I love to see brides recycling. Signs like these from recycled fence posts would look adorable at a rustic wedding.
Guest Blog: Simply Kierste
If you’re decorating for an indoor event, like a wedding or party, this would work really well. You’ll get the darling mason jar lantern look, while meeting the fire code at the same time. They’ll also be darling lining any table for an outdoor event as well!
You will see how simple this lantern—literally 3 minutes. LOVE that!
- Half pint mason jars
- Battery operated votives -
- Double stick tape
1. Set the mason jar lid upside down, and use a piece of double stick tape to attach the candle to the center.
I use double stick tape because it’s strong enough to make sure the candle doesn’t move, but not so strong that you can’t easily remove it when you need to switch it on and off.
2. Place the lid inside the ring, turn your mason jar upside down, and screw on the lid, so the candle is on the inside bottom.
3. Tie a piece of twine around the jar, and you’re set! You can color coordinate ribbon or fabric instead of the twine if you want it to match a certain theme or color scheme, i.e. wedding colors. That’s it!!! I told you it was so easy!!!
Handmade anything adds such a personal touch to celebrations big and small, which makes me love this easy DIY project.
So sweet, and so simple! Andrea fashioned these as guest favors filled with treats, but they could also be darling as embellished drink holders for bridal party members at the reception. They could also be fun for a bridal shower, bridesmaids’ brunch, or girls’ weekend!
1. Cut an 8 x 8 inch piece of fabric and fold it as shown, first in half, and then in half again. Sew along the unfinished edge.
2. Rotate the seam to the middle. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and sew again along the short unfinished edge. Move the seam to the middle again.
3. Cut a small piece of fabric (mine was 2 x 4). This will become the middle of your bow tie. Fold it in half lengthwise and sew along the open edge, then move that seam to the middle as well.
4. Wrap your “middle” around the middle of the tie to see how tight you think it needs to be. Slip it off and sew it closed in that spot, making a small loop.
5. After sewing the middle piece closed, squeeze it back into place in the middle of the tie. It should be fairly tight. You now have your bow tie!
6. Adhere the burlap ribbon and bow tie to the Mason jar using your glue gun, and enjoy!
* All photos by the lovely Jade + Matthew Take Pictures!
I love the idea of using an array of different vintage handkerchiefs as a table runner.
The bride and groom pulled off a gorgeous vintage Anthropologie Inspired Do It Yourself wedding for 300 guests without the stress and anxiety that often accompanies DIY weddings. This is definitely proof that a dreamy Do It Yourself Wedding is very attainable.
*Photo Credits: Half Orange Photography
Kate and Quinton’s rehearsal dinner stole my heart the second I saw it. There are so many bold red and white details, from the apple red chairs to the gorgeous gerbera daisy centerpieces. I love creative ways to display flowers, so I died for the adorable cowboy boots-turned vases on the fantastic vintage red truck. Not to mention, the truck is actually Quinton’s! Their oyster roast dinner was on the water at Kiawah Island Resort, and truly embraced the natural, woodsy feel of the surrounding landscape.
Be Prepared to Be Inspired…
* Photo Credits: Kellie Kano Photography
To make sure you have a few steal worthy ideas for your next event, Caroline & Evan Photography and Every Last Detail collaborated to bring you some rustic table decor ideas. Not only are they eye-catching, but they are doable and affordable. The best combination in our book.
Perfect for your wedding, rehearsal dinner or whenever you feel like entertaining. With hand-drawn place-mats that incorporate your menu, custom wine labels and buckets of flatware, you have a rustic elegant table scape.
FromEvery Last Detail:
The linen, known as a “Dress Up” linen from Under Stella’s Umbrella, was a little rustic and a little elegant. So I decided to go with a more casual take on the tablescape, incorporating a more “picnic” feel to everything. A&P Design Co. created hand-drawn place-mats that incorporated a menu, killing two birds with one stone. They also created a custom wine label, allowing for a bottle wine to be placed on the table family-style. Add in buckets of flatware, a tray of rosemary rolls with olive oil, and mason jars to act as place-cards, and you have a rustic elegant tables-cape!
