The date has been set. The time and place are all planned. You’ve decided it’s going to be an outdoor wedding and reception. An outdoor wedding can be the perfect place for the bride and groom to say “I do”. The reception will be the gathering place for loved ones and dearest friends. The outdoor concept can range in size from small to large and the décor from just a few tables to a large tent affair. No matter if the happy affair is in your own back yard or a park, you can make it beautiful. Now let the planning for the outdoor wedding decor begin.
Grape arbors have been used for centuries.You’ll find these arbors in vineyards and residential gardens. The grape vines growing over and through an arbor have the benefit of providing attractive landscaping for the homeowner.
Of course, it provides delightful juicy grapes as well. In the peak season of the grape vines, you’ll enjoy the pleasant shaded area it creates. A grape arbor can also serve as a passageway to a garden or patio area on your property.
Pergolas and Gazebos have been around for years. They both provide an area that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, or entertain your friends and family, but they are different in significant ways. There’s the difference in shape, the amount of shade they provide, as well as the overall appearance. In order to decide which one will be best for you, let’s look at each of them.
Characteristics of a Pergola:
A Pergola is a structure with vertical posts or pillars that support cross beams. Pergolas are defined as a structure that has the posts secured into the ground and are free standing. They are a stationary structure. However, they can also be an extension of another building or structure. Pergolas are either square or rectangular. They have a flat and open roof. The horizontal top beams are usually covered with lattice, and the sides are open. While the lattice will provide shade for the occupants, it will not provide protection from the rain and weather. A pergola may or may not have a solid floor.