Updated: Oct 13
Wood tables and mason wine glasses, chalkboard place settings, and burlap-wrapped vases - rustic weddings are a long-standing favorite, especially for those who prefer warm, welcoming, and relaxed to regal splendor. Pulling off the theme need not be complicated, but an authentic experience will demand attention to detail. If you find yourself dreaming of a rustic wedding, read on to discover five MUST-HAVES.
Though often used interchangeably, "rustic" and "vintage is stylistically different. Rustic themes highlight nature and the outdoors while vintage weddings draw inspiration from yesteryear. Vintage affairs will use Victorian lace; rustic celebrations will feature burlap and wood. Both themes produce character and charm but stick to a barn or farm venue if rustic is the goal.
What makes rustic weddings Pinterest-worthy are the eclectically, inspiring décor options. There are innumerable ways to bring the theme to life; authenticity, however, will stress natural items. Wild-flowers, twine, and timber make excellent choices as do barrels and hay-bales.
If you envision a rustic wedding, your theme should carry over to the reception menu. Consider serving a little home-style cooking for maximum effect -- think comfort foods and farm to table plates.
A rustic wedding can easily accommodate casual attire. Grooms can wear suspenders rather than cummerbunds. Instead of crinoline and glittering details, Brides should opt for flowing gowns that feature ruche and fringe accents. Quirky touches like cowboy boots and hats enhance the impact.
Personalized hand-made accouterments go hand in hand with rustic wedding themes. Don't be intimidated to get cutting, stitching, and gluing because the more 'Do It Yourself' it looks, the more on-trend it is.
Rustic weddings offer simplistic comfort, natural beauty, and a versatility that makes it easy for couples to add a touch of their personality. If you can imagine your perfect rustic wedding, we can help you achieve it. Our Wicked Pony Ranch team looks forward to making your dream come true!!
Thank you to our talented vendors whose contributions make weddings beautiful!
Florals Stems By Stacey
Event Styling Ab And Co.
Photography Briana Rose Photography & Film
Hairstylist & Makeup Dana Tate Hairstylist & Makeup
Makeup Make Me Fabulous