Show me your DIY wooden ceremony arch!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

baileyjosephine:  DH & BIL made ours from wood that we cut down from BIL’s family farm. It took about 5 full Saturdays to finish…way longer than we thought. They took all the bark off (which costed BIL 3 stitches), sanded it, burned the wood to get the finish, & put in MIL’s van to transport. Setting it up at the venue was simple & we’re going to put it in our backyard when we buy a house. I love how it turned out! my phone won’t let me upload a pic, I’ll try to post one later. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

karebear14: Love this simpe one made with birch poles

wedding arch

an easy but creative arch- two stepladders and a regular ladder across the top- not loving the white flowers- I would use the steps for brighter colored  plants or arrangements or turn the stepladders 90 degrees

 

i dont like the white flowers but we like the Π shaped wooden arch and the fact that it is a bit different. Different is good!

creative use of old wooden doors

Unique Wedding Ceremony Arch

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We totally wanted to do this but couldn’t figure out the logistics. Instead, we rented a wooden arch and had it decorated and transported by our florist.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I wanted to make a gorgeous rustic one like Julies posted, but when it was down to the wire, it was too hard to get the trees (even though we live in Wyoming where there are 2023583478234 square miles of national forest).

Here is ours.  It was pretty easy – my now-husband and his buddy made it in a couple hours with 2x4s (or some type of lumber, not sure) and then painted it.  Maybe $40-50?  They made it almost like a ladder for each vertical piece and then a ladder going across on top, so that it supported itself better than if it were just a single post…. if that makes sense.  These are the best pics I can find.   I loved it, it was just the colorful piece that I had imagined.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Oh and re: transport, I think they transported the three pieces (two vertical and one horizontal ladder-like pieces) as three separate pieces and then screwed them together with a drill on site.  These guys are fairly handy FWIW – our buddy works for a home construction company and my husband is just a handy sexy beast of a man ; )

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Those are all beautiful! Here is ours

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Here is a picture of mine, just in case you need some inspiration 🙂

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Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

baileyjosephine:  they built it laying down one side at a time then swung it up and put the two sides together. It got a little confusing but after we set it up the first time, it was easy to reassemble.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

baileyjosephine:  hey! I think the guy pounded in a couple pieces of rebar into the ground in the back and attached the rear legs of the structure with clear zip ties. Worked well and you couldn’t see the rebar / zip ties from the front. It did fall down later in an evening wind gust but it did the trick during the ceremony, lol. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee

karebear14:  did you make this? I am in love with this! Can you please share how you built it? Thanks so much!!

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