You may have noticed that we have been gone for awhile. We have hit event season, and it’s getting crazy (and we love it)! We’re back with this week’s how-to post, so let’s get started!
The weather has been warming up rapidly, winter is long gone, and spring is in full swing! Warm weather means one thing for us at Perfect Pair Events – outdoor weddings! There are infinite reasons to host your ceremony out of doors. Gorgeous scenery, natural light, fresh air, nature brings something to the table that an indoor ceremony site simply can’t provide. However, outdoor weddings have their drawbacks too. One of the downsides to an outdoor wedding? No focal point for your ceremony. This “problem” has led to many different creative solutions, and many outdoor ceremony sites offer an arch that can be beautifully decorated by your florist. But, there’s a sense of accomplishment in a unique DIY project pulled off without a hitch! Not to mention, it can be a pretty big money saver! So today I’ve compiled my favorite DIY ceremony backdrops for your outdoor wedding (or indoor, really)! Also, I filtered through to make sure all of these projects come with a tutorial so you’re not left with a beautiful backdrop and no idea where to start! Here are 5 wow-worthy ceremony backdrops you can make yourself!
Folded Paper Wall Backdrop
I’m obsessing over the bright pops of color from this folded paper wall. Make this backdrop as simple or over the top as you like. For a ceremony backdrop I would suggest going big with a large wall that can incorporate any color in any shade you’ve included in your wedding color scheme. Get the tutorial on how to bring this creative idea to your wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings.
Now this is a backdrop your guests aren’t going to forget! If you’re thinking about having this lunar inspired backdrop, I would highly suggest enlisting the help of your craftiest friend. This is no small DIY project, but it isn’t really difficult either! And it uses marshmallows – how fun! I’m absolutely in love with this backdrop idea. It’s a great way to take your ceremony from pretty to absolutely dreamy! Get the tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes!
Greenery Wedding Arch
We’ve already talked about ways to incorporate this year’s color of the year into your wedding. Why not DIY with Pantone’s “greenery” a little? The natural textures of this greenery arch and fabric backdrop bring a fresh and relaxing feel to any space. While a lot of these backdrops are ideal to create a focal point for outdoor ceremonies, this is a perfect idea if you’re wanting to bring a little of the outdoors inside. Visit Once Wed to make one of your own!
Balloon and Floral Arch
I’m a lover of all things whimsical and fun. This tropical balloon and floral arch is perfect for any fellow lovers of whimsy and color! Swap the tropical flowers for soft garden roses and the lime balloons for a paler green if softer hues and textures are more your style. Learn how at Green Wedding Shoes.
Geometric Paper Backdrop
I can’t get enough of this edgy, modern backdrop. This backdrop screams non-traditional couple to me and is just the focal point for a unique and creative ceremony. Leave it up and let it double as a great spot for photos! Check out the tutorial on how to make this one for yourself!
What did you DIY at your wedding? Let us know in the comments!