Let's be real, we'll never grow tired of seeing fabulous bohemian floral arches and over-the-top flower walls at weddings (à la Kim and Kanye, of course). However, if you're looking for something new (not old) and a little bit out of the box too, we've got you covered. Feast your eyes on these five fresh wedding ceremony backdrop ideas that haven't been done to death — and definitely don't have to involve flowers either.
Photo: [Christian Oth Studio](http://www.christianothstudio.com)
1. Statement Murals
Because why not turn your wedding backdrop into a work of art? A colorful mural in the event space or even a still picture of the couple or something simple to match their vibe, perhaps like a palm frond for a tropical wedding, looks chic, say event planners Natasha Burton and Jennifer Arreguin, co-founders of Swoon California.
2. Macramé Backdrops
Boho brides, this trend has your name written all over it! You can either keep it plain and simple or accent with some greenery for added texture. Macramé hangings can be suspended from wooden beams, poles or doorways and all by itself it makes a very natural yet chic backdrop that's understated in style, points out planner Aviva Samuels of Kiss The Planner. Another bright idea for bohemian brides: streamers, fabric or dream catchers, notes Chancey Charm Charlotte wedding planner Miranda Tassi. "These are always fun options, especially as they allow you to incorporate playful, vibrant and colorful patterns that further speak to your individuality and style as a couple."
Photo: [Maple & Elm Photography](http://www.mapleandelm.com/\#maple-elm-photography)
3. Portable Wall Panels
To create a modern feel for a fresh backdrop, wedding planner Marilisa Schachinger of Martel Event recommends using a large, but portable wall panel. "In addition to providing endless options for painted color or texture adhered to the wall, the ability to repurpose the backdrop for behind the wedding cake or a photo area ensures it remains a focal point throughout the event." In regards to texture, she especially loves the look of painted marble.
Photo: Stacy Sullivan of [Set Free Photography](http://www.setfreephotography.com)
4. Draperies, Bed Sheets, Blankets & Shower Curtains
Creativity is the name of the game. As a huge fan of patterns and textures, Samuels loves creating backdrops out of bed sheets, blankets, draperies and shower curtains — particularly the latter two since they already have a pole pocket sewn in them or holes at the top to hook onto a doorway.
Photo: [Derek Martinez Photography](http://www.derekmartinezphotography.com)
5. Clusters of Anything
Time to put on your thinking caps brides because, according to Samuels, just about anything can be used as a wedding ceremony backdrop. Seriously, cluster lots of any one thing together and mission accomplished. "Think balloons, lanterns, lights, paper garland, potted plants, cheerleader pompoms, picture frames, photographs, balls, ribbons...literally anything. As soon as you string them together or line them up next to each other you're in business."