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16 Rustic Wedding Ideas [to Make Your Country-Chic Dreams Come True]

Outdoor rustic wedding ceremony.

We’ve searched through thousands of photos on PartySlate to bring you the very best rustic-wedding ideas. Imagine a barn transformed with glittering candlelight, endless garlands of greenery, and suspended lanterns. Or picture an outdoor ceremony with a wrought-iron arch and wine casks laden with fresh blooms. Whether your wedding celebration is large or small, hosted at a private event space or closer to home, a rustic-chic wedding never goes out of style.

Jennifer Kraft of Kraft Events tells us, “Rustic-style weddings continue to be popular because they offer a less formal environment without losing any of the beauty and magic of a wedding.”

But wait, there’s more. For couples who want to know how to decorate for a rustic wedding, Jennifer suggests, “more casual event elements and materials that allow them to break away from traditional expectations and design.” She goes on to say, “Elements of wood, metal, wildflowers, and sustainable products can all be included and fit into an event format that may not necessarily resemble the standard seated, 3-course-plated meal.  It allows the couple to experience a wedding celebration that represents who they are, as well as their preferred lifestyle.” 

What does this mean for you?

Read on to discover 16 rustic-chic wedding ideas that bring the beauty of the countryside to your timeless celebration — while offering modern, elegant, or glamorous twists to a much-beloved style. 

1. Rustic Wedding Invitations

Rustic wedding invitations with greenery trimming | PartySlate
photographer: Amy Wu Photography

Washington, DC

The lush greenery featured on these chic wedding invitations offers a sneak peak into the romantic décor that awaits guests at this rustic celebration.

photographer: Amy Wu Photography | event planner: DESIGNED PERFECTLY EVENTS | floral designer: Chic Girl Flowers | venue: Carnegie Institution for Science | catering: Main Event Caterers | dj & mc: Bialek’s Music

Rustic-chic wedding invitation with vineyards | PartySlate
photographer: Jen Phillips Photography

Santa Rosa, CA

From the moment guests received their wedding invitations, they knew they would be dining outdoors within view of the surrounding vineyards.

photographer: Jen Phillips Photography | event planner: Bravo Weddings | floral: Fleurish | venue: Running Rabbit Ranch | Catering: Ramekins | beauty: Ritual Salon | bakery: Scandia Bakery | rental: Heirloom Events Rentals | videographer: Hitmaker Films | band: Kicks Band

Rustic wedding invitations with images of camping in the woods | PartySlate
photographer: READYLUCK

Port Jervis, NY

This invitation quickly set the scene for a whimsical and magical Southeast Asian wedding in the heart of Hudson Valley.

photographer: READYLUCK | planner: ASE, Amanda Savory Events | florist: Rye Workshop | venue & caterer: Cedar Lakes Estate

Whether your wedding celebration is large or small, hosted at a private event space or closer to home, a rustic-chic wedding never goes out of style.”

2. Rustic Wedding Signs

Photo-Op of wedding signage that reads,

Gladstone, NJ

The bride received a warm welcome from the younger members of the bridal party with these rustic, hand-held signs.

photographer: VANESSA JOY PHOTOGRAPHY | event planner: Kraft Events | floor wrap: SHOUT! | band: Hank Lane Music | videographer: Well Spun Weddings



Rustic-chic wedding signage surrounded by pastel flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Ashley Maxwell Photography

San Martin, CA

This winery wedding wowed guests — starting from the first moment that they stepped through this wrought iron gate.

photographer: Ashley Maxwell Photography | event planner: Amazae Events | floral & lighting: Bloomster’s | band: Lucky Devils Band | cake: Studio Cake | ceremony music: Krista Strader Harpist | rental: Standard Party Rentals & La Tavola Fine Linen

Rustic wedding signage that reads,
photographer: Miles Witt Boyer

Morris, CT

This rustic-chic wedding — featuring suspended lanterns and dreamy floral arrangements — was a walk down lovers’ lane, indeed.

photographer: Miles Witt Boyer | event planner: cristina verger event planning & production

Vintage suitcases display wedding programs at this rustic wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Next Exit Photography

Los Angeles, CA

Vintage suitcases and rustic crates made for a fun photo op — not to mention a unique way to display wedding programs for this stunning outdoor celebration.

photographer: Next Exit Photography | event planner & designer: David Pressman Events | caterer: Arli’s Exclusive Catering | rental: Town & Country Rentals & Archive Rentals & La Tavola Fine Linen | cake : Charm City Cakes West | dj: Dash Entertainment

