Arbor Days

Adding a wedding arch is a unique way to frame the moment you say "I do."

Carpenter Colin Murphy built his wedding arbor out of Island cedar and in the shape of a teepee as a surprise for his bride, Sarah Soushek. The shape symbolizes their life together and Sarah's family's South Dakota roots.
Photography: Elizabeth Cecil I Flowers: Tea Lane Farm

For Kurstin Meehan and Dayce Moore's South Beach wedding, her father built their wedding arch out of Vermont white birch branches. He started just three hours before the ceremony, while Kurstin was getting dressed!
Photography: Kristen Leigh Conklin

Florist Krishana Collins of Tea Lane Farm handmade this lush green and white arbor using Island-grown flowers, birch branches, and verdure to represent the simple elegance and beauty of Martha's Vineyard.
Photography: Jocelyn Filley I Flowers: Tea Lane Farm

To represent their new life together, Lauren Karp and David Ginsberg crafted their chuppah using wood from their recently purchased Island property. It was accented with cascading purple blooms and a matching canopy.
Photography: Larisa Stinga I Flowers: Aubrey Maria Designs

Kate Conde and Stephen Foster envisioned a "gorgeous focal point" as they exchanged vows, and Primo Lombardi delivered with a wild-edged arbor built from Island driftwood. Justin LaVigne added the floral accents, which complemented the rest of the décor.
Photography: Joe Mikos I Flowers: Of the Vine

Hannah Grayson and Ryan McCooey wanted a backdrop that would enhance, not distract from, the view of Lagoon Pond at the Sailing Camp Park. Ryan's father built the framework based on Hannah's design; her mother added the fabric and flowers.
Photography: Swift + Crowe I Flowers: Flowers on the Vineyard

Matt Mayhew custom-built his and Molly Peach's arbor out of driftwood, a ship's timber, and a swordfish bill bearing the name Quitsa Strider II, the Menemsha dragger Matt fished on with his family until 2014. It was accented with his father's lobster pots.
Photography: Christine Sargologos I Flowers: Tara Gayle

Erin Daly and Gabe Wilson chose a simple birch chuppah from Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals, so as not to compete with the Chappaquiddick Beach Club's setting. The canopy was fashioned from the prayer shawl of Gabe's grandfather, who was unable to attend the wedding. 
Photography: Ashley Caroline I Flowers: Island Ambiance