Some other fun details: FiftyFlowers had a rosemary wreath that escort cards were attached to, and I also added little Mr & Mrs signs to the antique chairs that were at the table.
We love the plaque chalkboard stickers. For $9 you get 15 you can use them for table numbers or place cards. Place them on miss mismatched vintage glass bottles or the tried and true mason jars.
Photographer: Caroline & Evan Photography
Event Designer: Every Last Detail
Linen: Under Stella’s Umbrella
Stationery: A&P Design Co.
Rustic Shabby Chic Hand Painted Vase
When it comes to home decor, everyone has different tastes. Some love modern or contemporary, while others love country, rustic or the romantic style of shabby chic. My style seems to run more of the rustic-shabby chic homey feel with a lot of feminine features tossed. So when I found this large hand-painted vase on an Etsy shop called Paris Styles Designs it was love at first sight! I love the the muted hues as it gives the vase a vintage look of an old piece of pottery. This vase would make a great wedding gift!
My interior design philosophy is that you can never have too many trays in your home. I probably own close to a dozen and use them to corral flowers, hold candles, create pretty spaces for jewelry, as a mail organizer, and for serving cocktails. This tray, in particular, is one of my favorites since it’s a cross between rustic and modern, but plain enough so that you can customize it with just a couple of simple steps.
For an afternoon cocktail gathering recently, we decided to make ours feel a bit more festive with some glitter tape that we ran along the edge and then wrapped hemp twine cord around the handles to offset the sparkles I love how it came out, but I am perhaps even just as excited about the fact that if I want a holiday-inspired tray in a couple of months that I can easily re-do the entire thing.
Note: The supplies used in this project can be found online
*Special Thanks to Cupcake and Cashmere for sharing this project with us.
I love the idea of creating little pouches for your silverware in an effort to dress up place settings! These would look adorable with both simple or more ornate place settings. Plus they would be very easy to make yourself and customize anyway you want to.
With the change of seasons fast approaching, it seems like the perfect time of year for some rustic sunflower inspiration… especially in the mid-western states! I’m really starting to fall for this effortlessly chic, outdoorsy look.
Photo credit: Rustic Wedding Chic
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* All Photos are Courtesy of Style Me Pretty except where noted
I love this place setting…it has a rustic feel yet still sweet and feminine.
* Photo Credit:Amber Shaw Photography
Guest Blog: Erin
I love weddings. I think that’s pretty obvious. But why do I love weddings so much? Because I love LOVE. Nothing makes me happier than looking at beautiful photos of people who are radiating with joy because they are so utterly and completely in love - it is like giving your heart a hug. And this gorgeous engagement shoot by Alicia Dickerson Photography completely gives me that feeling; and then some.
A few months back I received an email from Kim, the beautiful bride to be. A devout lover of all things rustic chic, her email exuded warmth, happiness, and enthusiasm over her upcoming nuptials - I believe the exact words she used describing the excitement over her recent engagement were “insert party horns & confetti here” (how much do you love that?!) Though we have not met in person through our correspondence I can tell what a beautiful, lovely, sweet person she is, and my heart is so happy for her.
And this isn’t just another pretty photoshoot in a barn…the handsome groom is a cowboy and the pair are avid riders. Their engagement photos were taken at the barn where they keep their horses, and the horse that the couple is riding bareback, Maverick, is their wild horse who has now been tamed.
So how did this love come to be? Kim first spotted Matt on the 4th of July at a rodeo in St. Paul, Oregon. He was very shy when she approached him, but for the next year he couldn’t get her out of his head. When they ran into each other again at the same rodeo a year later, he seized the opportunity to get to know her. The rest is now history, or as I’d call it - true love’s fate!
The couple is planning a rustic, yet elegant, western/bohemian chic outdoor wedding in a horse pasture this September. No doubt it will be positively beautiful!
All Photos: Alica Dickerson Photography
* Guest Blog written by Erin - A little Sparkle on the Side
I would have never thought to put together a window box for a centerpiece, but now I can’t stop thinking about how many unique arrangements you can make with it. The mixture of flowers and succulents brings a soft touch to this rustic centerpiece that would work for an indoor or outdoor reception.
Photo Credit: MarthaStewartWeddings