If there's one trend that's the bomb (literally) in weddings right now, it's smoke bombs. These fun props take off in gorgeous clouds of color, creating a dreamy backdrop that's completely ethereal. Not only do they put on an epic show that promises to make your wedding photos unforgettable, but they also offer a playful way to add a nontraditional and unexpected element to your wedding, bringing it alive with a burst of color.
Choose from every color imaginable, tailoring a smoky effect to your personality as a couple; employ a bold magenta to make a big statement or mix a purple and turquoise for a dreamy mix. Mix and match it to your theme or opt for a hue that contrasts with your environment to stand out. Even a lack of color looks just as stunning—a swirling white has an enchanting, mystical effect. Set them off in the distant background for a billowing backdrop in the forest with an otherworldly vibe or throw them in the air after saying "I do" for a celebratory walk down the aisle.
Of course, there are a few things you'll want to take into consideration, specifically your environment—make sure you use your wedding smoke bombs outdoors and take note of the temperature that day as well as the wind before lighting them. And don't forget to first check with your venue that it's okay to use them on the property and that your photographer is adequately prepared to shoot with them. Remember: Smoke bombs can stain, so keep a distance from them if you care about preserving your dress.
Take a look at these gorgeous couples for some inspiration.
Choose a Bright Color
A neon smoke bomb brings a zesty punch to a modern desert sand dune elopement, highlighting the colorful florals in the bride's bouquet.
Make It a Photo Backdrop
Pastel pink and lavender smoke bombs serve as the perfect backdrop to a ceremony littered with rose petals for a classic princess wedding.
Turquoise and pink leave a colorful cloud of pastel decadence.
Amp Up Your Post Ceremony Kiss
A haze of turquoise amps up the wow factor for any ceremony kiss.
Use Two Colors
Orange smoke plays up the warmth of the brick wall while a deep teal adds a popping contrast.
Use It as a Prop
Handheld smoke bombs make for a perfect celebratory cheers. Hot hues of orange and pink billowing in the breeze playfully juxtapose against a serene lake setting.
Up the Drama
A diagonal streak of husky cobalt blue smoke creates a dramatic effect.
Add a Motorcycle for the Ultimate Coolness
Rev off into the sunset on a slick motorcycle in a haze of violet for the ultimate getaway.
Blend in With the Scenery
A cloud of jade green lingers in the background, adding a bit of magic to an enchanted forest setting.
They Don't Have to Be Colorful
Who says you need color? A haze of white dances across a green landscape for a mystical feel.
Make It Intimate
This couple took advantage of a secluded cave at the bottom of a canyon, where a soft red cloud of smoke engulfs them for an intimate feel and bohemian vibe.
Keep It Seasonal
Smoke bomb or fluffy ball of cotton candy? A soft pink cloud coalesces with the misty sunlight for a delicate springtime setting.
Everybody Gets One
We love the idea of his and hers smoke bombs as much as we love this stylish bride's modern take on the tea-length dress.
Make It Out of This World
This woodland setting is made even dreamier with a hypnotizing pink haze, lit by filtered sunbeams for an otherworldly effect.
Varying Shades of the Same Color
An intense and stunning backdrop in varying shades of blue and green makes all the difference, taking this couple by storm.
Smoke bombs at night take on a whole new feel when set aglow by a pair of beaming headlights amid the enveloping darkness. Blue and white smoke mimics the deep hue of the night sky and its shining moon.
Pair It With a Sunset
A rich yellow smoke bomb mirrors the golden tones of a glowing sunset for a romantic and warm ambiance.
Choose a Color That Pops
A streak of cerulean smoke pops against a stunning desert landscape.
Add Feminine Touches
From a cloud of rose-hued smoke to a short tulle skirt, we love the subtle ballet influences in this portrait, where feminine meets masculine in a woodsy setting.
Turquoise Makes It Even More Intense
Jewelry designer Love Tatum knows how to nail a good smoke bomb—curling plumes of turquoise provide the only color here, creating a stunning setting for this kiss.
Prepare for Magic
Soft pink smoke bombs creep across the landscape like fog for some unexpected ceremony magic.
Keep It Ethereal
A mossy forest takes on an ethereal vibe as a dreamlike emerald green haze drifts through the trees.
Don't Forget the Fairytale
With a floating cloud of transparent white and amber sunlight, this earthy scene looks like it was ripped straight from the pages of a fairytale storybook.
Make It Eclectic
Wisps of blue and violet punctuate the atmosphere for an eclectic vibe.
Play With Color
Rolling clouds of hot pink burst with life in a blinding white landscape.