Beautiful Backdrops for your Special Day

A nice light-hearted post on the blog today as I’m getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas Break. Here are some wow-factor wedding backdrops to inspire you, with a vintage vibe, of course…

Backdrops are helpful for creating beautiful settings for photographs, and for framing features such as dessert tables. You’re really only limited by budget and your creativity when it comes to creating a vintage inspired wedding backdrop.

Books

This potentially thrifty backdrop is perfect for a bookworm. If you can source the books from a charity shop, then you could put this idea together with a relatively low  material cost. Something to consider is the time involved – this is a backdrop that could really only be put together on site at the venue. You could draw this theme out into the rest of the venue too, with vintage books as centrepieces. Image sourced here.

Books

Books

Lanterns

Lanterns are one of my favourite additions to any outside space at a wedding. They create such a magical feel and I love how these have been accessorised with a beautiful floral arrangement. They look lovely during the daytime, and would enhance your wedding photographs. And then moving into the evening, the lit lanterns will provide a romantic ambience. Vintage birdcages could work as an alternative to lanterns too. Image sourced here.

Lanterns

Lanterns

Strips of Tulle

You could add a gentle backdrop of tulle for barely any outlay. Tulle is reasonably priced and is available from fabric shops, and even Ebay for large amounts. You could really use any material such as organza for this simple method of decoration. The fabric has just been strung across and the personalised bunting and fairy lights are a nice touch. Image sourced here.

Strips of Organza

Strips of Organza

Paper

This is just wonderful. Again, search online for the best price, but you can simply purchase a huge roll of white paper and draw away! You could keep it simple and monochromatic, or opt for colour and get really creative – the choice is yours. Why not fill it with meaningful quotes, song lyrics, your favourite things – make it personal. Image sourced here.

paperRibbons

This is another innovative way of utilising fabrics to enhance your backdrop. There is a tutorial on how to put together this idea on Sweet Designs – A Blog by Amy Atlas I love the subtle pastel colours used here, but you could easily change the colours to suit your particular theme. Image sourced here.

Ribbon

Ribbon

Customised Chalkboard

This wedding was originally featured over on Style Me Pretty. The chalkboard caught my eye, but I’d highly recommend taking a look at the rest of this wonderful wedding too. This example was custom-made for the event by a friend but you could certainly look into purchasing or hiring a similar feature for your wedding. As you can see, it perfectly frames the couple for photographs, and I love how it highlights the union of the two families coming together as one. Image sourced here.

Chalkboard

Chalkboard

Paper Rosettes

This might just be one of my backdrop ideas, particularly the colour palette – grey and yellow always rings vintage bells with me. This backdrop, along other variations, is available from KaLice on Etsy for approximately £112.00, with shipping from the US on top. The shop also offers bespoke design so you could really go town with creating a unique backdrop. Image sourced here.

Paper Rosettes

Paper Rosettes

Wedding Backdrop Top Tips

  • Don’t forget your venue – Look for what’s already there. Can you enhance the venue’s current décor to save money?
  • Don’t forget your colour scheme – Whatever you opt for as your backdrop, it’ll need to compliment your existing theme and colour scheme.
  • Don’t forget how long set up might take – A lot of venues only allow access from the morning of your wedding. If you want to put together an elaborate backdrop and add intricate details around your venue, then ask if you can access the space day before.
  • Don’t be afraid of DIY – If you plan ahead far enough, you may well be able to make much of your backdrop yourself. Buying a backdrop might be straightforward but it is likely to be much more expensive.
  • Don’t forget to double up – If you’re hoping to save some money, then could your backdrop be used as the guest book too? The paper roll idea could act as the perfect guest book for your loved ones to write comments. After the wedding, you could have it preserved and framed, and display in your house for lasting memories.

L x

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