Elegant country, country rustic, rustic chic - the name doesn't matter so much as the details. If you're planning a country wedding you probably love natural elements, laid-back style, and simplistic charm. Barns, wooden textures, and Mother Nature's bounty can all be part of a country wedding, but they can also include so much more. Whether you're going for simplistic country style or rustic sophistication, here are a few ways to capture the feeling and pull off a country wedding.
Wedding Invitation via Minted
All good weddings start with an invitation. For a country wedding invitation, go with thicker paper, maybe even recycled textured material for a natural feel. Earth tones fit the rustic style, but soft colors are just as nice and can be paired with floral details for a feminine touch. To give the natural elements a bit of elegance, go with a calligraphy font. The invitation above is the perfect example of country simplicity meets rustic chic.
Country Wedding Venues
Whether you want an outdoor wedding, indoor wedding, or half and half, there's a country venue to suit your needs. At an outdoor wedding you can take advantage of the natural decor - think mountain tops, lakeside areas, and farms. If you want to keep the wedding festivities indoors or mix it up with an indoor ceremony and outdoor reception, consider a barn, winery, plantation house, or an historical event venue.
Country Wedding Dress
A country bride needs a no-fuss dress with a few chic details. Take the Brendina (pictured above) for instance. It's mermaid silhouette highlights the bride's curves and the all-over lace gives it vintage charm. Plus, it features a gorgeous keyhole back and jeweled sash, because every bride, country or not, needs a bit of bling.
Country Wedding Flowers
Just like your dress, your flowers should be fuss-free, but put together. Think seasonal blooms and textured flowers like succulents, ferns, hydrangea, coxcomb, dahlias, and ranunculus. Interspersed wildflowers and Queen Anne's Lace will give your bouquets a carefree feel.
Photo via Deer Pearl Flowers
A country wedding is the perfect place to include lots of creativity and personal touches. And since the beauty of Mother Nature is a hallmark of rustic style, you'll have plenty of affordable decorations at your fingertips. Country wedding decorations might include white linens, vintage items, lace and burlap, dried flowers and hay bales, fruits and vegetables, wooden blocks, baskets and barrels, old doors, hanging vases, suspended florals and garlands, and the list goes on.
These are just some of the elements that make up a country wedding, but I hope they've inspired you in creating your dream rustic wedding.
ieie Bridal has a variety of country wedding dresses and gowns that will look stunning in a rustic setting. Whether it's a charming vintage lace dress or a modest mermaid wedding dress, we're here to help you find the dress of your dreams.