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3 Ways You Can Have the Perfect Rustic Wedding

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
B&B wedding venue in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

The term rustic has many meanings today, particularly when it comes to weddings. This word is often associated with elegant as well. You might wonder how to achieve a wedding that is both elegant and rustic at the same time. A wedding that has the following three characteristics can be considered rustic, without losing elegance.

Include nature in your decorations and setting

Some experts are under the impression that rustic is the same as a country, but this is not necessarily the case. A bohemian wedding or laid-back vintage wedding can have a rustic setting or decorating elements. Details of wood and greenery arrangements are often part of a rustic wedding as well.

Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be held under a covered wood picnic or gathering area for this style of wedding. Lodges and gazebos are other locations you might consider. Even if your event is held indoors, it can still have rustic and elegant features that are inspired by nature. You can use tablecloths made with moss, wooden plates, or clothing elements with leaves and flowers.

Create a Casual Vibe

The term causal does not mean your wedding is not classy or elegant, but that black tie clothing is not required. The bridesmaid dresses and the groomsmen’s suits are often less formal. Also, bouquets do not have to be perfect and symmetrical to fit this theme. Over the past several years, casual weddings have increased in popularity, especially in southern states.

Remember That Simplicity Is Important

There are many examples of design and decor that can be used for an elegant and rustic wedding theme. Bohemian style weddings often have simple arrangements of flowers, with the flower girl carrying a moss basket. Country weddings often incorporate cowboy boots and burlap. A fun opportunity for this type of event might be placing bouquets in your bridesmaids’ boots for a picture.

Vintage weddings are full of antiques and can also work with a rustic theme. Elegant furniture and decorations, antique china, and heirloom accessories and dresses are ways to have a classy, vintage event. To make this type of wedding rustic, you can include elements of nature in your decorations like flowers or cattails.

Your wedding day is a time to do what you want, so don’t limit yourself. Just remember, the main idea behind a rustic wedding is simplicity and a relaxed feel.

Looking for the Best Venue for Your Rustic Wedding?

Contact Starlight Canyon in Amarillo, Texas today if you are looking for a unique and elegant wedding venue or a beautiful bed and breakfast to relax. Make your wedding day even more memorable by staying in our honeymoon suite, or choose from any of our beautiful cabins and add-on packages. You can contact us by email or give us a call at (806) 622-2382 today to learn more about our amenities and how we can help you.