Romantics Beware – A Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Channel the magical allure of an old-fashioned prairie lifestyle with a memorable barn or rustic vineyard wedding. Think long sweeping gowns, loose ponytails, purposefully messy plaits, light rosy cheeks…

…There is certainly something appealing about the quieter prairie life.

With so many weddings in the coming months, I’ve decided to focus this wedding feature on rustic weddings, which I personally find refreshingly beautiful and romantic. Whether you’re a romantic like me and dream of the happily ever after or you’re planning your own romantic barn wedding, you’ll fall in love with this rustic wedding day inspiration, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll find the ‘undone’ wedding look mesmerizing!

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A rustic vineyard wedding is the epitome of romance. Create a magical rustic look with upcycled furniture, wild flower centerpieces, burlap runners, and plenty of good wine amongst the vine tendrils. Simplicity and minimalism is all you need to create the charm a vineyard wedding venue offers.

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No matter the season, you’ll find plenty of those ‘perfect’ wedding photo opportunities with a rustic vineyard wedding. Dare to be different and allow for creativity to flow with some unique vineyard wedding photo shots.

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Whether it’s a rustic vineyard wedding or a more casual barn wedding, adding a pop of colour of seasonal produce to plates will enhance the mood and bring to life the glorious rawness of it all. Allow your guests to experience food through all senses to make your unique wedding truly yours.

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From day to nighttime, outdoor wedding lighting will set the mood for one of the most magical moments of your life. Hanging Edison lights adorning long rustic trellis tables and decorative fairy wedding lights will evoke the romantic in anyone.

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An outdoor rustic wedding is not a wedding without the ‘right’ ambiance. These unique salt and pepper shaker lights prettify a minimalistic table and act as a sweet reminder of your vision.

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For the ultimate sophistication and elegance at an outdoor rustic wedding, sweeping lace bridal gowns are the must-have wedding dresses. Amorousness, refinement and grace are just three rustic wedding dress characteristics that you should be embracing.

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Bohemian floral embellished dresses are distinctive and highlight a bride’s natural beauty.

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With a simple barn backdrop and the blushing bride, opt for slightly different bridesmaids’ dresses to create an effortless look of class while allowing each bridesmaid to choose a bridesmaid dress that suits her.

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Who said each bridesmaid needs to be the same and who said she shouldn’t wear white? A medley of fabrics and hues of creams, ivories and whites makes for a classic rustic bridesmaid’s dress idea with a contemporary twist.

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A breath of fresh air – you’ll be stunned at how the simplest of details in a rustic wedding venue bring to life your wedding dream. Wild flowers, baby’s breath, lavender, mason jars and jugs, are just a few rustic wedding flower ideas you can play around with.

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Wild flower bouquets with sprigs of dill and splashes of purple are just a few of my favourite things. Make the most of your surroundings with a beautiful unrefined rustic wedding bouquet simply tied with brown yarn.

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A tiered Victoria sponge never goes amiss. Dress up this old classic sponge cake with delicate leafy detail peppered with icing sugar sprinkles for an irresistible countryside wedding cake that every guest is guaranteed to enjoy.

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Impress your wedding guests with an artistic naked wedding cake. Fresh strawberries, delicate greenery and brightly coloured fresh flowers decorate wedding cakes just as beautifully, if not more so, than the traditional fondant cake.

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Hanging vases and votive candles in coloured miniature bottles dangling from branches help set the scene for a mystical outdoor countryside wedding.

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Hay bails and vintage bicycles add a touch of romantic charm to the rustic outdoor wedding.

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A rustic vineyard wedding lends itself to some fabulous outdoor wedding décor props ideas. Utilise discarded wine barrels for wedding floral arrangements to augment that rustic splendor.

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Upcycling old window frames and staining them white makes for an unusual rustic wedding seating plan that will get wedding guests chatting.

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