Our Top 10 Hessian Wedding Ideas You’ll Love

If you’re planning a rustic or country barn wedding day, you’ll know that hessian is big news in the world of weddings. Take a look at our top 10 hessian wedding ideas to see how you can use hessian on your big day…

Hessian Wedding Stationery

A simple yet effective way of using hessian is by incorporating it into your wedding stationery. This will give a subtle nod towards your theme and it’ll get your guests super excited.

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Rustic Table Runners

Trying to find the perfect table décor? Hessian table runners are the perfect addition to any wedding reception. They add a rustic touch and look fab with wooden tree slices and mason jars full of flowers.

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Pretty Place Settings

While we’re talking about tables, let’s not forget your place settings. Hessian fabric looks beautiful wrapped around napkins or cutlery. Add a sprig of foliage or lavender for a natural style.

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Wonderful Wedding Bouquet

Add something extra to your wedding bouquet by wrapping hessian ribbon around the stems. This is an elegant style that will make your blooms truly unique.

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Hessian Wedding Favours

Hessian wedding favour bags are a great idea for your guests. Fill with yummy treats, seeds or even homemade soap. Tie with a twine or coloured ribbon to complete the look.

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Wedding Cake Ideas

Why not consider using hessian ribbon as a wedding cake decoration? A 3-tier white cake will look fab with ribbon on each layer. This is a very purse-friendly way of decorating your cake, and can make even the simplest of cakes look incredible.

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Chic Chair Covers

Gone are the days of satin table covers – now it’s all about hessian! Jazz up your chairs with a hessian bow. If you’re on a budget, why not use the hessian on just the bride and groom chairs? It’ll definitely make them stand out!

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DIY Décor

Mason and jam jars full of flowers are always popular, and they’ll look even beautiful with hessian fabric tied around each jar. If you wanted to go all out with your reception décor, you could even add lace or coloured ribbon on top of the hessian. Perfect for a DIY bride! There are tons of fab hessian wedding ideas for your decor – take a look at them here!

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Burlap Bunting

Who doesn’t love bunting? It’s such a fab way to decorate your wedding venue, gift table and even the top table! ‘Mr and Mrs’ bunting will look wonderful hanging from your wedding venue entrance. You’ll love our ‘Just Married’ bunting – perfect as props for your wedding photographs!

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Outdoor Hessian Wedding Ideas

Are you tying the knot in the great outdoors? Then you’ll love this rustic wedding idea! A wooden archway decorated with hessian fabric will look so romantic. Adorn the archway and hessian with your wedding flowers for a natural, countryside style.

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Just Married Hessian Bunting

This week our wedding decoration of the week is our Just Married hessian bunting. This bunting makes a lovely sign for a rustic or countrystyle wedding, especially if you are including a number of hessian / burlap touches within your decor.

Just Married Hessian Bunting

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  • Hang this gorgeous bunting at the entrance to your wedding venue, whether it is a tepee, barn, marquee or country house it will look lovely.
  • You could also cut up the bunting into two words and lay them over a hessian runner creating the words JUST MARRIED along your tables.
  • The bunting looks fab hanging from the front of a long top table or sweetie buffet table. Each flag is made from hessian / burlap fabric string from twine each has a white letter stamped on to it spelling out JUST MARRIED. The end two flags have a vintage lace bow tied to the corners.
  • The bunting is around 2.5m in length with each flag measuring 20.5 cm wide by 24cm tall.
  • Price: £16
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Our Wedding Decorations Used At Real Weddings

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we love seeing how you use our wedding decorations at your weddings. All of you put your own spin on  our decorations and use them in different ways to suit your personal style.

In this blog post we have chosen a few of our favourite images, showing different ways of using our wedding decorations. We hope it inspires you.

Shabby Chic Cream Jugs £10.95 // Distressed Cream Jugs £14.50

Here our cream jugs have been used to display the brides and bridesmaids bouquets when they are not being held. This not only keeps the flowers fresh on a hot summers day but creates extra floral decorations which can be used around your venue – and your wedding guests can see and smell the bouquets more closely.

Cream jugs with bridesmaids bouquets

Photo credit: Boo Weddings

World Map Print Table Plan £7.50

Our world map print has been used here as a lovely travel inspired table plan, the tables have been named after different countries around the world.

World map wedding table plan

Photo credit: Hayley Savage Photography

Hemisphere Map Wedding Table Plan £7.50

Similarly to above our world hemisphere map has been used as the table plan.

