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14 Rustic Wedding Ideas We Love

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At PartySlate, the top wedding professionals post thousands of photos from their stunning events and share them with the world.  From chic to boho, we’ve curated a list of 14 rustic wedding ideas we love for their unique details and breathtaking touches.  Check out the full photo collections of each.


Held at Haiku Mill, this rustic Hawaii wedding was the perfect, intimate wedding that the couple had dreamt of.  The ceremony was held on rustic steps sparkled by golden railings and decorated with intimate candles and delightful shrubbery. A strong focus was put on the fabulous foliage that adorned the reception area, creating a tranquil and welcoming setting…

Teresa Sena Designs provided stunning floral arrangements of soft whites and pinks to blend naturally with the rustic foliage. Twinkling chandeliers hung over the reception area as guests enjoyed cocktails and took in the beautiful scenery. Magnificent wooden dining tables were lined with natural greenery and sparkled with accents of gold, completing the rustic wedding ideas beautifully executed at this celebration. A harpist and guitarist delighted guests as they celebrated under the dazzling lights and forestry. Knowing the ins and outs of Haiku Mill, Elements by K.H. & Co. flawlessly executed this intimate, rustic wedding, and left everyone with a night to remember.



Executed by the wildly talented Mindy Weiss and Mark’s Garden, this rustic wedding was full of fabulous decor, love and style. The gorgeous outdoors of Goleta, California provided a fabulous scenery for this couple’s celebration. Family and friends watched as the bride made her way down the white carpeted aisle, atop a wooden platform, to a stunning arch altar of soft orange florals…

The reception was held in a beautiful barn where illuminating lanterns and greenery were suspended from the ceiling. With emphasis on vibrant colors, especially orange, the reception was filled with life and fun florals and decor. Accents of orange dressed the reception area, bringing the room to life. Breathtaking florals topped each table and garnished the ceiling greenery. Candles intimately lit the dining tables surrounded by varying chairs. Following dinner, a grand white tent with a wooden dance floor and a rainbow of lights kept guests dancing all night long. A candle lit cocktail bar and canopied lounge area provided a relaxing space for partygoers to mix and mingle. The combination of the lively color, romantic lighting and extravagant decor made this chic celebration a favorite rustic wedding.



This rustic wedding celebration took place atop a hill overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of Los Angeles. Fancy That! and Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design collaborated to execute this rustic, intimate reception. Vintage blue doors etched with names and table numbers directed guests to their seats…

Guests were seated under wooden gazebos, draped in billowing white linens and entwined in aged floral vines. Amber Event production provided stunning crystal chandeliers that were suspended from each gazebo and illuminated the hilltop venue. Tables were draped in pale pink fabric and topped with gold-rimmed glassware and centerpieces of pink and white roses. Touches of vintage charm made this an elegant and memorable rustic wedding.


This celebration was filled with rustic wedding ideas we love and wowed all those in attendance. The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California was the perfect outdoor venue for this wedding. This event took full advantage of the open lawn space by creating a wooden gazebo, topped with breezy white linens, which formed a large square around the open dance floor…

Round and rectangular tables varied below the gazebo topped with dramatic white centerpieces. The earthy tones of this rustic wedding were brightened with gold accents in the candles, chandeliers and gold-rimmed flatware. With Emily Smiley Fine Weddings & Soirees missing no stops at this wedding, at the center of the celebration, the wood dance floor was lined with fresh white flowers and entwined bright green vines. With so many beautiful and picturesque moments, The Youngrens captured all of the true happiness in this magical celebration.


This Malibu Hills rustic wedding was absolute perfection. The Lynden Lane Company and Keith J. Laverty flawlessly executed this rustic celebration at Saddlerock Ranch. The panoramic mountain views offered a stunning backdrop for the intimate ceremony. The couple exchanged vows under a natural wood arch draped with white linens and fresh white florals…

The natural setting of the ceremony allowed for the gorgeous landscape to speak for itself. Hand carved family crest escorts were a highlight among the bright greenery of the ranch. As the reception began, guests were seated at tables draped in rich purple linens surrounded by cross-back chairs. Each table was topped with a different arrangement of bright white florals and organic greenery. Gold prism chandeliers hung above the open dance floor and glowed alongside the twinkling string lights that were hung from the surrounding trees. This magical celebration was rustic, yet luxurious with touches of deep purple and soft velvet.


