15 incredible wedding ceremony backdrop ideas

The prettiest wedding ceremony photos have something in common – other than two very-much-in-love people. That is, a stunning backdrop. If you’re not blessed with a stunning vista, or if you just want to add a little more “wow” to a spectacular view, look through our list of 15 incredible wedding ceremony backdrop ideas here.

Wedding ceremony backdrop ideas

Indoors or out, this beautiful macrame wedding backdrop is jawdropping:

This wedding backdrop of industrial copper pipe is the perfect place for making your own, and styling with macrame, fabric or garlands of foliage.

Anything copper has me giving alllll the heart-eyes right now, and this beauty is no exception. Reuse after your big day as the ultimate in glamorous garment racks.

Or go fresh and modern, with this pipe + flower curtain backdrop combo a real treat

shop this backdrop here

You’ve probably spotted the beautiful flower walls popping up if you’re a flower fan! But have you seen anything quite this stunning?! The gorgeous ombre effect created by the variety of large paper roses clustered together in this backdrop is pretty unique. Schedule in a fair few weekends of work if you wanted to DIY this one.

Feature your names, or a special quote in a modern script font for all the world to see.  These painted laser cut wedding signs are modern, fresh and fun.

If that doesn’t look bright enough to you – splash out on getting your names in custom neon lights

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Fabric banners as a backdrop to your wedding ceremony or head table are a pretty option

Pretty dangling wedding backdrops

The way the light catches the dangling paper cones makes for an ethereal backdrop to your wedding vows.

This rainbow hued wall hanging is nothing short of spectacular. 1,000 hand-folded paper cranes delicately dangle from a beautiful branch in this one of a kind backdrop. Assemble something like this yourself by folding a whole lot of paper cranes (or grab some from here)

A beautiful cascade of white flowers features in this wedding backdrop.

More of a golden girl? The gold flowers on this wedding ceremony backdrop will dazzle. How incredible would the gold look against a bare brick wall?

While we are on the metallic trend, for a sophisticated evening wedding, a couple of these pretty rose gold foil petal curtains strung behind your wedding celebrant would make for a show stopping backdrop:

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If a modern botanical glam vibe is your jam, then these spectacular paper rosettes/paper fans deliver some wow-factor:

Bright and fun more your thing? Set up a fringe curtain, or string pretty fringe garlands or tassel garlands between some trees for some eye-catching wedding decor at your fiesta.

shop this blush rose gold tassel garland here

If you’ve got a plain wall to work with, try clustering a number of these hoop wreaths together, adorned with pretty silk flowers and foliage.


Create a romantic, botanical feel with fresh or faux hanging flowers as a backdrop

This dramatic sheer tulle curtain + fairy light combo would make a pretty backdrop for an evening wedding ceremony.

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Wedding backdrop advice

  • Getting luscious and sumptuous-looking floral garlands can end up pricey.  But go too small and the garlands will look sad. A clever florist can make your flowers do double duty, and be transferred from your ceremony to a table arrangement at your reception.
  • If you’ve got an outdoor wedding planned, ensure your backdrop can handle some wind, and a little rain (just in case).
  • Your dollar can go further by getting your wedding planner (or trustworthy friends) to transfer your wedding ceremony backdrop. You can reuse it in your reception area for a photobooth backdrop, or make a big impact behind your head table.

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  1. I looove seeing what people come up with for their ceremony backdrops! Such great ideas and inspo here, especially love the neon lights, that’s so extra ! And being able to do double duty as a reception entry or photo booty backdrop is such a good idea!

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