, the more dreamy and decadent your arch will look, but when you drape your jewels try not to make the final results too neat and symmetrical.
3. Sweet Treat
A sweet themed arch is ideal for a holiday wedding. You can use holly, candy cane and chocolate baubles to decorate your arch along with a selection of festive flowers. Create a simple and subtle effect by sticking to one or two colours for your arch, or indulge in full on opulence and overload your arch with traditional Christmas decor and sweets that will glisten like jewels in amongst your foliage.
4. Timeless Tradition
When choosing your decorations, don’t forget to think about the arch itself. You can find wedding flower arches in tons of different materials, but if your big day is going to have a traditional feel then timeless wood is a great choice. Roughly hewn wooden beams can be constructed into a naïve arch and draped with flowers for a stunningly simple effect. Or for something more formal use a traditional wooden garden arch.
5. Love Light
Generate a magical atmosphere at an evening ceremony by wrapping your arch in fairy lights or hanging lanterns. You can add a smattering of lights along with your flowers or produce a more dramatic effect with fronds of hanging lights that will provide a waterfall of light as the backdrop to your ceremony. Continue the theme and amaze your guests with a bouquet that twinkles with LED bulbs. This will definitely add a modern touch to your archway.