If you’ve never heard of macramé, be sure to continue reading this post! It’s the ultimate bohemian wedding necessity! It just works; however you choose to use it – as a ceremony backdrop, a table runner, to show off your flowers or something different again, it will complete the free-spirited style of your wedding.
So, what is macramé you ask? Macramé is the simple art of knotting string or cord in patterns to make decorative items. From jewellery and home decorations to plant holders and wall hangings, macramé comes in all shapes, sizes and styles. It can virtually be crafted into anything and what’s more, it’s handmade and bespoke, which, for a wedding, gives a much more personal touch.
Macramé décor details suit so many venue styles, whether you adorn your beach wedding with a woven backdrop entwined with colourful flowers, dress your rustic woodland table with a flowing knotted beauty or enchant your secret garden wedding with delicately fringed macramé bunting… this hand crafted artwork will work wonders in adding a true bohemian touch to your wedding.
For an ethereal, naturally romantic feel, leave the macramé simple and bare – this is great for a minimal look. If you want to get a little more creative, add some detail… such as wooden beads, dip dye the ends, tie charms to the tassels or weave flowers into the knots. This will give a chic modern vibe, bringing a pop of colour to your macramé decorations.
If you’d like a more subtle look, why not DIY these gorgeous macramé chair sashes?! They actually not too difficult to make…
Plant hangers are actually one of the most traditional uses for macramé and they still make stunning decorations for boho weddings! These beauties look amazing anywhere, to compliment a focal point like the cake, as suspended floral centrepieces, or simply hanging from trees in your ceremony area. They come in all colours, doubled up in pairs, dip dyed, adorned with detail or kept simple in neutral tones.
One of the latest macramé trends that we LOVE are macramé bunting and garlands – what a beautiful alternative to traditional bunting! This is a definite must! You could place it anywhere, along the edge of the top table, framing your outdoor ceremony area, as a backdrop to your sweets station or cake stand…
Speaking of cakes, feast your eyes on these amazingly cute cake toppers, made of macramé (of course!)
From dream catchers and chandeliers to tee pees and mini wall hangings, take a look at how macramé can be used to craft the finer details of your wedding décor, bringing the whole look to life.
Ahh, how gorgeous are these macramé hammocks?! The perfect addition to a relaxed, boho wedding lounge area for your guests to chill and chat. We love the dip dyed tassels and fringing!
Head over to our ‘Using Macramé‘ Pinterest board for more inspiration on how to incorporate macramé into your wedding.