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50 Rustic Wedding Decorations

By: Hillary Hoffower

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  • Ceremony Aisle

    Ceremony Aisle

    A distressed, rusted milk churn topped with bountiful blooms brings bucolic vibes to the ceremony aisle.

  • Ceremony Setting

    Ceremony Setting

    Makeshift pews out of wooden planks and tree stumps mimic the towering tree that serves as an altar, bringing this earthy ceremony setting full circle.

    Photo Credit: Marina Koslow

  • Ceiling Décor

    Ceiling Décor

    Suspended grapevine balls enwrapped in fairy lights bring a magical effect to high ceilings.

    Photo Credit: Brinton Studios

  • Aisle Markers

    Aisle Markers

    Mercury jars sprouting fresh ferns and flowers in shades of marsala add a rustic glam touch.

    Photo Credit: Clean Plate Pictures

  • Barrels

    Barrels

    You can never go wrong with the classic rustic element that is an old wine barrel — they’re a perfect accent piece in any spot of the wedding. Top them off with a bounty of bright blooms and succulents for a dash of color.

    Photo Credit: Gavin Farrington

  • Blanket Station

    Blanket Station

    Hay bales, logs, and patchwork quilts — what more could guests want in a rustic fall wedding? If the air is crisp, keep blankets out for them to stay comfortable, and accent the “snuggle station” with a distressed wooden initial and iron birdcage for a unique touch.

    Photo Credit: Ryan & Rach

  • Ceremony Arch

    Ceremony Arch

    A powerful arch of vivid wildflowers mirrors the wilderness of the outdoors, making a statement against a beautifully barren backdrop. 

    Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt / Florist: Munster Rose

  • Ceremony Backdrop

    Ceremony Backdrop

    Tarnished mismatching doors and gilded lanterns meet organic details of wild branches and abundant burgundy blooms, embodying a romantic rustic ideal.

    Photo Credit: Art De Vie

  • Ceremony Seating

    Ceremony Seating

    Alternating ceremony seats of wooden pews and cross-backed wooden chairs pairs a rustic look with industrial vibes.

    Photo Credit: Sposto Photography

  • Staircase Accents

    Staircase Accents

    Old crates overspilling with heaps of lavish flora and fauna liven up any set up steps.

  • Beer Bottles

    Beer Bottles

    Personalize your wedding sign — in lieu of a wood, beer bottles with painted letters lend a bit of old-fashioned charm.

    Photo Credit: The Kama Photography

  • Sign Post

    Sign Post

    Directional signs adorned with cascading greenery pair with a vintage bike for a rustic look that borders on whimsy.

    Photo Credit: Jonathon Ong

  • Program Sign

    Program Sign

    Or, nix the traditional programs and make a serious décor statement with a large sign of the ceremony proceedings. A piece of wood framed in antique gold tacked against a thick trunk brings elegance and rural together.

    Photo Credit: Jen Rodriguez

  • Programs

    Programs

    Rolled up parchment programs tied with twine and a delicate sprig of buds emit a thoroughly organic feel.

    Photo Credit: Mirrorbox Photography

  • Drink Station

    Drink Station

    As if your guests will need another reason to drink, this warm and sunny set-up will entice all to take a jar off its honey-hued shelves and have a good time.

    Photo Credit: Lisa Price Photography

  • Bar

    Bar

    A worn hutch makes for a beautiful bar, mirroring the ruggedness of the hills behind. An arch of eucalyptus and basket of baguettes round out the Italian countryside vibes.

    Photo Credit: Megan Welker

  • Beer Tap

    Beer Tap

    This beer tap is rife with natural elements, from various grains of lumber to abundant greenery. Deer antlers complete the simplistically stunning look.

    Photo Credit: c.m.elle studios

  • Cocktail Tables

    Cocktail Tables

    Oversized wine spools for cocktail hour are an easy way to carry out your wedding’s theme. Even better — they don’t require the cost of tablecloths. Leave them bare to emphasize the style, topping them with a lantern for a simple centerpiece.

  • Cocktail Table Centerpiece

    Cocktail Table Centerpiece

    Skip the vases and bring out the wooden planters for natural vibes — they make vivid blooms and succulents pop even more than they already do.

  • Popcorn Bar

    Popcorn Bar

    Let your wedding theme guide your snack stations. Popped kernels of corn are an ideal complement to a rustic wedding, especially when served in wooden stand with a linen canopy.

    Photo Credit: Noi Tran Photography

  • Lounge Area

    Lounge Area

    Hay bale couches, wine barrel table ends, plaid accents, and antler and ladder décor make this industrial barn lounge area a rustic dream.

  • Photo Wall

    Photo Wall

    Wooden pallets play backdrop to the history of this couple’s life and love.

  • Guest Book

    Guest Book

    A shabby desk hosts a rustic guest book display complete with vase of sunflowers and stones, wood stump, and lantern. Our favorite part — the couple captured kissing on a hay bale in the frame.

