Wedding Arbor Decoration – Wedding Flowers, Plants, and Accessories

Wedding Arbor Decoration – Wedding Flowers, Plants, and Accessories

You have so many fun choices for all your wedding decorations and that’s also the case for decorating wedding arches. You can use traditional or modern decorations or a mixture of both. Once you decide on a general theme for your wedding and a color scheme to use the tough part is over. Selecting specific items to fill in the pieces of the puzzle can be a lot of fun. Be creative and open your mind to new ideas. Hopefully we have a few for you at WeddingArbor.org. First, here’s a suggestion – Plan to save and reuse some of the decorative detail items. You can enjoy them and literally keep a piece of your wedding ceremony alive in your home for many months and years to come. What do we mean? More on that later under wedding plants. Wedding Decorating Accessories – You’ll want to select a few of the following accessories for decorating your wedding arbor assembly and you have many options of colors, materials, and styles. These include satin ribbons, fabrics, tulle netting, bows, garlands, beading, and even lights. Small lights can add a sparkle to the setting especially for evening ceremonies or receptions. Helium filled balloons add a real light festive touch, a lot of color and motion, and even some excitement when the occasional one pops. Wedding Plants – It is common to add live cut flowers and greenery to the latticework to soften the edges. This also helps tie the structure into the landscape if it is an outdoor wedding ceremony. Place potted plants around the structure to add to the lushness of the setting and the moment. These can be outdoor plants that can be replanted in your landscape afterwards, potted flowering plants that can be given to guests after the reception, or indoor plants that can be taken home and enjoyed. Better yet, plan to use a combination of all three. You have the option to buy or rent live, neatly trimmed shrubs or topiary plants to place near the wedding arch. Decorate them with some of the same ribbons, tulle material, bows, or flowers to match those used on the archway. Check with local florists or privately-run garden centers about renting plants for the day if you decide to go that way. Wedding Ceremony Accents – If the wedding ceremony is indoors or a very protected outdoor area, consider using floor standing candelabras. Decorate the uprights with ribbons or garland to match the other components of your setting. Light the candles right before the ceremony to add to the ambiance. Even unlit, the candelabras lend a nice formal touch to the area. For a real unique and personal touch, consider...

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Wedding Arbors – Wedding Pictures to Backyard Garden

Wedding Arbors – Wedding Pictures to Backyard Garden

Your wedding day is one of the happiest and most important days of your life.  How would you like to keep those wonderful memories alive at home every day of the year?  Well of course a framed wedding picture capturing the moment of smiling bride and groom standing under their wedding arbor is one way to do it.  But here is an even better idea.  Plan to keep your wedding arbor and take it home. Years after all the wedding reception meals have been digested, the table centerpieces have wilted, and the wedding music has faded, a well constructed wedding arbor can live on in your life for many, many years, right in your backyard landscape.  An arbor can be used in many decorative ways and can easily be adapted from a elegant wedding setting into a beautiful landscape focal point.  Your repurposed wedding feature will grow and age into a lovely garden friend. Wooden arbors are the most common material and vinyl material also gaining popularity for their ease of maintenance. Metal options include painted iron, finished steel, or natural copper models. The copper frames age beautifully and add grace to the garden.  Often thought of as only being white, wedding arbors come in other colors as well.  And no matter what color or style you choose for the wedding, it can be repainted if necessary in the future to fit right into your home landscape theme.  The metal and wood types are best candidates for repainting.  Repainting vinyl is not as easy and generally not recommended. What to do with your decorated wedding arbor after the wedding reception: Arrange for someone to deliver your treasure from the wedding reception location to your home or other temporary place after the last official wedding day use of the arbor.  Once you return from your honeymoon and get settled into your new life of bliss, you’ll have plenty of time to rework it  into a backyard garden feature that you envisioned.  You already gave some thought about how you were going to use it while planning your wedding and selecting the design options.  Once your "new" garden arbor is home, you have great opportunity to test it out in the yard. You may want to try different locations or orientations to find just the right place.  After all, you will be looking at and enjoying this wedding souvenir for many years to come.  When the arbor is set in place and the plants grow on, around, or through its slats it will be more difficult to move than it is right now.  So take a few different looks at it.  Once the best location is picked out for your new...

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