Rustic wedding signage with florals | PartySlate
photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography

Malibu, CA

Every detail of this rustic wedding was dreamy and romantic, including the wooden welcome sign decked in greenery and pale blooms.

photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography | event planner: Two Hearts Events | florals: XO Bloom | venue: Cielo Farms | caterer: Contemporary Catering and Event Production | rentals: Premiere Party Rents

3. Rustic Wedding Arch & Backdrops

Giant wine barrel wedding ceremony backdrop for a rustic wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Tim Halberg Photography

St. Helena, CA

This bride and groom celebrated their wedding ceremony inside a giant wine barrel — while guests enjoyed breathtaking views of the surrounding wine country.

photographer: Tim Halberg Photography | planning, design, catering & rentals: Off the Beaten Path | venue: Brasswood Estate | transportation: Beau Wine Tours | reception music: Verducci Event Productions

Simply Chic Wood Wedding at City Winery DC in Washington D.C. | PartySlate
photographer: DMV Portraits

Washington, D.C.

This 3-D hexagon arch feels right at home in this rustic-urban winery full of beautiful architectural details.

photographer: DMV Portraits | venue: City Winery DC

Rose Petal Wine Country Wedding at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, California
Essence Photography

Sonoma, CA

This gorgeous arch  — reminiscent of a grand stable — becomes even more beautiful against the backdrop of lush foliage at this stunning venue.

photographer & videographer : Essence Photography | planner & design: Tan Weddings & Events | florals: The Pollen Mill | venue, caterer & cake: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa | entertainment: Boutique DJs & Entertainment & Ivy Hill Entertainment | rentals, lighting, & drapery: Standard Party Rentals | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Modern and rustic wedding arch in industrial loft space.
photographer: Lilly Photography

Chicago, IL

A wooden arbor wrapped in spring-like greenery found the perfect home in this chic, rustic loft space

photographer: Lilly Photography | event planner: Bethany Moore Events | venue: City View Loft | videography: With Love Productions | catering: LM Catering

Rustic wedding arch with pampas grass and a rustic wine barrel.
photographer: Francis Ralph Potograpiya

Temecula, CA

Pampas grass adds a hip twist to this wrought iron arch — while a wooden cask makes for a unique (and on-theme) ceremonial stand.

photographer: Francis Ralph Potograpiya | event planner: Lake Oak Meadows | floral: Sweet Petals | venue: Lake Oak Meadows | video: Side by Side Cinema | cake: Cute Cakes Bakery & Cafe

Picture an outdoor ceremony with a wrought-iron arch and wine casks laden with fresh blooms.”

Rustic chimney wedding ceremony backdrop.
photographer: Ed & Aileen Photography

Chicago, IL

A rustic outdoor fireplace — with garlands of fresh greenery — makes for a one-of-kind ceremonial backdrop.

photographer: Ed & Aileen Photography | floral: Bottle & Branch | venue: The Dawson

City rooftop wedding featuring rustic wedding arch.
photographer: Roni Rose Photography

Chicago, IL

With sweeping views of downtown Chicago, a rustic wooden arch with delicate floral details dazzles with spare beauty.

photographer: Roni Rose Photography | florals: Catherine’s Garden | venue: East Bank Club | cake: Molly’s Cupcakes | dj: Toast & Jam DJs

Rustic summer outdoor wedding ceremony.
photographer: Rebecca Marie Photography

Chicago, IL

Towering trees and an ivy-covered brick wall lend an aura of enchantment to this rustic summer-wedding ceremony.

photographer: Rebecca Marie Photography | event planner: LK Events | florals: Fleur Inc | venue & catering: City Winery Chicago | lighting: Atmosphere Events Group | entertainment: The Chicago Players

Rustic wedding arch in industrial loft space.
photographer: Mindy Joy Photography

Chicago, IL

The elegant simplicity of this rustic space becomes the perfect setting for the raw beauty of a wooden arch.

photographer: Mindy Joy Photography | floral: Friend of the Bride | venue: Lacuna Events by LM | catering: LM Catering

Rustic wedding arch with garland wreath in rustic space.
photographer: Paul Morse Photography

New Orleans, LA

A lucite arch aglow with candles gets a rustic touch with this brick backdrop and trellis of suspended greenery.

photographer: Paul Morse Photography

Two Brides Exchange Vows at Hughes Manor in Houston, Texas With Rustic Barn Doors in Backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Jessica Pledger Photography

Houston, TX

Ask your venue for any unique ceremonial settings — like this rustic backdrop that evokes charming vintage barn doors. 

