wedding arch flowers

Wedding Arch Flowers

If you’ve recently become engaged, your wedding ceremony is probably at the forefront of your planning. Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors, your venue can be made more beautiful with a beautiful floral wedding arch.

These all-important wedding design elements, and their religious counterparts, mandaps and chuppas are usually adorned with flowers and serve as the backdrop to the wedding vows and the focal point for the ceremony. Wedding arches take their cue from the bridal bouquet. They are a larger incarnation of this very personal and carefully chosen hand-held arrangement.

From rustic wooden structures to elegant metal designs, wedding arches come in various styles and offer endless creative potential. With the help of your florist, these arches can be transformed into stunning statements that reflect your wedding theme and personal style.

Experienced wedding florists, such as Orchard Lane Flowers, have a selection of arches they can bring to your venue and decorate. Your florist can help you choose an arch that is appropriate for the location and conditions. These factors are especially important if you are having an outdoor wedding where elements like ground composition or wind might wreak havoc on some arches. Your florist’s arch will be designed to be sturdy enough to support the substantial weight of the flowers. Consult with your florist first, as these structures must be stable enough to hold a substantial weight in flowers. Many wedding ceremony venues also have arches, arbors, or similar structures which your florist can decorate. Your florist will even have in their inventory or have access to chuppas or mandaps for Jewish and Hindu wedding ceremonies. These, too, present a meaningful opportunity for you and your florist to incorporate your personal style.

Let's delve into the diverse world of wedding arches and discover how florists can work their magic to adorn them with breathtaking floral arrangements.

Arch Shapes and Inspiration

For classic weddings, a semi-circular arch is a timeless choice. Typically made of wood or metal, they feature clean lines and simple shapes that complement almost any type of floral theme. Florists can enhance their beauty with cascades of roses, peonies, hydrangeas, and other classic blooms. Soft, romantic hues like blush pink, ivory, and pastel lavender can create a dreamy atmosphere perfect for a traditional wedding. Similarly, a rectangular arch is another traditional choice that looks beautiful at any ceremony and in photos when decorated by your florist.

A contemporary alternative is an A-Frame arch. Its angular shape provides an eye-catching focal point and is a creative canvas for you and your florist. Orchard Lane has a variety of other exciting arches brides and grooms have chosen to make unique style statements. They include copper pipe and moongate arches. Moongate arches are elegant, contemporary circles that can be partially or completely adorned with blooms and greens.

Orchard Lane’s newest offering, and one of our favorites, is a “broken arch” composed of two vertical poles our floral designers cover with greenery and flowers. Orchard Lane can also create “non-arch” arches. We make large tower-style centerpieces and place them on pedestals that flank the couple during the ceremony for a very dramatic effect.

The Right Arch for Your Style

With the help of an experienced wedding florist, couples can choose an arch and pair it with flowers and greenery that help set the tone for their wedding.

Rustic or bohemian-themed weddings call for natural materials, such as a wooden arch. These arches look beautiful adorned with wildflowers and whimsical elements like twine, tiny lights, or even feathers for a touch of rustic romance. Your florist will work with you to incorporate earthy tones and textures to complement the organic feel of the arch and create a warm, inviting ambiance.

For contemporary weddings, a geometric arch is a chic backdrop for the exchange of vows. Many couples are also opting for stylish asymmetrical arches, another contemporary choice. You and your florists can select bold blooms and dramatic architectural foliage to accentuate the clean lines of the arch. Vibrant colors, such as coral, emerald green, or deep purple make a statement and infuse your ceremony with modern flair.

Garden weddings, one of the most popular wedding themes today, take their cue from the beauty of nature. Talk with your florist about capturing a sense of romance and whimsy in your arch. Think of delicate blooms in soft shades of lavender, soft pinks and blues, peach, and buttery yellow, as well as trailing vines and lush greenery. Orchard Lane designers can create an idyllic wedding arch to infuse with romance and complement to the natural surroundings.

Important Considerations

The background as your family and friends watch you exchange your vows, a wedding arch is a highly visible and important visual element of a wedding ceremony. Moreover, your wedding arch will live on forever in your all-important wedding photos. At Orchard Lane, we encourage couples to remember the importance of their arch and budget accordingly.

The price range for wedding arches depends on several variables such as the mix of flowers desired and their seasonal availability. Most arches range from $500 to $2,500, but the most elaborate arches decorated with the most prized blooms can cost upwards of $10,000.

Some of the cost of your arch can be mitigated by smart planning. At Orchard Lane, we love to repurpose the ceremony decor for the reception. The full floral arch can be reused, for example, as the backdrop to the cake display. This creates a focal point for the reception and looks beautiful in the couple’s cake-cutting photos. Our non-arch wedding arch that uses tower-style floral arrangements (mentioned above) is also perfect for this double-duty purpose.

Choosing a professional wedding florist to design your ceremony arch ensures that the floral arrangements are expertly crafted and beautifully executed. Orchard Lane has the knowledge and extensive wedding experience to select the best flowers and greenery that complement your wedding theme and color scheme. A great florist can also help you create a design that fits the overall aesthetic of your wedding, and they can provide guidance on the best flowers for the season and the environment. Finally, a professional wedding florist like Orchard Lane will smoothly handle all the logistics, including delivery, set up, and tear down, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day without worrying about the details. Reach out to Orchard Lane Flowers today to start planning the wedding flowers of your dreams.