These Woven Wedding Ideas Are Uniquely Chic
There's no denying that the woven trend is everywhere right now. And if you've seen it on the streets, why can't you consider it for your wedding, too? The woven trend doesn't just encompass fashion-forward handbags (though those can be incorporated into your event, and we'll show you how ahead). We love seeing straw details—from raffia décor elements to jute accents—at wedding celebrations. After browsing these ideas, we're sure you'll fully understand why.
The art of basketry is our next big inspiration obsession, in part because it's an unexpected, fresh, and amazingly versatile muse. Woven items can channel styles from French elegance to boho-chic, so whether you're throwing a formal affair in the countryside or a modern celebration indoors, there's a way to include them in your big day.
We collaborated with event producer David Stark and his team to help you weave some texture through your wedding. And we mean weave it through every part of your wedding. Want to upgrade your flower arrangements? Try braided bouquet ribbons or centerpieces in straw baskets. Looking for a creative stationery suite idea? Incorporate woven details there. You can even design your desserts to fit the theme. We've got you covered from your ceremony to your cocktail hour to your reception.
See all of these genius ideas come to life on the following slides. We've even listed where we sourced our materials, so you'll have no trouble re-creating the looks on your own. (Yep, many can be DIYed!)
That's a Wrap
Add a rustic touch to vibrant blooms—ours include sweet peas, ranunculus, and a variety of garden roses—by tying them up in a delicate strand of hatmakers' Manhatco braided straw instead of ribbon. (Hint: Soak the straw for about an hour first, so it's more pliable.) There are plenty of alternatives out there, including braided jute and raffia (the material of this place mat—find a similar one at Jamali Garden), so if you're not sure what best suits your bouquet, take a look around your local crafts store. Raffia tassels complete the look.
Your ride-or-die maid of honor deserves all the pampering, so assemble a special thank-you gift: The silky Saskia robe shown here is perfect to tuck into a chic French Baskets bag, and you can store the straw-themed Aurelie Bidermann earrings in a coordinating coin purse (find a similar one at Jamali Garden). Label your presents with a personalized The Idea Emporium tag.
Hint at your wedding's pastoral-yet-sophisticated style with a Curlicue Designs Calligraphy and The Idea Emporium stationery suite that mixes a variety of textures—in addition to printed patterns, it features whitewashed-maple invites and detail booklets with woven Bella Forte Designs spines, plus a fun WaxSeals.com seal. Wrap everything up in jute braids from M&J Trimming; Vintage Champion Stamps postage is just the icing on the cake.
Raise the Bar
Decking out a surface—like a bar—with woven wallcovering is a quick and surprising way to add a warm vibe to a space. (Just be sure to apply it with removable tape on a rental item!) We decorated this one with clear Luigi Bormioli carafes and glasses (so as not to detract from the furniture itself), additional Ichendorf glasses, and flowers in a stylish rattan vase from Soane Britain.
"The escort-card moment is one of the first places your guests interact with your party, so it should be memorable," Stark says. His team created a contemporary display by repurposing an artfully woven Tinekhome bulletin board and hanging Curlicue Designs Calligraphy and The Idea Emporium engraved escort cards with dowels and beads.
See the Light
Ready to make a big statement? All you need is a few large wicker lamps (we got ours from Tinekhome and Kouboo). "Hanging all these shapes together creates a real landscape over the tables," Stark says. A clever take on the paper-lantern trend, this stylish setup complements other basket-themed elements (think Serena & Lily chairs), and the durable fixtures can come home with you afterward—a perfect souvenir for your new life together. We completed this tablescape with Kiss That Frog carafes and tumblers, Julia B. plates, and John Derian vases.