We get so many questions about rustic wedding style that we decided to make a complete guide for the brides. We tell you in detail how to organize a perfect celebration in this style, but we encourage you to be flexible and not to worry about the details that do not fit into a perfect picture.
What is a rustic wedding?
She has two key signs:
- Strong influence of nature and country lifestyle. Imagine a village, a farm, a forest, lakes, all rustic.
- Relaxation and romance. The holiday in this style is simple and cozy, young people and guests feel free. Leave the tension, pomposity and politeness to the other couple.
At such a celebration there are no unnecessary people, only relatives, so the rustic is suitable for those who arrange a chamber wedding.
A place to get married
The best option is a holiday in nature. It can be a restaurant with a separate gazebo, a country hotel, a farm, a barn or even a country house. If you have to choose a room, let it be a restaurant with an interior made of natural materials: wood and stone. Gilding, vignettes and pompous decoration will not work.
Approach to design
The rustic wedding decoration emphasizes the beauty of the natural environment and creates a cozy atmosphere. This requires materials such as wood, stone, cork, twine, moss, cotton, linen and sacking. The colours should be neutral and slightly muted: beige, brown, green, grey.
Look for simple and concise solutions, don’t get wise. For example, replace the flower vases with wooden drawers, the exquisite floral design with twigs and field flowers, and instead of designer dishes, type cups from grandma’s sets. For the photo zone, arrange a cozy corner with family photos and soft chairs.
Often the bride is worried that the decor is not fully matured in rustic style and other elements slip through it. We advise you not to worry about it, because what you think is imperfect actually makes your holiday different.
Images of young people
How to dress to feel confident and relaxed, so dress. The groom may wear a vest or limit himself to trousers with suspenders. If you want to look more official, the costume will help, but not black, but in muted shades of the wedding. A tie may be removed by replacing it with a butterfly or by leaving a tie with an unusual pattern.
The bride should find a light dress that doesn’t restrict her movements. If the holiday will be in nature, keep in mind that too long an outfit will collect all the branches and blades from the ground. Make your hair and makeup look natural and don’t look like you’re going to a party.
Guests at a party like this are fed deliciously and nourished. Put grilled chicken, kebabs, fragrant potatoes, fresh vegetable salads, homemade bread and even farm cheese on the table. Serve lemonade, compotes, morses, cider, homemade wine and kraft beer.
The design of the cake should be laconic, without any pretentious decorations. As for his taste, we do not agree with the majority of sites about weddings, advising to take a simple cake with cream and fruits. The taste should only depend on your preferences, not on the style of the wedding. Would you like some chocolate or passion fruit toppings? Please, please! You can even replace the cake with fruit pies or apple pie sets and other fillings.
If you like to create trifles with your own hands, you have plenty of room for imagination. Invitations to rustic weddings should be made of any materials you like, although it is better that they are natural. For example, why not write the text on a tablet or a piece of birch bark? Also make gifts for your guests by yourself: jam, boiled by you and packed in nice jars, homemade cookies, kraft soap – dozens of options!
Guests at a rustic wedding
The bride and groom dress easily and comfortably? Let their guests look the same. No evening dresses or tuxedos, but at the same time the dress code must be observed. Dress up for the guests should be comfortable, but elegantly, so it is better to put the jeans aside.
A photo shoot of the bride and groom
Even if you couldn’t have a holiday outdoors, do a photo shoot in the open. Any place you like is suitable for this: a meadow, a field, a forest, a riverbank or even village streets. You don’t need props with this kind of environment, but if you really want to, choose a modern one. Some people advise you to pick up the details in the countryside (sheaves, carts), but we are sure that this will turn you into a private man. You’d better sit on the couch in the middle of the field or take a scooter ride along the country road.
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John Robert Woods cover photo