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How-to part II:
Configuring the arch system

The tried and true colonnade arch system setup sets four, fluted, Graeco-Roman style columns between two quarter circles top and bottom with their ends pointing towards the guests. The central arch marries them into a single unit. For very small venues, this setup alone provides an entirely appropriate configuration.

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But don’t feel wedded to this setup. As the venues get larger, the colonnade arch system needs to be expanded to keep attention, focus eyes on the bridal party and fill volume spaces. Here are some ideas:

Extend Sideways
Set fluted pedestals that coordinate with the columns symmetrically on either side of the arch system. For visual effect, the pedestal heights may get smaller and smaller as they get farther and farther away from the center.

Also, place floral urns on top of these pedestals to raise the height. If a pipe and drape backdrop is being used behind the arch system then be sure the pedestals extend to the ends of the backdrop but not beyond the ends.

Extend Down the Aisle
Think about visual depth by setting the coordinating pedestals down the runway or aisle. They may be topped by candles, vases or floral displays and this joins the entire seating area with the bridal stage as a single unit.

Turn it Around
For an uncommonly interesting look, the entire arch system may be reversed. Just rotate the traditional layout 180 degrees so the curves face towards the guests. Or, reverse two of the four quarter circles to create an S-shape, or add a third set of quarter circles to extend the width of the wedding arch.

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