Burlap is a wonderfully versatile fabric with a gorgeous texture and natural organic appeal. Not only do we love it because it is easy to DIY, but because it is so budget friendly too. Burlap, (also known as ‘hessian’) gives your wedding decor a charming rustic element and it’s natural colour provides plenty of versatility when co-ordinating a wedding palette. We’ve put together a selection of beautiful burlap wedding ideas to show you elegant and stylish ways to use this popular fabric.
Burlap Table Runners
A burlap table runner gives your wedding table a lovely textural element without compromising on style. Here, it looks great used on a modern minimalist table or edged with lace for a pretty soft vintage feel.
Burlap Wedding Table
When you include burlap details on your wedding table it makes for a great effect, but in order to keep the look stylish you don’t want to overdo the amount you use. This beautiful wedding tablescape, uses burlap not only for their tablecloth but also for their wedding favors. They successfully maintained a sense of style by balancing the raw texture and earthy tones of burlap with crisp white linens, soft pretty florals and fantastic pops of mint green.
Burlap Aisle Decor
Burlap also makes a fabulous aisle runner for an outdoor or beach wedding. This pretty beach affair pretty seashells to anchor the runner and burlap bows decorated with starfish to dress up the ceremony chairs.
Burlap Wedding Bouquet
Burlap wrapped wedding bouquets are a popular trend now for wedding flowers and a great idea if you’re wanting to diy your wedding bouquet. The rustic look of burlap against a bunch of delicate blooms makes a wonderful contrast and can depending upon the design can give your wedding style a modern edge or vintage charm. Florists love to finish off burlap wraps with a pretty satin ribbon or encrusted jewels to balance the raw fabric with sophisticated detailing.
Burlap Wedding Banners
Wedding banners give your wedding a lovely whimsical touch and always look great as props in your wedding photos. You can source sweet burlap wedding banners like these on Etsy or make them truly personal and do-it-yourself.
Burlap Wedding Decorations
There are so many ways to integrate burlap into your wedding decorations. Using simple burlap tablecloths will go great with a casual or rustic wedding theme. Also, pretty burlap bows on furniture, or burlap ribbon used for detailing on centerpieces looks particularly charming. If you prefer a softer vintage feel, try combining burlap and lace – just like this in this pretty tree chandelier below – so easy and so effective!
To maintain a chic wedding style, use just touches of burlap mixed with elegant decor. As you’ll see below, the stark white of a stylish Chiavari chair is beautifully contrasted with the rustic texture of a burlap tie. Likewise, a menu framed with burlap detailing brings a touch of organic loveliness to an elegant table setting. Another new wedding trend is to incorporate burlap accents into a glamorous style wedding theme. Mix it with sparkling crystals, chic candelabra and glimmering jewels, and the overall effect is elegant, warm and gloriously pretty!
Another way to elegantly incorporate burlap into your decor is to combine it with bright pops of colour. The natural coarse look of burlap against the canary yellow on this ring bearers pillow is a great combination. Similarly, the wonderful pop of yellow from the billy button and the teal twine on the napkin holders, add a modern and stylish accent against the earthy material.
For a wonderful stylish vintage wedding idea, you can’t go past burlap boutonnieres. Wrap the burlap around the base of the blooms, or use it as a background feature, either way they will look fabulous.
Burlap Wedding Invitations & Stationery
If you’re after something a little unique for your wedding, then burlap wedding invitations may be your style. Their natural handmade appearance make them perfect for a beach, shabby chic or vintage wedding and what’s more you can easily DIY. These invitations, found on Etsy use burlap as a background for lovely rustic touch. Also, handmade invitations or wedding stationery with a burlap ribbon or wrapped in twine take on a pretty organic feel.
Image Credits: Girl Holding Burlap Heart/ Burlap Bouquet / Modern Table Runner /Vintage Table Runner / Burlap & Aqua Wedding Table / Beach Aisle Runner / Pink Tulip Bouquet /Lavender Bouquet /Yellow Heart Banner /Red Heart Banner /Burlap & Lace Chandelier /Staircase Decoration / Shabby Chic Decor /Chiavari Chair / Elegant Menu /Glamorous White & Burlap Tablescape /Ring Bearers Pillow / Billy Button Napkin Detail /Boutonniere with Burlap Wrap / Boutonniere with Leaves /Pink Wedding Invitation / Yellow Wedding Invitation
Want to create burlap decorations for your wedding? Then check out these great buys we found to help you co-ordinate the decorations featured (click on text for full details).
1. To create runners and larger decorations - Burlap by the yard – natural 60 inch x 10 yd
2. For making favors, menus, bouquets and smaller decorations – May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Ivory Lace
3. To add a pretty vintage touch to your burlap - Beige Lace Ribbon – 12 inches long x 5/8 inch wide
4. Add a gorgeous detail or pop of colour – Eco Friendly Colored Twine