10 Beautiful, Alternative Wedding Backdrops

Forget the traditional arch — these days, anything can become a beautiful backdrop at a real wedding ceremony. Old barn doors, colorful streamers, and strings of sparkling lights are all ways to dress up your "I dos." Borrow one of these 10 stylish ideas to make exchanging vows a little more special.
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Have some old barn wood on your hands? Use it to create a rustic-chic DIY backdrop.
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Set the stage for a romantic affair with lush linen curtains.
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Use lights to create a whimsical wedding background.

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Chalkboard backdrops can be styled in countless ways, so they're great for any type of wedding!

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This sparkly backdrop screams fun and glamour.
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Photo: Linda Chaja via Wedding Chicks/Courtesy of Lover.ly.
Having a destination wedding? A colorful umbrella backdrop perfectly sets the tone.
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You just know this couple is super fun.
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A quilted backdrop is great for a rustic wedding.
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Old barn doors — painted or not — are the perfect complement to an outdoor wedding.
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Photo: TW Photography via Wedding Chicks/Courtesy of Lover.ly.
Add a chandelier to your wedding altar for a vintage-chic look.

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