Is burlap back? Or did it ever leave?

I have been asked a few times in the last weeks by my brides about resources or ideas for incorporating burlap into a wedding. Although I don’t profess to be an event designer, I do see burlap show up over and over at the weddings that I coordinate – some were beach weddings, some were winery weddings, some were ranch weddings. The Santa Barbara area is such a diverse location and many of the venues lend themselves to a rustic-but-elegant theme. Burlap is something that highlights a “rustic” feel in any event. You could also add some lace to soften the burlap feel (a little nod to one of my dear summertime brides, Ellen, who had some custom runners made on

Here is a link to a company that provides burlap aisle runners and other beautiful items at reasonable prices: Burlap Wedding Items

Here are some cute ideas that are easy-peasy DIY projects that can make a great impact:

You'll just need someone to hang it on some steady cable/rope
A DIY project that you can do ahead of time!
Adorable! Your coordinator can hange these (hint, hint)
So lovely...

Here are a few ideas from my brides from last year (thanks, ladies!)

bouquet burlap wrap santa barbara rustic wildflowers
Lorraine's rustic wildflower bouquet
burlap wedding reception ideas santa barbara rustic el capitan canyon
Lorraine + Kevin's S'mores Station
wedding reception burlap rustic santa barbara food table runner
Elaine + Clark's Feasting Table Runner
Santa Barbara courthouse wedding and San Ysidro Ranch reception
Alicia + Matt's Thank You favors

Photography courtesy of Linda Blue (Lorraine + Kevin), Nancy Neil (Ellen + Clark), Jennifer Rodriguez (Alicia + Matt).
Food/Catering courtesy of Pure Joy Catering.

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