Many wedding trends come and go, but with the ever-increasing popularity of social media, one shows no signs of slowing down. To sum it up in two words: Instagramable backdrops. Thoughtfully designed photo backdrops give guests a fun way to share special moments from your wedding day while also conveying your overall wedding vision in a single photo.
We saw this idea come to life with several decor vendors at the most recent Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta show. Allow these visually compelling hot spots for picture-taking to inspire the most ‘grammed wedding day yet!
We’ve never met a flower wall we didn’t love. This flower wall with orchids and paper butterflies was the backdrop of our bridal fashion show, designed by Rhapsody in Blooms. A flower wall can be placed adjacent to or near the chuppah so that guests can take photos in front of it after the ceremony. Or, create a focal point behind the ceremony musicians or live band to ensure every angle of your wedding is perfectly curated.
If you’re looking for more wow and less garden party, an oversized paper flower wall is another way to bring your floral backdrop visions to life. Rent A Flower Wall Atlanta has custom flower walls in a number of colors to match any theme or photo booth.
Laser cut signage with the bride and groom’s names, a social media hashtag or a sweet phrase like “happily ever after” make for simple ways to craft Instagramable moments throughout your event. Letters by Shop Narwall can be customized to various shapes and sizes that are perfect for hallways, bathrooms or placing over other backdrops.
If you’re really looking to up the ante on your guests’ Instagram feeds, creating a vignette photo setting is a foolproof way to succeed. This photo vignette designed by Balloonacy and Flowers by Holland at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta was whimsical, glamorous and pure fun. The inviting set-up makes it clear that this is a photo stop!
Dance Floor Marquee
Of course, you hope your guests will be spending a lot of time on the dance floor. Beyond first dance and horah, don’t forget about the photo moments that can happen only when everyone is busting a move! We love Amp’d Entertainment’s dance marquee that creates a gorgeous glow mood with a bit of gold-toned lighting and makes a spectacular focal point for the reception.
Whether you choose one or multiple background opportunities for guests, some thoughtfully placed selfie sticks around the reception area is one more way to ensure your best gramming spots get plenty of picture-taking activity.
Looking for more inspiration? Don’t miss the next Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta Aug. 19 at Southern Exchange. Meet some of the professional vendors mentioned here who bring wedding visions to life, and 100-plus more vendors across every category.
Shelly Danz is the founder and chief party officer of Atlanta Party Connection, atlantapartyconnection.com, which links families planning weddings and mitzvahs with vendors and resources. The next Bar & Bat Mitzvah EXPO is Oct. 6.
Photos by Bre Sessions Photography