5 Awesome Ceremonial Arbour Ideas For Your Wedding

If you’ve asked yourself the question, “What is a wedding arbour and do I need one?”, I’ve got you covered. A wedding arbour basically acts as the backdrop for your ceremony and can later be used to decorate the reception, or even double up as a photo-booth backdrop. Arbours are a great way to infuse your wedding with a dash of style and a pinch of fun. Nighttime wedding arbours can be outfitted with sparkly lights, while daytime arbours look great laden with elegant flowers or brightly coloured streamers. Read on for five of the best Melbourne wedding arbour ideas guaranteed to impress your guests!

1. The Arbourists

Want to make sure you can take your wedding festivities from day to night? The Arbourists can hook you up with a unique “Newfangled Triangle”-shaped arbour, that measures about three meters high. You can pick out either matched colour pairs of faux-brass/white or alternating combinations. The triangle can then later light up in a variety of neon colours for a true day-to-night solution. Their pricing includes transport to and from the wedding venue on the big day, set-up, and pack-down, so you won’t have to worry about any of those pesky details. The Arbourists even offer custom-designed arbours if you have something specific in mind that you want for your event.

The Arbourists
Photo by Oli Sansom Weddings

2. Neon Lights

If you want to add some neon light magic to your wedding, I recommend getting a Melbourne wedding arbour from Sketch and Etch. This company allows you to design your very own customised light-up message to create a truly unique and special backdrop. You can select the size, font, and colour of your text that will be displayed behind you while you recite your vows or while you party up at the reception. The site also allows you to preview your design so you can be sure it’s exactly what you’re looking for before you buy. Plus, when you’re done celebrating, the neon sign will look great in your newlywed home!

Photo by fontaine photo

3. Wooden Arbours

Want to go for something with a little more of a connection to the outdoors? Toko Events designs gorgeous wooden arches that will bring a touch of nature to any wedding setting. These handmade arches come in a variety of styles, including white, natural, native, and gold. The folks at Toko Events can work with you to create an arbour that perfectly captures the desired spirit of your wedding.

4. Pink Arch

If you’re on a bit more of a budget, a wedding arbour from The Small Things Co. is your best bet. Not only can you choose from several options but you’ll also prevent added strain on your already thinned-out wallet. My favourite is the Blush Pink Arch Arbour for just $250. The soft, blush pink metal frame creates a beautiful stripped-back look, and the twin arch design with crossbars makes it ideal for hanging lush floral arrangements. For something a little more bohemian, you can choose the Macramé Backdrop option that features knotted fabric tastefully dotted of brass beads. Whichever option you choose, The Small Things Co. offers perfect Melbourne wedding arbour ideas for your celebration.

5. Flowers

Thinking your wedding should have more of a floral feel? Raven and the Rose can help out with all of your botanical styling needs. Along with being able to outfit your celebration with all the necessary flowers (bouquets, crowns, table arrangements, etc.), this company is also a master at floral displays for wedding arbours. Raven and the Rose can work to transform any space into a flowery and truly romantic setting for your special day. Just hit them up with some of your contact info and details about your wedding and their team will help you plan the perfect wedding arbour that’ll leave your guests in awe.

Photo from my own wedding by Nirav Patel

If you want to use your arbour as a backdrop for a photo booth, check out my side project Heartbreak Hotel. A fun, lighthearted photo booth will entice your guests to snap pics and memorialise all of the love present at your celebration. Heartbreak Hotel has everything from unlimited prints and social media sharing abilities to a guest book and booth attendant, so you can spend your time mingling with friends and family, without having to worry about the details of arranging anything. Just let us know that you want your special wedding arbour included in your photos, and we’ll help set it up to capture the perfect pics.

Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth

You want your wedding to look flawless, so follow my advice by including a killer arbour in your decorations. Whether you’re going for a neon, party vibe or subtle floral elegance, these five Melbourne-based arbourists will allow you to create the perfect vibe and tone for your special event.

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