The simple beauty and romance of rustic weddings are inspired by using natural or weathered wood, burlap and other natural fibers and unique, creative signs, according to Rustic Wedding Chic. Other ideas include using creative backdrops for outdoor venues and mason jars for flower arrangements or serving drinks.
Using whiskey barrels as party tables or to display cakes, guest books, flowers or other decorations adds a fun touch to a rustic wedding, and using hanging lanterns lends light and sets a romantic tone for the ceremony, dinner or reception, notes Rustic Wedding Chic. Hay bales are another versatile, natural decoration. Covering square bales of hay with quilts or white sheeting creates seating for the wedding venue, while arranging the bales in the shape of a couch makes an interesting photo opportunity. An old pickup truck adds another photo backdrop and can double as a serving station.
Choosing the perfect venue for a rustic wedding allows couples to bring their own personality and the simple beauty of nature to their celebration. Many rustic wedding venues are outdoors in fields or forests, on mountain sides or by rivers, lakes or oceans, as shown by Rustic Wedding Chic. Other options include old houses or barns of all sizes.