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Wedding Ceremony Backdrops: 7 Creative Ideas

Ceremony backdrops that are creative

Couples are tying the knot in such diverse venues nowadays! This means that the ceremony backdrop has become a significant element of today’s weddings, specially created to frame the bride and groom as they exchange their vows. And these backdrops can certainly be elaborate and imaginative indeed! Just take a look at these show-stopping finds we’re sharing with you today. Prepare to be wowed!

Make a Statement with these Inspiring Backdrops!

Wedding ceremony backdrops that are creative from graffiti to ribbons to scrolled paper to books!

#1 Graffiti Wall Art
Talk about attention-grabbing! This image we found via Callaway Gable suggests that the once notorious graffiti on city walls can be inspiration for a wedding backdrop. Imagine using this edgy art genre to have a customized backdrop made for your own modern wedding!

#2 The Indoors Brought Outdoors
This concept of bringing indoor furniture outdoors is already an ‘in’ thing for wedding lounge areas and even for ceremony seating. But why not for the exchange-of-vows spot, too?

We were captivated by this innovative setup from an apple orchard wedding photographed by Stephanie Fay. Just look at this bright yellow sideboard with a window frame behind it and a chandelier overhead! And the groom’s brother created the feel of an old church by constructing fragments of weathered wooden walls, with more windows and even an entry door (you must visit the post to appreciate this wedding’s many charms)!

#3 Flowing Ribbons
This is a popular and more readily doable backdrop idea: ribbons! The color options are endless, allowing you to create whatever effect you wish—from ombre to rainbow to monochromatic. Add fresh flowers or else giant paper pompoms and pinwheels, as in this example from Wed Over Heels.

#4 and #5 A Clock Display and a Chalkboard Archway
This collection of clocks on display definitely makes one stunning backdrop! It was actually used for the vow exchange at a vintage-themed wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes. And the current trend of chalkboard art provides a charming archway for the couple, as seen via Brides Magazine. Notice the inclusion of the parents’ names on either side, too. Sweet!

#6 and #7 Wonders With Words
If you’re a couple of bookworms or literature nerds, celebrate this with a backdrop that almost literally ‘speaks volumes’! You could create a life-size scroll containing a treasured passage from a book or your own vows to one another all written out, as in this gallery photo via Style Me Pretty. Or you could have an incredible arch of actual books to frame you, as shown on A Practical Wedding (image by Rubin Weddings)! Note: This book arch is available for rent from Lola Floral.

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