Wednesday, June 3

wedding inspiration: floral arches

An arch or arbor is becoming a staple of many Christian, interfaith, and non-denominational outdoor weddings. A floral arch creates a welcoming focal point for guests and takes the symbolic place of an indoor altar. They also fill a role similar to that of the chuppah or huppah in Jewish wedding ceremonies. According to the New York Times, "In Judaism, a traditional huppah typically consists of a prayer shawl or other cloth attached to four poles, which is held aloft over the couple by family members, and is intended to signify the newlyweds’ new home. They are purposely open-sided to welcome the guests." In Hindu weddings, a canopy called a mandap represents the universe and the foundation provided by the couple's parents. Whether soft and romantic or bright and bold, floral arbors are full of beautiful symbolism and can be designed to match any wedding theme.

Which of these floral arch designs is your favorite?

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