The Best of 2023: Wedding Arches in the Rocky Mountains

December 1, 2023
The Best of 2023: Wedding Arches in the Rocky Mountains

Feature image: Planner + Florist: La Fete | Photographer: Ashlee Brooke Photography

Embark on a visual odyssey through the heart of the Rocky Mountains as we unveil the most enchanting wedding ceremony arches of 2023. From the snow-kissed peaks of Alberta and British Columbia to the sunlit landscapes of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah, our curated collection captures the essence of love against nature’s grandeur. Sourced from our magazines, online blogs, Instagram, and wedding guides, these photographs showcase the creativity, elegance, and pure romance that define matrimonial celebrations in this breathtaking region. Whether you’re a bride seeking inspiration or a wedding enthusiast captivated by the allure of mountainous landscapes, join us in this captivating showcase where love intertwines seamlessly with the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountain backdrop.

One: A Colourful, Feminine Arch

Celsia Floral decorated the green field of the North Arm Farm in Pemberton in an array of colourful garden flowers that provided Hayley and John’s wedding ceremony with a whimsical feel. See more of this English garden party inspired wedding day in the Canada Spring/Summer 2023 issue here.

Photographer: Anya Kernes | Planner: Blackcomb Creative | Florist: Celsia Floral


Two: Luxurious Fall Ceremony Arch

Wandering Poppy Co. designed a vibrant ceremony display at the Nest Patio at Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado with ground florals down the aisle leading to a circular open arch featuring a diverse blend of Panicle hydrangeas, dried pampas, garden roses and anthurium. To see more of this charming western wedding editorial, pick up a copy of our newest Colorado Fall/Winter Issue at shop.rockymoutainbride.com or flip through the pages here.

Photographer: Meredith Diamond | Planner: Calluna Events | Florist: Wandering Poppy Co.


Three: Pretty Pink Petals

Two Hands Floral embellished a simple wooden arch with beautiful pink garden roses and baby’s breath which was the perfect pop of color against the stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop. See more of this all-pink mountain ‘I do’ in the Wood River Valley just outside of Ketchum and Sun Valley in the 2023 Idaho issue.

Photographer: Halsey Pierce | Planner: Events by A&C | Florist: Two Hands Floral


Four: Coastal Baby’s Breath Arch

Wild Floret designed this simple, yet elevated coastal arch for Max and Miranda’s beachside ceremony. It provided the perfect lens to the serene blue water of the Pacific Coast and sailboats in the distance. To see more of this Oak Bay garden party-inspired wedding day, flip through the pages of Canada Spring/Summer 2023.

Photographer: Mason Neufeld Photography | Planner: The Good Party | Florist: Wild Floret


Five: Majestic in the Mountains

This vibrant jewel-toned ceremony arch created by Wildhare Floral Co WOW’d guests at a luxurious wedding at La Joya Dulce in Steamboat, Colorado. This Pinterest-worthy wedding is a must-see! Check it out here: Vibrant Jewel-Toned Colorado Wedding

Photographer: Kari Geha Photography | Venue: La Joya Dulce | Florist: Wildhare Floral Co.


Six: Bursting with Blooms

House of CLRK went all out for this extravagant summer wedding at the Lazy J Ranch in Beaver Creek. Planner Emily Clark said, “We designed a whimsical floral garden that served as a stunning backdrop for a flawless ceremony, giving attendees the sensation of strolling through a lush greenhouse.” Get the inspiration here.

Planning, Design + Floral: House of CLRK | Venue: Lazy J Ranch | Photographer: Brian Leahy Photography


Six: Floral Adorned Mandap

Vancouver florist, Blushing Bees Decor, designed a pale pastel dream for Dimple and Rishi’s ethereal rustic Hindu ceremony. Let their intimate springtime wedding inspire your upcoming nuptials. See more of their Fraser Valley ‘I do’ in the Canada Spring/Summer 2023 issue here.

Photographer: Amrit Photography | Florist: Blushing Bees Decor | Venue: Fraser River Lodge


Seven: Winter Wonderland in Midway

Utah florist, Janie’s Flowers, designed this elegant, yet whimsical arch for a cozy winter wedding at the iconic River Bottoms Ranch in Midway, Utah. Immerse yourself in the sophisticated charm of Gabi and Kyle’s winter wedding here.

Planning + DesignKate Elizabeth Events | PhotographerWhitney Hunt Photography | FloristJanie’s Flowers


Eight: Modern Mirrored Arch

This luxe, modern black tie wedding planned by Banks & Leaf took place at the Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Maxit Flower Design embellished the mirrored arch and aisle with lavender and grey hues. To inspire your modern wedding day, check out this striking ceremony and reception in the Rocky Mountain Bride V8 issue.