photographer: Jessica Pledger Photography | planner: Set in Stone Events | florals: The Secret Floral Garden | venue: Hughes Manor | cake: Whisk Bakery | entertainment: Unique Style Productions | caterer: Cordua | videography: Waterloo Films

4. Rustic Wedding Aisle Décor

Rustic wooden wedding arch.
photographer: Jennings King Photography

Kiawah Island, SC

This bride opened the door to her new life — while making a sensational entrance through a rustic arch to her wedding ceremony.

photographer: Jennings King Photography | wedding coordinator: WED | florals: Flowershop | cake: Sugar Bakeshop | lighting: Technical Event Company | rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | linens: Nuage Designs | lounge: 428 Main | dj: Darby Events | ceremony musicians: Charleston Virtuosi

Rustic wedding ceremony with wire-wound chandeliers.
photographer: Collin Pierson Photography

Chicago, IL

This beautiful ceremony embodied rustic chic with wire-wound chandeliers and an aisle of candle-lit greenery.

photographer: Collin Pierson Photography | planning and styling: Michelle Durpetti Events | floral: Exquisite Designs | venue: Bridgeport Art Center | lighting and drape: Art of Imagination | acoustic guitar: BeatMix Music | catering: Beyond Catering & Events

Wedding ceremony aisle with rustic lantern décor.
photographer: Juancho SC Photography

Chicago, IL

Candlelit lanterns and garlands of greenery made this couple’s walk down the aisle as beautiful as it was meaningful.

photographer: Juancho SC Photography | floral: Anemone Creative | venue: Room 1520 | caterer: The Caterist | dessert: Molly’s Cupcakes | dj: Cage and Aquarium | photobooth: ShutterBooth

Rustic wedding aisle décor featuring a vintage wine barrel with flowers.
photographer: Snap Fiesta

San Jose, CA

A barrel crowned with blooms and lavish greenery marks the entrance to this petal-lined wedding aisle.

photographer: Snap Fiesta | planner: Bella Notte Events | florals: Petite Petal Co | stationary: Minted | rentals: Stuart Event Rentals,  Pleasanton Rentals, Inc. &  Enhanced Lighting & Audio Visual | linens: Napa Valley Linens & La Tavola Fine Linen | entertainment: Gatsby Entertainment

Outdoor wedding ceremony with lucite seating and rustic arch.
photographer: Sargeant Creative

Palm Springs, CA

This wedding ceremony was both rustic and glamorous with lucite seating, a wooden arbor, and vintage carpets covering the aisle.

photographer: Sargeant Creative | event planner: LVL Weddings & Events | design/decor: The Lynden Lane Company | floral: Keith J Laverty | venue: Alcazar Palm Springs | rentals: Found Rentals | caligraphy: Kakalligraphy | lighting: Amber Event Production | videographer: The Emotion Picture Studio | rentals: Classic Event & Tent Rentals &  Signature Party Rentals | entertainment: Dart Collective | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

Rustic wedding ceremony with lantern aisle décor.
photographer: Simply Sarah Photography

Atlanta, GA

Large glass lanterns and a candle-lit fireplace made this couple’s walk down the aisle both bright and elegant — and full of rustic whimsy.

photographer: Simply Sarah Photography | event planner: Willow Jaymes Events | venue: Sandy Creek Barn | cake: The Frosted Pumpkin | band: Emerald Empire Band

RELATED: 8 Wedding Aisle Décor Ideas for a Walk to Remember

5. Rustic Wedding Bouquets

Bride stands in for photo-op of chic fall wedding bouquet | PartySlate
photographer: La Lane Photography

Phoenix, AZ

Burnt sienna-colored leaves and autumnal-orange blooms blend into softer creams and whites for a stunning ombré effect at this rustic wedding.

photographer: La Lane Photography | floral: The Wildflower AZ | venue: Royal Palms Resort & Spa Phoenix | 

Vineyard wedding bouquet | PartySlate
photographer: Viera Photographics

Yountville, CA

An organic arrangement of greenery and soft-toned blooms feels right at home in this stunning California vineyard.

photographer: Viera Photographics | event planner: Katie O’ Weddings and Events | floral: Jennifer Cole Florals | venue: The Estate Yountville


Rustic wedding bouquet.
photographer: Celeste H Photography

Dover Plains, NY

Beautiful elements from this rustic farm wedding included tablescapes of orange blooms and this colorful bouquet with wild greenery.

photographer: Celeste H Photography | design, décor, & floral: Enza Events

Rustic wedding bouquet with greenery and white blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Jordan Voth

