50 Wedding Ceremony Backdrops That Will Take Your Breath Away

Wedding Ceremony Backdrops

From first glance to first kiss, your ceremony backdrop features in some of the most meaningful moments of your wedding. It marks the start of the beautiful celebration you’ve planned and can even be used as part of your reception decor!

Whether you’re tying the knot with a roof overhead or surrounded by nature, there are so many unique and creative ways to frame your vows. We’ve saved you the scrolling and gathered every stunning ceremony backdrop idea that works for any setting or style.

We love sharing free wedding tips with you and we’re so grateful to our sponsor Nunu Designs for making this article possible! Servicing Sydney and surrounds, Steph’s specialty is turning your floral dreams into reality, whether it be hanging installations, knockout backdrops or whimsical arrangements.

Arbour

Crafted from timber or metal, these rectangular frames are incredibly versatile and can be decorated with flowers, fabric and lighting.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arbour | Photography: Weddings by Tim

Spotted: Nunu Designs | Photography: Weddings by Tim

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arbour | Photography: Sergey Anischenko

Spotted: Weddy Wood | Photography: Sergey Anischenko

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arbour | Spotted: Little Pineapple

Spotted: Little Pineapple

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arbour | Photography: My Little Love

Spotted: The Wedding Playbook & Be Designed| Photography: My Little Love

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arbour | Photography: Stevie Jay Photography

Spotted: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Photography: Stevie Jay Photography

Screen

Screens are excellent for concealing unwanted backdrops or constructing unique floral designs. These do easy double duty as a photo booth prop!

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Screen | Photography: Marnie Cornell

Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: Marnie Cornell

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Screen | | Photography: CJ Williams

Spotted: Nouba | Photography: CJ Williams

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Screen | Photography: Sweet Mary Photography

Spotted: The Wedding Playbook | Photography: Sweet Mary Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Screen | Photography: Peggy Saas

Spotted: Nouba | Photography: Peggy Saas

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Screen | Photography: Sally Pinera

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Sally Pinera

Arch

Arches are a symbol of new beginnings and moving into the next phase of your life together. These curved structures often support rambling, garden style arrangements.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arch | Photography: Bianca Virtue

Photography: Bianca Virtue

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arch | Photography: Eric Ronald

Spotted: Hello May | Photography: Eric Ronald

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arch | Photography: James Day

Spotted: Nunu Designs | Photography: James Day

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arch | Photography: Jona Christina

Spotted: Ruffled | Photography: Jona Christina

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Arch | Photography: Stella Yang Photography

Spotted: Glamour & Grace | Photography: Stella Yang Photography

Pillars

Pillars are a beautiful sculptural element to flank your ceremony space. Wine barrels, tree stumps and acrylic plinths are topped with abundant arrangements or wire frames which allow florals to climb organically.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Pillars | Photography: LoveHer Photography

Photography: LoveHer Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Pillars | Photography: Amanda Marie Studio

Spotted: Junebug Weddings | Photography: Amanda Marie Studio

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Pillars | Photography: Jess Soper

Spotted: Sophie Hannah | Photography: Jess Soper

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Pillars | Photography: Zoe McMahon Photography

Spotted: Nunu Designs | Photography: Zoe McMahon Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Pillars | Photography: Stephanie Brauer & Ushna Khan

Spotted: Wedding Chicks | Photography: Stephanie Brauer & Ushna Khan

Wreath

Like the rings we exchange, circular wreaths are a symbol of eternal love. Often laden with lush greenery and whimsical blooms, they are romantic in both meaning and design.

Wedding Ceremony Wreath Backdrop | Photography: Chris and Ruth

Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: Chris and Ruth

Wedding Ceremony Wreath Backdrop | Photography: M2visualstudio

Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: M2visualstudio

Wedding Ceremony Wreath Backdrop | Photography: Darinimages

Spotted: The Wedding Scoop | Photography: Darinimages

Wedding Ceremony Wreath Backdrop | Photography: Kristie Carrick Photography

Spotted: The Wedding Playbook | Photography: Kristie Carrick Photography

Wedding Ceremony Wreath Backdrop | Photography: Adrian Jon Photography

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Adrian Jon Photography

Geometric

Triangles, diamonds and hexagons are all popular choices for geometric backdrops. It’s a bold design detail where the shape is as much a feature as the embellishments.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Geometric | Photography: Elias Kordelakos

Spotted: Tie the Knot Santorini | Photography: Elias Kordelakos

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Geometric | Photography: Emily Wren Photography

Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: Emily Wren Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Geometric | Photography: Alexes Lauren Photography

Spotted: 100 Layer Cake | Photography: Alexes Lauren Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Geometric | Photography: Beth Hanson Photography

Spotted: Confetti Daydreams | Photography: Beth Hanson Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Geometric

Photography: Katie Griffith Photography

Repurposed

Perfect for rustic, vintage and eco celebrations, upcycled items like doors and windows bring a homely feel to your ceremony space.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Repurposed | Photography: Wild Native Co.

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Wild Native Co.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Repurposed | Photography: Treebird Photography

Spotted: Hey Wedding Lady | Photography: Treebird Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Repurposed | Photography: Nastia Vesna

Spotted: Wedding Chicks | Photography: Nastia Vesna

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Repurposed | Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Repurposed | Photography: Birds of a Feather

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Birds of a Feather

Architectural

Whether you’re dressing a grand staircase or fireplace, this is all about drawing attention to a signature feature of your venue as the focal point for your ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Architectural  | Photography: Jose Villa

Spotted: Once Wed | Photography: Jose Villa

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Architectural | Photography: Nattnee Photography

Spotted: The Wedding Playbook | Photography: Nattnee Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Architectural | Photography: Mary Claire Photography

Spotted: Martha Stewart Weddings | Photography: Mary Claire Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Architectural | Photography: Julie Paisley Photography

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Julie Paisley Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Architectural | Photography: Jessica Rieke Photography

Spotted: Wedding Sparrow | Photography: Jessica Rieke Photography

Floating

These gravity-defying features are an unexpected and impactful addition to any setting. Suspended installations often require clever construction to achieve a weightless effect.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Floating | Photography: Wildflower Weddings

Spotted: The Wedding Playbook | Photography: Wildflower Weddings

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Floating | Photography: Helen Warner Photography

Spotted: Polka Dot Bride | Photography: Helen Warner Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Floating | Photography: Sarah Weir

Spotted: Style Me Pretty | Photography: Sarah Weir

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Floating | Photography: Karra Leigh Photography

Spotted: Junebug Weddings | Photography: Karra Leigh Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Floating Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: Sarah Ascanio

Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: Sarah Ascanio

Organic

You can’t tell where nature ends and these installations begin! It’s as if intricate floral arrangements have sprung spontaneously from the earth to encircle your ceremony, scale walls or wind around trees.

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Organic | Photography: Wisteria Photography

Spotted: Green Wedding Shoes | Photography: Wisteria Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Organic | Photography: Bowtie and Belle Photography

Spotted: B.LOVED | Photography: Bowtie and Belle Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Organic | Photography: Mango Studios

Spotted: Wedding Bells | Photography: Mango Studios

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Organic | Photography: Milina Opsenica Photography

Spotted: Polka Dot Bride | Photography: Milina Opsenica Photography

Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Organic | Photography: Charla Storey Photography

Spotted: Martha Stewart Weddings | Photography: Charla Storey Photography

50 Wedding Ceremony Backdrops