A wedding backdrop can take so many shapes, be made up of so many materials, and can serve a number of functions. Whether you’re looking at a hoop backdrop, a white arch backdrop, wedding backdrops or photo backdrops for parties, at Koch & Co., we have a wide range of backdrop decorating supplies to help you design the backdrop your event needs.
Wedding backdrops are so useful in that they can be repurposed after the ceremony as a wedding photo booth backdrop or as a bridal table backdrop. Establishing a clear focal point for your guests at both your ceremony and reception, a backdrop brings so much interest to wedding photos and truly is an investment worth considering for your big day.
In Need Of A Wedding Photo Backdrop For Your Bridal Event?
Wedding photo backdrops can be a big undertaking, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. At a fundamental level, a photo backdrop is simply a decorated standing frame. The nature of the decoration allows you to decide on the level of complexity you prefer. Often, newlyweds will opt for some variety of a photo wall backdrop, that is, something with a covering. This covering can be made up of fairy lights, curtains or drapery, foliage, paper streamers, and so much more.
When selecting a covering for a photo wall backdrop, it’s advisable to use fabric that will contrast enough with the newlyweds’ outfits. This will help prevent a washed out or camouflaged look in photographs. For a subtle colour palette and overall effect, colours like pastels and neutrals are a good choice. These colours in fabrics like cheesecloth and tulle diffuse light nicely to create an ethereal glow for wedding photos.
Stunning Flowerwall Backdrops For Weddings, Engagement Parties & Bridal Showers
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s flowerwall backdrop at their 2014 wedding marked the beginning of the wedding flower backdrop era. Since then, flower walls have been adapted for every kind of event. We don’t all have the scope to achieve the 6 metre flower walls Kim and Kanye had, but using the range from Koch & Co, you can achieve any number of flower wall iterations. Whether it’s a flower wall displayed by a floor length mirror frame or a flower wall with an embedded neon sign, is made from fresh flowers, individual silk flowers, or flower wall tiles, we have the tools and supplies you need at Koch & Co. Shop our range of flower wall backdrops for bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, engagement parties, and kitchen tea events.
Australia’s Trusted Brand For Wedding Backdrops
At Koch & Co, we are an established event and floristry supplies wholesaler that is Australian owned and run. Check us out online or in-store at our Superstore in Auburn, NSW to see our square, rectangular, circular, and arch backdrops for sale. Our range of wedding backdrops for sale are competitively priced, and are built with the durability and ease of use required by our clientele of events specialists and DIYers.
- What are some wedding backdrop ideas?
Wedding backdrop ideas are as varied and unique as each individual wedding is. A popular favourite is the arch backdrop. Perfect for a garden wedding, a round arch backdrop is a classic soft curved shape. Dress with classic roses and contrasting dark foliage for a quintessential English garden wedding.
In more recent trends, we have seen the entry of the arch backdrop panel into the mix. Made of painted plywood or a fabric-covered arch, the covered backdrop arch is an avant-garde wedding backdrop solution that heroes colour blocking to create a statement piece. An ideal way to build up a colour palette, these backdrop panels can be decorated with flowers, neon lights, and decals in the same way that traditional arches can be. A popular decorating combination includes a backdrop panel with a balloon garland in a mix of pastel and metallic colours, and finishes.
- How to make a wedding backdrop?
A simple and modern approach to a wedding ceremony backdrop is to assemble a simple frame like our Square Backdrop Standing Frame and hang an artistically painted roll of canvas or a colourful patterned rug onto it. Use clamps to secure your canvas or rug, and dress the space in front with floral arrangements on plinths and at floor level. This is a highly effective way to establish your theme and colour palette, and a great way to stand out while creating a lasting impression in your photos and for your guests.
Painting a canvas roll can seem daunting, but some acrylic paints and a broad paintbrush can make it easy to blend and texturise the colours in your palette. Layer with a waterproof sealant to protect your backdrop from rain damage. A toffee, pale pink, and grey colour scheme serves as a gentle and neutral complement to the traditional white and black usually worn by newlyweds. These colours are easy to find in flowers, with toffee, quicksand, and pale pink roses widely available, year-round.
- How to make a backdrop for a wedding reception party?
When considering the design and construction of a wedding backdrop, it’s cost effective to reuse a backdrop from your ceremony. This can be placed either behind the main table, as a groom and/or bridal backdrop, and wedding backdrops can also be placed in a space designated as a photo op area. When transitioning a ceremony backdrop to a reception, a portable backdrop made up of multiple pieces is easier to move and easier to adapt to your reception space. As an added bonus, it may also be possible to change the arrangement of the pieces to create a different look for your reception.
For example, if you have two rectangle backdrop standing frames and decorate them with clusters of flowers, they can be slightly spaced apart as a backdrop for the ceremony. Balance out the symmetry of these backdrops with a foreground made up of an odd number of floral arrangements, staggered at varying heights on plinths and at floor level. At the reception, the backdrop standing frames can either be kept together, or one might be designated as a wedding photo backdrop, and one as a wedding party table backdrop. Similarly, the staggered floral arrangements can be kept together or moved to decorate different areas in the reception space. Possible locations include by the wishing well, beside the welcome sign, or alongside the space from where the MC speaks.
- How to make a wedding backdrop with lights?
For years, it’s been popular to decorate a wedding backdrop with a curtain of fairy lights diffused by an overlaid curtain of tulle. The soft glow of light creates an elegant wedding backdrop that is both romantic and effective in photos. For an installation like this, we recommend Koch & Co’s Square Backdrop Standing Frame Only, which provides a decorative yet simple stand for any kind of curtain to be hung from.
In a similar vein, there is an emerging trend whereby curtains of fairy lights are hung without the use of fabric to diffuse or soften the light. This works particularly well if the curtain of fairy lights sits against an exposed brick or sandstone wall. In cases like these, the textured wall surface plays with light and shadow for a modern minimalist look. Another effective way to make a statement with illuminated wedding backdrops is to use festoon fairy lights or individual pendant lights, clustered and staggered to make a curtain. These backdrop decorations draw more attention to the lights themselves. As bigger individual lights, they have greater presence and impact. It’s worth noting that the overall effectiveness of any light-focused wedding backdrop is going to depend on the ambient lighting. For optimum results, place your illuminated backdrop in a dimly lit area so that your design can really shine.