Unexpected Leather Wedding Ideas We Love
When you think of wedding textiles, rich satins, textured cottons, and airy silks come to mind. We want you to add one more medium to that list: Leather. It's an unexpected but versatile big-day option—especially since it comes in multiple neutral colors (and looks beautiful when dyed, if you're looking for a colorful iteration!). Best of all, you can use the textile in a number of different ways across most of your event's key elements. From escort cards, signs, and placemats to menus and bouquet wraps, leather brings an earthy, organic touch to your wedding décor, whatever its theme or overarching style.
Though leather adds a unique layer of dimension to just about every wedding detail, the textile feels even fresher when utilized in an unexpected way. Think beyond the material's more common big-day uses, like reception seating and place cards, and choose a leather moment your guests won't see coming. A leather envelope will not only surprise your attendees, but it will elude to your earthy, relaxed event to come. The textile also makes for a meaningful bridal party gift or favor, since it's so easy to customize. These guests, for example, were sent home with leather trays engraved with their names and heartfelt messages from the couple. The keepsakes were both thoughtful and practical—many celebrants actually displayed their tray in their own homes.
Whether you're looking to add rustic flair to your event or simply work in more textured, natural décor accents, leather is the way to do it. Need some inspiration? You're in luck. Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite leather wedding ideas to inform your own.
Make like Aerialist Letterpress and create boho-chic escort cards by combining jewel-toned stones with engraved leather tags for a natural, but still-luxe look.
Hosting a barn wedding? Add leather to farm equipment for a rustic setup that speaks to your venue and serves a purpose. These calligraphed tags by Hush Lettering were displayed on an iron wagon wheel seating chart—they nodded to the rustic setting, but still looked refined.
Take a hint from Aaron Hartselle and modernize your vintage-inspired tablescape with leather menus. This square iteration by Amber Moon of Pitbulls and Posies featured clean lines, which complemented the table's ornate dishes and candlesticks as well as structured goblets.
Give your wedding invitations a one-of-a-kind look with a hand-crafted element. This couple did just that by mailing their stationery in leather envelopes by J.RoCro arts + letters.
Tonal Place Setting
Add dimension to your monochromatic tabletop with a textural element, like this leather napkin ring by Curlicue Designs Calligraphy. Its calligraphy's metallic hue complemented this tonal place setting, which featured a gold napkin and rose gold silverware.
Create a bohemian wedding sign—this one was by Type and Title—with rough-edged leather. The unfinished look will enhance the material's natural vibe.
Bar Cart Sign
Give your bridal look some edge with a leather jacket that displays your new last name, like this one by The Native Bride.