Top 10 Wedding Backdrops for Photo Booths, Dessert Tables and Ceremonies

We’ve come across many inspiring wedding backdrops perfect for gracing the walls of photo booths, dessert tables, ceremonies and dance floors. The Wedding Scoop has rounded up our top 10 favourites that are so beautiful, you could even say your vows in front of them!

1. Paper Pinwheels or Rosettes
These are very simple to make and remind us of our school days when we would make paper fans to cool ourselves in our stuffy classrooms. Click here for an easy-to-follow DIY tutorial for some sophisticated paper pinwheels!

Paper pinwheel1

Paper pinwheel2

Images from: Anna Page Photography via Ruffled and Kyle Hale via Green Wedding Shoes.

2. Balloons
Not just for birthdays, balloons can bring a whole lot of party fun to your wedding celebration and tie in easily with many colour palettes. We particularly love the all white affair below as well as these alphabet balloons which you can use to spell out your LOVE for one another.




Images from: Birds of a Feather Photo via Green Wedding Shoes and onelove photography via Green Wedding Shoes

3. Paper Flowers
If you’re a fashionista, then you’ll definitely appreciate this backdrop inspired by Chanel's 2009 Spring/Summer Haute Couture show. This will take some crafty fingers and time but the reward? Paper perfection! Click here and here for some great DIY paper flower tutorials.



Images from: Tikkido

4. Fabric and Ribbon
For a bohemian chic look and feel, try a romantic backdrop made from strips of fabric and ribbon. Click here for a DIY tutorial. 


Image from: Paper Muse Press.

5. Gold Fringe
Glam up your wedding with a flashy backdrop of gold fringe perfect for a luxe celebration! Click here for a DIY tutorial on how to make one with inexpensive fringe.

Gold fringe

Image from: Birds of a Feather Photo via Wood & Grain.

6. Honeycombs and Pompoms
We love the 3D effect that paper honeycombs and pompoms can bring. Plus, “pompom” is just ridiculously fun to say. Try it – pompom! These can be purchased online but if you’d prefer to make your own, click here for a DIY Tutorial for the “lazy” tissue paper pompoms you see in the second image below.



Images from Birds of a Feather Photo via Green Wedding Shoes and Kissandchips via Belle and Chic.

7. Giant Letters
Giant letters and marquee letters with lights look simply awesome as a backdrop and even in engagement shoots! We’ve featured some giant letters on our site here. Adorbs! Click here for a DIY tutorial on how to make marquee letters and give your wedding a vintage carnival feel.



Images from Brent Lukey Photography via The Lane and Annie McElwain Photography via 100 Layer Cake.

8. A curtain of paper cranes
We admit this one will take time and some dexterous folding but hey, if you get your bridal party involved, this lovely curtain of paper cranes could be done tout de suite! Plus, making 1000 of them is also a symbol of everlasting luck! Click here for a DIY paper crane tutorial to help get you started.



Images from Altmix Photography via Ruffled and Ting Wang of Lightedpixels Pixies via The Wedding Scoop.

9. Strings of white fairy lights
This is an easy breezy backdrop and what a fantastic way to reuse the Christmas lights you only bring out once a year. Done and done! 

Fairy Lights

Image from Kirk Mastin of Mastin Studio via Bridal Guide.

10. Scroll
Pen down your vows, favourites song lyrics, past love letters…the options are endless! All you need is a large scroll of butchers paper and some snazzy penmanship!


Image from Tammy Horton Photography via Style Me Pretty

{For more inspiration, follow our Beautiful Wedding Backdrops board on Pinterest!}