20 Ways to Add Chic Country Details to Your Wedding

From wedding-party attire to reception décor, be inspired to create a country-chic celebration.

Countryside wedding location
Rustic weddings are one of the most popular themes of the past few years – with brides leaving wooden reception tables bare of linens, adding succulents to their bouquets, and displaying blooms in wooden boxes for their centerpieces. But what about a bride who wants her nuptials to truly evoke a country feel instead of simply including a few rustic details? There are plenty of ways to do this – whether it be choosing a lovely countryside setting for the ceremony and reception or selecting country décor that will be incorporated into all aspects of the big day.

By using a combination of natural elements such as wood as well as feminine lace details, a wedding can be designed to evoke both a chic and country feel. Burlap aisle runners with lace trim, bridesmaids and flower girls in stylish dresses paired with cute cowboy boots, and seating assignments written in calligraphy on antique windows displayed atop hay bales are a few ways to add elegant, pastoral elements to the wedding day. Ceremonies and receptions that take place at a farm or barn and also have a rustic theme are seen as the most "country" of them all, but couples who don't want to have too much of a theme can choose to incorporate just those elements that suit their personalities.

For inspiration, take a look at 20 ways to add chic, country flair to your wedding below. To see more from each of these celebrations, click on your favorite photos!

1. Wedding Invitation
Tan kraft paper wedding invitation with lace and twine
Use natural-hued paper for your wedding invitation and be sure to add lace and twine details! Photo by Next Exit Photography

2. Wedding Dress
Monique Lhuillier keyhole back lace wedding dress on hay bales
Lace gowns complement countryside celebrations very nicely! Suspend your wedding dress from a tower of hay bales for picture-perfect country photos. Photo by Braedon Photography; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier

3. Groom & Groomsmen Attire
Groomsmen in cowboy hats on horses
Have your groom and groomsmen wear matching cowboy hats for portraits – or even at the ceremony. Better yet, have them enter the ceremony site on horseback! Photo by Mark Steines

4. Bridesmaid Attire
Bridesmaids walking down aisle in short white dresses and cowboy boots
Dress bridesmaids in short frocks to show off stylish cowboy boots – and accessories to match! Photo by Karlisch Photography; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

5. Ring Bearer Attire
Ring bearers at outdoor rustic wedding in bolo ties, vests, cowboy boots
Give your wedding a country feel with adorable ring bearers dressed in vests, bolo ties, and cowboy boots! Give one ring bearer a rustic wood slab emblazoned with, "Here Comes the Bride." Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

6. Flower Girl Attire
Flower girls in pink cowboy boots, burlap aisle runner, burlap sign David Tutera wedding
Dress flower girls in adorable pink cowboy boots as they walk down a lace-trimmed burlap aisle runner. This adorable duo also carried a "Here Comes Your Bride" sign made out of the same materials. Photo by Michael Segal Photography

7. Cocktail Hour Venue
Rustic wedding with outdoor cocktail hour on wood deck
Invite loved ones to mingle while sipping libations and enjoying hors d'oeuvres on the wood deck of a rustic barn venue. Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

8. Cocktail Bar Décor
Rustic wedding cocktail hour and wood bar with horse shoe and cowboy hat decorations
Decorate a country-style bar with horseshoes and cowboy hats, and sprinkle the ground with sawdust for a truly rustic feel. Photo by frame.thirty.six Photography

9. Cocktail Hour Décor
Red barn wedding cocktail hour pink tables David Tutera wedding
The best way to give your nuptials a country flair? A big red barn! Decorate the woodchip-strewn barnyard with cocktail tables and string lights overhead to give the setting a romantic ambience. Photo by Michael Segal Photography

10. Seating Charts
David Tutera rustic wedding window seating chart on hay bale barrels
List guest names and table numbers on distressed windows displayed atop hay bales to set the tone for your chic, country wedding reception. Photo by Michael Segal Photography

11. Escort Cards
Escort cards attached to chicken wire with mini clothespins
For a subtle way to incorporate a country theme, attach escort cards to chicken wire with miniature clothespins. Photo by frame.thirty.six Photography

12. Reception Entrance
Wedding barn entrance Melissa Egan Katrosar
A barn venue is the perfect way to satisfy a chic country theme, and there are a number of ways to add elegant elements to an otherwise rustic space! Photo by Next Exit Photography 

13. Monogram Décor
Pink flower monogram on hay bale hay barrel
Many couples choose to incorporate their monogram into wedding décor, and a country wedding offers a wonderful opportunity to display a floral monogram on a barrel of hay. Photo by Jerry Hayes Photography; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

14. Reception Décor
Wedding reception in barn with chandeliers Melissa Egan bride
A rustic wood barn is the ideal canvas for a chic country wedding. Suspend chandeliers from a tin roof, add string lights around the exposed rafters, and soften the space with elegant drapery. Photo by Next Exit Photography

15. Centerpieces
Rustic wedding centerpiece with rooster decoration
As popular pieces in many country kitchens, rooster décor can be placed alongside rustic centerpieces. Photo by frame.thirty.six Photography

16. Place Settings
Rustic wedding wood plate wood menu card
Add a chic, rustic element to each guest's place setting with a carved wood charger plate and a wooden menu card! Photo by Karlisch PhotographyConsulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

17. Bride & Groom's Chairs
Rustic wedding chairs cowboy hats on bride and groom's chairs
Save your seats at the wedding reception by placing a classic cowboy hat on the back of the groom's chair and a white cowboy hat with a tiara on the bride's seat. Photo by frame.thirty.six Photography

18. Lounge Area
Rustic wedding lounge on hay sawdust floor Melissa Egan bride
Decorate an outdoor space with a hay floor showcasing distressed benches and antique furniture to create a countryside lounge, at which guests will mingle throughout the celebration. Photo by Next Exit Photography

19. Wedding Cake
Wood grain sugar flower wedding cake rustic wedding David Tutera
Decorate your wedding cake with sugar flowers in soft hues and wood-grain detailing for a chic, rustic twist. Photo by Michael Segal Photography

20. Wedding Band Stage
Adam Lasher Band on country wedding stage horse shoes mason jar lights nighttime David Tutera wedding
Live music is essential at a country wedding! Set the tone for the lively celebration with a wooden stage decorated with mason-jar lights and horseshoes. Photo by Michael Segal Photography 

For more country wedding inspiration, view 25 rustic centerpieces, elegant barn wedding receptions, and charming Southern wedding ideas. Be sure to also browse through hundreds of real weddings by your desired style, color palette, or location!

Opening photo by Stacey Newgent

Authored by: Kelcy Christy

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