Hessian or Burlap?!
Rustic chic eat your heart out!

They call it Burlap across the pond, here it’s more commonly referred to as Hessian, but either way it’s set to hit the big time in the wedding trend stakes! How fab does it look as a cake decoration or topper?

Traditionally it was used to ship coffee grains and other similar items, but don’t let that deter you, it’s the ideal eco friendly way to bring a bit of rustic texture to your big day. From wedding cakes, to bouquets, table decor and fashion, hessian can do it all!

Wrapping bouquet’s in hessian ribbon is a lovely twist to the traditional bouquet presentation. Or if you’re looking for an even more unusual look, ask your florist if they can incorporate leaves made from hessian fabric among your flowers.

You can create a shappy chic vibe by using loose hessian scraps in your decor, or if you want something more polished lace and hessian work particularly well together and can be used to create warmth and texture through candles, vases and table runners.

I especially like the table plan above. The couple took an old window, placed a square of hessian in each of the panes and then a sheet of paper with their guests names on top. Such a simple idea but it has amazing impact….it certainly beats the average Irish hotel seating plan display!

It can also easily be carried through into your place settings and menu items. We used hessian ribbon as part of our decor that we sourced quite reasonably through A. Rubenesque in Powerscourt. Etsy as always (I know I’m always on about it!) is a fantastic source for hessian and burlap items.

If you really want to take the hessian theme to the next level, why not let it inspire the fashion and accessories for the wedding day? It looks great used in a boutonniere and as a hair accessory or what about the hessian inspired Lela Rose dress above, if you have plenty of cash to spare (eek!) it would make a beautiful fashion forward bridesmaid dress!

Images Credits:

1: Krystn Hogan via Rustic Wedding Chic | 2: Dasha Exhibit Emotions via Love My Dress | 3: Greer G Photography via Style Me Pretty | 4: Greer G Photography via Style Me Pretty | 5: Amy Atlas | 6: Jennie Cookies | 7: via Pinterest | 8: Kim Le Photography via Style Me Pretty | 9: Amelia Johnson Photography via The Brides Cafe | 10: Tara Welch Photography via Style Me Pretty | 11: Greer G Photography via Style Me Pretty | 12: Greer G Photography via Style Me Pretty | 13: Greer G Photography via Style Me Pretty | 14: The Flower Lab via Bontanical Brouhaha | 15: Karen Mordechai via Ruffled | 16: via Pinterest  17: Anna Sawin Photography via Style Me Pretty | 18: BHLDN | 19: Fondly Forever Photography via The Wedding Chicks | 20: Fondle Forever Photography via The Wedding Chicks | 21: Lela Rose via Net a Porter | 22: Etsy

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6 Responses to Hessian or Burlap?!
Rustic chic eat your heart out!

  1. Sona

    Oooo everything here just looks soooo pretty. Can’t decide what’s the best one;)

  2. Very nice! I really like the idea of using burlap, it’s rustic but chic and quite the accent for a gorgeous wedding celebration!

  3. Thanks Sona & Wahkuna! I think it’s a lovely juxtaposition having a rustic twist in a sophisticated setting so I’d love to see more Irish brides embracing the trend!

  4. I just love the natural tones and textures. beautiful!

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  6. Lene

    Hi! I just love this blogpost!:)
    The card with the plain – did you buy it or did you make them? Lovely!
    Would so love to have them in our wedding:)

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