15 Creative Wedding Canopies Perfect for Your Big Day
Your wedding ceremony is the most meaningful part of the big day, and also one of the most beautiful. That’s why, if you’re like us, you’re probably putting a good amount of thought into how you can best decorate the space to reflect your personal style and set the stage for the heartfelt vows to come. From colorful chuppahs to magnificent mandaps, these 15 canopies each provide a picture-perfect spot for saying “I do.” Recreate your favorite, or let these ideas inspire your own original design. Either way, you’ll be well on your way to hosting a stunning ceremony that’s unlike anything else your guests have seen.
1. Colorful Piñata Canopy: Turn your wedding into one big fiesta with a canopy or arch featuring faux flowers, festive ribbons and playful piñatas. This vibrant color scheme of pink, red, orange and yellow lends instant brightness and fun, whatever the location. (via Anahi Weddings)
2. Elegant Floral Canopy: With elegant draping, romantic roses and a chic chandelier, this canopy that looks like something straight out of a celebrity wedding. Steal the style and enjoy being the star of your own love-filled adventure. (via Jeff Tisman Photography)
3. Neon Green + Pink Canopy: Neon pink and green details look bold yet sophisticated alongside a white cloth, bamboo columns and dangling orchid-filled terrariums. Add a set of stately thrones, and you’ve got a mandap fit for any modern-day king and queen. (via Cory Ryan Photography)
4. Paper Pinwheel Canopy: Fun-loving couples can’t go wrong by decorating their chuppah with paper pinwheels and ice cream cones in a rainbow of carnival-like colors. Heart-shaped balloons off to the side and a cute pom-pom garland up above will further enhance the creative look. (via Lara Hotz)
5. Rustic Orange, Yellow + Green Canopy: Channel a rustic vibe by selecting an earthy color palette and erecting your mandap in a forest of towering redwood trees. We love the way this couple incorporated orange, green and yellow details, including a lovely floral garland backdrop. (via Third Element Photo Co.)
6. Ribbon Streamer Canopy: You may already know that ribbon streamers make for fun photo and grand exit props, but how about going a step further and showcasing them during the ceremony? This color-popping canopy brings the vision to life with ribbons featuring a variety of happy hues. Plus, how cool is that quirky blue and white chandelier? We think it adds the ultimate finishing touch. (via Dear Wesleyann)
7. Tree Tunnel Canopy: Will and Kate wowed the world with their tree-lined aisle during the royal wedding in 2011, and now you can too by making your entrance beneath a tunnel of trees decorated with tiny twinkle lights. Or, if that seems a bit too over the top, simply place a smaller tree-branch canopy up front for you and your sweetie to stand beneath. (via Valentina Glidden Fine Art Photography)
8. Ribbon Tent Canopy: A tent made of fluttering ribbons provides the perfect setting for a small and intimate ceremony. Positioned at the end of a wildflower-lined aisle, this one is practically too beautiful for words. (via Samantha Bonpensiero Photography)
9. Rustic Romance Canopy: Who says rustic weddings can’t still be classy and chic? Whether used during the ceremony or to show off the sweetheart table throughout the reception, a canopy like this delivers the perfect combination of country charm and classic elegance. (via Duke Photography)
10. Orchid Garland Canopy: Dressed up with garlands of orchids and even some colorful dots, this simple wooden frame looks anything but basic. Make the look your own for an instant infusion of tropical flair. (via Mi Belle Photography)
11. Ombre Garland Canopy: Just in case you haven’t guessed it by now, we’re huge fans of the floral garland. This ombre-inspired creation is no exception, and we especially love the pairing of hot pink flower heads and cream-colored drapes. (via Closer to Love Photography)
12. Pink, White + Green Floral Canopy: If there’s one thing we love just as much as flowers, it’s gorgeous greenery. This canopy delivers both in the most beautiful way possible, making it a versatile choice for spring and summer weddings. (via Troy Grover Photographers)
13. Dramatic Draping Canopy: Formal affairs call for opulence and visual drama at every turn. This tented white canopy, accented with crystal chandeliers and pink-peach floral arrangements, definitely doesn’t disappoint. (via Caroline Tran)
14. Flowing Fabric Canopy: From the flowing fabric to the exquisite flowers, this stunning canopy has us swooning big time. If we had to pick our favorite part, it would definitely be the tiny gold stars that would also make for great cake toppers or centerpiece accents. (via Mirelle Carmichael Photography)
15. Paper Flower Canopy: Paper flower garlands look whimsical, while a blush tablecloth and collection of candles really help dial up the romance factor. Use this type of canopy during the ceremony, then enjoy wining and dining beneath it at the start of the reception. (via AK Studio + Design)
What’s your favorite wedding canopy design? Share some creative ideas below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)