12 Wedding Arch Ideas That Instantly Class Up Your Ceremony

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From simple yet elegant to over-the-top stunning, these wedding arch ideas add a whole new dimension of class to your ceremony.

A wedding arch is more than just somewhere for the lucky couple to stand – it’s a photo opportunity, a symbol, and decoration that ties your aesthetic together.

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Wedding Arch Ideas That Instantly Class Up Your Ceremony

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Wedding arches have various meanings for diverse cultures. For some, it symbolizes the protection of parents, for others, it’s an image of a new home. Isn’t that beautiful?

While not everybody has them, they are a beautiful idea – and we love them.

If you want an arch, but aren’t sure what design or vibe to go for – these ideas could inspire or motivate you.

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1. The extravagant arch

If your wedding is leaning towards that classic “big white wedding” look, then you need a large than life arch. The aim is to take people’s breath away IRL and on Instagram.

Imagine walking down the aisle, towards something as avant-garde as this? What a beautiful image.

Actually, despite how insane this looks, they’re relatively easy to make – even as a DIY. With silk or real flowers, fabrics, and a build. You can have your own, uniquely amazing wedding arch.

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2. The garden-inspired arch

Actually, your wedding arch doesn’t necessarily have to stand out. It can very much blend into its surroundings, making for a seamless, natural flow.


As you can see, you can achieve this look my copying it’s surroundings. Simple greens, white flowers – and a natural-looking hoop. If you’re having a garden/outdoor ceremony, these are a timeless look.

Of course, these are especially popular for those embracing the minimal/natural look.

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3. The forest arch

On that same note, you can try out the forest-esque type of arch. Still extremely natural and minimal, like the garden arch, but with a forest-like twist.


Now, we’re calling this a forest arch but this would still look wonderful in virtually any setting.

These types of natural aesthetic weddings are huge at the moment, and we don’t expect them to die out any time soon.

4. Feathered paradise

You may not consider feathers in your wedding arch, but the forest arch and this one may change your mind.

Our favourite part: how it’s split down the middle in such a dramatic but classy way. Make note of how the greenery around the seats matches perfectly, too. It’s the little touches.

5. The rose wedding arch

Roses will always be a popular symbol of love. Likewise, red and pink will always be associated with romance. What’s better for your wedding arch, really?


How gorgeous is this ultra-pretty wedding arch, complete with those stunning pink roses? Remember, pastel colours go superb with any kind of aesthetic.

P.S: take note of the wooden build of this arch. That’s a great way to keep your wedding arch looking natural, especially if you know there will be gaps throughout the floral accents.

6. Pretty in pink

You don’t need to opt for roses, though. Pink flowers are absolutely adorable, especially for a wedding arch. Pair them with your classic greens and whites, and you’ll have an arch made for fairy tails.


Obviously, this is breathtakingly beautiful. However, you can add pink in the form of fabric, too.

7. Glamourous all-white

There’s no reason why you should stray away from tradition if that’s not what you want to do. White weddings are a childhood dream for so many, and your wedding arch can make your dreams come true.


This all-white arch keeps the colours very minimal, but look how climactic the finished look is? Don’t worry, you can always add your own switch on the classic white arch look.

8. Crochet dreams

If you’re looking for a more boho look, take this amazing crochet, dream-catcher vibe arch as inspo.


Here us out; imagine this for a desert/summer wedding. Wouldn’t that look absolutely incredible?

9. Less is more

There’s really no need to go all out if you’re not feeling it. As you saw with the garden arch, sometimes less really is more.


A few flower bouquets, perfectly embellishing a simple wooden arch, it’s all it really needs. Just pick the right colours and aesthetic, and it’ll be the best arch for your wedding.

10. The beach wedding arch

Of course, we can’t do this list without mentioning the beach arch. Nautical vibes are necessary for a classic beach wedding, using them in your arch is genius.


Look at the tropical flowers on this arch – you could steal a few ideas from this.

Sidenote: how ingenious is that beachy look rope, holding everything together?

11. Pyramid wedding arch

The classic square arch is a firm fave for many. However, your arch can be whatever (with some exceptions) shape you want.


We’re obsessed with this triangle wedding arch, to be honest.

12. Winter wonderland

Are you having a winter wedding? You’re so lucky that you can sprinkle your day with that frosty magic, just like this arch does.


We hope this inspired you, even just a tiny bit, to find a wedding arch that’s perfect for you and your loved one to stand underneath, at the beginning of your new lives.

From simple yet elegant to over-the-top stunning, these wedding arch ideas add a whole new dimension of class to your ceremony.
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