Michelle Edgemont Shop: Fabric Backdrops
Backdrops, much like a happy hour vodka soda, are an item that makes a bigger impact than the amount of money you spend on it. Fabric backdrops especially fall into this magical “affordable yet impactful” category of wedding decor. Solid fabric backdrops are easy and readily available for rent from most party rental companies. They are traditionally called Pipe and Drape, referring to the pipes you also need to rent to hang the drapes on.
Say you want more pizazz in your backdrop? Some trendy colors? A pattern, for example. Where do you turn? You could purchase fabric from a store and make your own. That sounds like a great DIY project, right? Um. Not until you hang the backdrop and stand 20′ away from it do you notice that the really cool pattern you chose is barely visible that far away. Because of the limits in pattern repeat size on rotary or screen printed fabrics, from a distance store bought fabrics often look muddy, blurry, and not as fun as they look close up. Oh, and don’t get me started on wrinkly backdrops. Do you want to be steaming a cotton DIY backdrop while getting your hair and make-up done? Didn’t think so.
This is why the backdrops I designed are A) engineered, oversized prints, that look great close up and far away, B) digitally printed to be able to achieve a large pattern size, and C) printed on wrinkle-resistant fabric.
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*54″ wide x 96″ tall
*wrinkle-resistant fabric with a beautiful drape
*2″ rod pocket on the top and the bottom. Meaning, either end can be the top. Pick your favorite.
The Ombre backdrop is soft, beautiful, and will blend into the surroundings while creating a colorful spot to say your I Dos. Both ends of the backdrop have a rod pocket – so you can put either the soft pink or the bright pink at the top. For the couple who wants to be on trend (ombre is IT right now), without in-your-face graphics (soft and pretty, please), and compliment their skin tones (looks great behind anyone, not only my lovely model above).
The Joyful Geo backdrop is simply that: JOYFUL. The design is inspired by a painted backdrop DIY project that went viral that I designed for A Practical Wedding. The pattern is designed to be large and impactful – for the couple that loves color, geometric lines, and crisp corners.
Keep the rest of the decor and flowers simple and in matching hues. Like I did above with the white dahlias, pink ranunculus, and pink astible – the colors of the flowers stand out yet compliment the backdrop. When using a large, graphic, statement piece in your decor, everything else should take a supporting role. The key is complimentary flowers, not matchy-matchy.
I’m excited to see how you are going to use these backdrops in your decor!