Sonoma, CA

This tented wedding wowed with plenty of rustic greenery, including this asymmetrical bouquet of sage-toned greens.

photographer: Jordan Voth | event production and Design: ROQUE Events | venue + catering + beverage: Timber Cove Resort | floral: Soulflower Design Studio | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Bright Event Rentals &  Encore Events Rentals

6. Rustic Wedding Backdrops and Photo Ops

Chic-rustic wedding backdrop featuring white country doors and beams of wood | PartySlate
photographer: PJ Photography

Rockton, IL

Rustic farm doors supported by stacked rough-hewn wood beams make for a fun and unique photo op — especially in the lush outdoors.

photographer: PJ Photography | event planner: Eventure/Debbie Tucker | venue: The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms

Bridal party poses on a sofa in front of a wooden wall and rustic wedding sign that reads
photographer: Jim Vetter Photography

Fairfax, CA

The bridal party had fun posing in front of a rustic “love” sign before heading outdoors for a forest celebration full of enchantment and twinkling lights.

photographer: Jim Vetter Photography | wedding planner: Perfectly Planned Moments | caterer: Forks & Fingers | photo booth: Perspective Photo Booth

Rustic wedding vegetable cart décor | PartySlate
photographer: Elizabeth Messina

Ojai, CA

A rustic cart and barrels of colorful, fresh vegetables offer guests a fun spot to pose for photographs.

photographer: Elizabeth Messina | event planner: Bob Gail Events | floral: Kathryn Watson Designs | venue: Ojai Valley Inn | video: Elysium Productions | dessert & Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | entertainment: Bob Gail Music | lighting: Peterson Event Lighting | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rental: FormDecor &  Found Rentals &  Bright Event Rentals

Wedding reception table against a backdrop of wine barrels | PartySlate
photographer: Kimberly Chan Photography

Sonoma, CA

Who needs walls when you can dine and converse with close friends against a backdrop of wine casks?

photographer: Kimberly Chan Photography | venue: Suite D | caterer: the girl & the fig CATERS!

Rustic wedding shelves
photographer: Greg Finck Photography

Río Grande, Puerto Rico

Metal shelving gets a rustic upgrade with fresh greenery and a criss-cross of branches, making for a beautiful backdrop.

photographer: Greg Finck Photography | event planner: Maria A Lugo | design, décor, & floral: Akua| venue: The St. Regis Bahía Resort | rentals: The Lounge Design Events Furniture Rental


Rustic wedding planter with mountain backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Laura Gordon

North Garden, VA

This rustic bed of luxuriant garden greenery makes for a beautiful photo op — with or without the breathtaking sweep of mountain scenery.

photographer: Laura Gordon | event planner: Easton Events | venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Bride and groom kiss near rustic barn for wedding photo op | PartySlate
photographer: Carrie Patterson

Jackson, WY

Sometimes, all it takes is a little greenery to transform a rustic barn into a romantic photo op.

photographer: Carrie Patterson | event planner: Michelle Rago Destinations | venue: Teton Mountain Lodge


7. Rustic Wedding Lighting

Tented wedding with garland wreathe style chandelier | PartySlate
photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography

Glencoe, IL

A crystal chandelier wreathed in greenery transformed this tented space into an elegant setting for dining and dancing.

photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography | event planner: Clementine Custom Events | decor, design, floral: Life In Blooom | cake: Bittersweet Pastrie Shop | videographer: Old North Film Company, LLC | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | linen: BBJ Linen | entertainment: TVK Orchestra | venue: Chicago Botanic Garden


Imagine a barn transformed with glittering candlelight, endless garlands of greenery, and suspended lanterns.”

Chic-rustic wedding reception venue | PartySlate
photographer: Catherine Hall Studios

Calistoga, CA

Geometric chandeliers — with suspended greenery — add striking illumination to this beautiful, rustic venue.

photographer: Catherine Hall Studios | event designer: Sugar Rush Events | décor: Theoni Collection | venue: Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection | entertainment: DJ CAMS | lighting: 3 Stage Lighting, Inc. | caterer: Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

Brightly white and pink floral tented wedding reception with hanging lamp fixtures | PartySlate
photographer: Stetten Wilson

San Diego, CA

This rustic wedding received a boho twist with fringe-forward and beaded chandeliers — not to mention a lavish ceiling installation of pampas grass.

