Wedding Trend Alert: Bold, Beautiful Block Print Fabrics

A perfect yet unexpected way to add personality to your wedding? Roll out these gorgeous fabrics by inventive designers for your reception tablecloths, runners, overlays, and more!

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When it comes to your reception, it's the little details that help make your wedding unique. Food, drinks, and music are all important (and let's not forget about the cake). But it's all of those tiny touches you add to the day that makes it so memorable. For example, sure, you could use the basic linens provided by your catering company or reception venue. Or, you could take this as another opportunity to personalize the space. Reception tablecloths don't need to fade away into the background. Bold, unexpected block prints are the fabric trend of the moment. And they're a perfect way to add personality to dining table clothes, runners, overlays, or even your cake table. Get inspired with some of the gorgeous fabrics and inventive designers that we're loving right now.


Fabric Wedding Ideas We Love
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Les Indiennes – Angeline Print

We love the stunningly simple color stories that are told in this beautiful block-printed fabric made in India. Many of the fabrics use the same palette, so if you can't choose just one, try mixing and matching a few together.

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Galbraith and Paul – Fern Print

This Philadelphia-based studio merges traditional hand blocking with modern and unexpected patterns. We particularly love this fern print, which comes in nine different color ways.

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John Robshaw – Diba Peacock

Famed textile designer and passionate world traveler John Robshaw's quintessential fabrics showcase his unique style, while giving nod to the influences he's received from India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Zimbabwe and Bolivia.

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John Robshaw – Farzu Lotus Prints

We also love John Robshaw's Farzu Lotus print.

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Zak + Fox – Kesa Print

Inspired by a Buddhist monk's robe called a Kesa (a Japanese variation of the Sanskrit word Kasaya), this simple yet modern geometric pattern mimics how the robes were constructed of various discarded fabrics patched together.

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Lake August – Bun Print

Always taking inspiration from nature, designer Alexis Hartman has created a whimsical, yet surprisingly grown up fabric featuring a running bunny made from a series of individual block prints and applied to the brand's sustainably-made Belgium linen.

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Carolina Irving Textiles – Aegean Stripe Print

After studying art history and archeology in Paris, Carolina Irving later went on to translate her love of art and ancient textiles into a career in the design world. With a passion for colors, her signature includes mixing patterns and reinterpreting inspiration found the world over, like in this Aegean Stripe print.

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Peter Fasano – Bina Print

For more than 30 years Peter Fasano has designed handmade fabrics. His eclectic style is evident in his offerings, with choices that include florals and geometrics along with the more traditional patterns. His impressive client list spans from Frank Sinatra to the White House.

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Designers Guild – Khalana Print

We absolutely love the abstract feeling of this beautiful hand block-printed fabric that would be perfect for an urban or modern reception. Available in three colors (we're particularly fond of this Marine shade), the soft-tumbled viscose linen blend creates a lovely luster creating a soft balance with the rigid lines.


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About the Author

David Stark

David Stark is a renowned New York-based event producer, designer, and five-time author, as well as president and creative director of David Stark Design and Production, a full-service event design and planning firm. David and his team are celebrated for the inventive, imaginative weddings they create globally for a wide range of high-wattage celebrity, society, and fashion clientele...


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