How to Make a Flower-Covered Garden Arch
Couples of many customs and cultures say their vows while standing beneath a wedding arch or arbor—in the Jewish tradition, called a chuppah. To floral educator Alicia Schwede, these botanical structures often take on a personal meaning for today’s nuptials. “I like how romantic arbors look, especially when decorated with flowers,” says Schwede, who also publishes Flirty Fleurs, a floral design blog. “I try to design with flowers that bring back memories for a bride or groom, perhaps of grandmother’s garden, or of the place and time of the ceremony.”
This simple white arch is an inexpensive yet elegant option for a wedding backdrop. Full hydrangeas serve as the base, with purple flowers in different sizes and textures to break it up. A silky curtain adds movement and softness to the streamlined arch. Here's how to make it.