photographer: Stetten Wilson | planning & design: Amorology | florals: Native Poppy | venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort | video: Quixotic Wedding | entertainment: VOX DJs | rentals: Folklore Rentals | tabletop rentals: The Hostess Haven & borrowed BLU | linen: BBJ Linen & Nuage Designs | ribbon: Tono + Co | lighting: Bright Event Rentals | cake: Hey There, Cupcake! | backdrops: Back Up Backdrops | transportation: La Costa Limousine | film lab: Indie Film Lab | invitations: Roya Seradj | calligrapher: Four Things Paper

Wedding reception wooden canopy | PartySlate
photographer: Amanda Wei Photography

Santa Rosa, CA

A rustic canopy with contemporary drum chandeliers makes for a stunning al fresco dining experience.

photographer: Amanda Wei Photography | venue: Annadel Estate Winery | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen & Bright Event Rentals | rental: Encore Events Rentals | lighting: The Lux Productions

White round rattan wicker chandeliers | PartySlate
photographer: Brittany Bekas Photography

Chicago, IL

Suspended chandeliers constructed from yarn draw all eyes to the ceiling at this stylish, floral-forward wedding reception.

photographer: Brittany Bekas Photography | event planner: Christine Janda Design & Events | venue: The Ivy Room | stationery & paper goods: LBrown Design & Paperie

Chic wedding with fairy lights stringed across the ceiling in Lyons, CO | PartySlate
photographer: Elizabeth Ann

Lyons, CO

Strings of twinkling lights  — not to mention, a show-stopping performance by a live band — transforms any rustic venue into a dream setting. 

photographer: Elizabeth Ann | guest & room coordinator: St.Julien | florals: The Perfect Petal | venue: Planet Bluegrass | entertainment: Great Family Reunion INC | caterer & rentals: A Spice of Life

8. Rustic Wedding Seating Charts

Wedding seating chart against rustic wooden wall backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Casto Photography + Cinema

Washington, DC

Seating cards displayed on a rustic wooden backdrop (with calligraphy signage) is even more charming when paired with a wood table and country-style décor.

photographer: Casto Photography + Cinema | event planner: Evoke Design & Creative | floral: Nosegay Florists | decor/design: Syzygy &  La Tavola Fine LinenParty Rental Ltd. &  Capital Party Rentals & Digital Lightning | caterer: RSVP Catering

Hanging greenery on wedding seating chart signage | PartySlate
photographer: Catherine Ann Photography

Charleston, SC

Branches of greenery, a wooden table, and a canvas of cloth prove that sometimes a simple set up is the most beautiful choice.

photographer: Catherine Ann Photography | event design: Gregory Blake Sams Events | venue: Cannon Green

Rustic wedding seating chart.
photographer: Cage and Aquarium

Oakland, CA

Beautifully illustrated seating cards, hung from a clothes line, are a unique and on-theme way to share table numbers with your guests.

photographer: Cage and Aquarium | venue: Mills College | caterer: Bon Appétit | entertainment: DJ Champagne

Rustic wedding seating chart.
photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher

Healdsburg, CA

Seating charts are a wonderful opportunity to feature stunning floral arrangements — be it garlands of greenery or bouquets of wild blooms.

photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher | event planner: Shannon Leahy Events | floral: Cherries Flowers | venue: Chalk Hill Winery | flooring: The Zephyr | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | catering: Componere Fine Catering | videographer: Hit Maker Films | lighting : Got Light | Lounge: Shelter Co. | cigar roller: Oye Productions

9. Rustic Wedding Place Cards

Wedding party favors of mini bottles of olive oil.
photographer: Ned Jackson

Boston, MA

Bottles of deluxe olive oil doubled as place cards and party favors at this modern-rustic wedding.

photographer: Ned Jackson | event planner: AE Events | prints: Goosefish Press | rentals : PEAK Event Services

Golf-themed wedding seating chart.
photographer: Fig Media- Photography

Kohler, WI

This rustic-elegant wedding, set on a picturesque golf course, ushered guests to their seats with fun, golf-peg place cards.

photographer: Fig Media- Photography | planner: Trina Moynihan | floral & décor: The American Club Floral Department | venue: Whistling Straights Golf Course | invites: Magnificent Milestones | music: Fig Media- DJ | film: Fig Media- Films

Wedding party favor of mini leaf-shaped maple syrup bottles.
photographer: CliftonMarie Photography

Denver, CO

Bottles of maple syrup made for beautiful rustic place cards — and gave guests something to savor for weeks to come.

photographer: CliftonMarie Photography | flowers: Blooms by the Box | caterer: Occasions Catering | stationery: Minted | rentals, linens, & lighting: Benson Tents


RELATED: 29 Creative Wedding Place Card Displays

10. Rustic Wedding Table Numbers

Rustic wedding reception table.
photographer: Athena Blude

Milford, CT

Inscribed wooden blocks — reminiscent of tree trunks — are perfect for displaying table numbers on a rustic-chic tablescape.

photographer: Athena Blude | event planner: Stillwell Events | florals: Loretta Stagen Sherman | venue: Broad Meadow Farm | rentals & furniture: RentQuest; Party Rental Ltd.

