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Rustic Wedding Ideas

Girija Shinde Nov 28, 2018
Many people like to have simple weddings, with more of nature as a part of the setting. If you are also one of them, then rustic weddings are perfect for you.

Color palette

Color palette plays a major role in bringing a balance and consistency in your theme. You can use colors like rust, gold, pine, brown, and champagne color shades for your rustic wedding.
It's the most important day of life, but, planning a wedding is no easy task. If you want it to be different and unique then why not opt for a rustic wedding. It is the perfect theme for those who like to keep things simple and want to be with their loved ones and nature on the day.
The charm of a rustic countryside wedding is unparalleled. It offers everything; beauty, privacy and simplicity. You can relax and truly enjoy each moment which is hardly possible in the city. Planning needn't be a task as friends and families can be involved to make it grand. To make it a little easier, we have compiled some of the best ideas. Take a look!


Your can make your rustic wedding invitations simple yet interesting. They should reflect the theme. You can make use of colors like gold, brown or cream.
Sending invitations in old-looking envelopes is also a good idea, make use of brown crushed paper for this. Keep the invitation wording simple, avoid the use of jargon or too much flowery language. Nor only is it contradictory to the theme but it can also confuse the guests.

The Setting

You can have a barn or farm as the setting for an uncomplicated and rustic look. The key to a perfect setting is the use of right elements. Vintage cars, cycles, barrels, baskets and other such elements will make the place look absolutely picturesque.
Barn Setting
Rustic Wedding Canopy
Rustic Wedding Reception Setting


The best part of a rustic wedding is the decoration. There are no strict rules and anything that you have collected over the years can be part of the celebration. Colors like gold, yellow, umber, sage, russet or shades of brown will instantly give a country look.
Rustic Decorations - Bouquets on Wooden Background
Rustic Decorations - Flowers on Wooden Background
Rustic Decorations
Rustic Decorations - Rings and Vows
Rustic Decorations - Birds on a Wooden Background
Rustic Decorations - Cheerful Signboards
Rustic Decorations - Candles and Hearts
Rustic Decorations - Unusual Light Arrangements
Rustic Decorations - Flower Arrangement in Cages
Rustic Decorations - Flower Arrangement in Cages
Rustic Decorations - Wall Hangings

Wedding Centerpieces

There's no limit to how creative you can get with these. Right from beautiful vases with dried flowers and leaves, from vintage frames to any sort of antique elements that would add to the rustic feel will do. It just has to be eye-catching.

The Cake

Don't go for a boring white cake, make it rustic! Cakes that have flower or leaf decorations or are made like a log of wood or tree trunk are some options worth trying.
If you want to stick to a conventional cake, no problem, just keep it on a trunk of tree, to add that rustic feel. You can even decorate the table with some dried leaves or flowers.
Rustic Wedding Cake with Flower Icing
Rustic Wedding Cake Ideas - Cupcakes with Flower Icings

The Bride

Go for a fuss-free yet graceful look for an added appeal. A gown lined with pretty lace or even a country style gown with long sleeves would look elegantly old-style. Add some flowers in your hair, or other ornaments that go with the theme.
Rustic Look for the Bride

The Bride and the Groom

They have many ways to look rustic and regal on their special day. It's all about adding little elements that will take the look to entirely new notches altogether. For example, a cream-colored gown would give it a more countryside wedding look rather than a white one.
Rustic Wedding Portrait
Rustic Wedding Portrait

The Guestbook

Here's your chance to go truly rustic. A beautiful antique lamp, thick old book, all perched on a slab of a tree trunk. Sounds good, right? Think out of the box and showcase your creativity through this one.
A rustic wedding will not only give you a peaceful, pretty environment, but will also save you a lot of money! So, go ahead with these ideas and make your wedding a perfect fairy-tale, but a simple one!