Wednesday, July 31

wedding inspiration: the coolest quirky ceremony backdrops

It's round-up time!  I love when I see weddings around the web with creative backdrops for the ceremony and portraits.  We've all seen couples tie the knot in front of a giant candelabra, in front of a mantel, and under a floral arch.  Here are a few couples whose creative and unique ceremony backdrops really stand out.  Disclaimer:  If you'd like to add any of these images to Pinterest, please click on the link underneath the photo and pin from the source so that the creators and owners get credit!  Please DO NOT pin from this post.


This chalk art floral arch backdrop on a concrete wall is so creative and modern while also being a nod to traditional wedding decor.  This would be an easy idea to adapt for a birthday party, class reunion, or other celebration where picture-taking is essential in an industrial or urban space!  This couple used chalk throughout their wedding decor, along with other fun details like sparkly chevron table runners.


Aren't these orange and yellow pinwheels delightful?  This is another idea that would be just as pretty at a birthday party or family event, and a great spot to snap individual or group portraits!  The couple who created these pinwheels filled their Dallas wedding with meaningful and artistic DIY details.  Plus, the bride uses the phrase "newly hubs" - I may have to steal that one.


This neon take on the oft-used driftwood arch is so much fun.  This backyard wedding is full of similarly colorful details, from the button-and-ribbon wrapped bouquets to the dahlia cupcakes.


Many people are familiar with the idea that paper cranes symbolize good luck, and I love this whimsical paper crane arch.  This absolutely lovely wedding was held at Historic Cedarwood in Tennessee.  If anyone is planning a wedding there and would like to have an extra blogger/amateur photographer in attendance, I AM SO IN.


Suitcases make a fantastic, unexpected backdrop for a vintage-inspired wedding in a nontraditional space.  This couple had their pick of cool antiques from the Metropolitan Building in Queens, New York to use on their wedding day - I am a little jealous.

Which one of these unexpected backdrops is your favorite?

10 comments:

  1. That chalk art is just amazing! I actually love all of these creative ideas! They all give such a personal touch to a wedding!
    Karen @ Karen's Soiree

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    1. I think the chalk art is my favorite too!

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  2. love all these pics, especially the little oragami backdrop!

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    1. I loved the little cranes - so precious.

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  3. These are so cool. So much more interesting than the standard photos.

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    1. I love that so many of them could really work for any kind of party photo, not just weddings... I try to find details that are not just wedding specific but would be fun for any event!

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  4. The arch with the paper cranes are adorable! Wish I had done that! Cute finds!

    xx, Julie
    OBSESSED

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    1. Isn't that origami kind of magical? All of these couples were so creative.

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  5. I love the 3rd rainbow looking back drop! Pretty awesome!

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    1. You've got to check out that whole wedding, it looks like it must have been so much fun. Thanks for your comment!

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