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It’s been nearly 80-degrees in Austin lately which has been magical! It’s really getting us in the mood for wedding season as soon as the SXSW madness is over. We’re daydreaming about bright floral centerpieces and sun-filled receptions in the golden hour after loved ones have committed their lives to one another.

The actual ceremony is the most important, albeit shortest, part of the entire wedding. It’s what your guests came to see (in addition to ridiculous dancing and delicious cake, duh!), and the backdrop for a wedding ceremony only adds to the beauty of a couple exchanging vows. There are so many options when it comes to choosing your backdrop, so we thought of a few we’ve seen done well in the past that can be easily replicated and modified all with your own creativity and handiwork.

It’s not hard to tell that plants and florals are some of our favorite gifts from Mother Nature, so we absolutely love when brides choose to incorporate lots of foliage into their backdrops. No matter what the scene, it’s so much fun to drape flowers over a custom wood stand or a venue’s own archway.

a wooden frame wedding arch

Photo by Sophie Epton

a wedding arch under an old tree

Photo by Julie Wilhite

greenery and pink flowers on a wedding arch

Photo by Julie Wilhite

the bride and the groom table

Photo by Love, The Nelsons

Another obvious favorite of ours is handmade macrame backdrops. Not only do we have several in our inventory, but we’ve personally succumbed to the beautiful trend even in our own homes. Learning how to macrame yourself may seem daunting if you don’t feel like you have the time or patience, but it can be so rewarding to see your own work hanging behind you during your wedding. As always though, there’s no shame in outsourcing, we know how wedding planning can be!

crochet wire curtain

cream wire curtain

a cream wire knot

a cream fringe crochet curtain

handmade macrame backdrops

handmade macrame backdrop beside a large window

Photo by Loft Photography

Have we inspired you yet to create the loveliest of ceremony sites? We sure hope!

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