If you’re getting married outdoors, it’s a good idea to create a focal point for your vow exchange to help ground the space. A striking ceremony backdrop will help set the scene for your vow exchange by adding a personal touch to the al fresco setting; plus, since it’s likely one of the first wedding decorations your guests will see, it’s also an opportunity to wow your guests with something unique and unexpected.
If your wedding aesthetic skews more clean and modern, then you'll love these creative ceremony-backdrop ideas we’ve gathered below. From freestanding structures in geometric shapes like diamonds and triangles to a minimalist, oversize all-white frame, these modern ceremony backdrops will have a grand effect and will also make a lasting impression on your guests.
Wooden A-Frame Structure
This couple’s ceremony in Aspen was held in an open, grassy field, with a simple wooden house-shaped structure draped in greenery and tall grasses lining the aisle. Woven rugs add texture to the ceremony space, and the minimalist, open-air backdrop gives way to dramatic forest and mountain views.
Modern Geometric Backdrop with Flowers
Going for a bold, modern ceremony look? We love this incredible backdrop featuring crisp, geometric lines going in different directions and fresh flowers for a vibrant pop of color, arranged in a chic asymmetrical fashion. The couple’s initials were printed on a sheet of Lucite and placed in the center of the display.
White Frame Backdrop
Make a larger-than-life statement with an oversize, all-white structure to frame your vow exchange. It’s perfect if you prefer a clean, minimalist look, and is gorgeous on it’s own, which means it needs very little to no extra adornment (here, both sides are simply decorated with Jackson vines).