Planning a rustic wedding? From wedding invitations to decorations, it’s easy to set a country-inspired look without sacrificing the traditional details of a chic wedding. And no, you don’t need to get married in an actual barn to achieve this. At the right venue, creating a special atmosphere and rustic experience is easy. You can create the perfect blend of warm, homey finds coupled with natural materials like wood, stone and fabric accents.
Rustic weddings are more than a trend. In fact, the wedding-planning website the Knot found that “farm, barn and woodland reception venues increased from 2% in 2009 to 18% in 2018.” They fit in with a lifestyle that encompasses healthy living, sustainable ingredients and natural elements. Many of today’s modern couples seek a rustic wedding that aligns with their lifestyle but exudes a sense of sophistication and class with traditional elements. Folks from around the tri-state area are talking about our unique venue in New Jersey, The Grove at Centerton. It’s where the happy couple and their guests can celebrate a rustic wedding in a newly designed venue nestled into the woodlands of Parvin State Park.
Need some inspiration? Here are a few of the hottest trends to consider for a rustic wedding.
Wooden Wedding Signs
Wedding signs are immensely popular because they serve two purposes: they are decorative and they provide information to guests. You can use them to point people in the direction of your ceremony or restrooms. You can also set out rustic Mr. & Mrs. signs along with wooden milk crates. All lettering can be done using vinyl letters or stencils.
Wild Flower Bouquets
Wild flower bouquets and natural accents are bound to add a dash of country charm to your wedding. Choose a soft arrangement of wildflowers and fresh blooms that are wrapped in hemp twine or how about incorporating lace or burlap? Some of our top picks include fresh lavender, sage, herbs and grasses.
Wooden Ring Pillows
If you don’t want to do the traditional white pillow, opt for a pillow made from natural wood. The best part about this natural pillow is that you can engrave it with whatever you want – the names of the bride and groom, Mr. & Mrs., or a meaningful quote. Tie the rings onto the wood using burlap string.
Farm-Fresh Menu Selections
The Grove features contemporary cuisine and curated catering options that are inspired by the local farming community. To complete your rustic wedding theme, select meats, cheeses and produce that are fitting to the local surrounding then perfectly displayed with rustic farmhouse props and accessories.
Instead of the traditional wedding favor, source something special for your guests to remember your wedding by at a local farm, craft shop or market. Jelly in mason jars with craft paper tags, locally produced candles or wine is a fun way to incorporate some local farmhouse flavor for your wedding day.