59 Wedding Arches That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Ceremony
Take your ceremony to new heights and frame the moment you become newlyweds with a wedding arbor that reflects the mood of your special day. Though different types of wedding arches have both cultural and religious significance (representing protection, divine presence, and the home, to name a few), modern couples embrace the curve for aesthetic and décor purposes, too. A beautiful arbor can anchor an outdoor ceremony, serve as a photograph backdrop, or bring new meaning to your celebration. With flowers, fabrics, and various builds, arches are easy to make your own, not to mention a gorgeous way to bring a bold new look to the end of your aisle. Here, some of our favorites from real weddings.
Larger Than Life Wedding Arch
This lush ceremony arch was designed by the couple’s florist, Amy Osaba, to complement their stunning outdoor setting.
Colorful Outdoor Arch
This simple floral arch was created with the help of drum roses, spray roses, raspberry scabiosa, and numerous vines and berries for a colorful ceremony backdrop.
The mirror image of a curated English garden, this boxwood-lined aisle culminated in a romantic arch covered in sweet peas.
Floral Wedding Chuppah
For a look that’s nothing short of incredible, this array of greenery, garden roses, and peonies was paired with a traditional tallit. What a gorgeous way to bring the outdoors in!
Floral Forest Arch
This 14-foot arch was decorated with fresh ferns, gardenias, and spray roses to create an ethereal woodland vibe that complemented the intimate outdoor setting.
Rose and Peony Chuppah
Coral and red peonies and roses lent a splash of color to this couple’s floral chuppah, framing the newlyweds as they made their vows.
Pretty Pink Arbor
A wooden arbor received some sweet additions for this wedding. Linens, lace and soft flowers added the finishing touch.
Glamorous All-White Arch
Free-flowing white florals turned this simple wood ceremony arch into a beautiful garden-inspired backdrop.
Willow Branch Wedding Arch
Under an arch designed and built by the bride's architect father, this couple began their new life together. The frame was formed from willow branches sourced from near the river where the bride grew up; flowers from Shotgun Floral Studio that also appeared in her bouquet were woven in at the top.
Crocheted Wedding Arch
At their desert wedding, this couple exchanged vows under a structure built with natural wood, protea, and wax flowers, and topped with a crocheted cloth. They now keep the textile in their living room!
Birch and Eucalyptus Arch
This ceremony marker, made of birch branches and eucalyptus, overlooked California's Tomales Bay at these nuptials.
Simple Arch with Flowers
The bride and groom exchanged vows beneath a canopy of flowers created by floral designer Livia Cetti of The Green Vase at their Hudson Valley vineyard wedding.
Rustic Wedding Arch
At this cattle farm wedding in Mississippi, an old logging tool that belonged to the bride's grandfather was decorated with grapevines, peonies, garden roses, and veronica.
Forest Wedding Arch
This couple exchanged vows in front of an archway of ferns and white blossoms. Floral designer Mindy Rice, who custom-built the decoration, says, "I combined flowering branches along with soft flowers to make the structure look as though the forest floor had crept in."
Wooden Wedding Arch
A natural Aspen wood structure accented with a cluster of various eucalyptus, dahlias, ferns, curly willow branches, clematis, and roses served as the arch.
Flower Wall Wedding Arch
While keeping the ceremony flowers more traditional with white blooms, thre bride and her planner created the wall garland as a little foreshadowing to what would take place in the reception room at her Brooklyn wedding. "We came up with an idea for flowers tumbling on the wall," the bride said. "We wanted people to walk in and be floored."
Beach Wedding Arch
At model Renee Puente and actor Matthew Morrison's Hawaii destination wedding, the ceremony arch bloomed with roses, lisianthus, veronicas, passion vines, eucalyptus, and olive branches.
Succulent Wedding Arch
Clusters of succulents, peonies, protea, rice flowers, and blush grevillea adorned the ceremony marker at these Santa Fe nuptials. Underneath the structure, which was built from an antique Moroccan iron gate, was a colorful kilim rug.
Rose Wedding Arch
This couple read their vows underneath a structure decorated with roses, Aspen leaves, and branches at their ceremony in the mountains of Park City, Utah.
Rose-Trellis Wedding Arch
This couple chose Kiawah Island, South Carolina, for their waterfront celebration, and a rose-trellis arch for their ceremony centerpiece.
Green Garland Wedding Arch
Taking advantage of a doorway's natural curve, garlands of greenery were affixed to the stone barn in front of which the couple said, "I do."
Crafted Wedding Arch
This couple wanted to incorporate bright tissue-paper flowers, which the groom's mother had taught him to make as a young child, into their wedding décor. The vibrant blooms adorned the doorway that served as a backdrop for their ceremony.
Natural Wedding Arch
The bride and groom became Mr. and Mrs. under an arbor covered with echeveria succulents and mood moss.
Rustic Wedding Arch
The distressed silo at this Wisconsin wedding was dressed up with an arch made of old farm machinery covered in flowers, and lots of dripping amaranth.
Blooming Wedding Arch
The arch at this celebration was adorned with roses and hydrangea, incorporating the color palette and main blooms of the day.
Wild Wood Wedding Arch
The preexisting structure at this North Carolina venue was personalized with fresh greenery and three clusters of flowers.
Pink Wedding Arch
A simple garden arch was festooned with pink ribbons and paper pom-poms.
Nautical Wedding Arch
For this seaside soirée, a wood structure was painted white and draped with thick rope picked up from a shipyard. Clusters of flowers were affixed to the top, with dainty blooms fastened to the asymmetrical rope.
Simple Wedding Arch
This couple became husband and wife in California's wine country under an altar constructed of hanging white sweet peas and birch-wood poles.
Seaside Wedding Arch
An arch of driftwood and dendrobium orchids, built just feet from the water, provided a picturesque backdrop as this couple exchanged vows in Cabo San Lucas.
Eco-Friendly Wedding Arch
Friend of the couple and environmental designer Sam Wheeler of Aux Armes Etc. built the ceremony arbor from timber found on-site.
Cotton Wedding Arch
Todd Kjargaard of Jackie O enhanced the space at this Toronto wedding with an arch of branches and blooming cotton.
Cherry Branch Wedding Arch
This couple made it official under a handmade arch of more than 1,500 blooming cherry and pear branches at their Texas wedding.