Wedding Trend We're Loving: Circle Installations

Your wedding decor just took on a new shape

Updated 06/14/17

Photo by Bottega 53

When you're saying "I do," it's best to set the ever-important scene with a dramatic backdrop. And as you search for ceremony backdrop inspiration for your wedding, you'll learn that you can do no wrong with a flower-covered arch, a light installation, or a hanging grid of greenery. (Seriously, so pretty!) But here's a thought: What if you took the floral arch full circle? Like, literally full circle. Imagine a circle-shaped installation that's basically a ring covered in something pretty—palm fronds for a beach bash, pink roses for a garden party, rustic greenery for a mountain affair. It makes the same statement as the arch, but it's a fresh idea your guests have never seen before, which, you'll also learn, is a driving force in your planning process.

And even if you're marrying in a church or have another ceremony backdrop in mind, you're in luck: This trend can easily be utilized elsewhere in your big-day setup. We've seen it done as an escort-card display (so easy, you just clip the cards on the ring!), as a hanging installation behind the head table, and even as an addition to a super-cool getaway ride (more on that later). So no matter where you're using it, think of the circle as the new chic, modern, and easily personalized approach to your wedding decor. What more can you ask for?

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<p>Palm Frond-Covered Circle Installation</p>

Photo by James + Schulze

How dreamy! We're loving this frond-covered altar for a modern beach bash.

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<p>Circle Escort Card Display</p>

Photo by Erinn McGinn; Flowers by Kim at Greenlion Design

Make your escort-card display do double duty as a statement backdrop too.

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<p>Greenery-Covered Circle Installation</p>

Photo by M2 Visual Studio; design & planning by Living Las Bodas; flowers by Flores El Invernadero; venue by Palacio de Moutas; bride's dress by Beba's Closet

A historic palace venue, mix-and-match vintage chairs, a greenery-lined aisle, and an epic circle installation? Yep, it's almost too much goodness to handle. Almost.

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Photo by Tata of the Wagyu Story; decor by Trinity Artwork; flowers by Chloe Florist; dress by Veronika Vidyanita

If this isn't pure romance, we don't know what is. Say "I do" in front of a wheel of garden roses, and then pose for some seriously frame-worthy portraits.

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Greenery Wreaths

Photo by Katie Nesbitt Photography

Hang metallic rings, decorated with bunches of fuchsia flowers and foliage, at varying levels to create a statement-making backdrop behind the head table.

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<p>Natural Greenery Circle Installation</p>

Photo by Karime Photography; flowers by Eco Flora Design; bride's dress by Trousseau Bridal

Natural brides, take note. This airy hoop almost blends into the field of uncut grass, yet it still makes for the perfect framed photo op.

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<p>Circle Installations on Boat</p>

Photo by Bottega 53; planning by Centrorose un Tulipano; bride's dress by Laure de Sagazan

See! You really can put wreaths anywhere, as demonstrated by this adorable couple who added them to their getaway boat.

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<p>Pink and Orange Flower Circle Installation</p>

Photo by 1985 Luke Photography; design by Smitten Kiss; flowers by Vo Floral

This modern pink-and-orange circle is the perfect contrast to its rustic backdrop. Add in pops of color down the aisle, wooden lanterns, and pretty white chairs and you've got a boho-meets-farm wedding. (Who knew that was a thing?)

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Photo by Carley Rudd; flowers by Wylie West Creative; food styling by Le Feeme Epicure; art direction & styling by Anne Sage

This winner almost looks like the Olympic rings—but with flowing ferns, tulips, and calla lilies.

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<p>Greenery Wreaths With Ribbon</p>

Photo by Melissa Jill Photography; planning by Imoni Events; flowers by Sarah's Garden

To put a boho touch on a greenery-covered wreath, simply add strands of flowing ribbon at the bottom. Pretty pink blooms don't hurt either!

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<p>Greenery Wreath in Water</p>

Photo by Muravnik Photography; event design by Tatiana Bugaeva

Do your ceremony in ankle-deep water with the help of a circle backdrop. And how pretty does the slate-gray greenery look with the groom's suit and the bride's dress?! Color-coordinated perfection.

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