Sunday, March 20, 2011

Recipe for a Rustic Wedding

  • An indoor/outdoor vibe
  • Hessian table runners (or even table cloths)
  • Use of wood cuttings and twigs as decoration
  • A bouquet of mixed flowers, preferably wild flowers, all tied up with string
  • Earthy colours
  • A random assortment of jam jars, vintage vases, tin cans to use in table settings. Fill with flowers or tealight candles.  
  • Handmade touches, like home-made jars of jam as favours; handwritten place cards; home-made cakes and desserts served buffet style.
  • Mismatched bridesmaids – and groomsmen
  • Galvanised buckets filled with flowers
  • Wooden crates
  • Hay bales as ceremony seating (wish I’d done this!)
  • Casual food: be it shared platters on a long banquet; a bbq or spit; or home-made dishes served buffet style. No alternate drop here thanks.

Feel free to add any other ingredients that take your fancy.


There isn’t one, that’s the point! You can gather all the things you love, throw them together, make it beautiful, make it you. I think that’s one of the reasons I love this theme for a wedding... you can’t really go wrong. Sometimes themes can be daunting and intimidating, trying to get everything to match or look perfect together. If its meant to look thrown together and non-matching, then great!

Have I missed any crucial ingredients?  Am I wrong? Have you seen ‘rustic’ go terribly wrong? Tell me!!

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