Mingo Point on Kiawah Island was the perfect location for this happy couple to make their love official. This romantic outdoor ceremony was held on a wooden porch overlooking the marsh. The aisle was lined with light pink petals and led to a natural, yet stunning wooden arbor covered in airy white fabric and delicate roses…

The reception space was draped in breezy pale pink linens and decorated with crystal chandeliers. Natural wood dining tables were topped with neutral florals and gold votives. The space opened to the outdoor dance floor, illuminated with glowing string lights. As the evening neared end, partygoers roasted their own s’mores or grabbed a slice of the four-tier gold polka dot cake to end the evening on a sweet note. WED and SYG Designs made this South Carolina rustic wedding soiree a southern affair to remember and one of our most notable rustic weddings.


This vineyard rustic wedding was nothing short of spectacular! LVL Events and Keith J. Laverty created a rustic vineyard wedding that would most definitely be remembered by all. The romantic ceremony was held underneath a breathtaking wedding arch garnished in greenery and soft florals. The aisle was…

covered with a variety of patterned carpets surrounded by aisles of Bentwood Cafe chairs. Hanging on a stone wall were cascading crocheted ropes that were holding the escort cards. “Dinner and Dancing” signage led guests to a reception full of food, fun and laughter. Wooden King’s tables were adorned with simplistic place settings and floral arrangements consisting of soft white and seasonal blooms. Sunstone Vineyard and Winery was the perfect rustic wedding venue for this couple and their closest family and friends to celebrate while taking in the vineyard views and marvelous California night sky.


Linda Howard Events and The Little Branch gave this fairytale couple the rustic wedding of their dreams! Calamigos Ranch was the perfect spot for this couple’s intimate ceremony and spectacular reception. The ceremony was held in a beautiful garden of cream, lavender and pink flowers surrounded by trees sparkling with string lights, creating a soft and romantic atmosphere…

After the ceremony, an evening of fun began. A vintage photo booth and outdoor games were provided for guests to enjoy before they moved into the tent for the reception. The escort cards were secured onto three large weathered windows and drinks were served from vintage furniture pieces to keep the comfortable feeling of being in someone’s home. A canopy of twinkling lights and a formation of crystal chandeliers welcomed guests to their seat at either a farm or round wooden tables. Chic lanterns and lavender floral arrangements topped each table. While resting their dancing feet, guests enjoyed an impeccable dessert presentation paired with coffee and hot chocolate. This entire evening was full of romance and wonder.


This rustic wedding held at Wandering Tree Estate was full of color and fun. For the front of the ceremony, lush florals climbed the trunk of a massive oak tree to a collection of five crystal chandeliers. Guests were seated in cross-back chairs giving the ceremony a natural, rustic tone. After the intimate ceremony, guests made their way to the grand reception tent….

Underneath a sky of white, sparkling chandeliers garnished in greenery hung over the square and circular wooden dining tables. Each table was topped with peacock feather-patterned chargers and amethyst water goblets. Régine Danielle Events and Avant Gardenia filled the room with dahlias, peonies, allium, garden roses, protea, clematis, stock and delphinium in an array of bold colors. Guests were given a truly unforgettable dining experience with outstanding cuisine from Inspired Catering & Events. Delicious foods stemming from a variety of cultures, including Caribbean Soul and Mexican, were served to guests. The unique personal touches made this vibrant rustic wedding celebration truly unforgettable. 


