More and more of our couples are shying away from the traditional Church setting for their Wedding Ceremony. The unusual and the quirky are in; be it warehouse, barn, fresh open fields or woodland for example.

These different Wedding Ceremony locations are often bare for you to do what you want with, which is a fantastic opportunity for you as a couple to shine. What better place to reflect your personalities as a couple than at the altar?

Marrying under a Wedding Arch is the perfect framework to really let your personalities shine and make the space personal to you both.

Here at the Not Your Average HQ we have complied a list of hot trends for Wedding Arches – 2017. There are some gorgeous trending colour combinations that work perfectly at the altar with draping and floral displays.
You could even add a little sparkle into your day……….

With help from our friends Katherine Bly Flowers and Sarah Bardsley Photography.

1. Grey and dusky mauve. We LOVE this colour combo…. The soft grey draping adds a touch of romance whilst the dusky mauve floral displays feel autumnal, perfect for your winter wedding! Why not add flowers to both sides of the Altar for a bold statement? Or leave just to one side for a softer touch?

alternative wedding altar
wedding arch
Floral Wedding Arch
2. If you love the outside-inside look then what better than this simplistic foliage archway? And the fresh greenery smells AMAZING – BONUS!
Wedding Foliage Arch
Wedding Arch With Foliage
Wedding Arch with foliage
3. We loved taking the outside-inside look to the next level with this modern draping twist. Adding twisting material around the Archway adds an interesting texture, giving it that edge. We loved emphasising the foliage with this dark sage green fabric, but you could add any colour you wanted – your imagination is your only limit!
Modern foliage arch
Fusia pink wedding arch
4. Just because you choose a non traditional location does not mean you want to shy away from tradition completely. Using a Wedding Arch with large Ivory draped curtains will give your altar the respect it deserves, all eyes will be on this beautiful statement…..Adding the foliage detail gives this more traditional look a modern twist, bringing it into 2017 with ease…..
Unique Wedding Arch
Wedding Draping
wedding altar for hire
5. If flowers are not your thing, then draping the Altar with soft fabrics is a beautiful way to frame your beginning. Or why not add a bit of sparkle to your day with an added fairy light backdrop?
Altar with Draping
Wedding Altar with Fairy Lights
For more ideas, hints and tips or to hire our beautiful Silver Birch altar please do get in touch.