Picture this: you’ve just exchanged vows and shared your first kiss as a married couple while standing beneath a stunning arbor crafted from florals and lush greenery. An arbor can serve as a very special feature of your ceremony décor and is also a terrific opportunity to showcase your favorite flowers, colors, fabrics, even unconventional wedding elements such as bamboo, tassels, seashells, or feathers. If you envision yourself exchanging vows beneath a chandelier or cascading ornaments, “dripping” crystals, or colorful silk ribbons suspended in an intricate pattern – all of this can be incroporated into the arbor and its backdrop. Some couples discuss the design with their planners or work with a structure found at their venue, while others take it upon themselves to create one from scratch.
Regardless of the theme and cultural and/or religious traditions of your special day, there are many ways to craft the arch into a pièce de résistance of your own tastes. It does not have to display only blooms or linens; you can include as many or as little details as you wish to make it truly special. If you really want a unique, personalized arbor but do not know which designs or elements to pursue just yet, take a look at how some real couples have fashioned the structure to their own liking:
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Photo by Gloria Mesa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
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