Planner: Banks & Leaf | Photographer: James x Schulze | Florist: Maxit Flower Design


Nine: Bold Romance

Nothing brightens an ultra-modern space than bold florals. Amanda Jewel Floral + Design did exactly that by adding breathtaking red and white blooms to create a welcoming contrast in the venue. See more of this romantic and timeless wedding editorial at The Kimpton Armory Hotel in Montana 2023 here.

Planner: Wander North Events | Photographer: Orange Photographie | Florist: Amanda Jewel Floral + Design


Ten: Modern Sophisticated Chuppah

Dinah and Harley said ‘I do’ under this stunning white chuppah designed by florist, Marked by Alex, which complemented the wedding’s overall them of modern sophistication with European garden influence. If neutrals are your vibe, flip through the pages of Rocky Mountain Bride V8 to see more of the Vail, Colorado wedding day.

Planner: Riviera Creative | Photographer: Blake Hogge | Florist: Marked by Alex


Eleven: From the Ground Up

Hannah and Milan said ‘I do’ at Firelight Farm in Bozeman, Montana with a harvest inspired theme. The arch was simple, yet breathtaking. Often times, less is more. The natural palette with hints of red and orange offered a beautiful ceremony site for the couple to seal the deal without stealing the show from the natural beauty of the rustic backdrop. See their wedding day in Montana 2023.

Planner: Penny Layne | Photographer: Logan Cole | Florist: Storylines Floral Co.


Twelve: Boho Glam in Autumn

Bailey and Paul planned a modern bohemian meets glamorous wedding day infused with ivory, champagne, taupe and blush tones at The Oaks in Castle Rock, Colorado. Florist, Palmer Flower Weddings, added touches of autumn in the ceremony arch with pops of rust foliage and pampas grass. Flip through the pages of Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado Fall/Winter 2023 to see more of this fabulous ‘I do!’

Planner: Grace & Co. | Photographer: Grace Gatto | Florist: Palmer Flower Weddings


Thirteen: Organic Mountain Chic

Wedding planner and florist, Bello & Blue Events, designed a stunning natural ceremony site with earthy florals and grasses to complement the texture and beauty of the natural surroundings. If you’re planning a timeless-chic ‘I do’ in the mountains, you’ll want to check out this Vail, Colorado wedding in the Colorado Spring/Summer 2023 issue.

Planner + Florist: Bello & Blue Events | Photographer: K.R. Moreno Photo


Fourteen: Romance in the Fall

This stunning fall ceremony setup designed by planner and florist, La Fete, graced the pages of our 2023 Utah Fall/Winter issue. Blooms lined the aisle and continued into a stunning open-air arch creating a romantic, yet modern setting at the iconic River Bottoms Ranch in Midway, Utah.

Planner + Florist: La Fete | Photographer: Ashlee Brooke Photography


Fifteen: Whimsical Ground Arch

Adela Flora created this stunning ground arch at Dunton Hot Springs for Katarina and Jordan’s Western whimsical wedding day. The ceremony aisle was lined with natural rugs which let the bride to her future spouse awaiting in front of warm and organic florals. If you’re planning a Western-inspired ‘I do’ check out this Colorado wedding in the Spring/Summer 2023 issue.

Photographer: Carlie Statsky | Florist: Adela Flora

 


Sixteen: Classic in Sun Valley

How breathtaking is this classic wedding arch decked out in white roses? Floret Design Studio designed this elegant ceremony site for Jennifer and Benjamin in Sun Valley, Idaho. Check out their elegant ‘I do’ in the Sun Valley Wedding Guide.

PlanningHeather Minor | PhotographerCarrie Patterson Photography | FloristFloret Design Studio


Seventeen: White Majesty 

This timeless wedding in Banff, Alberta is what every couple dreams of when hosting a winter ‘I do’: snow-capped mountaintops! We love the modern white floral installations by Fall for Florals. They provide the perfect amount of framing for the couple but don’t take away from the jaw-dropping mountains in the background. Check out more of this Banff Gondola wedding in Canada Fall/Winter 2023.

Planner: Moments by Madeleine | Photographer: Kadie Hummel Photography | Florist: Fall for Florals


Arches that WOW’d on Instagram

Fall, but make it Bright and Bold!

Photographer: @rachelhavel | Planning: @keely.thorne.events | Florals: @bowsandarrowsflowers

 

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Couture at the Salt Flats

Photographer: @ashfrenchphoto | Planner + Florist: @steelemagnoliasdesign

 

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A Roundup of Arches:

 

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Colorful Ground Arch in Snowmass:

Photographer: @clairehuntphotography | Florist: @rlyrlystudio | Planner: @_urbaneventsco

 

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Purple Majesty in Montana:

Planning + Design: @calderclark | Photographer: @erichmcvey | Flowers + Production: @blossoms_events

 

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