Call it a crafty comeback: Macrame is having a moment. Just look to any Free People catalogue or Brooklyn loft for proof. But the '70s-era knotted-rope trend is moving beyond plant holders and wall hangings, and finding its way into wedding decor and design. Case in point: this bohemian-inspired macrame bridal shoot at This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City.
Macrame artist Knotonomy teamed up with Saturday and Ninth, Five Girls Flowers Design, Loblee Photography, and other local vendors on this styled concept. She handmade macrame details, including a ceremony backdrop, chair decor, cake wrap, and bouquet wrap, for the shoot. If you're a free-spirited, boho babe, you'll love these details.
Below, check out the photos and get inspired to plan your own macrame-accented celebration. Keep scrolling for more info about the shoot from the event designer, Ally, and florist, Emma, and for a complete vendor list.
From Ally of Saturday and Ninth:
"When coming up with a design concept for this shoot, we took cues from the ever-popular music festival craze—because what says 'Coachella' like macrame? Knotonomy's beautiful creations were the perfect cornerstone to build a romantic bohemian shoot around, and so we went with it. To keep that romantic element we decided on shades of lavender and blush to complement the orange sandstone at the venue. I really loved the juxtaposition of the 1970's-esque details along with a few of today's modern wedding trends. Adding in simple modern details like brushed gold cutlery, delicate head pieces, and clear glass place settings gave it all a fresh feeling. I feel like all that we needed was an acoustic version of Prince's 'Purple Rain' and we'd be set."
From Emma of Five Girls Flowers Design:
"As much as I can, I love to work with what's in season and growing around me. I happened upon an abandoned wisteria tree just a week before the shoot and knew it would be the perfect focal point. I had talked with Ally about the mood of this shoot being romantic, and I was so excited about using these drooping, branching beauties to line Knotonomy's gorgeous macrame backdrop. I foraged all of the greenery and added some romantic roses and ranunculus to the bunch from a seller. I always think there should be a touch of Utah's harsh, high desert setting even in a soft, romantic mood, so I added a bit of texture with some dark brown little beauties that you can see in the bouquet. Finally, on site, we noticed the trees had unripe apricots growing in the tiny orchard at the venue, so Ally and I picked a few and added them to the tablescape to add texture and tie the table to the environment. I loved working with what was already blooming in our high-desert landscape in order to achieve a design that matched the environment."
Local Vendor List
Photographer: Loblee Photography
Collaborating Photographer: As Ever Photography
Event Designer: Saturday and Ninth
Macrame Backdrop, Cake Wrap, and Bouquet Wrap: Knotonomy
Florals: Five Girls Flowers Design
Dress: Janay Marie Designs
Veil Designer: Danani Handmade Adornments
Hair & Makeup: Victoria Plant Makeup Artistry
Film Lab: Alpine Film Lab
Model: Jess Ruiz DelVizo