How to Plan a Rustic Wedding

There is nothing more romantic than a rustic wedding. The crunch of the leaves, a cool nip in the air, and beautiful bursts of orange, red, and yellow can’t help but make you smile. What a perfect time to share your love and begin your life with your partner! Here is how you can plan an ultimate rustic wedding that you and your guests will totally “fall” for!

Rustic Wedding Ideas

Consider hosting your event in a rustic location like a barn. You can make this setting totally shabby chic, string lights from antiquated beams, and excite your guests’ senses with the smell of hay bales in the loft.

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Rustic Wedding Dresses

A lace lined dress will work with a rustic themed wedding and enhances a number of figures. Consider trying on an ivory or cream lace cap sleeved gown that is long, flowing, and fitted to look gorgeous on your big day, fit in with your theme, and look no fuss but fabulous. For some added charm, you may also wish to drape a delicate lace shawl around your décolletage as the evening air takes over.

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Rustic Bridesmaid Dresses

Have your favorite ladies wear something short and sweet. Look for ruffle detailing, textured embellishments like a knotted or braided halter top, lace, and opt for cowboy boots to add some country charm.

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Rustic Wedding Colors

It is essential that you select a color palette that complements your rustic venue décor and ceremony setting. Keep your color palette neutral to adhere to a rustic theme and avoid anything that looks too bold or bright. Hues and variations of champagne, mauve, rust, pine, and taupe tones are perfect and allow nature around you to really be the star of the show.

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Rustic Wedding Decorations

The wonderful thing about a rustic wedding is that you can really include hearty, earthy, and natural elements into you big day. Pumpkins, tea lights hanging from fences, an antique cart filled with fall fruit, and even lanterns filled with seasonal flowers and pine cones are perfect ways to play up your theme and are ultra-affordable!

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Rustic Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations set the tone for your rustic event. Consider selecting an invitation that has a wooden background and is simple but chic. It will be clear to your guests your themed intent.

Rustic Wedding Invitations

Rusting Wedding Cakes

Consider serving up your cake on a hearty slab of a tree trunk! You can keep your frosting neutral and add whimsical embellishments like a birch heart façade with your initials carved as the focal point of the dessert and add cascading woodland flowers and leaves around the sides and base.

Example of a Rustic Wedding CakeSource 

 Rustic Wedding Bouquets

Nothing says rustic like a bouquet filled with seasonal wild flowers and fiddlehead. You may also consider succulents wrapped in twine, or strands of lavender adhered with burlap and a vintage sparkly pin.

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Planning a themed wedding is fun and easy to do. Work in some of these suggestions and tips into your special day in order to create a memorable, rustic celebration. 

 

What are the Different Types of Wedding Bouquets?

We are often asked by our readers ‘what are the different types of wedding bouquets?’ or ‘which bouquet would be best type to suit my wedding style or theme?‘ To help with their choice, and to assist many more brides, we decided this infographic guide listing the various bouquet styles would be a great place start your research.

When choosing a bouquet type, keep in mind the flowers you will use (ideally those in season), as well as your wedding style. For instance, if you’re a boho bride, a basket bouquet may be perfect for your style. A rustic bride would look lovely holding a cascade or shower style of bouquet. Finding it hard to decide? Then you can always go with the classic type of flower bouquet which never goes out of style. 

What Are The Different Types of Wedding Bouquets

 

Infographic by Simply Bridal

 

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How To Simplify Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Are you finding yourself stuck on what to do what your wedding flowers? If so, you’re probably considering just handing out the decision to your florist, and calling it a day. However, before you hand over the reins, consider trying to come up with something on your own. It’s not too difficult when you know where to go for inspiration, and in the end you’ll feel quite special that you’ve created such beautiful floral arrangements.

Where to Look for Inspiration

Wedding floral arrangements are everywhere and that means you have a ton to choose from to find the ones best for your wedding theme.

Here are just a few of the places to find sample floral arrangements and bouquets:

  • Bridal Magazines – It’s likely you’ve already invested in a few of these, but it’s unlikely that you’ve taken a really good look at all of the floral arrangements and bouquets included. Buy some magazines, if you haven’t already, or start flipping through the ones you already have again. Pay particular attention to all of the flowers in  the magazines, and start to either color copy, or cut out the ones you like. Create a small scrapbook of the ones that you like the most to show your florist. While you may not know the type of flowers they are, your florist will.
  • Pinterest – This social networking site is most popular among women, and many of these women are either getting married, in a bridal party, or just love wedding themes images. Create an account on the site, look through the thousands of wedding floral arrangements and bouquets on the site, and start pinning them to your board. When you’ve found a few you like, invite your florist to see them. She can help you identify the specific flowers and either copy ones you see, or create a unique one bringing different flowers together.
How to Match Flowers to Your Wedding

Many brides find flowers they like the look of, but they don’t naturally grow in the color they would like them to be. Well, that’s no problem at all because many flowers can be dyed to your desired color, especially if the flowers come naturally in white.

Leave the Arranging to the Expert

Now, that you have the flowers you want in your arrangements, and you’ve solved the problem of them not coordinating with your wedding, the next task is putting them together, so they look neat and sweet. This is the part that should be left to the expert – the florist. While many brides do make their own arrangements, it’s usually done with much frustration and redo’s that many brides, such as yourself, do not have the time for right before wedding day. Not to mention the patience it takes when arranging – you just aren’t at your optimal patience level when you are trying to make sure everything else is going well with the wedding.

Check Off Flower Arrangements

Once you have given the florist your floral desires for your wedding, you can go ahead and take that off the list. Ah. What a great feeling, isn’t it?

 

 

About the Author: Marcelina Hardy worked with her wedding planner Meridian MS to choose her floral arrangements and used a wedding floral designer Lauderdale County to arrange them.

 

Black and White Anemone Wedding Inspiration

I love black and white Anemones. They uplift me every time I stumble across them (which as a wedding blogger is often). Their delicate white petals and hypnotizing deep black centers prove to me mother nature is very stylish and sure knows how to combine black and white in a fabulous fashion. Not only are Anemones beautiful but also unique, which makes them a very popular wedding flower. If you’re visualizing a wedding in a black and white colour palette, or perhaps thinking of using an accent of black and white against another shade, then anemones will do the job with finesse. I’ve put together a collection of just some of the many ways you can incorporate gorgeous black and white anemones into your wedding design. Hope you like!

Include beautiful black and white Anemones in your bouquet . . .

Black White Anemones{bouquet 1, bouquet 2, bouquet 3}

for striking centerpieces . . .

Black and White Wedding Colors{single stems vases, anemone centerpiece, anemone vase}

or as stylish decorations.

Black and White Wedding{black & white vintage theme}

Introduce anemones into your black and white wedding style . . .

Black and White Wedding Colors{hairpiece}

Wedding Inspiration{wedding gown, Anemone stationery, boutonniere}

to make a statement on your wedding cake . . .

Wedding Flowers{cake 1, cake 2}

or to decorate a eye-catching black and white dessert bar.

Black and White Wedding Theme{dessert bar, anemone cupcakes}

I’m sure your head is now buzzing with so many black and white wedding options. Don’t forget to bookmark all your favourites and if you’re planning to DIY your Bouquets and Wedding Flowers you can source all the beautiful Anemone blooms you need here .