The arbor is a classic ceremony site that dazzles among the lush greenery.  Its wood and white construction offers high contrast to the surroundings and a timeless elegance.  Just like the pavilion, it is great all on its own, but if you want to dress it up a bit, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

Romantic draping was the most popular trend we saw this year.  Some opted for soft billowing drape that could blow in the wind and others tamed it with gorgeous floral arrangements. (Click photos to enlarge.)


If you’d like to stay on the simple side up front, but add a small personal touch, follow this couple’s lead with a family sign and keep your draping to the larger pergola.


Don’t be afraid to play with many textures and design ideas.  This classic space can handle it.  The simple, soft drape and strand of greenery paired with the hanging gold, geometric shapes gave a touch of interest and insight into the couple on their rainy day wedding.


Maybe sparkle is more your speed.  Pair the drape with a crystal curtain and watch it shine in the sun or skip the drape all together and opt for floral arrangements that bring out the beauty of the surroundings.


Whatever you’re feeling, the arbor is definitely the space to shake things up with your personal taste and still take in what the incredible surroundings have to offer.


Find more arbor inspiration here.

Links to all photographers:

Erica Ann Photography

Jesy Benoit Photography

Ashley Cook Photography

Casi Yost Photography

Rachel LeCrone Photography

Simpler Images

Elizabeth Stone Photography

Baylee Dennis Photography

Kyle Carnes Photography

Andrea Zajonc Photography