Most people think of planning a rustic-themed wedding and think of spring and summer — outdoor ceremonies, flowers, strapless gowns, etc. But finding venues, catering, and other services for a spring or summer wedding can be difficult since those are the busy seasons. Don’t put off your wedding just because of a little competition. Why not shoot for a beautiful white rustic wedding?
Every wedding needs a great background for pictures. Aside from setting the mood, pictures hold the memories that will be cherished for the rest of your lives. Barn-themed decor can include wood window frames, vintage lanterns, barn doors, etc. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can scatter straw or hay on the floor. Every wedding needs a great background for pictures. Aside from setting the mood, pictures hold the memories that will be cherished for the rest of your lives. Barn-themed decor can include wood window frames, vintage lanterns, barn doors, etc. You can also scatter straw or hay on the floor. If you plan to DIY your decor, then baling wire is a rustic and multifunctional material that melds perfectly with the theme. You can wrap spirals around mason jars and shape hearts, words, and even photo frames out of the wire.
Pine or evergreen branches are readily available all year round. These can be used in centerpieces, wall décor, and more. Not only will these provide a great appearance, it will also have a nice fragrance for the guests if you use natural pine. For extra flair, embrace the pine and add a few flocked and lit artificial pine trees for a more woodsy feel.
Most couples that choose any type of barn decor for the wedding will also choose to wear cowboy or cowgirl type wedding attire. This can be fun to plan and fun while the whole day unfolds. Gray or brown colored wood would have to complement the colors that are chosen for their clothing.
Artificial snowflakes or frost makes a nice accent to a winter wedding’s aesthetic. Combine this element with frosty string lights to create a glow reminiscent of a winter night.
Dried flowers can actually make beautiful bouquets, and fit better with a winter theme. Go the extra mile and try these adorable pine cone bridesmaid bouquets!
Not very many wedding dresses are made for winter wear. Fortunately, this can be easily fixed with a faux-fur jacket or cape. You stay warm, and you look perfectly winter-chic. Most stylists recommend matching your hairstyle to your dress, but classic Hollywood curls typically pair well with a faux-fur look. To keep with the rustic theme, shoot for fur in soft grey or muted brown. Coordinate the look by inviting your bridesmaids to also wear fur. If you’re really daring, the groomsmen can wear fur caps!
Rustic themed weddings are very popular, and if your heart is set on rustic decor, you have more options than you think. You don’t need a green pasture, country lemonade, or even a barn to pull off a rustic wedding theme. All you need is a little creativity — and maybe a horse-drawn getaway sleigh.
Just keep scrolling to have a look through these gorgeous winter wonderland photos taken at the Swiftwater Cellars wedding venue in Cle Elum, WA. It was around 20 degrees Fahrenheit during this session and that was without taking into consideration the windchill. When I say it was cold, it was C-O-L-D!!!!!
Venue: Swiftwater Cellars
Jewelry: Rachel B Designs
Planner/Designer: Kayla Cook Events
Coordinator: Haley Goldie, Luma & Lavender
Makeup & Hair: Jen Lagers at Outer Edge
Models: Melissa & Andrew Aziz at Aziz Studios
Photography: Kyle Goldie at Luma Weddings
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