14 Majestic Backdrops for Your Wedding Photographs
When thinking about your venue, you want to be aware of areas on and surrounding the property that could serve as the settings for your photos. Luckily, there is no shortage of beautiful locales for brides-to-be. Jess Levin, founder and CEO of Carats & Cake, highlights some options that would make stunning backgrounds for your shots.
A beautiful colonial building, like The Greenbrier, lends a sense of sophisticated Americana to your photographs.
Manicured lawns and formal gardens, as seen throughout the grounds at Oheka Castle, add a sense of formality and elevated ambience to outdoor wedding portraits.
If you're getting married in or near the countryside, seek out an open field or nearby barn, like this scene in Pocantico Hills, New York.
For a city fête, nothing beats a rooftop ceremony or cocktail hour with 360 degrees of city sights to take in, as seen here at Tribeca Rooftop.
A cascading staircase, like the one at St. Regis Monarch Beach, serves as the perfect backdrop for bridal portraits.
For a tropical wedding, seek out a location with grassy lawns leading up to the water so your event photographs as if it is on both land and sea, as seen at Montage Kapalua Bay.
On the Lake
Lakeside venues, like Cedar Lakes Estate, with serene vistas and pine-tree-lined shores, create an especially romantic backdrop.
A field of flowers or whimsical trees, such as these weeping willows in Garrison, New York, create a sense of organic elegance.
If yours is an urban romance, take notes from Arielle and Lior, who headed to the streets of New York City for fun shots that could stop traffic.
In the Vines
From Napa Valley to Central Virginia, vineyards set a lush, bucolic scene for any bash, including this Novato, California, celebration.
Snow-capped peaks, like those at this Wyoming wedding, add an extra element of drama.
Home Sweet Home
If you're getting married in the Northeast, consider taking advantage of one of the many stunning New England-style homes found throughout the region. Nicolina and Luke, pictured here, married in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Arboresque and Picturesque
When possible, a tree-lined drive, like this one in Johns Island, South Carolina, is a lovely way to frame your portraits or even your entire reception space.
By the Sea
For a New England wedding, consider heading out to the coast to take advantage of the moody beaches and grassy dunes that line the shore. Monica and Adam said "I do" in Harwich Port, Massachusetts.