5 creative wedding backdrop ideas! | Wedding styling inspiration



When it comes to setting the scene for your big day, we are big believers in using creative backdrops to help bring your vision to life!

Whether it’s a statement piece at your ceremony, an addition to your dessert station, or to create an epic bar setup – we just can’t go past a unique backdrop. Backdrops can be used to fill empty spaces, create beautiful photo opportunities, and essentially just add the wow factor into your day.

So if you’re currently on the hunt for some wedding backdrop inspiration… you are definitely in the right place! Take a look through our top picks (and get those Pinterest buttons ready) with our favourite backdrop ideas to use at your very own wedding.



Styling by The Events Lounge / Florals by Bower Botanicals / Image by Lucas and Co Photography

If you’ve been following us on social media for a while or are familiar with our range, then you probably already know about our current obsession with modern wire decor. And when it comes to backdrops, this is no exception!

A wire backdrop is best suited to a sleek and contemporary style wedding. You can choose to dress it up and soften the look with some fresh florals and greenery, or keep it bare for a more industrial look. Wire backdrops are perfect if you have a beautiful view that you don’t want to cover up entirely, as the background will still be able to filter through the structure.

We also love the idea of using a wire backdrop for a seating chart display, or as an addition to your photobooth for guests to clip on their polaroids. Our white wire soho backdrop also works perfectly with our range of wire cocktail furniture and dining chairs… just saying 😉



Image by The Desert Rose Co


Image by Lucas and Co Photography / Styled by The Events Lounge

For those planning a more natural and organic wedding, a vertical green wall is the perfect backdrop option for you. This style of backdrop is also a clever choice if you are working with a blank canvas like a function room or an empty hall and want to breathe some life into the space!

We love green walls used with a pop of colour, either through beautiful blooms or custom signage. They make gorgeous photo-booth backdrops, so don’t forget to include some props for your guests to take some happy snaps too!



Stationery by Sunshine & Confetti / Photo by Ivy Road Photography

What could be sweeter than exchanging vows in front of beautiful words that hold a special meaning to you? A custom calligraphy backdrop is an idea we are loving right now, for a sentimental touch at your ceremony or reception.

Whether it’s a quote that reflects you as a couple, a snippet from your vows or lyrics from a favourite song, a custom sign is a truly creative backdrop idea that both you and your guests will remember forever. You can keep it after the event as a beautiful memento of the day too.


Strings of lighting are one of the most simple but effective backdrop solutions. Whether it’s clusters of fairy lights or twinkling festoons, this backdrop idea is the perfect way to brighten up a dark space. This style of backdrop also creates a gorgeous focal point with the added benefit of creating amazing photos!

You can condense your lighting to one small section or go all out with a full wall display – the possibilities are endless!



Image by The Desert Rose Co

Shelving, racks and other display cabinets can also make a picture perfect backdrop. The bonus of using shelving is that you can make it functional too – like a drink station, behind the bar, or  even as a creative way to display your wedding favours.

Our white A-frame shelving can be dressed simply with some garlands of greenery, fresh blooms, or even pineapples and coconuts if you are trying to create a more tropical vibe!

Backdrops can really help to transform a space, from your ceremony right through to your reception. Using a creative backdrop will help to complement your wedding vision, make an impact on the day, along with providing you with incredible photos to look back on. ‘

So take your pick from our unique ideas above – we have a whole range of backdrops available to get you started!

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