Rustic wedding table numbers.
photographer: Julie Kay Kelly

Calistoga, CA

Table numbers set in vintage wooden frames add a rustic-chic element to any tablescape.

photographer: Julie Kay Kelly | planner: Cole Drake Events | floral: M Design | venue: Triple S Ranch Napa | rentals: Encore Events Rentals | catering: Elaine Bell Catering

Rustic wedding table numbers.
photographer: Catherine Smeader Photography

Bay City, TX

Table numbers with greenery find their match made in heaven with pink candle sticks and coral blooms.

photographer: Catherine Smeader Photography | invitations & print: Katie & Co.

Cacti wedding centerpieces and table numbers.
photographer: Alison Luntz Photography

New York, NY

Potted cacti plants perfectly capture the rustic-desert theme at this stylish wedding.

photographer: Alison Luntz Photography | event planner, designer & florals: Patrick J Clayton Productionsc | venue: The Green Building | caterer- Food Truck: Luke’s Lobster | rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | photo booth: The Bosco

Rustic wedding table numbers.
photographer: Lindsay Vann

Boston, MA

Smooth wood blocks are rustic, yet contemporary — and add to the simple elegance of the surrounding greenery.

photographer: Lindsay Vann | event planner: Mavinhouse | florals: Karla Cassidy | cake: Cake Ann | entertainer: Timothy S. Hopkins Catering | stationery: Minted

Blue and coral wedding tablescape.
photo courtesy of Moonlight Studios

Chicago, IL

The deep-blue color and floral details of this printed table number reflect the tablescape’s overall beauty.

photo courtesy of & venue: Moonlight Studios
audio/visual: Sound Investment AV

11. Rustic Wedding Table Decorations:

Rustic wedding reception table with candlelight and crimson table runner.
photographer: Branco Prata Photography

North Garden, VA

Woven placemats, a deep-crimson table runner, and plenty of candlelight bring sophistication — as well as rustic charm — to this country wedding.

photographer: Branco Prata Photography | event design: Evoke Design & Creative | florals: Wild Green Yonder | venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards | invitations: Steph B. and Co

Wedding reception table with scrabble place card and pink flowers.
photographer: Kristen Gardner Photography

Leesburg, VA

A Scrabble letter holder is a smart way to show guests to their seats, while pale-pink chrysanthemums and lush greenery add additional sweetness to a rustic banquet table.

photographer: Kristen Gardner Photography | planner: Event Planning DC | floral: Wildflower Weddings at Bend in the River Farm | venue: Murray Hill Events | draping: J. Morris Flowers

Vintage wedding tablescape with lace linen.
photo courtesy of L’Atelier Rouge

Port Jervis, NY

A lace tablecloth adds instant elegance to the whimsical floral arrangement at this rustic-chic wedding celebration.

photo courtesy of & design décor, & floral: L’Atelier Rouge | wedding planner: Sara Landon Events | venue: Cedar Lakes Estate

Rustic wedding chair decorations.
photographer: Jamee Photography

Tabernash, CO

Garland chair décor complements the tablescape of greenery — and lets everyone know where the happy couple should sit

photographer: Jamee Photography | event planner: Calluna Events | floral: Cori Cook Floral Design | venue & catering: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | design & production: Pink Monkey Solutions | paperie: Whimsy Design Studio | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Wedding reception table seating with flannel throw blankets.
photographer: The Wedding Artists Co & 42 North

Deering, NH

Adding throw blankets to banquet seating brings rustic warmth (literally and figuratively) to the table.

photographer: The Wedding Artists Co & 42 North | event planner: 42 North | floral: Foret Design Studio | rental: PEAK Event Services | cake: Mayflour Confections | caterer: Timothy S. Hopkins Catering

“Elements of wood, metal, wildflowers, and sustainable products can all be included and fit into an event format that may not necessarily resemble the standard seated, 3-course-plated meal.”