Held at The Beach Club in Santa Monica, this seaside rustic wedding was full of beauty. The California beach sparked the inspiration for Bash Please and Brown Paper Design’s florals and decor for this celebration. The ceremony included adorable wooden, handheld fans allowing guests to keep cool as they watched the newlyweds exchange vows at an altar garnished with a floral piece made of local bougainvillea….

After the ceremony, guests found their seating at the escort card display of banana leaves where the table cards laid. Rustic wedding ideas were perfectly executed, including chairs and tables that were topped with white linens and breathtaking floral arrangements of peonies varying in shades of pink. A colorful monogram could be found everywhere from the dance floor to the colorful menus. Little touches, like the large banana leaf cocktail menus, gave this event a special place on our list of amazing rustic weddings. After dinner, guests created their own ice cream sundaes at the ice cream station. With exquisite beach-inspired decor, an outstanding view and endless fun, this Santa Monica wedding was just as whimsical as it was romantic.


The love shared between this newlywed couple truly came alive at this beautiful outdoor California wedding. The ceremony was held in the breathtaking St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Sanctuary. The reception was held in the stunning gardens of the Darlington House. Executed by Weddings by Lisa Nicole and captured by Clove & Kin, this La Jolla wedding was covered in natural colors and personal touches….

A canopy of intimate twinkling lights hung over long wooden tables adorned in floral arrangements of blush white roses and greenery creating a homey, romantic atmosphere. Menus wrapped in blue and grey ribbon fit to color scheme, name tags labeled with different areas of California, and an adorable “The Troys” sign to honor the newlywed couple filled each table. A “Just Married” banner labeled the dessert table where delicious treats such as cake pops, cookies and the beautiful wedding cake frosted with soft pink and blue frosted flowers were served. A large dance floor allowed guests to dance until the stars came out, making this a fairytale evening.


This fabulous fall rustic wedding was held in the courtyard of The Villa San Juan Capistrano, and lived up to the couple’s expectations! The courtyard was enclosed by white walls garnished in divine greenery and stunning angel statues. A natural aisle lined with greenery welcomed the bride as she made her way down the aisle….

Deep jewel, berry and coral floral pieces accented the lovely black, white and grey decor of this celebration. Olive Willow Designs and LVL Weddings and Events collaborated to create breathtaking arrangements made up of roses, peonies, dahlias, chocolate cosmos and more, and were held in gold vases. They used dark black lanterns as a starting point and focused on the use of fruits and berries for the remaining Moroccan decor. Greenery and the presence of bountiful food was of the up most importance at this rustic wedding. All in attendance ended the night by satisfying their sweet tooth and digging into a beautiful white frosted cake topped with jewel grapes and berry pink frosted flowers. An evening of fun was spent surrounded by stunning rustic florals and decor underneath a sky of trees and twinkling lights.


HoneyFitz Events and Lark Farnum Design brought elegance to this rustic backyard reception at The Lombardi House in Los Angeles. Following the ceremony, guests celebrated the newlyweds at an intimate, elegant reception enclosed by foliage. King’s tables were covered in crisp white linens and surrounded by dark wooden Chiavari chairs….

Stunning tables of fresh garden roses and natural greenery were created to bring a natural ambiance to this rustic wedding and its outdoor celebration. String lights hung from the surrounding hedges, illuminating the outdoor space as the sun began to set. Roobina’s Cakes crafted a simple, yet gorgeous four-tier cake frosted in white and adorned with bright pink and orange flowers. This romantic outdoor celebration was made complete with friends, family and the glorious California weather.


This wedding was hosted amongst the natural beauty in San Jose Del Cabo. Laurel & Rose and Fiori Flowers followed a blue, pink and orange palette, accenting the rustic wedding venue. The couple exchanged vows amongst the stunning views of tropical hills and greenery….

The open-air reception was full of vibrant colors with King’s tables topped with orange and pink florals and blue stemware. Twinkling string lights and suspended vines created an intimate atmosphere for partygoers to celebrate the newlyweds. This wedding combined the organic shades of the tropical landscape with vivid pops of color to create a cheerful, rustic design.