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Claire McGeer from Hookedin Cotton gives us her top styling tips.
“Backdrops for your cake, ceremony and selfie stations add another layer of texture and interest, making your photos and memories pop off the screen! It’s one sure way to ensure your personalities shines on the day.
"Take a deep breath and mix it all up! Throw in a touch of classic and a spoonful of playful to capture every bit of you. Close your eyes and add colour to the mix, and you are sure to come up with an incredible styling plan. Do not forget about fairylights – they are a must.
"Natural backdrops with sustainable dried floral installations make a strong statement and appeal to many free-spirited modern brides. Think about incorporating macrame into your table runners, napkin rings, seating plan, tipis, swings, chair backs and favours. With many local macrame designers available, you’re sure to have beautiful styling.
"When viewing your venue, look up too! Could you add statement lanterns and ambient lighting for when your magical day turns darker and more romantic? Macrame lanterns come in all shapes and sizes and add a little lux boho to your day. Adding colour to gorgeous fibres, textures, and intricate knots will make everyone look at your wedding arch differently!
“With so many shapes, sizes, and builds of frames to choose from – you will only be limited by your imagination. Do not forget to make full use of them and move them around on your day. Consider double-sided use or adding a magnificent quote on a fabric banner on the back. Work with a macrame artist to create a frame design that looks just as good from the back as it does from the front! With sustainable dyeing processes, you can add colour in so many ways, and the range now available in recycled, sustainable cotton cords and ropes is just inspiring!
“Biggest trend for me will be modular backdrops! You can create macrame backdrops or chairbacks and convert them into the most perfect gift for your moms and bride tribe, so they have beautiful wall-hangings in their homes to look at and remind them of your perfect day!"
To find out more, visit www.hookedincotton.co.uk