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