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 wedding 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 the links below your favorite photos!
Opening photo by Stacey Newgent; From Real Wedding: Rustic Barn Wedding & Tented Reception on Family Farm in Ohio