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How To: Geometric Hexagon Box Wedding Backdrop

How To: Geometric Hexagon Box Wedding Backdrop | A Practical Wedding

Two weeks ago we started our large scale wedding backdrop series with a pretty awesome (but still pretty traditional) photo booth style backdrop. Lest you think we were going to play it safe with this series, last week we went a little bonkers with a surreal cloud backdrop that's basically our most favorite project ever. But there's a reason we flew our very own wedding designer Michelle Edgemont out from Brooklyn for these projects and that's because girlfriend does colorful installation projects like nobody's business. So in the third installment of this series, we asked Michelle to go to work on a big, bold, geometric wedding backdrop that pretty much negates the need for any other decor at your wedding (which is exactly how we like it.)


  • Easy to transport. This installation looks pretty impressive, but the hexagon boxes nest, so they only end up filling two very light boxes.
  • This is a no-brainer to create (if not to install). You buy every color paint in the store of your particular color (all the blues!) and then spend an afternoon with two friends painting and chatting.
  • So. Pretty. (And kind of impressive, too.)


  • To create this backdrop the way we did, you'll need the ability to hang putty on the walls of your venue. This won't damage the paint on the walls, but you'll still need permission.
  • Installing the boxes takes someone with a little bit of an artistic eye (and an inspiration picture, so print one out). You'll need an hour or two in your venue before the ceremony and a dedicated helper who is excited to take this on as a mini-artistic project.


If you don't have permission to affix things to the walls of your venue, but you are in love with this project, there is a hack! You can buy a Pipe and Drape Backdrop ($139), then create this installation on one or more pieces of foamcore, which you can affix to your Pipe and Drape Backdrop with Gorilla Tape. You WILL need a vehicle large enough to transport your foam core, and you should use a heavy duty glue to stick the boxes to the foam core (no need to worry about damaging the paint, and you don't want the boxes to fall off during travel). All that said—this is a pretty easy hack, and it would look pretty damn rad.

How To: Geometric Hexagon Box Wedding Backdrop | A Practical Wedding