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7 Beautiful Wedding Arch Ideas for Your Ceremony [UPDATED]

by Emma Arendoski

UPDATED 2019

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Do you want to make your wedding ceremony really stand out? That’s easy: get inspired with our wedding arch ideas! Even if you know nothing about wedding arches, arbors, canopies, or chuppahs, I promise you can design an idyllic arch all by yourself with the help of a little inspiration and easy-to-find supplies.

Most couples overlook a wedding ceremony backdrop simply because it is an extra expense or sounds too difficult to pull off as a beginner. Thankfully, the handmade artisans we’re featuring today are here + ready to help design a wedding arch that will absolutely amazing you!

In this blog post, you’ll find custom-made wedding arch ideas with materials like birch, copper, driftwood, traditional wood in a variety of shapes and sizes.


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Use these inspiring wedding arch ideas featuring drapes, chandeliers, and flowers to create an incredible look for your ceremony. Read on to find out more!

What is a Wedding Arch?

Before we get started, let’s define an arch, in case you’re wondering what it is. A wedding arch, arbor, chuppah, or canopy all serve as a decorative backdrop in front of which you’ll recite vows. Your photographer will capture images of you standing in front of the wedding arch, so it is important to design one which stands out and emphasizes your individual style and theme.

Now that you know what a wedding arch is, let’s get to the inspiration! In this list, you’ll find seven helpful materials and wedding arch ideas to inspire your ceremony space.



Wedding Arch Ideas

1. Birch wedding arch ideas

This is, and will always be, one of my favorite wedding arch ideas. By Blue Skies Forever.

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I also love this one from EKJDesignsStudio.



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2. Circular arch

This is a fun and modern take on the traditional rectangular arch design. By ArtStrongNode.

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This one is stunning as a beach wedding arch! By Art Strong Node.

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3. Floral swag / flowers for arches

Many of the wedding arches are shipped with only actual arch (metal, wood, etc.) itself; most likely, flowers, draping, or other decorations aren’t included. That’s why you turn to somewhere like andtheBLOOM who offers floral wedding arch packages, like these, sometimes referred to as flower swag.

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These soft pink flowers are another option. By The Blooming Wreath. You can rent a decorative chandelier for your wedding arch here.

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I want these flowers for my patio! They look exceptional on a wedding arbor, as shown here.

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Here’s a closer look at these exceptional blooms used to make your wedding chuppah, arbor, arch, or canopy really pop. Many flower colors / types available TheBloomingWreath.

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4. Draped arches

These draped designs go in my archives as the best wedding arch ideas, simply because they’re easy to recreate and customize to coordinate with your own wedding theme and color palette. Similarly to the above, here’s where you can get beautiful draping for your wedding arch, wedding arbor, or wedding chuppah. These are some of the most beautiful examples I have ever seen. By Kraftology Studio.

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This wedding arch is incredible for a night wedding! I also love the candles leading the way down the aisle on natural wood stumps.

TIP: You can buy reclaimed natural tree stumps for a rustic wedding here.

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Want a more rustic look? Use these extra large burlap/natural linen drapes, as shown here. (Available for purchase here.)

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5. Macrame wedding arch ideas

Whoa — this macrame looks awesome! After the wedding, it makes a beautiful wall hanging. By Macramama.

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Everything about this macrame backdrop is gorgeous — the macrame design, the flowers, the greenery — love it all. By Ropes and Roses.

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6. Driftwood

This cool hand-picked driftwood arch is made of three pieces, easy to assemble and add your own decorations. We love the look of flowers and drapery to really make it your own. By Bayocean Rustic Design.

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I never saw an arch made of driftwood that I didn’t like! Here’s another design (by SaltyGirlandLongDog).

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7. Copper

And last but not least, copper! This copper wedding arbor is sturdy and easy to decorate. It’s also affordable! By Oh Kawaii Dreams.

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This next metal arch which can be used as a wedding backdrop or place to hang your bridal robe and bridesmaid robes before you get ready. By BGS.

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Here’s an example of the backdrop used as a display for bridal party robes.

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This frame is perfect for a wedding chuppah. By BGS.

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Wedding Arch Ideas — Available for Rent

Want to save money and rent your wedding arch? These rent starting at $119 and shipping is free! All canopy draping, flowers, etc. are available here. By Rent My Wedding.

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You can even rent a chandelier!

PRO TIP: To add lights to your wedding arch without a power source nearby, use these battery operated string lights for a romantic fairy light look.

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Discuss: What do you think of these wedding arch ideas?

Are you using any of these wedding arch ideas for your ceremony? Which style is your favorite? Tell us in the comment box below!

Happy Planning!

xo
Emma

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