To-Die-For Beach Wedding Ceremony Arches

Beach weddings are naturally divine—so how do you take your seaside ceremony up a notch? With an awe-inspiring arch.

A circular beach wedding arch covered in greenery

Wheeland Photography | Le Champagne Projects

Sure, the gently crashing waves and dreamy views make any oceanfront vows camera-ready, but an expertly designed arch can take an already gorgeous setting to the next level—while perfectly framing your "I do"s.

Choosing an arch that complements your stunning beach ceremony site is no easy feat, so we've put together 6 ideas–and lots of photos–to help inspire yours.


Natural elements like driftwood are, well, a natural fit for a seaside ceremony arch. Plus, a driftwood arch is a perfect blank slate! Style it with anything from fresh florals and tropical foliage to decorative seashells. Just leave the seaweed alone.

A romantic driftwood beach wedding ceremony arch

Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

A dramatic driftwood beach wedding arch with palm fronds


A modern driftwood beach ceremony arch with copper and seashells

Riverland Studios

A simple driftwood wedding arch with flowers

Caroline & Evan Photography

Tropical Leaves

Palm fronds and Monstera leaves are making their way into wedding décor, and we are HERE for it. Adorn your beach ceremony arch in nothing but these tropical green beauties, and your guests will have to pick their jaws up off the sand when they see that ceremony setup.

Palm fronds surround a beach wedding ceremony arch

Sean Cook Weddings

Monstera leaves beach wedding ceremony chuppah

Kyle John Photography | Fresa Weddings

Palm leaves frame beach wedding ceremony

Moni + Adri Weddings | Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design | Fresa Weddings

Wesley & Emma | Four Nineteen Weddings


Flowers are a fantastic way to sneak in your wedding's color palette. Use flowers local to your destination for a more authentic feel—and to save a few bucks!

Beach ceremony arch covered in bright flowers and greenery

Brian Leahy Photography | Crosby + Jon Design

White florals on a wooden beach wedding chuppah

Brandon Kidd Photography | Details Details | Bloom Box

Birch wedding ceremony arch with flowers

Lacher's Lens Photography | Florals by the Sea

Simple beach elopement with driftwood floral arch

Lauren Fair Photography | Wildflowers by Design


Add a touch of modern to your beach wedding with geometric shapes like hexagons and triangles. They contribute some much-needed structure to the surrounding sand while taking your entire aesthetic into the here-and-now.

Circular beach wedding ceremony archway

Wheeland Photography | Le Champagne Projects

Triangular A-frame wedding arch


Hexagon wedding ceremony backdrop

Anna Roussos Photography | Tie The Knot Santorini

Paul Bamford

"From The Ground Up" Ceremony Circle

Who says you need an arch at all?! Frame your nuptials with a ground-level garden of greenery, florals, or other fun items like pampas grass—or pineapples! That way, you'll have a fabulous backdrop, while keeping that gorgeous ocean view on full display.

Ground-level wedding ceremony circle on the sand

Moni + Adri Weddings | Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design

Grounded wedding ceremony arch with greenery

Kyle John Photography | Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design | Fresa Weddings

Ground ceremony circle backdrop with flowers

Darin Images | I Am Flower

Beach wedding ceremony with ground-level circle

Katie Grant Photo


Arches draped in sheer linens can take your beach ceremony from cookie-cutter to breezy-cabana-by-the-sea. The billowing fabric will lend some movement to your ceremony setup, as well as mimic the motion of the rolling waves. How's that for beach romance?

Birch wedding ceremony arch on the beach with white chiffon

Katie Kett Photography

Beach wedding chuppah draped in pink fabric

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa | Life Long Studios

Wedding chuppah on the sand with sheer fabric

Jose Villa

Bamboo beach wedding arch with white fabric

Ailyn La Torre Photography

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