How to Make a Magnolia Branch Ceremony Backdrop

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile DIY BackdropTulle and Magnolias seem to us like a match made in heaven so we can’t get over how beautiful this ceremony backdrop turned out.  The softness of the tulle and the defined shape of the branches make this the perfect addition to a rustic wedding. It would be a perfect ceremony backdrop, photo booth backdrop or wall decoration for a bridal suite or reception entrance. Indoor or outdoor, this backdrop will be as beautiful in stillness as it will be in the wind. We paired antique white tulle with blush tulle for a soft, warm effect, but you could work with any color to incorporate it into your wedding theme. You could also add lace or ribbon if you wanted to give it more variety. We hope this inspires you as much as it inspires us!

 



What You’ll Need:  Cream and Blush Tulle /  Flowering Magnolia Branches / Floral Wire / Scissors

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial First lay out the branches into the arrangement you want. You will need a large space to work where you can spread out.  Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial Using the floral wire, tightly bind the branches together where the ends meet the other branches.   magnolia branch ceremony backdrop tutorial



You may need to use multiple wires in some spots.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

Next, measure out the length of tulle that you will need.  We made ours so that it would touch the ground, but if you want a shorter backdrop that would work too!   Once you have chose a length, but your first piece of tulle to double that length.   Fold the piece in half and loop it around a place on the branches, pulling the rest of the length through to create a knot.  You will want to be sure you eventually cover the wires.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile DIY Backdrop

Step back to get a sense for how you want to space out your tulle.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

Using one color, repeat your earlier steps of measuring, doubling, looping and pulling through.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

It is alright if the tulle starts to bunch up, you will easily be able to untangle it later.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

Next, adding the blush tulle, fill in the gaps you left between the antique white tulle.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

You can leave the loops loose for a fuller look like we did or pull them tighter for a stronger hold on the branches.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

Once you have all of your lengths attached to the branches, take a final piece of tulle and wrap the branches to soften the look of the loops on the branches.
Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Backdrop Tutorial

Leave the end of the tulle that you used to wrap the branches loose at the end to float free!

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Backdrop Tutorial

Next, hang your backdrop and untangle the lengths of tulle if you need to.  If any are too long, now would be a good time to trim them!

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Backdrop Tutorial

This would also make for a beautiful indoor decoration for a bridal suite or for an indoor reception or photo booth backdrop.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

We also love the look of it against a barn door as a ceremony backdrop.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

The nature of the texture of the tulle is such that it will catch and bunch with the other pieces, and we love how that adds to the fullness of this piece!  If you want a much fuller look, add more lengths of tulle or start with thicker sections to begin with.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

The magnolia blossoms are often brown at the edges, adding to the rustic look of this piece.

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial Magnolia Branch  & Tuile Wedding Backdrop Tutorial

If you have a breezy location this would be a perfectly romantic and dramatic addition to your wedding!

Magnolia Branch  & Tuile DIY BackdropPhotography : MCR PROJECTS

 

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Magnolia Branch  & Tuile DIY Backdrop



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