For those of who don't know, macramé is a form of textile produced using "knotting," as opposed to methods like knitting or weaving. (How fitting for your wedding ceremony, right?!) This art technique dates back to 13th-century Arabic artists (yes, really!), but it's really known for its popularity in the '70s; think back to the days of lava lamps and shag carpet. And in 2017, we're more than happy to report, this groovy trend is officially back in style—wedding style, that is.
After consulting wedding Pinterest boards, real-wedding features, and our favorite Instagram accounts, we've seen macramé (brilliantly!) used in ceremony altars, hanging chandeliers, escort-card displays, and table settings. And that's not to mention the macramé imitations we've seen created in cake icing. Basically, macramé is the material of the moment. So how do you re-create this trend for your wedding day? First, start by envisioning your wedding style. If it's tropical, casual, or boho, this trend will most likely coordinate well with your other design elements. If it's black tie or glam, probably not so much. Next, think about where you want to display this look—whether it's behind you as you exchange vows or front and center at your reception. And finally, consider adding a little something extra to your decided display! Macramé is typically seen in a neutral cream color, so it's easy to add pops of color in the form of palm leaves, bright florals, or even natural wood. Oh, and we spoke too soon: The last and final step is to document your creative work on Instagram and tag #macrame and @brides so we can see what kind of genius you're up to!
Keep scrolling for seven inspo pics that'll get you started.