If you follow our work on Instagram or have scrolled through the portfolio on our website, you'll know that we absolutely loooove designing statement pieces for wedding ceremonies! These floral pieces are so important because they'll be in most of your ceremony photos and in your first kiss portraits as a couple; so you'll want them to be memorable and something you love.
There are many options for ceremony floral decor including arrangements on pedestals, arrangements in crescent form on the ground, florals on mantels, florals on gazebos or gates, hanging installations, arbours and archways. This blog highlights many of the wedding arches and arbours we had the pleasure of flowering for 2019 weddings. Some were also designed without the use of floral foam and we'll mention which are foam free in the descriptions below the design.
If you are planning a wedding and need some wedding ceremony floral inspiration, scroll on down! We hope you find something you adore!
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This wooden triangle arch with floral swag popped against the turquoise and majestic Lake Louise during an August wedding at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
This was one of the coldest days we've designed in and we (Brenda + Janie) honestly could not feel our fingers or most of our bodies while designing these arbour florals on site at Pine and Pond Wedding Venue in central Alberta. But we think it turned out beautifully in spite of the cold. Photos by Twenty Twenty Photography
This double diamond wooden arch crafted by Mark Horn of Hornwood Works looked pretty incredible for our mountain ceremony at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir in Banff National Park. Two designers from our team (Brenda + Rebecca) designed the floral swags full of coral peonies on site at the ceremony location. These arrangements were later reused at the reception by hanging them over the entryway at The Pioneer.
These images are from the same Tunnel Mountain wedding above but the reception was held back in Calgary at The Pioneer. We designed a huge arch installation against the back wall behind the bridal party table to create a wow factor at the reception. You can see the scale of the design with Laura + Janie standing below it. This installation was a 100% floral foam free design using chicken wire and monumental vases to keep the flowers fresh throughout the evening.
This 6.5ft tall circle archway is in our rental inventory for Flowers by Janie couples. Lorelei and Janie adorned it was lush greenery and pops of white flowers for an outdoor wedding at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.
Brenda, Laura and Rebecca did an amazing job on this fall floral arbour designed on site at Rocking R Guest Ranch near Strathmore, Alberta. The arch florals were reused along the front of the head table for the tent reception that followed.
Photos by Diane + Mike Photography
Brenda and Lorelei were on site at Reader Rock Garden to place the soft pink fabric and design the florals on this wedding arch. If you are looking for the perfect inner city garden you must check this one out!
This pergola at Creekside Villa in Canmore is definitely not small and it called for a 12ft long floral installation for the wedding ceremony. The arch flowers were moved to adorn the fireplace during the reception. This was a foam free installation which used chicken wire and water tubes to hydrate the flowers. Our team stayed on site during the ceremony to redesign the florals for the reception.
If you're looking for a rooftop patio for your Calgary wedding check out Charbar. We designed the blue and white wedding floral arch pieces for this copper pipe arch which were reused at the reception.
Our bride's dad built this stunning wooden arch and also cut down the logs for the wedding ceremony. The ceremony and reception took place in the same room at the Rimrock Resort in Banff, so the arch stayed in the same location all night with many guests enjoying it as a photo backdrop.
Photos by Oscar of Flowers by Janie
These floral columns or pillars were designed in a way to make them look like a free standing archway. This design is a floral foam free design. We created it using Holly Chapple Pillows from Syndicate Sales, floral frog pins and monument vases. The pink, peach and white floral palette looked great against the industrial brick charm of The Commons Calgary.
We have this birch arch structure in our inventory and completely covered it with lush foliage and flowers for this fall wedding at River Cafe. This arch stayed outside during the reception but was in all of the background photos and video for the couple's first dance!
We created the look of an arch by using the historic log cabin at the Deane House for attaching our greenery garland and flowers. This was a foam free design with all flowers individually water-picked into the garland. We were hired for take down service the next day and were able to repurpose all the water tubes that were used in this design.
These double triangle arches custom made by J.M Wilkinson Design Co. were the ceremony backdrop for this Malcolm Hotel wedding in Canmore. The first blizzard of the year happened during this couple's wedding in late September so the arches were first set up indoors for the ceremony and then, when the snow stopped, they were taken outdoors for some photos in natural light with the happy couple.
These floral swags, designed in foam cages, were transported by the couple's photographer Dr. Lindsay Copeland of Twenty Twenty Photography who just so happens to be the sister of the groom. These florals travelled to Saskatoon where the couple was married in front of a hexagon arch at the Delta Bessbourough Hotel. The florals needed to stay hydrated for the trip and be easy to attach by a non-florist.
Our New Zealand bride and Canadian groom made this custom heptagon for their outdoor ceremony at Mount Norquay in Banff National Park. She wanted to include pampas grass and a more boho, whimsical style of design to remind her of her NZ roots.
The wrought iron gates at Teatro are some of our favorites to flower! While not technically an arch, there is definitely the possibility to create more of an arch with greenery and blooms! Anyone want to have us create something like this for you?!