Create a rustic-chic celebration radiating with elegance and charm like the nuptials of Lauren Conrad and William Tell. The couple incorporated handmade details into their romantic Santa Ynez Valley wedding. To achieve a similar look, utilize a muted color palette of blush, gold, and other neutrals with textures of burlap, twine, and wood to craft a warm ambience and homemade feel for your special day.
Take a look at the rustic-chic wedding ideas below, all of which were inspired by the sweet duo's celebration.
Mini desserts – like apple pie – and small bites can serve as unexpected features that complement the theme and color scheme of your rustic wedding.
From L-R (top to bottom): Photo of ceremony by Carasco Photography; "Blushing Hydrangeas" invitation by Copper Willow Paper Studio; "Birdcage" 24K-gold candle by L'Objet, available at Gearys; "Golden Apple Honey Pot" by Michael Aram; Photo of reception by Carasco Photography; "Thanks" thank-you tags, mud-pie.com; Photo of place setting by Carasco Photography; Swiss-Dot Lace cake, magnoliabakery.com; Handmade mini apple pies by Made by Meg (Photo by John D. Russell Photography)
Pair a lace dress with earrings and bracelets in gold and rose gold. If you opt not to wear a traditional veil, consider a jeweled headband for a chic, contemporary look. Remember to wear your headpiece for a few hours before the wedding to get used to it. Don't forget to pamper yourself! As the bride, you have much to worry about – be sure to take a moment alone to recharge.
From L-R (top to bottom): Le Vian earrings; "Halo" cuffs by Jade Trau for Forevermark; Mini clutch by Dennis Basso; "Infinitely Loving" candle by SpaRitual; "Liza" trumpet gown by Monique Lhuillier; Beaded headband by Twigs & Honey; "Crystal Station" necklace by Miriam Haskell; "Freshly Picked" bouquet, tictock.com; Center of My Universe™ diamond ring, forevermark.com; "Alana" ivory satin sandal by Jimmy Choo
Sweet Engagement-Party Look
Your engagement-party outfit is a great opportunity to look every bit the bride. Choose a neutral dress with tulle, paired with feminine – but fun – accessories and nude shoes to give your guests a glimpse of what's to come!
From L-R (top to bottom): Pearl tassel earrings by Miriam Haskell; Leaf combs by Miriam Haskell; "Evelyn" peep-toe pump by Jimmy Choo; Dress in embroidered tulle by Tadashi Shoji; "Rouge Lotus" ring by Carole Shashona; "Gilded" nail polish by Ella Mila; "Natural Eyes" palette by Too Faced; "Gina" leather wallet by Loren Hatch
Blush & Gold Bridesmaids
If you style bridesmaids in your color palette they can also become part of your décor. Stick with neutrals and blushes for a rustic feel, and keep in mind the backdrop they will be photographed against for most of the day. Instead of paying to have your attendants get their makeup done, gift them makeup and have a beauty party where your ladies can learn tips and tricks from a pro (or each other).
From L-R (top to bottom): "Aurora" earrings by Nissa Jewelry; Gorjana arrow bangle; Lucky Charms "Identity" necklace, nashelle.com; Sandal by Camille La Vie; "Blake" dress by Jenny Yoo; "Butterfly" box clutch by Aruna Seth; "Unzipped" and "Alter Ego" set by Lorac; "Tiara Vacationer" jewelry case by pursen.net
Sophisticated, Dapper Groom
Collaborate with your florist to create a unique boutonniere for your groom that coordinates with your bouquet. Not only will this look great in photos, but it will be something special you designed for him.
From L-R (top to bottom): Gingham silk handerchiefs, available at Bloomingdale's; "Serenity" ring with black diamonds by Surrender Jewelry; "Handpicked" boutonniere, tictock.com; David Donahue "Mercury Dime" cuff links; "Derby" leather tuxedo shoe by Carlo Pazolini; Single-breasted tuxedo and custom shirt by Astor & Black; Titanium sunglasses by Matsuda Eyewear; John Varvatos "OUD" cologne; "Mark" turtle patent wallet by Jimmy Choo; "Complete Set" facial products by Dermasport; "Boston" toiletry case by Salvatore Ferragamo