21 Cool Garden Archways Covered With Flowers

30 Arbor, Trellis, & Obelisk Ideas for Home Gardens

21 Cool Garden Archways Covered With Flowers
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These arbor and trellis ideas show ways to grow plants, add privacy, and provide overhead shade in your garden or patio. Rose arbors are the classic choice, but there are many other planting options as well.

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Arbors, Trellis, Obelisks, and More

Arbors, trellis, obelisks, screens…these are all great ways to add vertical interest to the garden, combining function with art. What starts out as a plant support becomes a beautiful focal point the arbor in the first image (below). I’ve gathered a bunch of images from garden tours to give you ideas for your garden.

Here you’ll see supports for climbers, seating areas, bold artistic structures, rustic arbors, and more. While adding one of these items can transform your garden, don’t forget that removing an old one is equally as transformative, also providing a fresh start.

If you want to build a structure, check your local library for plans.

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This garden has a bold, contemporary look I love. It’s all about the incredible structure surrounding the patio area and the use of black stain on the wood including the surrounding garden fence.

Need trellis for climbing fruit and veggie vines? Here’s an idea.

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If you compare this seating area to the previous garden, you can see how influential the choice of paint and stain colours are. This one stained black would have an entirely different vibe.

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The clematis is slowly making its way up this arbor. If you would a really simple way to understand clematis care, see this easy guide.

Yes, the scent in this rose garden is just as lovely as you’d expect!

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This structure to eventually be entirely covered in vines, creating a nice, cool place to sit on a hot day.

This type of structure is a great idea if you want more privacy in your back garden but don’t wish to have a tall fence or wait for trees to grow.

This entire garden was designed to mimic classic Japanese gardens, or as much as you can do this in Canada. Lots of green, with a few white flowers, stones, small fountains with running water, and places to sit this teahouse-inspired area.

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This one is in my garden and holds a watermelon vine.
You can get the free obelisk tutorial here.

I included this one just for the whimsy. I it when gardeners just do what they can with what they have.

This is the simplest way to add vertical interest to a garden – old wooden ladders. This one sat in my garden for years and gradually the tendrils of the clematis took hold and it was covered in beautiful flowers.

This DIY strawberry arbor is a smart way to add vertical growing space to your garden. You can add any container plants including flowers, strawberries, salad greens, herbs, or tomatoes!

If you want privacy, this is a freestanding privacy screen I built in my garden. And yes, those are bug hotels on there.

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60 Amazing Wedding Altar Ideas & Structures for Your Ceremony

21 Cool Garden Archways Covered With Flowers

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The ceremony is the most important (and most photographed) half hour of the entire wedding day. During this time, you have the vow exchange, the first kiss, the cheerful exit—and, oh yeah, you become officially hitched.

That's why it's important to put some serious thought into the wedding altar, aka where all of this is going to happen.

Your options here are endless—think flower-filled wedding arbors, candlelit chuppahs—but remember: This one décor element will set the scene for the whole ceremony and define the entire wedding's design theme. Yes, a ceremony structure does have that kind of power. (Do you need photo evidence?)

Well, since you asked, we searched our real weddings at Brides, Instagram accounts, Pinterest pages, and more, to find 60 examples of unique wedding altars. That's right: We searched high and low for the prettiest, jaw-dropping, and just downright cool wedding pergolas and nuptial arbors around.

Below, you'll find it all—from a rustic birch teepee to an overflowing floral canopy—so we recommend going in with an open mind. Now, with that mindset, we must also note a few things before you start. In this gallery, you'll also find the newest wedding décor trends around.

A few that stand out: Circle installations, palm frond-covered statements, Persian rugs, and macramé anything. But even if being in the know isn't your thing, that's okay.

We have a flower-covered altar that rivals all for you romantic ladies; a retro, modern one for any of you with an old-school music theme happening; and if you're all about enhancing a naturally beautiful setting, we have that for the mountains, beaches, deserts, and more.

With that said, get to scrolling, pinning, and sharing away. We hope you find the wedding ceremony altar of your dreams—but with this many, we can't promise you'll fall in love with only one.

Can you say destination wedding? This laser-cut (and personalized) backdrop is destination wedding perfection.

When you're exchanging vows overlooking the Pacific, don't let anything—and we mean anything—take away from that view. That's why this simple, greenery-covered altar fits your design bill.

Two words: Simple. Perfection.

Don't think you're limited to standing structures only. A suspended one (of greenery) can be equally as eye-catching.

Think from the ground up when you have a view this. And the pampas grass works especially well as it's a neutral backdrop.

What's more beautiful: This greenery-lined aisle or the epic circle installation? We seriously can't decide.

Here's an idea for you: A ceremony in the round. This way, you're literally surrounded by the ones you love most.

Sometimes, you've got to work with what you've got. In this case, a statement tree.

It's smart to embrace the local flora—especially if you're having a destination wedding.

We bet this lavender-covered structure smells just as pretty as it looks.

At this desert wedding, potted cacti, sheer draping, and a bohemian accent rug make for one beautifully unexpected combo.

Take this as proof that you can bring in décor (in this case, a wooden pergola and dried flowers) that looks as if it's forever meant to be.

Tropical brides, pull this as your perfect ceremony inspiration.

Add a rose-covered altar with a greenery backdrop for a next-level flower wall.

Yes, yes, yes. This flower-dripping installation is everything.

At this modern Philadelphia wedding, the candlelit, greenery-covered chuppah quite literally brought the outdoors inside.

Hey, cool-girl brides, this one's for you.

We're obsessed with this modern-meets-rustic backdrop for a mountainside ceremony.

This floral-covered chuppah is a showstopper from every single angle.

Looking for a cool, retro altar? We found your mid-century dream.

For your beach wedding, the only question is where to buy palm fronds this large?

Rule #1: Don't let the décor take away from an already stunning setting.

Tie the knot—literally—with a macramé-enhanced altar.

With all the vintage rentals on the market, why not use them as your ceremony backdrop?

This bride not only created her own altar—she created her own floor, too.

We love a ceremony in the round, especially when it's set against the ruins of a gorgeous French château.

This ceremony structure was made for a San Fran rooftop event (but actually, it was).

This Brooklyn bride thought from floor to ceiling for her dreamy, light-filled backdrop.

We thought pampas grass looked pretty in a line—but have you ever seen it in a circle?

Ferns, greenery, and roses add warmth to this simple wooden structure.

Don't forget to think about existing doors—there may be a grand entrance at your venue for a reason.

Candles, candles, and more candles, please.

We love the contrast here between the black chuppah and clear ghost chairs.

Another suspended greenery altar for the win.

We love how these muted vines (and pale pink roses) look naturally beautiful against this vineyard backdrop.

Create a homey setting with a vintage mantle, greenery, and plenty of pillar candles.

Breezy, sheer drapes always add a dream element to an already dreamy setting.

If you're into the vintage vibe, look no further than an antique folding screen dressed with white blooms.

How fun is this asymmetric backdrop when accessorized with crawling greenery and ribbon streamers?

This backdrop (of floor-grazing macramé and hanging potted flower arrangement) looks straight a home décor catalog—and for good reason.

Everyone loves an organic-looking backdrop in a natural setting, but we're especially into this iron arch covered in magnolia leaves.

The rustic, outdoor ceremony altar at Dunton Hot Springs is winter wedding perfection.

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