Pull off a Boho-Chic Wedding with These Macramé Details

Written by Hillary Hoffower
Photo: Laura Kelly Photography

Macramé may typically call to mind the 70’s or children’s arts and crafts, but there’s nothing like the past for a little boho-chic wedding inspiration, are we right? Macramé has been coming in hot for weddings lately, perfectly drawing upon its hippie roots and myriad crafted designs and styles for a look that is utterly woodland princess or eclectic bohemian. Not only is it a fun, unexpected way to add texture, this woven beauty is also a chameleon, popping up throughout the day’s décor in a variety of ways.

From cake toppers and chair accents to table runners and backdrops, we’ve rounded up some playful ways to incorporate it into your boho-chic wedding.

Why have crystal chandeliers when you can have ones made from macramé? Styled into a different designs, these macramé chandeliers by Elbowgrease bring a whimsical touch overhead at this wedding coordinated by Imoni Events — no need for a statement ceremony backdrop, here.

A macramé runner lays the perfect accent on a bare wooden table rich in geodes, succulents, and warm tones for an earthy and eclectic vibe in a tablescape complemented by an industrial setting.

A macramé hanging sweetens up this bohemian dessert display, tying in dreamily with dancing dream catchers, lanterns, and rustic foliage.

Only a macramé wrap and tassel could do this gorgeous bouquet of light and dark wildflowers justice. We’re loving the mix of amethyst, turquoise, and butter yellow hues.

macrame wedding chair
Photo: The Ganeys

Forget ribbon or cascading fabric — a swag of macramé is all a reception chair needs. Impossibly charming and subtly striking, it’s a unique boho-chic wedding look your guests won’t forget.

With clusters of berries, orange roses, and flowers in jewel tones, this cake is all autumn decadence. But the real eye-catcher is its delicate macramé topper, putting a final feel on the dessert’s earthy look.

How’s this for a creative escort card display? Colorful roses adorn a web of macramé, while name cards trail along its cascading strings. Framed with gold metal, the look is whimsy and romantic with a hint of modern industrial.

The boho-chic wedding gets a moody, contemporary twist in this reception setting that boasts a statement ceiling. Who would have thought draped fairy lights and macramé could look so good and so effortless?

Arguably one of the most popular ways to incorporate macramé into your boho-chic wedding day is with a ceremony backdrop. While they can take on many designs and styles, this stunning one in particular isn’t without some woodland charm, suspended from a tree and festooned with lush greenery and blooms.

boho chic wedding style
Photo: Chelsea Maras Photography

It doesn’t get much more imaginative than using a plant hanger to display your cake in this tropical wedding style that we’re seriously swooning over.