Elevate Your Reception With an Instagram-Worthy Backdrop

Want to create a focal point with some serious wow factor? We got you.

Whether you want to dress up your dessert table, create a background for fun photo ops or cover up an eyesore at your venue, these creative backdrop ideas will personalize your space and completely elevate your décor.

  1. Macramé Art

    Macrame ceremony backdrop
    Photo by Ash Imagery

    Macramé designs can host multiple patterns in one piece, giving your guests some extra eye candy in one fantastic element. Want to dress it up a bit? String a flower garland above it for even more of a "pop."

    From: A Natural, Bohemian Wedding at Woolverton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey

  2. Cloth Designs

    Stitched cloth backdrop
    Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

    Don't be afraid to play with texture—fabric, sequins or 3-D paper flowers all make for eye-catching details. A minimalist design like this one is perfect for dressing up a cocktail lounge or the area behind a bar.

    From: A Chic, Themed Wedding at L'Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California

  3. Paper Triangles

    Modern dessert table backdrop of paper triangles
    Photo by NBarrett Photography

    Looking or something a bit more modern for your urban space? Geometric cutouts have a way of feeling whimsical but incredibly contemporary at the same time. (Perfect for a sweet dessert display!)

    From: An Industrial Boho Wedding at Hickory Street Annex in Dallas, Texas

  4. Ribbon Cascades

    Colorful ribbon backdrop at an outdoor ceremony
    Photo by Emma Case Photography

    A cascade of colorful ribbons is a fun and totally customizable ceremony backdrop. A little bit of distance between each ribbon is enough to make the space feel open, but still maintain a solid focal point.

    From: A Bright, Offbeat Wedding at the Foundry in Long Island City, New York

  5. Oversize Canvases

    Overlapping canvases creating a unique ceremony altar
    Photo by Matthew Moore Photography

    Pick out a few cohesive pieces of art to decorate your altar space. Not only does it look completely bespoke, the canvases can also double as newlywed nest décor.

    From: An Intimate Courtyard Wedding at Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas

  6. Paper Flowers

    Colorful paper flower backdrop
    Photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography

    You can follow your wedding color scheme in a backdrop, or go the playful route and throw a slew of colors into the mix. A wall of colorful paper flowers is sure to brighten any space.

    From: A Colorful, Whimsical Wedding at Station 3 in Houston, Texas

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