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Wedding Trends: Burlap

I’m not a rustic girl…at all. My idea of camping is, well, I don’t have an “idea of camping.” Ever. I just don’t *do* that sort of stuff. I’m a creature of comfort and I like my pillows, my bed, indoor plumbing and I DON’T like dirt. But that’s besides the point.

Anyway, there’s a wedding trend that I’m seeing around the industry and I love, love, love it. It’s burlap. This little material is inexpensive and has a great texture and a feeling of rustic charm, plus it’s eco-chic (which is TOTALLY in right now).

I’ve done a few events and styled shoots with burlap and I am going to credit this new trend to Mary Lallande of Jay’s Catering and Sussanna Davidson of French Buckets. Although it’s now everywhere and seems like the “new” it thing, these two ladies have been using this rough, but charming material since early last year on various styled photo shoots, events and even at a baby shower. In fact, at today’s ultra epic photo shoot, we got to showcase Fusion Linen’s new line of deliciously ruffled burlap table runners and chair covers.

I’ll give you a little sneak peek. (Photo Credit: Mary Lallande)

And as proof, here is one shoot designed by Mary and Sussanna in early 2010 with lots of burlap.

Burlap at a baby shower? Why not?

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French Buckets - June 20, 2011 - 9:32 am

I love that we can use burlap… Sometimes the very elegant gets very boring. It is refreshing that we can go back to basics and natural elements. I also love that the sweets table was shot well over a year ago and it still is fresh and new. Just because there is a budget doesnt mean we need to compromise our overall feel. There are so many beautiful elements all around us. Grandmas old dishes, the patina on silver, the rust of a pail or the yellow of an old linen. These things are what give us texture and interest. Little stories to be told and told again. Thank you Hanssie for capturing all the little details with such a soft and gentle eye. I hope you know your gifts do not go unnoticed. You are true talent! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

s h e r r y - June 17, 2011 - 11:42 am

:) ooh. I <3 burlap!!! :)

Megan Hayes - June 17, 2011 - 8:57 am

Seems to be a trend of burlap in home decor as well. Love the burlap and love these photographs!

Mary Lallande - June 17, 2011 - 8:39 am

I love the contrast of the rough burlap and the sexy satin table linens. Great job Hanssie!