Posts tagged Rustic wedding
Posts tagged Rustic wedding
Cute idea for a rustic wedding….Sew lace to burlap.
One of the latest trends for weddings which I love is incorporating chalkboards or chalkboard-like artwork into your wedding details and decor. No longer just for outdated classrooms and arithmetic problems, chalkboards lend a rustic and whimsical vibe to any wedding – and given the multitude of ways to use chalkboards, literally anyone can incorporate it into their wedding celebration.
Here are some some examples how you can incorporate chalkboards into your wedding.
Chalkboards are great for paper invites. You can use them for all types of wedding styles from Rustic to Nouveau.
Chalkboards are a super-easy and low-maintenance way to direct / greet guests to your venue.
Instead of a traditional ceremony program, display a large Program Chalkboard display instead!
A large chalkboard menu is a fun idea and it will save you the stress of designing individual menus.
Reserve your seat with cute bride and groom chair signs. These chalkboard signs can also be used as props in your engagement photo, Save The Date, and Thank You stationery.
* A special Thank You to Mitza, owner and designer of LBF Studio for inspiring this blog and allowing us to use her beautiful photos.
You can see the entire line of LBF Studio custom chalkboard signage and fresh stationery designs here.
I love to see brides recycling. Signs like these from recycled fence posts would look adorable at a rustic wedding.
Siân and Rich had a deliciously rustic and quirky barn wedding filled to the brim with pastel hues, DIY details and vintage inspired floral fabrics.
Featuring a dapper groom in a blue suit and floral bow tie, a beautiful bride channeling her inner Hollywood starlet in lace and tulle, with side swept hair and a DIY blusher veil, home made chutney favors, a typewriter guestbook, bespoke bridesmaids dresses fashioned out of floral fabric, a cake of cheese, gramophone DJ, vintage cars and hand made wooden cake toppers.
We got married on June 29th. The wedding was in a church in the village I grew up in, and the reception was in a barn near where my husband and I now live.
We didn’t want the wedding to have too much of a theme, just to have a DIY, rustic, vintagey feel. We used pinks and blue’s as our main colors. It was a perfect day, and even the weather stayed dry!
My wedding dress was the first I tried on. I didn’t want anything too flouncy, something with an ‘old hollywood’ style glamour and preferably lace.
My shoes were sparkly cinderella shoes from Nine West with a small heel, so I didn’t look taller than Rich!
We wanted it to look rustic and have vintage elements.
We made the invitations and orders of service, the chutneys for the favors, the cake toppers, and collected LOADS of vintage teapots, jugs and old books to make up the table displays. We also had my typewriter as a guest book. We had a gramophone DJ playing during the drinks reception, which everyone enjoyed – my nan in particular!
The bridesmaids dresses were made from vintage pink floral fabric by Dig For Victory, a company I found whilst reading wedding blogs! They chose them in different styles to suit their figures, and I think they both looked great!
They both had little boys who we had as tiny attendants, they wore grey pants and suspenders, with pink polka dot bow ties.
We wanted the flowers to look like we’d picked them from a garden and our florist, did a great job. I wanted peonies and tea roses in my bouquet, and pink and blue colors. The buttonholes were cream, with Rich’s also having some blue to go with his suit, and the bridesmaids wore wrist corsages as they both had small boys to carry!
The flowers at the reception were arranged in teapots, jugs and jars and had a ‘just picked from the garden’ feel.
Rich didn’t want a traditional wedding suit, and we wanted him to stand out as he was a pretty important part of the day!
We found a blue Reiss suit and a floral bowtie on ebay.
The groomsmen wore two piece suits which we rented from a local shop, with pink ties to match the bridesmaids dresses.
Processional – Pachebel’s Canon
Music playing during signing of register – Bright Eyes-First Day of my Life, Adele-Love Song, Eva Cassidy-Songbird
Recessional – Al Green – Let’s Stay Together.
First Dance – The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses.
Many thanks to Siân and Rich for sharing their beautiful day with us – wishing you all the best for married life!
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.
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* Photo Credits: Kellie Kano Photography