Paper flowers, garland, and pizza(?): These alternative wedding ceremony backdrops are groovy

Did you see our roundup of macrame wedding backdrops that totally double as home decor? I found a whole slew of alternative wedding ceremony backdrops that give that a run for its money. From balloons to bunting to huge paper flowers and succulents wreaths, there's something in the vein of flora and fauna that will suit your ceremony decor needs.

Use them as ceremony backdrops, as your arch, in your photo booth, behind your sweetheart table… anywhere you like. Ready to peruse your options? Let's go…

Use giant word balloons as a non-floral backdrop

When you're as adorable as Cat and Babs are, proclaiming your names to the heavens with giant word balloons seems perfectly acceptable and magical. If you too need a cool and cheaper-than-flowers backdrop/decor for your ceremony or reception, maybe huge ass balloon letters are your solution. They're cheap and awesome, and here are a few we like…

Balloons gone chic: giant balloon wedding decor for your reception

Okay I know… balloons are for kid's parties, right? But what if I told you that balloons can totally be adult chic? Just take a peek at these huge 36-inch balloons with gorgeous tassels that you can use as wall decor, a ceremony backdrop, a candy buffet backdrop, or as in the case here, reception chair decor. It's like channeling childhood AND keeping it super classy.


This bride wanted to show off the urban beauty of her Connecticut hometown

I adore it when a couple wants to show off a place that's super special to them for their wedding. Barbra specifically wanted to bring out the urban beauty of her hometown of Bridgeport, Connecticut, for her August wedding with Miguel. Scroll through light-drenched, pastel photos and be amazed at the artistic value of a patched cement wall and the brilliant colors of graffiti. I love that the Caution tape isn't hidden as Barbra walks down her sidewalk aisle to marry Miguel on a public green. And the final shot with the happy couple under a street lamp at dusk? I hope that's on their wall at home somewhere.