Greenery

Ceremony Arches

Wedding arches are never going out of favor. Never. A beautiful arch is the classic solution to creating the ambiance for the ceremony. It draws the eye to the couple and almost draws a circle around them. Hey, right here, it almost says. Reels in the viewer even in the most amazing setting.

Creating the perfectly-coifed arch reflecting the couple's artistic vision is the challenge at at hand. There is an oh-so sparsely flowered approach, letting the arch itself shine. And the vine and greened arch, covered in a way that suggests its been growing there for years. The ones that make us wedding florists drool, the  ones smothered in roses and vines, like something out of The Secret Garden. Arches have been fashioned out of downed birch trees, random branches, driftwood, wrought iron, a wooden garden trellis, an existing pergola or gazebo, and even copper tubing like the one below. Arches can be personalized even more by draping. What's to say you can't use a vibrant color instead of the usual white drape? With a chandelier dropped behind? Check out these fabulous arches. Yep, It's grown up fairy tale stuff. 

  Amazing Ceremony Structures viaBrides.com Haley Sheffield

 Amazing Ceremony Structures viaBrides.com Haley Sheffield

 Arch with rustic treatment,  rough cut timbers , lushly adorned with vines and flowers. The lantern at the base anchor the posts that could appear bare.  Via www.noflowersnolife.xom   

Arch with rustic treatment,  rough cut timbers , lushly adorned with vines and flowers. The lantern at the base anchor the posts that could appear bare.  Via www.noflowersnolife.xom

 

 Beautiful  flowered arch in graduated tones pale to burgundy. via www.weddingapp.com Eric Ronald Photography

Beautiful  flowered arch in graduated tones pale to burgundy. via www.weddingapp.com Eric Ronald Photography

 A  simple construction allowing the flowers and foliage to do all the talking.. www.mywedding.com photo by Anushe Low

A  simple construction allowing the flowers and foliage to do all the talking.. www.mywedding.com photo by Anushe Low

 Nothing says the arch, or chuppah, in this case, has to be white. This one is a muted pink, which has found its way into flower palettes in a big way this wedding season. via brides.com, photo Gary Ashley of The Wedding Collective,

Nothing says the arch, or chuppah, in this case, has to be white. This one is a muted pink, which has found its way into flower palettes in a big way this wedding season. via brides.com, photo Gary Ashley of The Wedding Collective,

 Rustic and twiggish arch with a Bohemian touch.   via greenweddingshoes.com Fall's Flowers.

Rustic and twiggish arch with a Bohemian touch.   via greenweddingshoes.com Fall's Flowers.

I want a bouquet with a lot of greenery...

Bouquets featuring greenery are a growing trend in wedding florals. Actually, not just in bouquets but for the entire look. Perhaps it surfaced because green is the new Pantone 2017 color of the year. Sometimes it's touted as a budget friendly way to provide the maximum floral-ness to the day. It is a beautiful look. But it does require a skillful hand and sometimes a lot of greenery to pull it off with class, which challenges the premise that it is budget friendly.

Here are some beautiful examples of this trend. This style of bouquet can be described as a natural "just picked" look, gathered and a little wild. What makes them so striking is the variety of greenery used. The different textures give them interest. In the bouquets below, there are several textures and varieties of eucalyptus. The blossoms are quite secondary. As for the arch dressed with hops, the scale and generous use of this distinctive foliage makes it a standout!

 Bella Bloom Floral,  Arch with Hops., Photo by Emily G Photography

Bella Bloom Floral,  Arch with Hops., Photo by Emily G Photography

 From Bridalmusings.com,  article: Foliage is the New Flower

From Bridalmusings.com,  article: Foliage is the New Flower

 Greenery bouquet with lots of textures www.kootenaywedding.com   

Greenery bouquet with lots of textures www.kootenaywedding.com

 

 a just-picked style of bouquet, mostly greenery. www.bohemiancreature.wordpress.com   

a just-picked style of bouquet, mostly greenery. www.bohemiancreature.wordpress.com