A Wedding Trend We're Loving: Macramé Decorations
There's something so undeniably bohemian about macramé. You'll typically see these pretty textiles, which are made by knotting cord or string to make unique patterns, as wall hangings. Though the style is a favorite of boho-chic millennials, the art of macramé is believed to have originated with 13th century Arabic weavers, who used hand-looms to make what they called "migramah," or "fringe." The fact that the weave style is still trending today is a testament to its versatility and cool factor.
And that's why so many couples are turning to macramé when time comes to choose ceremony and reception decorations. The knotted patterns look just as pretty when used as intricate ceremony backdrops as they do when smaller versions are created to top modern wedding cakes. From woven table runners and wedding dress accents to bouquet wraps and woven chandeliers, there are so many incredible ways to interweave this old-meets-new art form with other décor elements on your big day.
Here, you'll find a series of photos from real weddings that prove that there's no wrong way to interpret the trend. Add small, minimal weavings to the backs of you and your new husband or wife's reception chairs, use knotted hangings to suspend potted plants at your venue, or fasten a macramé curtain to your bar station. Another bonus? The creamy string looks good all on its own, sans color. If you want to brighten it up though, feel free to take notes from one couple, who opted for a dip-dyed version. Click through to discover all of these whimsical, inspired ideas.
Woven Bloom Backdrop
Just when you thought that macramé was a textiles-only trend, Cake Envy proved that, with a little creativity, it works on fondant, too.
The embroidered motifs and vintage lace on this bride's Spell & The Gypsy Collective wedding dress offered up a playful, romantic take on the macramé style.
As far as overhead installations go, these woven beauties by macramé artist Elbowgrease were some of the most creative we've seen.
At a mix-and-match reception table—we're loving the various antique Stonewood Vintage chairs and tables used throughout—a floor-length macramé runner unified the setup.
Roped chairs from Archive Rentals were a breezy addition to a recently-eloped couple's ocean-view sweetheart table.
A rugged birch backdrop, complete with a textured and fringed wall hanging and blush tassels, was only part of this boho ceremony scene. A rug and potted greens and pampas grasses were the finishing touches.