What Are Some Ideas for an Outdoor Country Wedding?


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One idea for an outdoor country wedding is centerpieces made of dried wheat and grasses gathered with a satin ribbon. A dessert buffet with seasonal fruit deserts is one way to bring a farmers market feel to the reception. Another idea is small baskets of berries and scones for favors.

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One way to tie the theme together is using rustic decor for both the ceremony and the reception, such as using garlands of wheat on the aisles and hanging over the altar. Place a rustic truck with wheat, flowers and a Just Married banner for photo opportunities. Another idea is to use indigenous plants in big bouquets and centerpieces, such as wild flowers, lavender, chamomile, heather or coreopsis. One idea for a flower-free centerpiece is to place baskets of various sizes on the table and fill them with seasonal fruits, such as pears, apricots, apples or cherries.

The cake is one way to incorporate the outdoor country feel by using a specific print on the icing, such as calico or gingham. If baskets are part of any of the other decor, a basket pattern could decorate the cake using a woven icing design with a crown of lavender and lace accents. Another cake idea is a non-traditional strawberry shortcake layered in traditional wedding cake tiers and made with pound cake, mascarpone cream and strawberries.

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