Photo: The Wedding Tale
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.
Photo: Steve Torres
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.
Photo: Ivory Blush Photography
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.
Photo: Katie Hammond Photography
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.
Photo: Jessica Imrie Photography
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.
Photo: Nastia Vesna
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.
Photo: Allie Lindsey Photography
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.
Photo: Steve Cowell Photo
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.
Photo: Radion Photography
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.
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.
Photo: Hunter Ryan Photo
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.
Photo: Gianny Campos Photography
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.
Photo: Kaysha Weiner Photographer
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.
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.
Photo: Adria Lea Photography
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.
Photo: Justine Milton Photography
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 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.
Photo: Virginia Ann Photography
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.
Photo: Larissa Cleveland
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.
Photo: Chaffin Cade Photography
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.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Lovisa Photo
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.
Photo: Happiness Corporation
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.
Photo: Erica Melissa
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.
Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios
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.