Jennifer Kraft, Kraft Events

Wedding reception tent and tables with blue chair décor.
photographer: Nichols Photographers

Calistoga, CA

Blue and white linen feels fresh and summery when paired with a rustic-banquet table and clusters of white hydrangeas.

photographer: Nichols Photographers | event planner: Emily Coyne Events | floral: Fleurs de France | venue & catering: Calistoga Ranch | hair: The Powder Room | rental: Bright Event Rental | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Enchanted Outdoor Wedding at Nestldown in Los Gatos, CA
photographer: Brian MacStay

Los Gatos, CA

White linen and seat cushions — not to mention, golden centerpiece vases — add elegance and charm this outdoor rustic wedding. 

photographer: Brian MacStay | planner: Every Elegant Detail | florals: Apis Floral | venue: Nestldown | invitations: Hyegraph | videographer: Hit Maker Films | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Hensley Event Resources & Archive Rentals | caterer & cake: Taste Catering & Event Planning | entertainment: Los Gatos DJ Company | hair & makeup: Bay Area Beautiful

12. Rustic Wedding Centerpieces

Intimate wedding reception table with pink baby's breath centerpieces.
photographer: Jen Fujikawa Photography

Santa Ana, CA

Cascading pink baby’s breath made this rustic banquet table feel straight out of a fairytale — one where the couple lives happily ever after, of course.

photographer: Jen Fujikawa Photography | event planner & designer: Beijos Events | venue:  Ebell of Santa Ana | floral: Urban Gardener | linen: BBJ Linen | signage: Happily Ever Etched | videographer: Boffo Video | caterer: Colette’s Catering & Events | rentals: Cherished Rentals & Sweet Salvage Rentals

Rustic wedding table centerpieces.
photographer: The Youngrens

San Diego, CA

This elegant pillar crowned with greenery and florals seems to sprout from a rustic flower bed — proving weddings really are magical.

photographer: The Youngrens | event design & coordination: Emily Smiley Fine Weddings And Soirees | venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Rustic wedding reception with lantern centerpieces.
photographer: Sapan Ahuja

Chicago, IL

The simplicity of a single lantern with a few sprigs of greenery (and a blushing rose) lets the glittering chandeliers have all the limelight.

photographer: Sapan Ahuja | planner: LK Events | venue: Galleria Marchetti | linen rental: BBJ Linen


Small outdoor wedding reception table with rustic centerpieces.
photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography

Temecula, CA

A gorgeous floral arrangement of maroon and pale pink blooms paired with ice-blue linen allows the deep-blue goblets to pop in this dreamy forest setting.

photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography | event planner: Kaella Lynn Events | florals: Amanda Vidmar Design | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Encore Events Rentals | tabletop rentals: Frances Lane


Couple sit at a sweetheart table in front of an uplit fireplace.
photographer: The Purple Pebble Photography

Fort Worth, TX

A garland of greenery — along with a wild bouquet of burgundy and soft-pink florals — finds a gorgeous backdrop in this rustic fireplace.

photographer: The Purple Pebble Photography | event planner: Each & Every Detail | florals: Justine’s Flowers | catering: Hard Eight Catering | cake: Creme De La Creme | catering: HD Liquid Catering

Rustic wedding reception table with lantern centerpieces.
photographer: Sydney Baye Photography

Seattle, WA

Table runners of greenery are interspersed with wooden lanterns for a dining experience that may as well be set in a fairytale garden.

photographer: Sydney Baye Photography | planner: Elite Events, Idaho | floral: Oak and Fig Floral | paper goods: Anchored Paper Co | rentals: CORT Party Rental

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13. Rustic Wedding Catering Ideas

Rustic wedding bar set up with wine barrels.
photographer: Ricky Stern

Palmetto Bay, FL

Wine Barrels combined with a wooden panel make for a fun and rustic bar setup, especially when decorated with sprigs of greenery.

photographer: Ricky Stern | event planner: Melissa Davis Designs | décor: Avant Gardens | venue: Thalatta Estate at the Village of Palmetto Bay


Rustic wedding catering station with vintage dresser.
photographer: The Happy Bloom

Savannah, GA

Everything looks more delicious when set out on a rustic dresser — and colorful chalk menus pop prettily against a clear tent panel.

photographer: The Happy Bloom | event planner: Emily Burton Design | floral: Amy Osaba Events | venue: Bethesda Academy | invitations & print: Chalk Shop

Cuisine in cast iron skillets on orange rustic mini table | PartySlate
photographer: Arrowood Photography

Glen Ellen, CA

Earthenware containers on rustic stools are a unique way to showcase mouthwatering cuisine at a rustic-chic wedding.

photographer: Arrowood Photography | event planner: Karin Kamb | floral: Violetta Flowers | venue: Beltane Ranch | entertainment: EVER Music Group | rentals: Encore Event Entertainment | catering: the girl & the fig CATERS!

