paper cranes wedding ceremony backdrop
 paper cranes backdrop wedding ideas

Loving all the paper backdrops I’ve been seeing lately. These two caught my eye this week: one in a ceremony, and the other for a reception venue. Kayla and Newton, above, folded 1000 paper cranes and hung them on their ceremony altar as their backdrop, which contrasted with a dark curtain. Shot by Altmix Photography. See their entire wedding here. Below are vintage music sheet flowers pinned on a wall for a reception designed by Courtney of Merriment Events.

 music sheet wedding ideas
 music sheet wedding ideas
Styled by Merriment Events and shot by Jennifer Colina Photography via The Inspired Bride.

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  • Wow – those cranes look so fantastic. Really striking and beautiful.

  • pretty! especially those cranes.

  • Paper rocks! Those are really good and cheap ideas.

  • I love these! I made my own paper background for a DIY photo booth. I probably punch out over 1,000 flowers! I have pictures up on my blog!

  • I love the paper cranes, and I do love folding origami… but I can’t imagine folding so many! They did a great job!

  • Those paper cranes look amazing! What a nice touch.

  • I love the music note backdrop I keep seeing it all over on different wedding blogs :)

  • These totally make a fun and romantic background!

  • Love these! Gorgeous!

  • This is an amazing idea! Amazing! Love the creativity!

  • Blackcarat

    It must have taken ages to make all those paper cranes. Still looks like it was worth it as the overall effect is very impressive.

  • moxi04

    Love love love those cranes! Any idea where they purchased the paper. Would like to make these for my wedding. Thanks for any help!

  • moxi04

    I LOVE the cranes! I’ve been wanting to make some for my wedding, but am having a difficult time finding paper. ANy suggestions for where to buy?

  • Aryn

    Love it all, but mostly the groom’s vest and rolled sleeves! Very dapper!!

  • sarah

    Hi Moxi,

    It totally depends on the color you’re looking for – try to find some good choices!

    Good luck!

  • i’m so flattered to see our images over here, thank you! kayla & newton’s cranes are one of my favorite wedding details i’ve ever seen- those two are just an awesome couple!