73 Wedding Arches That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Ceremony
Imagine standing next to your partner on your wedding day, promising to spend forever together. Pretty great, right? Now imagine doing that beneath a lush array of your favorite flowers. That's even better. Take your ceremony to new heights and frame the moment you become husband and wife with a wedding arch that reflects the mood of your special day. Though different types of wedding arches have both cultural and religious significances (representing protection, divine presence, and the home, to name a few), modern couples embrace the curve for aesthetic and décor purposes, too. We're sharing some of our favorite wedding arches that will help round out your big day.
A beautiful arbor can anchor an outdoor ceremony, serve as a photograph backdrop, act as an entryway, and even bring new meaning to your celebration. With flowers, fabrics, and various builds, arches are a gorgeous way to bring a bold new look to the end of your aisle. While it's possible to DIY a smaller-scale version of some of the ideas you'll see ahead, most couples will entrust the building of the ceremony structure to their florist and wedding planner to ensure all goes according to plan. It's a challenging process with many moving parts and delicate pieces.
Whether you're having a traditional Jewish ceremony and want your chuppah to be next level, or simply want to stand beneath a cascading cluster of your favorite roses, ceremony structures are a major component to wedding planning. If you're thinking of a beach wedding, we're sharing a tropical arch made of fronds and roses that is sure to catch your eye. Or, if your venue is the great outdoors, you'll love the overgrown, lush rose-filled arches we have in store. From broken-arch style structures to classic full, floral arches, ahead, explore some of our favorites from real weddings.
A Part of the Scenery
Old Sycamore trees hung above a lush, overgrown arch for a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony.
A chuppah covered in flowers on all four sides makes a soft, but major statement at a wedding ceremony.
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.
A simple white arch gets elevated with staggered bold colored flowers in an asymmetrical pattern.
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.
Petal Productions arranged a beautiful ceremony arch featuring fronds and flowers to match the couple's tropical venue.
This broken arch-style ceremony structure was perfect for a fall wedding thanks to the deep, rich-colored flowers.
An Arched Entryway
Guests walked through, and under, beautiful blooms of pink, yellow, and white in this incredible wedding arch.
Tumbling strands of greenery and flowers intertwined for a boho-chic wedding arch at the couple's beautiful outdoor wedding.
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!
Easy to Create
The florist put together this wedding arch in only three hours, but the final product was simply gorgeous. Opt for a wedding arch like this one if you're short on setup time, but still want major impact.
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.
Birch and Eucalyptus Arch
This ceremony marker, made of birch branches and eucalyptus, overlooked California's Tomales Bay at these nuptials.
Champagne-colored roses wrapped around an arch teaming with greenery, while petals in the same hue lined the aisle.
This asymmetrical floral arch blended in seamlessly with the wedding's Botanical garden setting.
White and Green Chuppah
This traditional Jewish wedding structure, known as a chuppah, was filled with white flowers and tons of greenery, all arranged by Designs by Ahn.
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
The couple exchanged vows in front of an archway of ferns and white blossoms. Floral designer Mindy Rice, who custom-built the decoration, said, "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 a lovely arch.
Flower Wall Wedding Arch
While keeping the ceremony flowers more traditional with white blooms, the 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.
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 make their vows.
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 served as 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 exchanged vows.
Described by the bride as, "Wild, flowing, and lush," a climbing floral installation served as the arch at a magical Texas wedding.
Small clusters of bright flowers were carefully placed around this round arch for a breathtaking ceremony structure.
Pretty Pink Arbor
A wooden arbor received some sweet additions for this wedding. Linens, lace, and soft flowers added the finishing touch.
Natural Wedding Arch
The bride and groom became Mr. and Mrs. under an arbor covered with echeveria succulents and mood moss.
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.
Keeping the top of the wedding arch sparse allowed for everyone to be able to clearly see the bride and groom.
A golden arch peeked through climbing vines and overflowing flowers in this wedding arch.
Made of Stone
Make the most of your venues architecture by choosing an area with a unique, built-in arch. Climbing vines and flowers on the columns added a romantic touch to this wedding.
The couple had the outward facing side of a chuppah covered in flowers and greenery to create the illusion of a typical arch.
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.
Color-coordinated flowers lined the aisle leading up to an amazing arch.
Bring the Height
This larger than life arch is filled with white hydrangeas, orchids, and roses for an enchanting mix.
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.
Floral Wedding Arch
A floral arch anchored the ceremony area and framed the Tetons perfectly at this Wyoming wedding.
Gate Wedding Arch
This driftwood passageway at these nuptials was covered with roses, eucalyptus, olive branches, and dahlias.
For this destination wedding in Maine, single-color flower garlands were strung together to create a festive effect on the birch-wood ceremony structure.
Overgrown, lush white flowers and loads of greenery made for a simple and stunning ceremony arch.
Flower-ensconced columns created an easy arch for this wedding ceremony.
Glamorous in All-White
Free-flowing white florals turned this simple wood ceremony arch into a beautiful garden-inspired backdrop.
Jungle Wedding Arch
This couple wed in a Pacific Coast tropical town beneath an arch twined with bougainvillea and greenery from the nearby jungle.
"Carla with Idlewild Floral created an arch structure made fully of floral and foliage. Nothing was too bold or saturated; all the elements in the arch were textural, soft, and airy," the bride said of the stunning wedding arch.
The bride and groom exchanged vows under an arch of fall foliage.
Beribboned Wedding Arch
The flowing ribbons on this wedding arch added a bit of whimsy to the garden affair.
Wedding Arch Crest
When you're exchanging vows in front of gorgeous mountains, a simple green arch in the shape of a crest is just about the only décor you really need.
The bride and groom said "I do" beneath a wedding arch of luscious fall foliage framing the Irish scenery.
Minimal and Loose
The simple arch of a draped green garland with a cluster of white roses in the corner was a gorgeous focal point for this romantic wedding ceremony.
Green Wedding Garland
Opt for a hanging garland rather than a traditional arch or canopy. We love this style: simple and understated but still perfectly romantic.
Negative space was key in creating an illusion of a wedding arch created by Lily Roden.
This teepee-inspired wedding arch with pink florals sets the scene for a whimsical and romantic wedding ceremony.
A lush floral arch with taupe, ivory, mustard, and blush-colored roses brought the wow factor to the wedding.
At this wedding in a hisorical building in Washington, DC, the couple exchanged vows under a romantic canopy flanked by gorgoues bouquets and and a flower-covered antique gate.