10 Inspirational Wedding Arches from Astra Brides

We have selected the 10 best floral arches from our weddings and photoshoots this year to give you inspiration for your wedding day.

1. Curved Archway

 Astra Bride Rebecca | Photo by Leftus Photography

Astra Bride Rebecca | Photo by Leftus Photography

Astra Bride Rebecca Leslie had a curved arch which was draped in chiffon. The fabric was caught at the top and the sides with floral bouquets. This created a really gorgeous background for the vows.  The florals tied in with the overall colour scheme of the wedding.

2. Branch frame with flowers.

 Flowers from Black Florist Porirua | Photography by Sanele Chadwick.

Flowers from Black Florist Porirua | Photography by Sanele Chadwick.

Astra bride Sammy Afa used a frame of natural branches and hung flowers across the top mirroring her bridesmaids bouquets. 

3. Art Deco curved arch

 Photography by Abi Hackling.

Photography by Abi Hackling.

Astra Bridal Talai designed a floral arch with tulle around the outside and then strung with pearls and beads to reflect the Art Deco theme of the wedding

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4. Framed fabric

 Photographer Paul Howell

Photographer Paul Howell

The white fabric created a draped background for the wedding of Shanelle and Kevin.  The pink heart in the centre was reflected in the bouquets and the aisle florals. 

5. Twisted vines

 Kylie & Joel created the twisted vine arch to perfectly represent their wedding in the native bush of New Zealand | Photography by Creative Grain

Kylie & Joel created the twisted vine arch to perfectly represent their wedding in the native bush of New Zealand | Photography by Creative Grain

6. Hung fabric

 Charlotte Christian Photography

Charlotte Christian Photography

I love the idea of using what you have.  So draped between two huge pohutakawa trees was a lenth of tulle.  A twisted ivy and floral vine was hung in the middle.  To me it looks like mistletoe - the perfect place for a first kiss.  Wedding of Astra Bride Nicole & John

7. Floral door framer

 Photography by Kate Robinson

Photography by Kate Robinson

Claire Troon had a floral curve created by Petal Passion in Cambridge for her wedding at Southwell School chapel.  I love the idea of working with what you see at your venue to create some magic.

7. Beach Wedding driftwood frame.

 Photos by Greg Campbell

Photos by Greg Campbell

Astra bride Carol (and Bride and Groom magazine bride of the year) created a wooden structure which they then dressed with items befitting their nautical theme.  Blue to match the strong colour theme, ropes tied in ship knots and the life preserver.

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8. Twisted vine and florals

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Astra Bride Alisa had a traditional arch at her Matarangi Golf course wedding. The florals and vines tied in with the flowers in the tubs marking her outdoor aisle - an arch at an outdoor wedding gives avisual focus point.  It also keeps the couple centred so all the guests can catch the action. | Photos by I Do Photography

9. Luxe fabric and flowers

 Photography by Stories by Bianca.

Photography by Stories by Bianca.

Blossom Wedding Flowers created this amazing arch for a photoshoot by Stories by Bianca.  Using a heavy weight draping fabric gives it a different look when you compare it to the chiffon and tulle archways - which one would you choose?

10.  Green vines

 Photography by Proshot

Photography by Proshot

Our last option is also a stylist shoot,  and what an effective by simple look.  Using the full height of the ceiling at the Pocket Bar and Kitchen.  Creative Crew created this gorgeous look with draped tulle and strings of vine.