Knitting Your Way to a Boho Chic Wedding

Knitting Your Way to a Boho Chic Wedding

Whether you work in the wedding industry or you are just about to tie the knot, you may have noticed that one of the top design trends being embraced by millennial and Gen-Z couples, is the boho chic trend. From weddings on the beach to saying one’s “I dos” beneath archways filled with bohemian-style wildflowers like lavender, blue thistle, lettuce fern, and freesias, couples are keen to embrace the freedom, ocean inspirations, and effortless beauty this trend represents. If you are a talented knitter, the good news is that there are macramé and knitted items alike are a key component of the boho chic trend. What items can you create for an upcoming wedding and do all your creations have to be in stark white?

Knitting Your Way to a Boho Chic Wedding

Knitted Candelabra and Mason Jar Holders

One of the most beautiful things about knitted items is that they are filled with delightful gaps that light can shine through. This makes them an ideal material to embrace mason jar holders with candles inside them, as well as knitted candelabra. If the event will be taking place on the beach, consider placing a wooden support above the tables, from which you can hang various macramé candleholders, as well as flowers and fairy lights. For beach weddings, stick to white and cream or beige hues.

The Small Details that Matter

Brides in boho chic weddings often incorporated knitted elements into their dresses and accessories. The typical fabric chosen by boho brides is guipure lace, a type of continuous bobbin lace made without a mesh ground that has a very similar look and feel to knitted fabrics. You can also create knitted coverings for items such as the cushion on which the wedding bands are placed. Ensure that the knitted work matches the bride’s engagement and wedding band styles as much as possible. Currently, trending wedding ring styles include infinity bands, twisted bands, and flower-shaped rings. The more elaborate the ring is, the simpler the knitted pattern should be. Just because you are knitting a cushion for a wedding doesn’t mean you have to stick to the color white. If you will be celebrating a sea wedding, for instance, take your inspiration from colors such as blue, coral, and shell beige.

Knitted Décor for Reception Tables

Wedding reception tables can definitely be embellished with a myriad of knitted projects, the most important of which is arguably the table runner. Once again, feel free to celebrate color and life by using spare bits of thread to create coasters, flowers, and marine-inspired creatures of all sizes.

Boho chic weddings are in, and this is great news for knitters. Bohemian looks celebrate the creative, elaborate nature of knits, which can be used to cover lanterns, candelabra, and more items. Talk to the bride and groom in case they need items for wedding ring cushions, or they wish to give knitted items away as wedding favors.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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