  • Seating Chart

    Seating Chart

    Weathered birch branches are fashioned into an abstract shape for a creative seating chart that looks like it’s part of the garden it’s standing in.

    Photo Credit: Hetler Photography

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Bring the garden inside. Sprigs of wildflowers for escort cards add a fresh and lush touch. Place them in a planter box for full effect.

    Photo Credit: James Moes

  • Door Trim

    Door Trim

    A garland of foliage and orange blossoms adds a natural touch to the doorway of the ceremony venue.

    Photo Credit: Artemis Photography

  • Reception Venue

    Reception Venue

    An old spun wheel turned chandelier, twinkle lights, and beige linens with accents of greenery turn on the refined rural charm in this barnyard reception.

  • Interiors

    Interiors

    From shutters and rafters to diverse chairs and minimal tables, bare wooden elements mix and match for a farmhouse feel.

  • Overhang

    Overhang

    Earthy mason jars held by twine hang from a suspended platform in a unique overhang that casts a soft, amber glow over reception tables.

  • Candles

    Candles

    Miniature candles on tiers of birch stumps add a soft, romantic glow to any corner.

  • Menu

    Menu

    A windswept window offers a glimpse of the night’s delectables.

  • Tabletop

    Tabletop

    Minimalism knows how to work a rustic tabletop look. Forgo a tablecloth and opt only for a runner, simple plates, and eye-catching, yet subtle, florals in shades of pink and burgundy to let wooden tables really steal the moment.

    Photo Credit: Ken Kienow

  • Table Number

    Table Number

    Raw wood makes a natural — and affordable — backdrop for a table number. A tablescape in lush greenery, deep jewel tones, and mercury accents complements the richness of the lumber.

    Photo Credit: Studio 623 Photography

  • Place Cards

    Place Cards

    Cowboy boot card holders add a dash of Southwest country charm.

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    An antique letterbox, mercury vase, and books wrapped in twine, all accented with leafs of green, merge vintage and rustic.

    Photo Credit: Clean Plate Pictures

  • Tree Stumps

    Tree Stumps

    Who needs chairs when you have tree stumps? Place them at the reception table for a unique touch to your backyard affair.

    Photo Credit: Artemis Photography

  • Runner

    Runner

    A runner of brambles, moss, and florals have a natural, wild look that strikingly juxtaposes with an elegant ice blue place setting.

    Photo Credit: Art De Vie

  • Place Settings

    Place Settings

    Wooden slabs substitute plates to bring a bit of Mother Nature to the table.

    Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy

  • Reception Tables

    Reception Tables

    This Tuscan-inspired table is all rustic elegance. A centerpiece on ash wood of peach blossoms, navy tapered candles, and scattered fruits set against pale brick walls and a distressed door call to mind a pastel harvest.

    Photo Credit: Emma Pilkington

  • Centerpiece

    Centerpiece

    Baby’s breath has a gentle country charm. Place them in mason jars wrapped in ribbon and burlap for full effect.

    Photo Credit: Next to Me Studios

  • Chandelier

    Chandelier

    “Floating” candles adorn an oversized wreath of brambles and twigs, juxtaposing magical elegance with nature.

    Photo Credit: Sarah Kate

  • Reception Chairs

    Reception Chairs

    Give your reception chairs a bit of flair by tying a burlap bow around the back, topped with a sunflower for a pop of color.

  • Name Setings

    Name Setings

    A raw and earthy branch is the ideal outdoorsy element to show off your new name.

    Photo Credit: Charli Photography

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    The battered surface of this sweetheart table does all the talking — no extravagant table setting necessary. In a gorgeous fashion of botany, a mountain of foliage graces the front. 

    Photo Credit: Casey Rose Photography

  • Newlywed Chairs

    Newlywed Chairs

    Brass initials are a sweet addition to his and hers chairs.

  • Head Table

    Head Table

    This reception style is the definition of rustic chic. Wood interiors and a stone hearth play home to an enchanting chandelier, gauzy white curtains, and an elegantly exposed head table showcasing a stunning swath of foliage.

    Photo Credit: Lane Dittoe

  • Entrance

    Entrance

    White curtains frame romantic views when pulled back against a barn doorway, especially when illuminated by the light inside.

    Photo Credit: Britt Rene Photo

  • Dessert Display

    Dessert Display

    An old-fashioned wooden bar card lends a sophisticated rustic air to this display of sweets and botany.

    Photo Credit: Michelle Chiu

  • Cake Table

    Cake Table

    This cake display is barrels of fun. Buckets and spools intermix with cake pedestals to round out the barnyard feel.

  • Favors Station

    Favors Station

    Turn your favors into décor piece that will make your guests pause on their way out. From a battered jade desk to the gift of nuts, this station is head-to-toe rustic.

50 Rustic Wedding Decorations

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