This DIY is simply amazing- not because it is very elaborate or because it’s full of beautiful flowers, but because it’s one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” things. Anyone could easily replicate it on their wedding day a few hours before it all starts. If you use the right kind of foliage, you don’t even have to worry about keeping it in water. With the simple addition of vines, you can make any room or wall look like an abandoned building that nature has taken over.

Thanks to Ginny Au and Sarah Winward for sending over this absolutely lovely DIY, and let us know how it goes if you get the chance to try it out!



Wild vine arch DIY:


Greenery, anything that lasts out of water will do!
Fishing line
Gaffers tape

1. To create the arch I would sort out your vines, and find a few good starting pieces. If you have to you can put a couple together to make some nice long strings, you can.
2. Place the vines against your backdrop and hang them. We used a combination of taping to the wall and hanging here.
3. Continue to build the shape by places pieces on both sides of the center, curving in towards each other.  We placed some pieces further out from the wall so that the arch had dimension, and looked like it was growing in layers rather then just being flat.  We hung these with fishing line from the ceiling.
4. Asymmetry is key to make this feel natural, we let the arch puddle up on the floor on one side, and kept it really light at the base on the other so that it has some movement.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner | Creative Direction: Ginny Au | Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Hair and Makeup: Aubrey Nelson


Comments (11)

Ashley Nicole | Reply

simple and breathtaking… a perfect combination!

Dane | Reply

Thanks for the DIY tip. It’s very useful.

Sara | Reply

Love this idea. Where is the dress from?

Michael Radford | Reply

Such a cool idea!

Diamond Bridal Gallery -- Laura | Reply

So pretty! Perfect for any bride.

Bradley Elliot | Reply

such a nice capturing photography, i really like that sort of pics.

Terri Lister | Reply

Can you please tell us what type of greens and vines are used for the arch and the bridal bouquet. They are so beautiful. Thank you so much!

Tearah | Reply

Hi, any idea what the name of that vine is??
Or where I could find an artificial vine that is similar??

Mary McLeod | Reply

It’s called southern smilax or Jackson vine! You can find it in the south growing wild or order it from wholesalers on occasion!

Jodi | Reply

What greens are in this photo?

IVY | Reply

This idea is really simple & gorgeous…..But may I ask that what kind of tape that you use…normally wall like this is really difficult to hold sth. with a tape.