DIY rustic wedding ideas

Rustic Sunflower & Dahlia Bouquet ~ Shannon’s Inspiration Board

Rustic-Sunflower-BouquetBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Sarah Kathleen Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Flowers By Denise

{Shannon’s Request}
Help!  My wedding is Oct. 19 and I am still struggling to find the perfect flowers. I did buy some from Micheal’s and this is what I came up with, shortly after I decided I don’t like the way they look as bridal bouquets.  My colors are burnt orange, eggplant purple, and chocolate brown.

{Shannon’s Bouquet Details}
This gorgeous rustic sunflower bouquet via Ruffled can be recreated with Yellow Sunflowers, Vintage Beauty Peonies, Chocolate Ranunculus, Eggplant Dahlia, Pheasant Feathers, Yellow & Green Berry Sprays, and Seeded Eucalyptus Greenery.  To add a bit of  burnt orange, add our Orange Dahlias.  To make it easy, start with a Sunflower Bouquet then add your stems.  Wrap your bouquet with Chocolate Brown Satin Ribbon. Happy Planning, Mindy




Rustic Fall Centerpiece ~ Angela’s Inspiration Board

Copper-Centerpiece-AngelaCenterpiece Inspiration Photo:  Christine Farah Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Milieu Florals

{Angela’s Request}
I would like some suggestions for centerpieces for a fall wedding. My colors are copper, burnt orange and antique gold, but I am not opposed to using other fall colors. My vases are 4″x24″ glass cylinders. I would like them to be tall as I am using 72″ round tables. Also some bouquet ideas. Thank you.

{Angela’s Centerpiece Details}
This rustic copper centerpiece via 100 Layer Cake is recreated with Orange Zinnias, Cream Hydrangeas, Golden Yellow Open Roses, Eggplant Baby Cosmos, Natural Bearded Wheat and Oats, and Fiddlehead and Fern Sprays, and Succulent Greenery.  Use our large selection of Vase Fillers in the bottom of your Cylinder Vases.  The Copper French Buckets can be used on alternate tables to add a bit of rustic charm.

fall wedding bouquetGorgeous Rustic Fall Wedding Bouquet that coordinates with the centerpiece above via 100 Layer Cake

Wildflower Wedding ~ Stephanie’s Inspiration Board

Stephanie-Wildflower-BouqueBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Ace Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Cedarwood Weddings

{Stephanie’s Request}
My fall wedding is taking place in a barn. The decorations are simple. White ball lanterns hanging from the ceiling in the barn, mostly the decor comes from the grounds themselves. My girls are wearing apple red and the groomsmen are wearing grey. I want the flowers to use colors close to apple red, basil purple, sunflower yellow, and marigold orange. I like bouquets that are long and slender rather than short and puffy. My favorite flowers are callas, but mostly I would like my flowers to be as in season as possible in October. I also don’t mind the use of things like wheat or grasses. My mom is crocheting little ivory doilies to wrap around the stems. I can’t find any pictures online that I really love, and I would be ECSTATIC if you have anything that can inspire me!!

{Stephanie’s Bouquet Details}
This colorful wildflower bouquet via Cedarwood Weddings is recreated with  Red Gerbera Daisies, Eggplant Baby Cosmos, White Daisies, Yellow Billy Buttons & Ranunculus, Rust~Orange Calla Lilies, Fuchsia Sweetpea, Purple French Lavender, and Orange Cosmos.  The Hand-Tied Wildflower Bouquet can be used for your bridesmaids or as centerpiece flowers.  Wrap each rustic bouquet with Raffia Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy

Wildflower WeddingRustic Wildflower Centerpieces in Wooden Boxes with Votive & Pine cone Accents
via Cedarwood Weddings

Rustic Wedding Theme

afloral.com's rustic lavender theme

Rustic weddings are casual with natural elements and personal touches.  They are recently growing in popularity as a wedding theme due to their versatility, style and charm.  Simple, natural and beautiful.

