19 Wedding Arches to Inspire your Big Day Decor
Whether you’re holding an outdoor wedding, or a traditional church ceremony, a wedding arch is the perfect complement to your big day - just decorate it accordingly to ensure it fits in with the theme for your day.
Not only are wedding arches a beautiful piece of decor, they also act as a perfect spot for a few photos.
Pink and white wedding arch
Frothy pink and white flowers make for a breathtaking wedding arch, especially when the same flowers are used in the bridal bouquet.<br /><br />Dramatic arches like this work best at <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/ideas-for-outdoor-and-woodland-weddings/20535.html" target="_self">outdoor weddings</a>, as they could overpower a smaller, enclosed venue.
Outdoor wedding arch
If your venue can't accommodate a big wedding arch inside, placing one over the door outside is a lovely choice.<br /><br />Weave flowers in your wedding colours into the arch for cool coordination. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/summer/real-wedding-an-english-country-garden-themed-wedding-with-a-sottero-and-midgley-dress/22637.html" target="_self">See more of this couple's English country garden themed wedding</a>.
Minimalist wedding arch
If your venue has breathtaking views, like this one, a simply decorated arch is all you need. We love the minimalist style of the arch at this <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/destination/real-wedding-a-relaxed-day-in-skiathos-with-jimmy-choo-wedding-shoes/22566.html" target="_self">greek destination wedding</a>.
Greenery floral arch
Don't feel like your wedding arch has to have an abundance of flowers; greenery looks equally glorious. <br /><br />If you love this leafy look, check out our guide of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/diy-and-craft/how-to-make-a-greenery-table-garland/21948.html" target="_self">how to make a greenery table garland</a>.
Natural wedding arch
Some wedding venues lend themselves perfectly to arches - like this one! The natural decorations blend in perfectly with the outdoor setting.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/summer/real-wedding-a-portuguese-and-english-fusion-with-pastel-touches/22230.html" target="_self">See more of this outdoor wedding</a>.
Church wedding arch
Arches always look beautiful at church wedding, especially with sweet feminine flowers. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/beautiful-church-wedding-dresses/20606.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Lovely church wedding dresses</a>
Floral wedding arch
An abundance of roses and cascading blooms make for a glorious wedding arch, and a perfect photo spot for newlyweds.
Copper wedding arch
Wedding arches needn't be excessively girly; this copper wedding arch is minimalistic and chic - ideal for a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/24-of-the-best-london-wedding-venues-for-city-couples/19904.html" target="_self">city wedding</a>. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/summer/real-wedding-a-romantic-day-in-derbyshire-with-copper-touches-and-a-hayley-paige-wedding-dress/22626.html" target="_self">See more of the cool copper detailing from this real wedding</a>.
Minimalist floral details
If a traditional arch isn't your thing, these flowing flowers have the same effect, without being so dramatic.
Floral wedding arch
Jewish weddings take place under a traditional canopy called a chuppah, and we adore how this couple has decorated theirs.<br /><br />Image courtesy of <a href="http://riamishaal.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ria Mishaal</a>.
Hop wedding arch
This couple had a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/autumn/real-wedding-a-classic-english-celebration/22112.html" target="_self">pop-up pub</a> at their wedding, and this was reflected in the hop arch they had - perfect for a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/wedding-theme-rustic-woodland/20517.html" target="_self">rustic themed wedding</a>.
Outdoor wedding arch
Scatter petals beneath your wedding arch to tie it in with your wedding theme.
Relaxed wedding arch
We've completely fallen for this laid-back take on a traditional wedding arch; the artfully place bouquets make it even better. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/spring/real-wedding-a-bohemian-cliffside-celebration-in-cornwall-with-a-claire-pettibone-dress/22694.html" target="_self">See more of this Cornish cliffside celebration</a>.<br /><br />
Outdoor wedding arch
With a wedding ceremony bathed in sunlight, a delicately decorated wedding arch fits in beautifully.
Tropical wedding arch
Tie your wedding arch in with your theme like this couple have; they wove palm leaves into their arch for a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/spring/real-wedding-a-tropical-themed-wedding-with-palm-leaf-decor-in-norfolk/22468.html" target="_self">tropical feel that mirrored the theme for their wedding</a> day.
Beachside wedding arch
<a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/destination/real-wedding-a-relaxed-boho-beach-wedding-in-belize-with-a-catherine-deane-wedding-dress/22499.html" target="_self">Wedding ceremonies on the beach</a> look lovely with floral wedding arches - especially when the aisle is scattered with petals that match. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/21-beautiful-beach-wedding-shoes/22480.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 21 Beautiful Beach Wedding Shoes</a>
Luxurious wedding arch
This wedding arch is a real show-stopper - we're bowled over by the hanging bouquets and resplendent walls.
Kitsch wedding arch
This wedding arch is in a league all of its own! The feathers and flowers go together beautifully for a truly unique aesthetic. And it looks fabulous in the <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/summer/real-wedding-a-whimsical-wonderland-celebration-in-gloucestershire/21785.html" target="_self">forest setting</a>.
Driftwood wedding arch
Driftwood makes for an amazing wedding arch, especially if you're having a beachside celebration. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/uk-wedding-awards-2016-best-coastal-venue/21540.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The best coastal wedding venues</a>