Sometimes structures exist like a pergola or archway that can be adapted for nuptial purposes. Jewish weddings have chuppahs which are freestanding and can be in other indoor locations, backyards, or on beaches.
Depending on your ceremony site, you could stand in front of a variety of backdrops that can help carve out that space: a fireplace, a couple of trees, a window or interesting wall, or a fountain. We always do a lot of fabric draping for our events. Or, you can get creative and create something totally custom (or we can build it for you).
Last May, I went to my friend’s wedding and her brother, who is a blacksmith, created a beautiful archway for her and her groom to stand in front of for their outdoor wedding at a local art park.
Plus once you create a basic structure, the personalization options are nearly endless using flowers, fabric, or other kinds of materials. Here are a few gorgeous ideas we’ve seen online that can serve as inspiration.