Although wedding arches are beautiful, not everyone wants to include one in their ceremony.Â Whether they feel it’s overdone or just want something different, many brides are looking for unique ways to create a focal point at their wedding with something other than an arch.Â Here are a few ideas to consider:
Canopy:Â Wouldn’t it be lovely standing beneath this canopy on the beach as the fabric floats in the ocean breeze? Â Â Or use it to transform an open field into a paradise.Â This one is lit, which makes it perfect for an evening wedding.Â You can also consider Indian mandaps or Jewish chuppahs, which have a similar look.
Pillars/Columns: For a grand presentation that is perfect for traditional and contemporary weddings, columns have elegantly graced the front of many wedding ceremonies.Â So versatile, they can be draped with tulle, flowers, garlands and lights to create just the right mood.Â Check out the column backdrop below, enhanced with sweeping chiffon and greenery, for example.Â Another great idea is using columns of varying heights with candelabras on top, which looks quite romantic.
Natural Arch: While these definitely are arches, I included them because they’re definitely not your traditional arches.Â What an ingenious idea?Â Bending tall hedges or palms into an arch is a splendid idea that can be used to mark the entrance to the wedding area or for the bride and groom to stand beneath.Â Either way, it’s naturally beautiful.