Tropical Ceremony Backdrops, Perfect for Destination "I Dos"

Tying the knot in the tropics? We've found the beachy backdrop for you

Updated 06/04/17

Photo by Sean Cook

Tying the knot in the tropics? Well, we've got lots of ideas for you there. Create a focal point at the ceremony and frame the moment you become newlyweds with a wedding arch or backdrop that reflects the aesthetic of your celebration. If your wedding theme is rustic, opt for a wooden arbor that's decorated with garlands of greenery to add softness to the overall look. Marrying in a ballroom? Choose a design with elegant chiffon draping and loads of candlelight to keep things sophisticated and chic.

Embrace the warm-weather setting by having your florist go heavy on the lush tropical leaves—foliage varieties like monstera and various palms will likely be widely available. You could add brightly colored flowers in shades like coral pink and orange for a pop of color, or keep things simple and modern by choosing all-white flowers such as orchids. Whatever you decide, keep your wedding setting in mind and design a backdrop that will bring a fresh, tropical look to the end of your aisle.

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Bamboo Canopy

<p>Beach Wedding Ceremony with Bamboo Arch</p>

Photo by Darin Images

Can you imagine exchanging vows in front of this stunning ocean-side backdrop? This towering structure was handcrafted from a series of bamboo reeds knotted together at the top, then decorated with a lush garland of eucalyptus greenery and ivory O'Hara roses.

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Tropical Leaves

<p>Tropical Leaves Wedding Ceremony Arch</p>

Photo by Erika Layne

Creating an impressive, jaw-dropping ceremony backdrop by covering a large arch structure from top to bottom with giant tropical leaves like these emerald-green monsteras. The chiffon draping behind the structure and glowing lanterns add softness and romance.

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Tropical Palms

<p>Beach Wedding Ceremony with Palm Frond Arch</p>

Photo by Sean Cook

If you're tying the knot on the beach, highlight the beautiful turquoise waters behind you by creating a ceremony backdrop "frame"—erect a three-post structure and decorate with gigantic palm fronds. Jute rugs also make for a natural-looking aisle runner.

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Modern & Tropical

<p>Wedding Ceremony Backdrop with Tropical Foliage</p>

Photo by Jennifer Sosa

For something tropical with a modern, edgier twist, we love this ceremony backdrop constructed from loads of verdant tropical foliage. Concrete cinderblocks at the base display taper candles while the translucent ghost chairs round out this modern ceremony look.

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Tropical & Boho

<p>Woven Wedding Ceremony Arch with Greenery</p>

Photo by Carlos Walters

If you're going for an Anthropologie-meets-Maui wedding aesthetic, we love the combination of macramé with palm leaves. A knotted ceremony backdrop adds just the right amount of bohemian flair while the lush-green palms and white Phalaenopsis orchids give the overall design some tropical punch.

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Floral Garlands

<p>Wooden Wedding Ceremony Arch with Floral Garlands</p>

Photo by Chris + Lynn

Liven up a rustic wooden-post ceremony structure by creating garlands of fresh white orchids suspended on fishing wire; attach them to the wooden cross bar to create a beautiful floral curtain.

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