Having explored inspiration from other artists, brides, and Pinterest, I have settled on a desired aesthetic. I was predominantly inspired by this arch:
Particularly, I love the use of exposed copper pipes. I think these exposed pipes look industrial, rustic, and bring a nice juxtaposition to the flowers and leaves. The softness and organic shapes of the greenery really balances out the sharp lines and geometric statements of the copper pipes. Even more so, my wedding colors include terra cotta orange, a muted/earth tone peach color, sage green, grey, and a dark emerald green. So the copper pipes will bring out the industrial, rustic aesthetic that I’m aiming for. I was inspired by these furniture pieces:
My plan is to make an arch out of copper piping and use floral accents, Edison light bulbs with dimmer switches (timed using an Arduino), and succulents. It has to be between 5 and 6 feet tall. I also want to be creative with the shape. I was inspired by this pentagon shape:
However, it may be hard to find pipe fittings at such strange angles, so one alternative might be to make a hexagon. Furthermore, copper might be expensive, but PVC spray painted copper may also achieve the desired aesthetic. It is important to me to have something completely deconstruct-able/reconstruct-able in order to allow for easy transportation and potential re-use.