The rustic look is like the hip older sister to the country wedding look.  She has her own personal style with just the right accessories, worn just the right way. She is the one everyone loves and never stops taking about.

Whether you are the younger or older sister a rustic wedding is affordable for any budget bride.  Keeping the majority of decor items simple and natural will help cut down on your costs, and a rustic wedding is ideal for DIY wedding projects that will add a touch of personal style.

One of it’s reasons for popularity is versatility, you can take the rustic look in several different directions, each one unique to itself yet still embodies that sought after rustic charm.  I’ve created three different rustic wedding boards for today’s post, to give you a visual glimpse of how this wedding theme can be styled.  You can go with a specific styled rustic look or pick and mix different elements you like.

Soft, Romantic

Soft, Romantic Rustic, altar, cake, vintage jars rusticweddingchic.com, dessert bar, bride & groom ruffledblog.com

A soft, romantic rustic wedding.  This bride is marrying her sweetheart, her soulmate and she wants a fairytale day to remember.  The color palette will be soft and feminine,  accented in romantic flowers like roses in buds or full blooms. Pair these soft, romantic florals with a rustic, natural element like the tree branch altar from rusticweddingchic.com or afloral.com’s wheat stalk paired with the lavender centerpiece.   For another romantic, rustic centerpiece idea view Afloral.com’s how to video to create a centerpiece using dried lavender tied into bundles with chiffon ribbon.

Still keeping with that rustic charm, decor will be simple with fresh, neutral table linens, white twinkle lights strung and softly lit votive candles, leaving room for a few key extravagances.  These might be found in rich, decadent desserts or cakes, lavish favors or extravagant items like this fur wrap worn by the bride on ruffledblog.com.

Our romantic bride will do her homework finding one or two splurges, keeping the rest of her wedding day items within budget.  Guests will enjoy her stylish touches while appreciating the more informal, intimate tone set by the rustic theme.

Vintage Rustic

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Vintage, rustic wedding.  This is for the bride and groom who are sentimental, they hold one another and their family very close.  The causal nature of a rustic nature will be appreciated by this couple who wants their guests, friends and family, to be able to enjoy a close, warm wedding day.

Vintage weddings can be eclectic and playful.  Items can be choose based on style, appearance or for a special meaning they hold.  Brides can find inexpensive wedding deals by using vintage place settings, table clothes and vases.  Vintage or heirloom brooches, jewelry will add personal touches like this elegant cake topper from etsy.com, with vintage flowers and lace.

Keep other decor items fresh and simple so not to take away from the charm and personal touches of your selected vintage items.  Your guests will spend the evening remarking about your fabulous eclectic style and enjoying the warm, casual setting.

Touch of Color

Touch of Color Rustic, cake weddingchicks.com, place setting theknot.com, chairback afloral.com, couple greenweddingshoes.com, lantern rusticweddingchic.com

Touch of color rustic wedding.  This look is for the bride who is saying I do to the man she endlessly loves and always makes her smile.  This couple is looking for a party with close friends and family to celebrate their love.

Find natural elements to set the causal tone.  Then pick your bold color palette, whether you go for one particular color, a set of complementary colors for a bold pop, or a whole bouquet of vivid hues.  This is the perfect theme for couples to show off some personal touches.  Create a few simple DIY wedding projects, loosely tied bouquets, centerpieces or chair backs like the jumbo dahlia, rustic chair back.

Some couples pick a subject and repeat it throughout their theme.  The rustic, yellow cake featured on weddingchicks.com is from a wedding the couple used birds throughout, the top of the cake, printed on napkins, in flower arrangements.  Something simple, fun, a touch whimsical and true to the couple’s taste. Find something that fits your interests or taste, guests will be amused and have a blast as they laugh and dance the night away in celebration of your wedding.

Why You Love Rustic

A rustic wedding can fulfill all your little girl fairytale dreams, while still staying in your big girl, reality budget.  Simple, natural, beautiful.  Choose from our inspiration ideas, adding in your own touches and style.  You’ll be guaranteed a special day with rustic charm to remember.