38 Rustic Wedding Theme Ideas – Effortlessly Beautiful Decor

38 Rustic Wedding Theme Ideas – Effortlessly Beautiful Decor

It’s no wonder you are thinking about having a rustic wedding. What’s not to love about a natural, earthy and back-to-basics wedding style? But just how do you make a wedding rustic? In this article, I will share my top tips and inspirational rustic wedding ideas to ensure your day hits your brief.

So what actually is a rustic wedding theme? Well a rustic wedding is imperfectly perfect, incorporating warm natural decor made from elements such as:

Flowers & Foliage
Kraft Paper
Galvanised Metal

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Rustic Ceremony Decor
Rustic Wedding Reception Decor
Rustic Wedding Centrepieces
Rustic Wedding Flowers
Rustic Wedding Cakes

Rustic Wedding Ceremony Decor Inspiration

1. Let The Location Shine

Allow your outdoor ceremony location to do the talking and simply enhance it with coordinating rustic pampas grass aisle decor.

 Photo: Mollie McAusland Photography via Yurt Village Wedding


2. Wooden Furniture

This barn venue looks all the more rustic bursting with wooden seating that complements the wooden beams.

 Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Autumn Harvest Wedding Stylist: Starry Eyed Weddings


3. Don’t Be Afraid To Add Softness

Soft fabrics and romantic candles can really soften a rustic wedding theme. Use chair sashes and drapes as well as beautiful wedding backdrops.

 Photo: Louise Barry via Venue Bowers Mill Wedding Décor: Emily K Weddings


4. Mix & Match Chairs

Mix and match rustic chairs for a stunningly unique style look. Keep to your budget by renting, borrowing, scavenging and picking up freebies online or at car boot sales.

 Photo: Babb Photo via Indie Back Garden Bespoke Party Wedding


5. Outside In

Use trees to bring the outdoors in, this is a great way to compensate for not having an outdoor ceremony as well as bringing rustic vibes.

 Photo: Olegs & Rita Photography via Old Kent Barn Wedding Décor/Hire: Light of my Life


6. Scatter Petals

Scattering flower petals or paper confetti down your aisle is a simple and rustic decor idea.

 Photo: White Stag Wedding Photography via Fairy Lights Barn Wedding


7. Budget-Friendly Rustic Aisle

Yes, this greenery aisle decor can be achieved on a small budget! Forage for greenery in your garden, tie them together and add to chairs. Rustic beautiful.

 Photo: HannaMonika Wedding Photography via Crete Wedding Flowers & Décor: Oneiranthi


8. Bring Drama With Foliage

To create a really rustic look, layer flowers, greenery and fairy lights on your barn ceremony venue.

Photo: Danielle Smith Photography via Ruscus Wedding Florist: Millie Richardson


9. Hay Bale Seats

Hay bales make for great inexpensive, natural chairs. Cover bales with blankets for a more comfortable and rustic style.

 Photo: Photography34 via North Yorkshire Barn Wedding


10. Rustic Rings

Even your wedding rings or wedding ring box can be perfectly rustic!

 Photo: Eloise & Mitch via Park Wedding Ideas Rings: Eco Wood Rings


Rustic Wedding Reception Decor Ideas

11. Use Wooden Props

Wooden props such as old ladders and wooden crates make for fantastic structures to add candles and flowers.

 Photo: Jenna Kathleen Photographer via Autumnal Garden Wedding Stylist: Emily K Weddings 


12. Confetti Bar

How stunning is this rustic confetti station? Grab an old wooden pallet and fasten your confetti envelopes to it for a cost-saving yet striking decor option.

Photo: Terri & Lori Photo and Film via Boho Rustic Barn Wedding


13. Make A Focal Point

Create a show-stopping focal point with a rustic wedding backdrop!

 Photo: Jenna Kathleen Photographer via Autumnal Garden Wedding Stylist: Emily K Weddings 


14. Enhance Wooden Beams

Highlight rustic areas in your venue such as wooden beams with beautiful blooms. This is a spendier option, but it could be made cheaper by foraging or growing your own wedding flowers.

 Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Woolas Barn Wedding Florist: Daisy Hoban 


15. Have A Grazing Table

Ensure your wedding food looks as good as it looks with a feast fit for a rustic celebration.

 Photo: The Enlight Project via Autumn Boho Wedding Ideas Grazing Table: The Graze Girls


16. Choose Earth Tones

Go for earth tones such as brown, rusty orange, sage green and neutrals to embrace the rustic look.

 Photo: Fox and Bear Photography via llyn Gwynant Barns Wedding Venue: Llyn Gwynant Barns 


16. Wooden Guest Book

Guess what?! Even your guest book can be wooden!

 Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Hall Farm Events Wedding


17. Rattan Table Plan

Rattan placemats can not only be used on tables but hung on table plans.

 Photo: Sara Ribera via Boho Tipi Wedding Ideas Stationery: Quiff & Ginger 


18. Wooden Pallet Sign

A cult classic at rustic weddings, introducing the wooden pallet wedding sign!

 Photo: Martin Venherm Photography via Falside Mill Wedding


19. Choose Twinkling Lights 

Create a subtle glow and magic to a rustic barn wedding reception with lighting.

 Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Whimsical Boho Wedding Lighting: Dream Wave Lighting


20. Wicker Hampers

Use wicker baskets as vessels for decor like confetti, sparklers, blankets or flip-flops.

 Photo: James Green Photographer via Whimsical Countryside Yurt Wedding


21. Kraft Paper Stationery

Add rustic to your wedding invitations and stationery by switching to brown kraft paper.

 Photo: Sally T Photography via Wrays Barn Whinstone View Wedding


22. Honey Favours

Creating a rustic wedding favour can be simple. Make an edible favour such as sauces, condiments, drinks and sweet treats. Alternatively, have something crafted from natural materials such as wood.

 Photo: Janine Kirkwood Photography via Family Farm Wedding


Rustic Wedding Centrepieces

23. Wooden Box Flowers

Pop your centrepiece flowers in a wooden box for a rustic wedding idea.

 Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Woolas Barn Wedding Florist: Daisy Hoban 


24. Logs & Bark

Add logs and bark to your centrepiece decor for a showstopping table piece.

 Photo: Olegs & Rita Photography via Old Kent Barn Wedding Florist: Chic Weddings & Events 


25. Terracotta Pots & Herbs

How rustic are these gorgeous terracotta plant pots? Adding herbs adds to your wedding day scent as well as making for a perfect wedding gift for guests to take home.

 Photo: Richard Skins Photography via Hornington Manor Wedding


26. Hoop Decor

For a modern yet rustic centrepiece, use a hoop with candles and flowers.

 Photo: Emilie May Photography via Holmes Mill Wedding Flowers: The Rose Boutique Wigan


27. Mini Milk Churns

Find mini milk churns and fill them with flowers or foliage.

Photo: Photographer Liam Gillan via Willingale Village Hall Wedding Flowers: Abridge Florist  


28. Floating Tea Light Table Decor

Floating tea lights have an airy feel, and adding pine cones create a rustic touch.

 Photo: Dani Nicole Photography via Cedar Creek Ranch Wedding Flowers: Petal Shoppe of Monroe


29. Feathers & Wheat

Feathers or wheat can work so well as centrepieces and can also be super cheap if you forage for them.

 Photo: Ellie Gillard Photography via Voewood Wedding


30. Hessian Table Runners

Drape tables with hessian table runners for a rustic yet sophisticated style.

 Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Rousham House Wedding 


Rustic Wedding Flower Arrangements

31. Twine Buttonhhole

Sunflowers may be the happiest and most rustic summer wedding flowers. Tied with twine, these flowers will look spectacular on any wedding suit.

 Photo: Becky Bailey Photographer via Burley Manor Wedding Flowers: Concept Flowers


32. Natural Bouquet

Create a natural wedding bouquet filled with greenery and earth-tone blooms.

 Photo: Amy Cutliffe Photography via Sage Green Wedding Ideas Bouquet: Bloomantic


33. Hoop Bouquets

Create sweet bouquets for maids with a willow wreath!

 Photo: Dhw Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas Florist: Twigs & Twine Floral Design


34. Woodland Style Flower Arch

Does it get any more rustic than a woodland wedding?! Enhance the setting with a dramatic wedding arch.

 Photo: Amy Cutliffe Photography via Sage Green Wedding Ideas Flowers: Bloomantic


Rustic Wedding Cakes

35. Log Stand

Add a naturally beautiful cake to a log slice cake stand to add rustic flair.

 Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Woolas Barn Wedding Florist: Daisy Hoban 


36. Dried Flower Cake Topper

Keep your rustic wedding cake simple and allow the topper to shine.

 Photo: Rockrose Photography via Ashridge Great Barn Wedding Cake & Props: Rebecca Wedding Hair 


37. Log Cake

Does it get any more rustic than a wedding cake that resembles a tree?!

 Photo: Olegs & Rita Photography via Old Kent Barn Wedding  Cake: The Cake Witch 


38. Dessert Table

Serve your wedding dessert in style with a ladder stand with shelving for rustic cool.

 Photo: Lorena Erre via Mountain Wedding Spain


And there you have it! All the rustic wedding ideas you’ll ever need to create your dream wedding vision. Yay!


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