Many of today’s rustic brides know how to aptly rope a cow, without even breaking a nail.
They want celebrate their love for the country without compromising their more sophisticated style. In fact, rustic brides are two parts princess and one part cowgirl.
Her gown may be covered in pearls and sequins, but it’s likely her feet will be protected by her favorite pair of cowboy boots. In keeping with the theme, many bridesmaids wear short feminine dresses in dusty colors such as sage or slate blue.
The groom and groomsmen might wear jeans and a shirt to match the wedding color. Another option is a white dress shirt, vest and colored tie. Bouquets of wild flowers or simply a bunch of babies breath are appropriate for the bride and bridesmaids.
The same types of flowers can be used in boutonnieres and for centerpieces too. Putting bridesmaid bouquets in clear mason jars on the tables is a great way to save money on centerpieces.
Many barns and farms have been converted from working farms into a wedding venues and are the perfect setting for a rustic wedding. Consider outdoor seating and a flower laden arch for the ceremony and then move the party into the barn for a good old-fashioned barn dance or even an elegant dinner.
There is magic in the details for all special events, including rustic themed weddings. Use chalkboards as signs for tables and to direct seating. Cut a tree trunk into slices to use as coasters or you can even create a tiered cupcake stand from the larger cut pieces. Strings of Edison lights, candles and burlap are also appropriate decorative elements that lend to a natural theme.
Rustic weddings are the perfect way to satisfy both a masculine and feminine aesthetic and to show that boots can be just as chic as an pair of heels.