World map wedding table plan

Photo credit: Mister Phill

Birdcage Wedding Table Plan £37

Our birdcage table plan has been used here with lovely cream and purple roses to decorate. We think this looks lovely on the ornate wooden easel.

Birdcage wedding table plan

Photo credit: Andrew Ward

Rustic Table Plan With Flower Pots £30

This couple used our rustic table plan and filled the flower pots with lovely bright summer flowers to complete the country rustic look.

Rustic wedding table plan with flower pots

Photo credit: We Heart Pictures

Just Married Hessian Bunting £16

We often see our just married hessian bunting hung from the entrance of venues and wooden beams in a barn wedding, but we love the idea of hanging the hessian just married bunting from the front of the top table. This frames the newly married couple perfectly throughout the wedding breakfast.

Hessian just married bunting along top table

Photo credit: Boo Weddings

Distressed Cream Jug £14.50

Here our distressed cream jugs have been used as centrepieces, filled with beautiful blooms including peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias, veronica and roses. To give a little extra interest to the centrepiece the jugs have been placed onto of a stack of books with crystal vases around the base.

Cream jug wedding centrepieces

Photo credit: Jo Hastings

Three Tier Glass Cake Stand £25 // Blackboard Bucket £6.95

Love the choice of colours at this wedding, the peach David Austin roses look stunning against the vibrant green. Here our glass three tiered cake stands have been used as elegant centrpeieces and our blackboard buckets were given as “thank you flowers”. Pressed glass cake stand wedding centrepiece and blackboard bucket vase

Photo credit: Anneli Marinovich

Mercury Silver Candlesticks £16 for 2

We love this centrepiece of peonies and hydrangeas in a beautiful silver footed bowl finished off with 6 of our mercury silver candle sticks.

Mercury silver candle sticks around stunning silver footed vases of hydrangeas and roses

Photo credit: Matt Davis

Mercury Silver Footed Tea Light Holder £6

One of our mercury silver tea light holders used here around the base of a larger floral arrangement, we think it looks stunning mixed in with other silver items.

Mercury silver footed tea light holders

Photo credit: Photography by Tarik

Dainty Mercury Silver Vase £8 

This is the same table as above, our mercury silver vases were added around the main centrepiece vase for more impact.

Mercury silver smal vases

Photo credit: Photography by Tarik

Ribbed Mercury Silver Vase £2.50

Sticking with our mercury silver items our ribbed mercury silver tea light holders look lovely displayed on this silver plate with elegant pearls.

Mercury silver tea light holders

Photo credit: Simon Bunney

White Heart Pegs £5 for 20

Our white heart pegs were used to peg these pretty floral place cards to the wine glasses of each guest. We love this idea, it makes the names easy to see and saves space on the tables.

White heart pegs on wine glasses for place names

Photo credit: Lola Rose Photography

Let The Love Grow Personalised Stickers £7.50 for 18

We think these cute succulents planted in jam jars make lovely favours with our personalised let the love grow stickers.

Wedding date and succulent wedding favours let the love grown stickers

Photo credit: Xander and Thea

Bunch Of Dried Lavender £6 for bunch of approx 250 stems

A couple of stems of dried lavender on each guests place setting is a lovely touch, and perfect for a country rustic wedding. This will bring a gorgeous scent to the tables too.

Lavender napkin decorations

Photo credit: Jen Marino Photography

Mercury Silver Candle Sticks £16 for 2

I know we have already featured our mercury silver candle sticks used on a wedding table but we couldn’t resist sharing this photo too. We just love this mantle piece full of candles in different shapes and sizes with a row of our mercury silver candle sticks against the mirror.

Mercury silver candle sticks on fireplace

Photo credit: Matt Davis

Paper Pom Poms from £5

We love the use of our paper pom poms in mint green, blush pink and white in this rustic marquee. They look amazing hanging from the ceiling and the bales of hay covered with blankets make a great seating area.

Pastel coloured paper pom poms

Photo credit: Adam Hillier Photography

Mr & Mrs Cake Bunting £7.50

Our mini bunting cake topper looks perfect on top of this cake framed with peach David Austin roses.


Photo credit: Xander and Thea

Pick Me Cake Flags £3.50 pack of 12

How delicious does this look? We love the addition of our vintage tea party cake flags on the little cupcakes. They also made their own Mr & Mrs cake flags from our decorative tape and cocktail sticks.

