Linen is literally the oldest luxury fiber. It depicts nobility, sophistication and elegance.
The colors, florals and fabrics you choose for your wedding decor establishes the ambiance of the event. Wedding materials such as lace, chiffon, and tulle certainly create a romantic, but adding a texture such as linen, truly takes your wedding from chic to sophistication.
What is Linen?
Natural. Eco-Friendly. Sophisticated Simplicity. Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant. Flax is the oldest known textile fiber, coveted for over 10,000 years. It is effortlessly elegant in apparel, home decor and even in your wedding day details. It creates a sophisticated and timeless ambiance and pairs well with most other textures.
Why Linen is Luxurious
Linen is a highly adored luxurious textile today, as well as in history. It’s one of the oldest fabrics in the world, and was used by Egyptians royalty. Today, you’ll find high-quality linen used for the bedding at a five-star hotel or for the table linens at an award-winning restaurant. Not only is linen famous for its antibacterial properties, it is the strongest natural fiber in the world, being 30% thicker than cotton, which means it is highly durable and long-lasting. It’s also very eco-friendly; linen is made from fibers of the flax plant, which requires much less water than other textile plants like cotton and also grows in poor quality soil.
For use in wedding details, linen is particularly special because it is so porous. It can be dyed, washed, or arranged in unique ways to bring vibrant color, visual texture, and attractive folds and wrinkles to really add dimension to the setting in which it’s used.
How to Use Linen in Wedding Decor
Linen has been a trending material for weddings in 2020, and is becoming a favorite for dressing up reception tablescapes, creating unique and beautifully textured invitations, and even displaying wedding bands and engagement rings in our specially designed ring boxes. While ring boxes have traditionally been covered in materials such as velvet, The Styling Reserve makes one-of-a-kind ring boxes covered in fine linen so that your wedding photographer can showcase your wedding jewelry in intricate detail. The subtle texture of linen provides an attractive, organic backdrop to heighten the detail of every beautiful element of your wedding decor.
From start to finish, there are lots of ways to incorporate the organic elegance of linen in your wedding decor, such as:
- Invitations and Save-the-Dates
- Guest Book
- Tablescapes (tablecloths, napkins, name cards, etc.)
- Ring Boxes in Photography Flat Lays
- And more!
Linen can be just as elegant as silk or chiffon, but brings a special, rustic-chic ambiance to any wedding decor theme.