(Closed) Is It Strange to Have an Arbor Inside the Church?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think the architecture is so beautiful and stunning that it doesn’t need one! Do you have an arbor or backdrop in mind? You could photoshop it on there to get a better idea.

Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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watcherofthestars:  an arbor would take away from the focal point. This is a beautiful church, love the unique shape with the large window in the back. The arbor would break this up and change the dramatic effect of the sloping beams.

Maybe just a isle runner and flower accents every other pew? Or accent lighting?

Post # 5
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Honestly, I think a fabric backdrop would detract from the beautiful architecture of the church. If you want add some wedding colors and some pizzazz, I’d do just the ribbons. That was you get your colors and some movement and fun but it isn’t this big, imposing block of fabric. 

Post # 6
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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watcherofthestars:  I would check to see what you are allowed to do before planning anything. Most churches where I live only allow minimal decoration.

Post # 7
47439 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with the pp”s that an arbor wojld be jarring aginst the backdrop of the beautiful window and the wonderful beams.

Here is a closeup of the altar area where you can see the table and the traditional large floral arrangements.

If I were to do anything, I would  do something more vertical, like birch poles in a tall cylinder vase, or try to repeat the arch shape of the gorgeous beams.

I don’t think you need the floral arrangements on top of the birch branches as shown here.

or something like this


They do seem to allow some decor if you look on their facebook page.


Post # 9
85 posts
Worker bee

I think an arbor might ruin the look of youre church which is amazing. I would probably not decorate and let it speak for itself. Trying to decorate a big space like this it that it takes a lot to make an impression. Florals and drapery get expensive quickly, and while it might make the look a little different, I really don’t think the space could be improved. 

Post # 10
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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watcherofthestars:  i think the linearity of that stained glass and the church as a whole is part of its charm. simply standing two potted trees (can you hire olive trees for example?) either side of the altar could look good and would suit the style of the church.

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