Eat me Pick me cake toppers

Photo credit: Xander and Thea

Alphabet Stickers £1.75 for A4 sheet

Our rustic alphabet stickers have been stuck onto luggage tags here to spell out the word CARDS. Hanging this from the lid of a vintage suitcases make a lovely place for guest to drop their cards and write in the guest book.

CARDS bunting on suitcase

Photo credit: Shepherd Photography

Hessian fabric £3 per metre

Love this creative way of using ur hessian burlap fabric. Use the fabric to wrap gifts and tie with lace ribbon.

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Photo credit: Milk Bottle Photography

Just Married paper Lanterns £17.50

What a lovely photo, our Just Married lanterns can make a real statement at weddings. We love this. just married paper lanterns signs

Photo credit: Keoma Zec Photography 

Rustic Wedding Ideas ~ Tree Slices, Bark Vases, Hessian Runners {Real Wedding}

Jenny and Matt were married at Packington Moor, a beautiful rustic barn venue. We love how they used our wooden tree slices, bark vases, tea light holders and hessian runners and bunting to style their rustic wedding.

If you are having a barn wedding and looking for rustic wedding ideas see how Jenny and Matt used our decorations on their tables and around the room.

Cream Jugs for Bridesmaids Bouquets

To keep the bridesmaids bouquets as fresh as possible when they were not being held by the bridesmaids they were displayed in our distressed cream jugs. This created extra floral decorations which were used around the barn.

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Flowers in wooden crates

At the entrance to the barn Jenny and Matt chose to have a stack of wooden crates filled with beautiful blooms. These crates look lovely here with hydrangeas, lisinathus, nigella and roses.

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Top Table – Just Married Hessian Bunting

Along the top table were a mix of bark vases and jam jars decorated with hessian filled with pretty blooms. They were spread out along the full length of the top table on one of our hessian table runners with a lace overlay. In front of the top table hung our hessian just married bunting – we think this is a fab idea.

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Tree Slice And Bark Vases – Rustic Wedding Centrepieces

For the centrepieces Jenny and Matt used our wooden bark vases on top of a wooden tree slice to complete the rustic look. The bark vases look lovely here used with dusky pink roses, nigella, hydrangeas and astrantia. A couple of bark tea light holders finished off the centrepiece. We have also spotted our bud vase card holders holding their table name cards.

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Credits – Props: The Wedding of my Dreams // Photography: Boo Weddings // Florists: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Packington Moor //  Stationery: Lucy Ledger

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Real Wedding – Wedding Cake Toppers, Cake Flags & Bunting

Cam and Sarah were married at Ettington Park, we just love their mint green and peach colour scheme. After the ceremony they had an afternoon tea party, the tables were piled high with home baked cookies and sweet treats which looked so delicious and we were thrilled to see a few of our wedding cake toppers. They had chosen our sister company, Passion for Flowers for their florals and the reception tables had an eclectic mix of glass bottles in the centre with an abundance of peach and cream blooms. Photography by Xander & Thea.

Wedding Cake Toppers – Cupcake flags from washi tape

Cam and Sarah made their own little flags for the sweet treats on their dessert table. These flags are made from our decorative washi tape and canape flags, find out how to make the cupcake flags here. Dotted in and around the home made paper flags were a few of our rustic flags tied with twine. We love the selection of sweet treats on offer.

They hung hessian just married bunting from the front of the dessert table for an extra touch.

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Wedding Cake Toppers – Mini Bunting

Their wedding cake was a stack of miniature cakes, the top tier had a slightly larger cake for cutting. We think the the mr and mrs cake topper bunting looks fab with peach roses. mr and mrs bunting wedding cake topper mr and mrs cake topper bunting peach mint green wedding cake

Wedding Table Decorations

The room was filled with white paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, what an impact as guests enter the room! Then table decorations were quite simple with an eclectic mix of glass bottles, vases and jars. They used a few of our larger sweetie jars as vases which work really well for this look. Scattered around the venue on bookshelves and window sills were more floral decorations, flowers in jam jars wrapped in hessian and little succulents in jam jars. Extra little touches included our let the love grow stickers.

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See more photos from this wedding over on Passion for Flowers blog.

Credits: Photography: Xander & Thea Florists: Passion for Flowers shop this look copy    

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