Did anybody decorate their own arch to get married in front of?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My husband built our chuppah.  He cut down the trees and assembled it with my dad and one of our family friends.  My MOH and the BM covered it with my dad’s Bar Mitzvah tallis on the morning of the wedding.  (They also added a sheet since the tallis was too small on its own.)

We didn’t cover it with flowers though.  We let the scenery speak for itself at our venue.  (Plus we cheaped out and didn’t have the florist decorate the ceremony!)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve decorated other people’s arches, but nothing super complicated. Just craft-store fake flowers, ribbon, and mini-lights. It’s not hard. Buy some burlap and lace, make some bows, and throw it on an arch.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Hard to tell from the photo, but we used calla lilly Garland (bought on sale at Michael’s, sold on Craigslist after the wedding) and tulle. MOHs carried calla bouquets, and the larger orange ones were in mine.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ShabbyChicBee:  Do as earch on Pinterest for chuppahs. You will see lots of ideas that can be adapted to an easy up

chuppah- how about natural wood, dark stained wood, or antiqued wood with tulle draped like this

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used the frame of an easy-up and decorated it ourselves.  Details on how we did it can be found at this link.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ShabbyChicBee:  Ours was built out of wood and lattice.  The top of it overhung on each side, and we hung big planters filled with flowers from it.  We got married in a barn (supposed to be outside but it rained) so we didn’t want to overdecorate it.  

We had big planters with real flowers throughout the room to tie it all in.  Turned out that buying real plants was cheaper than all the nicest fake ones.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My husband built a simple garden arch for us to get married under. I ended up making a back drop of fake flowers and just grabbing some fabric and wrapped it around with some fake orchids.
He engraved our names into the wood.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

One of our groomsmen constructed ours. I found some ideas for draping it, bought some fabric and provided my groomsmen a diagram and they decorated it accordingly:

We’re putting it in our back yard.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

ShabbyChicBee: I’ve been consdering this idea, too. Somehow, in my mind, it can be made from bamboo, string, and some bolt. Maybe, I should go back to the drawing board on that one. 

rebwana: Where did you purchase the frame? Random: Were you married at the Industrial Museum in Baltimore? That looks like the pier!

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

MissPurplePurl:  Yes, BMI. Rented the arch from Party Plus.

 

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