DIY floral doorway arch

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Floral ceremony arch DIY

This scene is so beautifully simple, don’t you think? Today the floral geniuses behind Bow & Arrows are here to teach us how to create this doorway arch with foraged greenery + florals. So so perfect for a romantic wedding, but can really be customized to fit lots of other wedding styles too. Follow along with Apryl Ann Photography‘s images and maybe pin this one to your wedding board for later?

Floral ceremony arch DIY

Okay, here’s how it was done, via Bows & Arrows…

Floral ceremony arch DIY

There are many different ways to install a floral backdrop depending on the location and look you’re going for. For this scenario, the wooden wall panels were far enough apart that we lightly pushed in wooden stakes to use as our anchor points. Some other options are fishing line, tacks, nails, or screws.

Floral ceremony arch DIY

Floral ceremony arch DIY

We then started with a base of foliage. Since it’s fall here, we foraged this from outside as a way to bring in the colors of the season to the event. We used paddle wire, which can be found online or at hardware stores, to wrap the branches and then wrap them around the stakes.

Floral ceremony arch DIY

Next we attached flower disks, which can also be purchased online, in the locations we want to start adding flowers. These can be attached with either the same wire or zip ties, depending on the weight of flowers you are wanting it to hold, and a great way to create your design.

Floral ceremony arch DIY

Floral ceremony arch DIY

This floral arch’s recipe: foraged fall leaves, Juliet garden roses, clover, winterberry, dahlia, blushing bride, ranunculus, zenia, and majolica rose.

Floral ceremony arch DIY

Some floral arch backdrops are full and symmetrical while others, like this one, are minimal, simple and asymmetrical. Sometimes it can be beautiful to completely fill the arch with florals and other times it can be nice to appreciate the negative space. We made the final backdrop look complete with simple brass candle holders from vintage stores and tall white + cream tapered candles from Michael’s.

Brash candle holders

Floral ceremony arch DIY

Note: When doing any type of installation you always want to be aware and respectful of the venue you are working with and make sure you know their rules and regulations beforehand.

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So pretty!

Thanks to Apryl Ann Photography for the photos and Bow & Arrows for the design + how-to!

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Kari on Nov 16, 2015

What a gorgeous idea! Kari www.sweetteasweetie.com

Jules Bridal Jewellery on Nov 17, 2015

That is abslolutely gorgeous, love it.

Rosa on Nov 17, 2015

Wow. Beautiful!! I visit www.theweddingexpert.com to see other ideas.

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