Summer Ceremony Decor: Arches & Altar Arrangements

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 23, 2013

There are many possibilites when it comes time to choose your ceremony decor, especially when you want your aisle markers, arches or altar arrangements to match your theme. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites alternatives for any summer soiree:

Rustic –  Burlap is an inexpensive fabric that is a must-have at any rustic affair. Add to your archway along with unique paper flowers.


Photo: Sarah Kathleen Photography

Barn –  If you’re having a farm wedding, it won’t be complete without hay bales. Stack them on top of each other and adorn with colorful floral wreaths in the center.


Photo: Roohi Photography

Beach – Gather salvaged driftwood from the shoreline and build an eco-friendly arbor that will help reduce your carbon footprint.


Photo: Mulberry Lane Studio 

Vintage – Rent a fireplace and fill it with memorable photographs of your grandparents’ wedding, parents’ wedding and in-laws’ wedding to symbolize different families coming together as one.


Photo: Carrie Wildes Photography

Cultural –  Incorporate an ancient custom like this couple did at their Chinese-inspired ceremony. A gong, which is a musical instrument, was built into their wooden altar arrangement and hit with a mallet after they were announced husband and wife.


Photo: Studio 13 Designs 

What did you summer ceremony altar look like? Share a description in the comments below! Or need more inspiration, check out our photo gallery.