6 Fresh Burlap Wedding Ideas

I love, love, love that bunting has surpassed "trend" status and is becoming a classic. While burlap will always retain a more rustic look and feel, there are so many other ways to dress it up and make it conform to your vision. A cameo on a burlap invitation makes it more shabby chic than rustic. Feathers and ribbon on a boutonniere make it whimsical. And burlap wrapped chair backs at a white wedding can be super elegant. A pretty fabric flower on a burlap purse? Super sweet! Enjoy!

1. Burlap Bunting

burlap bunting pendants with hearts
Image from Limelight Photography via Style Me Pretty

2. Burlap Invitations

Burlap wedding invitations
First Row: Love and Lavender
Second Row: Design by Momento Designs Image by Christa Elise via The Wedding Chicks


3. Burlap Accessories

burlap purse
From Simple Splendor Photography via The Brides Cafe


4. Burlap-Wrapped Centerpieces

Burlap Vases
Design by Holly Chapple image from Anne Robert Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Image from Priscilla Valentina via Green Wedding Shoes


5. Burlap Boutonniere

burlap boutonniere
From Bella Pictures via Capitol Romance


6. Burlap Wrapped Chair Backs

burlap chair backs
First Row: Design by Cedarwood Weddings images from Kristyn Hogan via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Second Row: Image from Tec Petaja Photography

Christie Osborne
Christie Osborne has lived in or visited every mountain range in the US. Once a mountain bride herself, she's dedicated to helping mountain brides plan their weddings and find the perfect vendors. She's known in the blogging world for her no-nonsense attitude, and she loves to ski. Follow Mountainside Bride on Twitter Facebook and Pinterest.
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  1. says

    Everything is just so pretty, especially that boutonniere!

  2. says

    Just doing my nightly inspiration research and when i typed in burlap wedding my photo of Momento Designs invitation appeared! Thanks for the little suprise! Things like that always make me smile!

    • says

      Thanks for popping by. I made sure I credited the photo with a link back to your site (which is gorg!) Thansk again! XOXO

  3. says

    As a photographer based in North East England i have often seen the word ‘burlap’ appear, finally i know what the stuff is . In the uk we call it hessian or jute.

    I will sleep now with a clearer mind

  4. says

    Thank you so much for sharing my invitation design! I simply love burlap and this is a great post displaying a variety of ways to use the material. Great work!

    Jennifer Claire
    Memento Designs


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