Back in the 70s, those who were born to be free-spirits would prefer to not follow any fashion trend and dressed effortlessly instead. Sometimes for their own convenience they even created self-made trinkets. Such lifestyle was called Bohemian as it was used to describe the nomadic people in Bohemia who lived the unconventional way. Who would've known the effortless look and lifestyle of these Bohemian people would turn out to be so iconic? Even in the 21st century, many people are still adoring all the eclectic qualities the Boho posses and even applies them to different areas of life like home decor, fashion and of course, weddings.
A unique Bohemian trend we've noticed become a highlight in today's weddings is macrame, or the art of knotting. Brides-to-be who want to imbue chic Boho vibes into their celebration has explored many possibilities of incorporating macrame on their wedding elements. Scroll through the slideshow below to check out the ideas!
Bring in the boho vibes at the first peek of your celebration through your invitation or save-the-date cards! If you’re feeling crafty, you might as well do the macramé knots your own as pictured above.
Add a special touch of macramé to accentuate your wildflower hand bouquet. What can be more perfect than this?
Here goes a sight to hold at the ceremonial procession. You can either have a hand-sewn macramé knot design on the veil or have it trimmed with knotted fringes to resemble a macrame knot.
On the bride
You can look extra feminine and extra Bohemian if you slip on these macramé-accented bridal gowns. Also, consider the two-piece set for a more relaxed occasion such as the after-party.
Instead of flower crowns, why not add a sophisticated touch to your hairdo with this macramé hair band? You can pull-off this look with loose wavy hairstyles and look like the ultimate Boho chick.
Boho brides would definitely love to have this macramé curtain as their backdrop while exchanging life-long vows, do you agree?
More wedding arches
Hanging macrame plant hangers and dreamcatchers over your wedding arch creates an effortless and beautiful focal point. Especially for an outdoor wedding, as the wind blows softly at these hangers and create a divine backdrop for your ceremony!
Even more wedding arches
For an indoor ceremonial procession, you might want to add a sumptuous amount of flowers to radiate a romantic mood.
Escort card display
Such creative seating displays would linger on the boho brides’ mind! Which one of the above would suit your wedding theme the most? Consider having the leaf escort cards if you're fusing the Boho vibe with a botanical theme!
More escort card display
A simpler take on the escort card display is to have it pinned on a macramé curtain or its cascading strings with a gold binder clip! Easy and effective, you can make this as a DIY project for the wedding!
Fill your space with some hanging installation to enhance the beauty of a bohemian-style wedding. You can make the use of it as your photo booth backdrop too!
Adorn your lounge area with hanging installation of macramé wind chimes! Don’t you think the decorative pieces look just flawless to let your guests unwind?
Place some macramé hangers to decorate the counter or get creative in serving the drinks for your guests. If you can have a macramé plant hanger, surely you can also have a macramé drink hanger!
Still using the same DIY trick of hanging objects, use knotted cords to hold floral garlands or light bulbs as part of an overhead table decoration.
From table runners to napkin knots, boho brides-to-be with creative minds will definitely come up with different designs and textures for these details. The options are endless, don’t you think?
Try to restrain yourself from using macramé on the sweetheart table excessively. You can use it simply as a table runner or go all out on the chairs.
Lastly, your wedding cake is another focal point your guest will be looking forward to. There are two ways to incorporate macramé on your wedding cake. It’s either having a real macramé piece as a cake topper or to have your cake designed in macramé texture. Whichever method you end up with, rest-assured that both look so ethereal.
More wedding cake ideas
If a macramé-detailed wedding cake feels too much, why don’t we use the same trick to hang yours in knotted cords? To us, this is bringing back the hanging wedding cake trend, in style.
Even when it's beautiful and unique, going full-on macrame on each and every one of your wedding elements is an unwise move. Moderation is key. Consult your wedding decorator to create a sweet and balanced composition. And, tell us which one (or ones) your favorite macrame wedding detail is on the comment box below and add your favorite inspo image to the inspiration board!
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