Rustic country is a timeless wedding theme. What could be more romantic than wearing a simple white dress, having a nature-inspired motif and dancing to folk music in a rustic barn tucked away in the countryside? Soon-to-be brides from all walks of life can achieve the wedding of their dreams with these simple rustic country theme tips and ideas.
Elements of a Rustic Venue
A rustic wedding will be most unforgettable with the best venue. If decorated properly, a barn can transform into an elegant venue without losing its natural countryside charm. Wedding venues, such as Winters Barns, offer soon-to-be brides a chance to have the perfect barn wedding in the charming English countryside.
To make the barn capture your vision, choose decorations and styles that reflect aspects of countryside living. Go for wild or uncommon flowers and choose candles and fairy lights for the lighting to add magic to your rustic wedding. Finish off your decor with natural and neutral colours such as browns, greens and creams. Decorate the venue with jam jars, candles, dry twigs, tree logs, hay bales, burlap buntings and other antique items from thrift stores and flea markets.
Pick the Best Dress
If you still have your mother’s old wedding dress in your closet, you can have it altered and modified in the design that would reflect your personality. Your mother will most probably shed a tear when she sees you walk down the aisle with the dress, or at least parts of the dress, that she wore when it was her time to walk down the aisle. If your mother’s dress is beyond repair, pick out the dress that exudes a classic elegance. Go for gowns with features such as a fitted stretch French lace body, a floral bodice, whimsical stretch lace sleeves or sheer truffle bell ends. Accessorise with satin ribbons, floral headdresses and simple jewellery and makeup.
Go country all the way by creating a wedding reception menu inspired by classic comfort dishes. To enhance the natural, laid back atmosphere, ditch the formal, three-course meal and go for a barbeque or a hog roast instead. For the dessert, offer a selection of home-baked classic cakes and cupcakes that blend well with the season.
Decorate food stations and tables with DIY crafts such as jam jars filled with homemade jars, candy jars, iced tea and lemonade stations, wildflower bouquets and a selection of breads and cheeses. For your centrepiece, the cake, decorate it with floral and leaf patterns, or adorn it with wild berries and blooms. Top it off with a wheelbarrow cooler to chill beer and wine for your guests to enjoy.
A country-themed wedding captures the essence of the word ‘romantic’, with the expression of love for nature and all things old and natural. No wonder even urban dwellers dream of having their own country-inspired wedding.