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18 Unique Beach Wedding Ceremony Arches

Beach weddings sometimes get unfairly lumped into having a cookie cutter style, but we know that's not the case! There are so many gorgeous ceremony options out there for every personality and every budget. From classic to modern to industrial, take your style preference and bring it up a notch to truly customize where you'll say your vows on the sand! Curated from our fellow wedding editors as well as our past favorites we've published here on Tidewater and Tulle, we have rounded up the ultimate coastal inspiration for your seaside ceremony. And spoiler alert, all of them complement the beautiful ocean view you love so much!

Beach wedding circle arch wreath decorated with greenery

Greenery Circle Arch

as seen on Ruffled

Circle arches are one of this year's wedding trends, but be still our hearts for this beauty! With lush greenery that looks like seaworthy decor, this has beach wedding goals all over it.

Photography: Muravnik Photography | Event Concept: Atmosphere Wed | Florals: Tatiana Bugaeva | Wedding Dress: White Chicks Wedding | Groom's Suit: Zara | Beauty: Ksenia Shostko


Driftwood beach wedding ceremony arch with geometric garlands

Geometric Driftwood Arch

as seen on Style Me Pretty

Driftwood will always be a timeless beach material when it comes to weddings, and we especially love this geometric spin by hanging delicate coppery details to complement the organic wood.

Photography: Riverland Studios | Driftwood Arch: DIY


Simple modern palm leaves for beach wedding ceremony arch

Modern Palm Leaves for Ceremony Arch

as seen on Style Me Pretty

Who knew that simple palm leaves could look so good! We're obsessed with this modern style and how elegant of an arch this is for a beachfront ceremony.

Photography: Sean Cook Weddings | Event Design: Hannah Shelby | Florals: Xochitl Botanics | Wedding Gown: Inbal Dror | Beauty: Styling Trio | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply


Modern triangle arch for indie beach wedding

Modern Indie Triangle Arch

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

Channel your indie rustic hearts with this triangular arch paired with tree stumps, antlers, and florals befitting of the sandy dunes.

Photography: Sarah D'Ambra Photography | Styling and Florals: Honeysuckle Events | Styling and Rentals: Amaranth & Artifact


Asymmetrical wedding floral decor on elegant chuppah

Elegant Asymmetrical Design on Chuppah

as seen on 100 Layer Cake

Love the classic look of a chuppah with florals? Modernize it with an asymmetrical design including drapery and textured greenery. We love the unique spin on beach elegance!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Venue: Cabo Surf Hotel | Rentals & Design: Lazy Gourmet | Florals: Florenta Flower Design


Vintage surfboards for beach wedding ceremony

Vintage Surfboards Altar

as seen on Style Me Pretty

Avid surfers and native Virginia Beachers know the beauty of the board. Find your vintage favorites and create a unique retro look for your oceanfront ceremony.

Photography: Mad Love Weddings | Coordination: Ceremony Design Company


Minimalist wedding ceremony arch

Boho Minimalist Ceremony Arch

as seen on Green Wedding Shoes

Couples who choose to get married on the beach always say it's because of the gorgeous view. We think this minimalist arch shows off the endless ocean landscape beautifully while also framing the lovebirds as they say I Do.

Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Event Design: Holiday Celebrate | Wedding Dress: Free People | Beauty: Cynthia Rose | Groom's Attire: Gold Coast Goods | Ceremony Altar: Love Shapes


Crescent moon shaped beach wedding ceremony altar made of pampas grass

Pampas Grass Moon-Shaped Ceremony Arch

as seen on Green Wedding Shoes

Love the celestial trend? Hello, crescent moon that gives all the love to beach textures! Pampas grass is such a romantic plant to incorporate in any coastal celebration.

Photography: Anna Roussos | Event Design & Florals: The Twelve Events | Rentals: Zazoo Event Rentals


Ruggled driftwood beach wedding ceremony arch

Rugged Driftwood Ceremony Arch

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

Gather up those funky-shaped driftwood pieces to create ceremony arch masterpieces like this one! The organic rough shapes pay homage to the beauty that only nature can create.

