AMAZING WEDDING STRUCTURES

From floral arbors to rustic wooden chuppahs, there are plenty of ways to create a gorgeous backdrop for your vows.

BY GABRIELLA RELLO AND CHRISTINA PARK

Since your vows are one of the most photographed moments of your entire wedding, it's important to put some serious thought into your ceremony altar. Whether you're tying the knot in a grand ballroom or barn, finding the right type of structure that fits the space and vibes with your wedding aesthetic can be a tough task.

Luckily, we found 73 picture-perfect ceremony structures for every single type of bride and venue. Are you a romantic girl marrying in a garden? You'll love a lush floral arch. Leaning towards more of a bohemian feel? Cool, colorful altars adorned with whimsical streamers give off an eclectic, artsy effect. Consider saying "I do" in front of a fireplace or wooden creation if you're throwing a more rustic celebration. From the traditional to the unexpected, there are countless ways to decorate at the end of the aisle.

Also, remember that choosing a statement-making ceremony structure will completely transform your space. Not to mention these pretty pieces will make for some seriously stunning photos. Plus, if you focus on creating an incredible area to say "I do," you'll be able to get away with more understated décor along your aisle. We recommend pairing these creative altars with a simple, petal-lined aisle or place a few potted arrangements every few seats to keep the focus on the grand finale.

Get inspired by our favorite ceremony altars for your own wedding day!

 A white chuppah adorned with flowers and airy fabric, created by  Luxury Estate Weddings & Events .  Photo:  Todd Pellowe

A white chuppah adorned with flowers and airy fabric, created by Luxury Estate Weddings & Events.

Photo: Todd Pellowe


Photo: A whimsical, forest-inspired wedding arbor constructed of natural tree branches and sprinkled with wildflowers.

Photo: Leighanne Herr

 A driftwood arbor is adorned with fresh tropical flowers and greenery for summery, seaside nuptials.  Photo:  Lane Dittoe

A driftwood arbor is adorned with fresh tropical flowers and greenery for summery, seaside nuptials.

Photo: Lane Dittoe

 Rustic gets whimsical with this wedding altar consisting of draped fabric, lanterns filled with rich blooms, and a crystal chandelier, all nestled within a tree's sturdy branches.  Photo: Stacy Sullivan of  Set Free Photography

Rustic gets whimsical with this wedding altar consisting of draped fabric, lanterns filled with rich blooms, and a crystal chandelier, all nestled within a tree's sturdy branches.

Photo: Stacy Sullivan of Set Free Photography

 A fireplace wedding altar gets gussied up with whimsical florals, an arch of cascading greenery, and a vintage chandelier, designed by  Danner and Soli .  Photo:  Erica Ann Photography

A fireplace wedding altar gets gussied up with whimsical florals, an arch of cascading greenery, and a vintage chandelier, designed by Danner and Soli.

Photo: Erica Ann Photography

 A rustic wooden chuppah, with a scalloped lace canopy and gold and crystal chandelier, overlooks the hills of Tuscany.  Photo:  Jose Villa

A rustic wooden chuppah, with a scalloped lace canopy and gold and crystal chandelier, overlooks the hills of Tuscany.

Photo: Jose Villa

This glamorous, sunset-hued wedding altar is dripping in lush florals and crystals.

Photo: Jeff Tisman Photography

 Red flowers and greenery climb up this white wooden arbor for a romantic, vintage look.  Photo:  Emily Wren Photography

Red flowers and greenery climb up this white wooden arbor for a romantic, vintage look.

Photo: Emily Wren Photography

 A white curtained wooden arbor, accented with pink and white roses.  Photo:  Sweet Tea Photography

A white curtained wooden arbor, accented with pink and white roses.

Photo: Sweet Tea Photography

 A classic arch of intertwining branches, hydrangeas, and roses.  Photo:  Diana McGregor Photography

A classic arch of intertwining branches, hydrangeas, and roses.

Photo: Diana McGregor Photography

 A classic-meets-modern wedding altar consisting of draped fabric and a floating stained glass window.  Photo:  Angel Gray Photography

A classic-meets-modern wedding altar consisting of draped fabric and a floating stained glass window.

Photo: Angel Gray Photography

 An urban ceremony altar with hanging edison bulb chandelier.  Photo:  Jac and Heath Photography

An urban ceremony altar with hanging edison bulb chandelier.

Photo: Jac and Heath Photography

 Colorful ceremony altar with rose-covered flower wall and illustrated panels, created by  Laura & Co Events .  Photo:  5ive15ifteen Photo Company

Colorful ceremony altar with rose-covered flower wall and illustrated panels, created by Laura & Co Events.

Photo: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company

 A retro-inspired ceremony altar with an art-deco wooden starburst backdrop.  Photo:  Steve Cowell Photo

A retro-inspired ceremony altar with an art-deco wooden starburst backdrop.

Photo: Steve Cowell Photo