Unique Wedding Arbors for Every Wedding Type

October 9, 2018

Tired of the traditional wedding arbors? While simplistic, rustic wood adorned with flowers is classic, it’s also slightly overdone. We’ve created a list of unique and interesting arbors sure to inspire you for your big day. Highlighting your personality as a couple with your arbor creates a sense of presence within your ceremony, but also makes for breathtakingly refreshing photos. Check out some of our favorites below!

Rustic Chic Wedding Arbors

If you’re the type of bride who’s more likely to wear boots with your dress, these rustic chic arbors combine feminine details with natural wood elements.

This beautiful barn door backdrop mixes romance and whimsy, while also feeling upscale surrounded by white florals, greenery, and iron detailing!

How cute is this DIY pallet arbor? Created by mixing wood stains and a blush floral palette, this is a great combo for a modern yet rustic touch!

Utilizing nature’s own beauty can save a bargain on renting or creating an arbor! Decorating the ceremony’s natural surrounding keeps the focus on the natural touches!

Fall weddings are becoming more popular than summer weddings and what better for your wedding, handfasting ceremony, or more than an all-branch archway? The stark contrast of sticks compared to the beautiful fall colored leaves creates a magical vibe.

Heavy Floral Arbors

Whether you’re picturing a garden fairy tale wedding or simply just ready for a floral explosion, these arbors are a perfect to create a bright and dramatic pop of color!

We LOVE this sunflower aisle leading up to a beautiful bloom of yellow! This spring wedding is genuinely bright and airy, guaranteeing a sunshine vibe throughout the entire wedding.

Florals aren’t only for spring! This winter wedding was littered with rose flower petals and deep, moody florals surrounding a raw edge arbor. These red and green combos perfectly match the gorgeous mountain backdrop!

Who says an arbor needs to have corners? This whimsical and unique circle arbor is entirely adorned with greenery and pampas grass, a perfect beach-themed centerpiece to any destination or coastal wedding. This would be a great option for a bride looking for a modern statement but keep the feminine touch of florals.

We LOVE greenery. Whether palm, monstera, eucalyptus, or more, the beautiful simplicity of tropical greenery allows for YOU to shine while effortlessly adding your beach vibe.

Modern Geometric Arbors

Are you a bride determined to change the pace when it comes to your wedding? If the traditional formal-looking arbors aren’t your style, check these fabulously trendy wedding backdrops guaranteed to add a totally cool piece!

These wooden triangles create a striking visual for the modern bride and groom. Combined with moody florals and an eye-catching rug aisle, this arbor is a great option for the bride wanting drama in her photos.

We might be biased, but this mixed metal geometrical arbor is one of our favs! This bride used tilted symmetry to create stark lines and unique corners compared to traditional arbors. Mixed with white, blue, and yellow flowers, the florals keep this arbor’s angles still soft and feminine!

Tepee arbors are becoming increasingly popular, especially for bohemian brides. For someone wanting a deep connection with nature and spirituality, tepees create a symbolic visual meant to be culturally celebrative of Native peoples and traditions.

Triangles not your shape? Try hexagons! One giant hexagon creates a perfect distinct frame for you and your loved one on your big day! These are easy to DIY and can fit a multitude of different wedding themes!

Triangles, hexagons, quadrilaterals oh my! This couple takes the love of modern, geometric lines to a whole new level, which also creates shelving space for flowers and candles!

Vintage, Whimsical, Trendy Arbors

Maybe the traditional arbors aren’t for you, but the harsh lines of something geometric doesn’t fit either. For our bride looking for romance with a touch of vintage, these trendy wedding arbors are a great choice!

Macrame is having a MOMENT, okay? Bohemian and romantic, this fringed, woven design creates a beautiful backdrop without taking the focus away from the couple. Pair with florals for a simple but powerful statement!

Wanting something a little moodier? A dark screen or room divider can add a touch of vintage and metal to your wedding. This allows for texture behind you during the ceremony, but also captures a sense of femininity when paired with cascading florals.

Create visual depth by doing multiple heights throughout the arbor; this multi rectangle arbor is simply 2x4s made together, but the varying heights make for a unique backdrop  The bright greenery and florals can also cover the arbor feet!

We love terrariums, metals, and fun shapes! These hanging geometric terrariums add fun decoration to a simplistic copper arbor keeps the look clean, chic, and simple!

Arbors for the Bold

Ready to REALLY shock your wedding guests? These arbors are for the wild, creative, and truly different. We are digging these trendsetting designs!

Marriage is all about love and peace! This arbor takes the traditional circle and adds a fun twist, complete with disco balls for sparkle and tinsel drapings to match. Regardless of season, this arbor is a great option for the couple who really wants to wow on their wedding day.

Show your love through lights! We are obsessed with the custom neon trend right now. Whether personalized with names or simply choosing a phrase fitting for your event, neon is a cool and trendy way to bring color and brightness to your wedding in an edgy way.

Any bibliophile would LOVE this arch! Created out of second had books, this arbor surrounds any true readers with pages and pages of adventures before the couple begins their own!

When in doubt….go black!! Black is gaining favor in weddings but we’re still surprised when we see a bride willing to create such a bold statement. The addition of Edison lights and twigs creates an interesting juxtaposition between industrial and natural, which we love!