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 Etsy.com).
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:
Here are a few ideas from my brides from last year (thanks, ladies!)
Photography courtesy of Linda Blue (Lorraine + Kevin), Nancy Neil (Ellen + Clark), Jennifer Rodriguez (Alicia + Matt).
Food/Catering courtesy of Pure Joy Catering.