If you’re getting married somewhere other than a church, chances are you might have to craft up a ceremony backdrop—doing so will help create a focal point as you exchange “I dos.” Plus, since it’s likely one of the first wedding decorations your guests will see, a custom ceremony backdrop is also an opportunity to add some personality to your wedding setting.
If you’re fans of a handmade, hand-done aesthetic (nothing overly fussy or too perfect!), then you’ll love the idea of a painted ceremony backdrop. You could go in a modern, abstract route with brushstrokes in bright, bold tones; or, if you prefer a softer, more romantic look, then color-washed watercolors or an oversize canvas hand-painted with florals could be the perfect complement to your ceremony. Keep reading for our eight favorite takes on this painterly ceremony trend.