Photography: Mary Basnight Photography | Catering, Reception Venue, Hair, and Makeup: Sanderling Resort | Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone


Thailand inspired bamboo beach wedding ceremony

Bamboo Tunnel Ceremony Arch

as seen on Style Me Pretty

Take a note from the East and create an arched bamboo tunnel for breathtaking portraits and backdrop to exchange your vows. We adore how the floral garlands add dimension and framing for that special moment.

Photography: Darinimages | Event Design: The Bridal Planner Thailand


Just the ocean for a beach wedding ceremony

Just the Ocean!

as seen on Paper and Lace

Yep, sometimes all you need is just the two of you, especially for elopements! Let the beach speak for itself and revel in the sights and sounds of what's all around you.

Photography: Jodie C Photography | Florals: Twig & Bloom | Beauty: Paige Best | Bridal Attire: Stitches Dressmaking


Hexagon beach ceremony arch with florals and pampas grass

Hexagon Shaped Ceremony Arch

as seen on Tie The Knot Santorini

Love the circle arch idea but what more of a contemporary spin? Look to the hexagon! For modern couples, this geometric arch gives a fun and playful look on the beach.

Photography: Anna Roussos | Coordination & Design: Tie The Knot Santorini | Hexagonal Arch: Weddings & Whimsy | Florals: Betty Flowers Santorini


Low beach wedding ceremony ground circle arch

Ground Circle Arch

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

If you want more of an ocean horizon view, go low! Ground arches are a beautiful and elegant way to create a ceremony space without obstructing the waves. We especially love when the flower colors complement the natural landscape.

Photography: The Kama Photography | Planning and Design: Claire Duran Weddings & Events | Florals: Darling & Daughters | Hair & Makeup: Vintage Veils | Bridal Gown: Sarah Janks | Rentals: Something Vintage


Rustic beach wedding ceremony arch with macrame and cactus

Rustic Ceremony Arch with Macrame

as seen on Bespoke Bride

Be still our cactus wedding boho hearts! Incorporate macrame and terra cotta pot details to bring a bohemian vibe to your beach ceremony. We even love the altar rug leading up to the spot for vows!

Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Design: Le Jour Du Oui | Florals: Flowers Ibiza | Wedding Dress: Ylva Kailash | Beauty: Marie Duchar Clark


Organic beach driftwood wedding ceremony arch

Organic Driftwood Ceremony Arch

as seen on Marry Me Tampa Bay

Take a note from nature and get inspired by the lines it creates! This organic shape for a ceremony arch is just simply lovely for a wedding on the sand. The beautifully arranged blooms even look like they've grown just for the special occasion!

Photography: Caroline and Evan Photography | Planning: Chantilly Chic Celebrations | Florals: Braun's Fine Flowers


Industrial modern beach wedding arch with asymmetrical greenery

Modern Industrial Ceremony Arch

as seen on Style Me Pretty

When industrial meets the beach, it's a total swoon moment for us! By using metal pipes, concrete blocks, and asymmetrical greenery, it's the ultimate seashore mashup with a beautiful masculine vibe. (We couldn't help also falling in love with the adorable Rottie, too!)

Photography: Lucas Rossi | Florals: Unique Floral Designs | Planning: Wedding Kate | Rentals: Party Pleasers | Grooms' Attire: Friar Tux & Top Shop


Eclectic modern birch beach branches for wedding ceremony arch

Eclectic Modern Birch Ceremony Arch

as seen on Grey Likes Weddings

Create height in your ceremony setup by seeking out eclectic tall tree branches like these. Modern elegance never looked so fun.

Photography: Pure 7 Studios | Event Planning: It's a Shore Thing Wedding and Event Planning | Florals: Events by Nouveau 30A


High and low ground wedding ceremony circle with beach greenery

High and Low Ground Ceremony Circle

as seen on Style Me Pretty

From the ground to the sky, utilize all the best things of the beach with a high-and-low ceremony arch anchored to the ground. It makes for a cozy and oh so chic space for any couple looking for a romantic way to start the next chapter of their lives.

Photography: Simply Sarah | Event Design: Molly McKinley Designs | Florals & Rentals: Boy Meets Girl Weddings | Bridal Gown: Bash | Beauty: The Hair and Makeup Collective


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