Happy almost weekend! In the past few weeks you may have noticed I am back in the swing of the wedding planning – check out my post about wedding bands and looking for my something blue if you missed them – also remembered this is supposed to be fun. Tackling little things like the guest book, favors, and the flower girl basket. And the basket got me thinking about flower arches. When I met with our Florist over Christmas they asked me what kind of flower I like and besides knowing I like lilies and hat babies breath that was about the extent of my knowledge.
As I an extremely visual person I turned to my best friend in wedding planning – Pinterest – for inspiration because even if I didn’t know the name of them I know what I like the look of. In researching I was surprised how polarizing my decisions were – very few maybes, it was either a yes or no. The ones I didn’t care for usually included unfinished frames, too much forestry, or flowers that were dyed to an almost neon hue. The ones I did like, here are an assortment of them with the source listed below each one:
As you can see from the inspiration photos above there are definitely themes to the ones I like, round shapes, white flowers, full florals all the way around, and flower arcehs that match the surroundings but make a statement at the same time. I found quite a few shots of arches by themselves but think the ones with people in them give them a better sense of scale. And while they are not featured above there are certainly trends I am not a fan of including ones that incporate brances or vines, bare wood, options that blend in, or that include baloons. Even putting this together made me excited for the one at my wedding!
What do you think of flower arches?