Under the Canopy – Wedding Arches

Wedding Arches

The wedding arch is becoming growingly popular as many choose to marry in various places outside of buildings.

It poses as a portable easy to manoeuvre and flexible to design structure, whats not to love!  Creating a focal point to frame the happy couple it can be the pinnacle of your venue décor setting whatever mood you are wanting to achieve.

Its symbolism is suggested to be similar to the Jewish Chuppah, a canopy of which a couple marry under in the Jewish ceremony,  representing the future home they will build together.


photo – NBarrett photography

They are non conformist, can be completely extravagant or take on a simpler state of beauty. We love this romantic tippee version.


photo – Austin Gros

Green florals with draped ribbons above this statue give a ‘downtown abbey’ feel.


photo – Katie Stoops photography

Brightly coloured dried flowers for an autumnal look.


photo – Julia Russell

Bright rainbow flower garlands adorn this arch framing that amazing back drop and giving a festival feel.

As you can see the wedding arch can be made to fit any colour, season or theme.  What would you choose to marry under? Let us know below. 

Looking for venue decor providers? Wed’n’dayS the free to use wedding planning website can match your requests to local to you traders www.wedndays.co.uk

Drip drip drop little April Showers

couple in the rain

Rumour has it that its good luck to get rain on your wedding day though that may be little comfort as you keep checking the weather forecast in the hope that the rain isn’t heading your way.

Unfortunately the weather is something we can never guarantee and so heres some tips on what to do if the rain clouds turn up as uninvited guests on your perfectly planned day.

Be prepared – don’t expect too much from our seasons, you could have your wedding planned in the height of summer and it still rain.

Don’t let it dampen your mood – If you’ve grown up in this country you’ll have been let down by the weather before it doesn’t mean it can spoil your fun, remember those seaside caravan holidays you had in the rain as a child? Keep a cheery mood and embrace it.


Invest in the wet weather – there’s plenty of very fashionable and very cute wellys, brightly coloured ponchos and parasols to be found.

mr & mrs brolleys

You could even have them monogramed Bride and Groom.

And remember to take advantage of the photo opportunity – speak to your photographer beforehand and check if they have experience of working in wet weather, you can actually get some gorgeous shots when optimising the rainfall.  Don’t forget to bring towels or coverings to put onto walls / benches / steps where you might be wanting to take photos


Happy Splashing :-)

Looking for a photographer to capture your special day? Post your wedding requests on Wed’n’dayS the free to use wedding matching website.