One fantastic wedding trend that I will never get enough of is the use of hand-dyed silk ribbon using natural plant materials. Silk ribbon intertwined with florals throughout every design aspect creates a soft and romantic element that will make your guests feel as though they have stepped into a dream.
From soft blush and rose to deep burgundy, wine and evergreen, the range of colors to choose from stretches as far as the eye can see! One of my favorite sources for these incredible fabrics is Silk & Willow. Proceed with caution, because once you get a taste of these beautiful fabrics you may just want to purchase all of them!
Touchably soft silk ribbon tied to ceremony programs or wedding favors is a great way in incorporate your signature color without it being too over saturated as can be the case with many satin ribbon options.
Probably the most popular way to use silk ribbons is wrapped around bridal party bouquets. The beauty of these hand-dyed ribbons is the natural color variation in each individual dye batch. Using several ribbons with slightly different shades complements the natural variation mother nature provides in your favorite flowers.
Large pieces of silk fabric pulled and gathered to create table runners adds an ethereal and romantic element to your head table. Small strips of the same fabric tied around springs of greenery at every guests place setting helps tie all the design elements together.
If the draped or hanging ribbon look is not your style, you can still incorporate these amazing fabrics by using them as banners instead of the typical a-frame chalkboard sign or even as individual place cards.
For the bride looking for a soft and romantic yet unique design element, hand-dyed silks are the perfect choice! Silk is chosen for its durability, softness and drape while the process of pulling dyes from natural materials is both sustainable and provides a rich color variation that is different in each piece of fabric. Contact Alexan Events today! We can’t wait to help you design the wedding of your dreams!