Hello Beauties, Melissa here from MLM Worldwide Event Planning, and I am sharing some rustic, glamorous, and romantic wedding day inspiration with you today. Incorporating rustic elements into your wedding creates a natural, effortless feeling that will make your guests feel relaxed and ready to party into the night. I love adding touches of glamour by mixing metals and mirror accents with the natural pieces made of wood, burlap or twine.
Rustic wedding style has been popular for a few years now but it can still feel fresh and modern. Create burlap pillows for the ceremony space and use a modern monogram for an unexpected touch. Birch logs with glass candle holders look really beautiful down the aisle and you can also use the logs around your reception space once the ceremony is over.
An antique desk found at a local vintage shop is the perfect place to display your wedding programs. You can also put your guest book or seating cards on the desk if you aren’t using programs at your ceremony. An economical choice for your bridesmaid’s bouquets is baby’s breath. It was once only used as filler in arrangements but can make a lovely impact when a larger amount is bunched together.
Set up seating areas around the venue property. This will allow your guests to have intimate conversations or take a moment for an adorable photo op. Be sure to create a custom hashtag so that you can find all of the photos on Instagram and Twitter. There are also great apps, like Wedding Snap that gather your images into one location online for you to print into photobooks once the day is over.
Lounge style seating is very popular at receptions and a great way to give it a rustic makeover is to create the seating out of actual hay bales. Be sure to cover the bales with fabric so that the hay doesn’t irritate your guest’s skin. Use pillows with your wedding motif or monogram for even more comfortable luxury. Seat your guests at long family-style tables during dinner with you and your groom sharing a large seat at the head of the table. This will allow you to be closer to your guests than if you were sitting at a sweetheart table, plus it encourages conversation. Make the table arrangements low and unobtrusive to let your guests talk across the table, not just side by side.
A fantastic trend in wedding cakes is to leave them “naked,” meaning the frosting is left off so that the layers are exposed. This is a great idea if you or your groom don’t love the surgery covering or if you want a natural, elegant feeling to your cake. You can also have a dessert table set up of your cherished family recipes or fresh baked pies in flavors like apple and blueberry.
Are you having a rustic wedding day? Leave us a comment to let us know how you are incorporating natural, glamorous elements into your big day!
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Melissa Lauren Marghella is the owner of MLM Worldwide, an event planning and floral design company in Southern California, who specializes in creating hand-crafted details that showcase the personality of the bride and groom. When she’s not planning weddings, she enjoys floral design, paper crafting, and blogging about wedding trends.