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25 Ceremony Backdrops You Have to See

Modern circle ceremony arborPhoto:

When it comes to the most photographed portion of your wedding, the ceremony definitely takes the cake (ha!). So choosing the right backdrop is kind of important…okay, like really important. Should you keep it natural + simple or go over-the-top glam? What about flowers, candles and draping fabrics? Not to mention all the shape and style options. Circles, triangles, and squares, oh my!

We get it, it’s easy to feel a tad bit overwhelmed. So to help you navigate just some of the potential possibilities, we rounded up 25 backdrops from weddings and shoots we’ve featured and loved on our site. From trendy to classic and everything in between, we hope this roundup will be your guiding light in creating the perfect atmosphere for your blissful “I do’s”.

First things first, this circle arbor (above) proved to be a popular pin on Pinterest. Could it be the asymmetrical design with pampas grass and dream catchers or that fact that it's a beautiful circle arbor? Either way, if you're ready to say yes to this arbor, check out the entire shoot here

Vintage ceremony backdropPhoto:

The asymmetry of the florals really adds to the contrasting beauty of this space,  and we love how they finished it all off with a simple piece of vintage furniture. Check out the rest of this real-life wedding here

Macrame ceremony backdropPhoto:

Accent a natural element with something unexpected. This hanging macrame with florals creates a romantic backdrop without overpowering the surrounding landscape. See the rest of this boho shoot here

Infinity ceremony arborPhoto:

Nothing says forever like an infinity arbor, or circle arbor covered in flowers! What really takes this design to the pin-worthy level though? That aisle lined with rose petals and lanterns. Swooon. See this high-class burgundy wedding here

Simple greenery ceremony backdropPhoto:

This window was perfectly accented with free standing greenery, white roses, and elegant floating candles. Simple yet timeless. See the rest of this shoot now

Wood door ceremony backdropPhoto:

Have a set of giant wood doors laying around? Yea, us too...ok, not really. But these gorgeous wood doors add the right amount of rustic grandeur with a fairytale feel. If you're open to this idea, then check out this super beautiful wedding now. 

Balloon ceremony backdropPhoto:

We're floating on cloud 9 over this stunning balloon installation in soft pastel shades, while the minimal florals and mix and match rugs add the right amount of texture. Ready to see more? Pop on by this garden wedding shoot now

Modern gold ceremony arborPhoto:

Don't be afraid of contrast! The geometric gold metal arbor is nearly invisible against the exposed brick wall but still looks elegant as hell with the jewel-toned florals and tropical greenery. Check out the rest of this stylish tropical modern wedding now

Neon sign ceremony backdropPhoto:

Though this was technically a photo booth DIY from yours truly and FiftyFlowers, this would also make a gorgeous ceremony backdrop! In fact, many brides now choose to reuse their ceremony backdrops for their reception, and we are 100% behind this trend! Learn how to make this neon sign backdrop now

Wood triangle ceremony backdropPhoto:

This desert themed wedding beautifully highlights the surrounding landscape while still keeping it uniquely personal. The bride and groom perfectly accented this simple triangle arbor with hanging air plants, cacti in blue pots and a vintage rug. Stylish, modern, and beautiful. See the rest of this unique desert wedding now

Painted ceremony backdropPhoto:

If you're feeling artistic, you can always paint your very own backdrop. This pink and purple mural looks picture perfect amongst the modern metal chairs and candlelit aisle. Elegant yet modern, you'll definitely want to check out the rest of this brewery wedding now

Fall fireplace ceremony backdrop Photo:

Getting married in the fall? A cozy fireplace accented with greenery and candlelight just may be the perfect backdrop idea for you. This stylish fall wedding shouldn't be missed. 

Sparkly gold curtain ceremeony backdropPhoto:

How about a sparkly gold curtain and hanging lights as your backdrop? The design of this gold and emerald wedding features bold colors and textures throughout, and we're loving that added touch of sparkle. See the rest of this colorful modern wedding now

Semi circle ceremony arborPhoto:

Not every wedding needs aisle decor, so keep things simple yet chic with a semi-circle arch and florals. The mismatched wood chairs are also a nice touch. See the rest of this sun-kissed garden wedding shoot now

Geometric wheel arbor Photo:

This wheel arbor has a geometric design that we totally dig. Accented with pampas grass, proteas and hydrangeas, it's all you really need to create the perfect atmosphere for your nuptials. Find more free-spirited wedding ideas now


Flower installation ceremony backdropPhoto:

When your wedding backdrop perfectly accents the surrounding landscape, it's almost magical. We love the muted greens and pops of blue against the rock, and turquoise water below.  This ground flower installation is almost too pretty for words. See the rest of this elopement in the Canadian mountains now

Tropical floral ceremony backdropPhoto:

Tropical weddings are definitely trending right now, and we love the look of this ultra-modern and chic shoot which featured this gorgeous semi-circle arbor covered in split leaf philodendron leaves and an assortment of tropical florals. See the rest of this tropical modern shoot now

French gazebo ceremony backdropPhoto:

How about a gorgeous French inspired gazebo as your backdrop? We LOVE the look of this elegant wedding, but that gazebo is definitely stealing the show with the greenery arbor accent. See this entire garden wedding now

Elegant wedding chuppahPhoto:

Say "I do" under a ceremony chuppah like this! Flowing fabric and a gorgeous greenery install make this one dreamy way to start your forever together. Find more Italian styled wedding ideas here

Honeycomb wedding backdropPhoto:

You and your honey can get married in front of a modern honeycomb backdrop! Simply accented with white florals and greenery, this backdrop is one to remember. Best of all? Easily reuse this later as your sweetheart table or cake table backdrop. See how this couple tastefully combined styles for their wedding

Palm frond wedding arborPhoto: Stephanie Brauer + Ushna Khan

Trend alert! Palm fronds are a beautiful accent for any beach wedding, but this modern ceremony backdrop is certainly one of our favorites. Plus, check out the palms in the oversized gold lanterns! So fun! Find more style ideas from this green and gold beach wedding shoot in Athens

Wicker wedding arborPhoto:

Wicker is making a comeback and it's never looked so good! The asymmetrical ombre rose installation is totally dreamy for this beachfront wedding. Trust us, you'll want to see the rest of California wedding shoot

Oversized paper flower cermeonyPhoto:

If Alice in Wonderland got married in Morocco, this would be her wedding! Hands down, these are some of the biggest pink paper flowers we've seen, and they certainly add to the whimsical feel of this unique wedding. You won't want to miss this Alice inspired wedding in Morocco

Birchwood beach arborPhoto:

A simple birch wood teepee makes quite the statement covered in greenery and florals. Perfect for a beach wedding, we also love the scattered rose petals and nearly buried rug for the aisle. Find more beach boho wedding ideas here

Flower covered wedding chuppahPhoto:

Last but not least, imagine getting married under a chuppah covered in flowers! Oversized by totally beautiful, this ceremony is totally dreamy from start to finish. See the rest of this real-life glam wedding now for more