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.
Make a bold ceremony statement with this colorful patterned backdrop. To DIY something similar yourselves, paint a repeating tile-like geometric pattern onto an oversize sheet of plywood.
Watercolor Mosaic Ceremony Backdrop
For a more whimsical look, paint a bunch of art canvases in shades that complement your wedding palette; then, string them together with fishing wire to create a colorful and dazzling backdrop for your vow exchange.
Hand-Painted Floral Frame
This handpainted ceremony backdrop creates the perfect frame around the couple during their vow exchange. The delicate floral pattern complements the venue’s green-and-white chinoiserie wallpaper.
To enliven their ceremony space, this couple added a vibrantly patterned aisle runner, which led the way to a hand-painted backdrop depicting a whimsical Big Apple-themed cityscape.
DIY Painted Canvas
This ceremony backdrop was a true labor of love: The bride’s father built the frame and her mother hand-painted the hanging canvas (the copy reads and repeats “Found me somebody to love”).