Trending Now: Mantel and Fireplace Ceremony Backdrops
More and more couples are designing their wedding with bits and pieces of everyday life in mind. We first saw this with the lounge trend, when event planners and couples alike started arranging rental furniture into little nooks that make guests feel at home. To keep the coziness coming, another home-inspired décor trend has entered the mix. Mantels and fully-functioning fireplaces have become a go-to backdrop at real couple's celebrations. The look is relaxed and comfortable, so it's not surprise that countless couples have taken note of the trend.
The best part? Mantel décor works for just about any type of wedding style. If you're throwing a casual, boho-chic affair, opt for a distressed fireplace skeleton, adorned with sprays of blooms. Throwing a dramatic, black-tie fête? Swap out a built-in fireplace's wood supply for flickering candles to cast a romantic glow on your nuptials. If you're trying to imbue your ceremony with nostalgia and legacy, place family photos, precious keepsakes, or favorite books onto the mantel, so that they'll be close to you as you exchange vows. Your guests just might forget that they've been invited to your wedding, and make themselves right at home, instead.
If you're interested in trying out the trend for your own wedding, click through to see iterations of the idea from real couples. We don't think you'll be disappointed with the finished products.
A quiet mantel—adorned only with a string of blooms and seven candles—didn't detract from the age-old tree behind it.
This couple made their venue's fireplace an essential part of their summer wedding by filling the firebox with flameless candles.
Leaves and Light
Leafy greens provided a welcome contrast to a fireplace filled with wax candles.
This mantel's flower arrangement nearly touched the ceiling.
The crumbling fireplace at this couple's wedding gave their photos a sense of rustic, old-world style.
Formal Set Up
Gold accents, staggered candles, and a garland of greens brought a wintry vibe to a simple white mantel.
This couple cozied up their chilly wedding day by letting the fireplace blaze all throughout the ceremony.
To honor late loved ones, this bride placed their photos on her wedding altar's mantel.
Arranged to spell out "LOVE," a succulent sign looked right at home on top of this venue's stone fireplace.
Loaded with protected pillar candles, pink, burgundy, and cream blooms, and greenery, this ceremony mantel brought the drama.
Comforts of Home
An outdoor living room, featuring a pale blue mantel, couch, and colorful rug, made for a homey ceremony.
Pink and Green
Framed fresh roses, a lush green garland, and gold candlesticks dressed up this venue's plain stone fireplace.
Persimmons and white roses brought color to this mantel's climbing vine display.
Hearth of Mirrors
With an ornate gold mirror, draped floral arrangement, black candles, and a faux-fur topped stool, this marble fireplace proved that sometimes more is more.