Macrame has landed in the wedding world in a big way. Brides are using the delicate patterns of the craft in backdrops, bunting, and other macrame wedding decor to complement their dresses and florals. It's a beautiful way to add handmade to the big day. As we know, handmade pieces have a weight, a presence, and a magic that takes a space to the next level—wedding spaces included.
I'm working with a handful of brides this year on macrame weddings. We're busy designing ceremony backdrops, chandeliers, and hanging plants to add boho charm and softness to other rustic notes they are including in their weddings—outdoor, lakeside ceremonies and wooden farmhouse tables for the reception, to name a few.
Here are some macrame wedding designs I love (and a few I created myself, too):
Macrame doesn't have to be big and complicated (or expensive). It can be simple and beautiful, almost whisper-like, and still make a big impact.
But hey, there ain't no shame in going big. Just look at this mega beauty.
This multi-paneled piece is high-impact without being fussy (or competitive with the bride.) Sometimes simple is just the ticket.
Such a sweet and simple piece. This macrame creation would be easy to save and display in the couple's home after the wedding day.
My macrame plant wall design is perfect for brides who want to weave together their florals and their decor. Just imagine this piece festooned with wedding flowers! One of my brides plans to use this panel as a backdrop behind the cake, then as decor on her sunny home.
My large, chunky macrame bunting would look beautiful at the reception, perhaps even in the photo booth. It's festive without being fussy.
Of course, brides love this piece. It's definitely one of my most popular designs. One of my brides has commissioned a special-to-her version of this design as the ceremony backdrop. She then plans to hang the piece in her home, as art and as a remind of she and her husband's special day.
I love working with brides, but I keep a limited availability for wedding work so that I can deliver what each of my wedding clients wants, to a T. If you would like to explore macrame for your wedding, I'd love to join you!