Macramé is a fabric art, where knots are made by hand.
Macramé comes from the Arabic word migramah, meaning “decorative fringe”. Dating back to the 13th century, when Arabs decorated towels, veils, but also made camel and horse halters. Since then, the art travelled throughout the world via conquerors and sailors and made a big comeback in the 1970s through the hippies’ movement. Hence its bohemian characteristic that extended its use to indoor and outdoor decor.
Today, macramé is recreated in a modern, more minimal, boho chic/luxe way and is the ideal decor for a wedding, especially in Greece, where nature is strongly present. The 100% cotton cords/yarn I use are a perfect match for the sea, the sand, sunbeams, wood and rocks! The places and ways you can use it are endless.
What can you do with a macrame piece?
A statement backdrop curtain or arch, decorated with flowers during the ceremony, which the couple can use as a wall hanging or bed header in their house. Runners, set on tables, under the wedding cake, on benches, even thrown around a floor candle lantern. Plant or candle hangers hung above the tables or on trees, garlands, lanterns and dream catchers. “His and hers” chair backs, big macramé pillows on the beach, a hammock or a swing for the guests. And what about a macramé wrap for the bridal bouquet, a hair piece for the boho bride or mini key chains for favours? The choice is yours!
Macramé pieces are cool and on point as a trend, but they also give a folklore aesthetic and a romantically chic touch to your wedding decorations. On top of that, if buy your pieces instead of renting, you can easily packed it and take back home with you. And then they will serve you as a beautiful reminder of your special day!
List of Vendors:
Photography, Anna Roussos
Planning, The 12 Events
Venue, Ios Club
Macrame, Boho Choco
Article by Gianna Arvaniti of Boho Choco
Take a look at the gorgeous macrame ideas for your wedding from our Winter2017 Cover Shoot with Boho Choco.