Rustic country weddings have grown in popularity and are a trend many brides are exploring. This type of setting opens the door for numerous styles that range from romantic and elegant to a down-home, kick-up-your-feet barn burner.
“If you are looking for a simple, yet elegant wedding in a non-traditional venue than a barn wedding is for you,” states Kayla Delamater of The Delamater House; a stunning rustic barn venue in New Smyrna Beach, FL. “There is a wide range of things you can do with a barn wedding that guests will enjoy and remember for years to come.”
As with any wedding there are countless details to work out. One of the most important is deciding upon a theme. Fortunately, there are plenty of websites that can provide inspiration. A few of the more popular include: Pinterest, Etsy, Martha Stewart, and Rustic Wedding Chic.
These resources and others can help brides locate everything from wedding dresses and barn venues to invitations and decorations. Each offers an abundance of ideas to create a unique country wedding for every style.
Burlap Wedding Decorations
The great thing about rustic weddings is simple, affordable materials can be used to create stunning decorations and centerpieces. Burlap is a popular fabric choice because it’s durable and can be used for multiple purposes. It’s ideal for table runners and placemats. It can be tied around Mason jars filled with flowers or a candle.
Burlap can be transformed into an elegant bridal aisle runner by adding a trim of satin or lace. It can be decorated with pearls, buttons, or bows and used as a napkin ring; wrapped around candles; or applied to wedding invitations or guest books.
The options for wood wedding centerpieces are endless. Wood plantar boxes are ideal for colorful flower arrangements and can be placed on dining tables. Miniature logs can be hollowed out and used as vases or candle holders. Log slabs are perfect for showcasing floral or candle arrangements. A wooden plank can be hole-drilled to accommodate tea lights and serve as lighting on guest or buffet tables.
Lanterns are a very versatile wedding decoration. They come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors and can be used to light the path to the barn or as a table centerpiece or wedding favor.
Lanterns can be decorated with fabric, beads, silk flowers, miniature gourds and squash, grape vines, strings of pearls, or refinished with chalk paint for a more rustic look.
Out of the Ordinary
Every bride wants their wedding to be as unique as they are. One advantage of barn weddings is opportunity to utilize out of the ordinary items for decorations. Simple things like cow bells can be used for table seating placards, as a cake topper, or to ring in the bride and groom as they walk down the aisle.
Whiskey barrels can be used to showcase the wedding cake, display flowers, as part of the altar, or as a stand for entertainment games such as checkers or Jenga.
Old windows and doors can be transformed into elegant vintage pieces that make stunning wedding decorations. Windows can showcase photos of the bride and groom or be painted or stenciled with the couple’s name. Doors can be painted with chalkboard paint and used to showcase the wedding reception menu.
“Anything goes in a beautiful barn setting,” state Kayla Delamater. “Old doors and windows, whiskey barrels, Mason jars, Shepard’s hooks, and lanterns can transform a barn into a magical place for your special day.”
Rustic Country Wedding Resources:
The Delamater House – https://www.facebook.com/TheDelamaterHouse
Rustic Wedding Chic – http://guide.rusticweddingchic.com/wedding-venues
Rustic Country Wedding Ideas at Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/
Martha Stewart Country Wedding Ideas – http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231286/country-wedding-ideas/@center/285523/wedding-themes