Rustic-style weddings continue to be popular because they offer a less formal environment without losing any of the beauty and magic of a wedding.”

Jennifer Kraft, Kraft Events

Wedding reception menu printed on french bread paper.
photographer: Gabe Aceves

Washington, DC

Menus inscribed on bakery bags are an eco-friendly way to make your rustic wedding both unique and memorable.

photographer: Gabe Aceves | event planner: CG & Co Events | venue: Dock5 at Union Market

Wedding reception buffet with food served in earthen ware pots.
photographer: Forged in the North

Scottsdale, AZ

Mini earthenware-crock pots keep dishes separate (and photo-worthy) for either buffet-style or sit-down reception dinners.

photographer: Forged in the North | venue: Desert Foothills Cookout | caterer: M Culinary Concepts 

Wedding passed plates of individually-wrapped grilled cheese.
photographer: Codrean Phototgraphy

Glencoe, IL

Passed bites with individualized wrappings are a safe way to keep the appetizers flowing at a rustic-chic cocktail hour.

photographer: Codrean Phototgraphy | event planner: Events by Sweet Magnolia | venue: Chicago Botanic Garden | dj: Style Matters DJs

14. Rustic Wedding Cakes

Gold and white wedding cake displayed on rustic bar cart.
photographer: Jonathan Connolly Photography

Miami, FL

A rustic rolling table combined with a marbled wedding cake creates a rustic-glam effect that feels both modern and timeless.

photographer: Jonathan Connolly Photography | event planner: Your Special Day by Joni | venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | entertainment: Master Musicians Incorporated & Tropics Entertainment | furniture rental: Unearthed Rentals | caterer: Eggwhites Catering

Wedding cake displayed on rustic swing.
photographer: Ardent Studios

New Orleans, LA

This beautiful celebration was in full swing long before the happy couple cut into their first slice of wedding cake.

photographer: Ardent Studios | planner: Decor by Diem | design, décor, & floral: Firefly Ambiance | venue: Panda King | cake: Chasing Wang

Fruit and pancake wedding cake | PartySlate
photographer: Caitlin Bellah

A wedding cake made to look like stacked pancakes is a sweet way to end a rustic-wedding celebration.

photographer: Caitlin Bellah | event planner & designer: Cole Drake Events | floral: M Design | venue: Viansa Sonoma | caterer: AP Events and Catering Inc. | videographer: Hugo Film Co. | rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Individual tiers of wedding cake displayed on a wrought iron stand.
photographer: Thara Photo

Chicago, IL

This tiered wedding-cake stand evokes bare treetops —  and beautifully showcases each individual layer of wedding cake.

photographer: Thara Photo | floral: Eco Wilde Flower Co. | venue: Loft Lucia | catering: Real Kitchen Chicago

15. Rustic Wedding Dessert Tables

Wedding cake and cupcake ferris wheel.
photographer: John and Joseph Photography

Beverly Hills, CA

The World’s Fair couldn’t hold a candle to this gorgeous rustic wedding that featured unique elements such as a Ferris wheel cupcake display and felted “love bird” cake toppers.

photographer: John and Joseph Photography | event planner: Details Details | floral: Bloom Box | venue: Maybourne Beverly Hills | lighting: LightenUp, Inc. | entertainment: Angelica Strings | cake: Sweet Lady Jane Bakery

Wedding s'mores bicycle cart.
photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography

Who needs a campfire when you can have the perfect s’more straight from a rustic-bicycle food cart?

photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography | event planner: Embellished Events | venue: Montage Palmetto Bluff | lighting: JLK  Events

Wedding dessert displayed on wheeled vintage cart.
photographer: Tylar Delegeane Photography

Byron, CA

A wagon wheel and lavish country florals make for a beautiful photo op (and delicious dessert station) at this chic barnyard wedding.

photographer: Tylar Delegeane Photography | event planner: Events by Pins and Petals |  design, décor, & floral: Fantasy Sound Event Services  | floral: Delford West Flowers | venue: Fox Haven Ranch | rentals: Pleasanton Rentals, Inc.

Wedding dessert display of cannoli on wine shelves.
photographer: Eric James Photography 

Fairfax, CA

Wine shelves are repurposed for a beautiful cannoli display at this rustic, outdoor wedding reception.

photographer: Eric James Photography | planner: Mandy Scott Events | floral décor: Terri Baldocchi | venue: Deer Park Villa | videography: Slow Fall Cinema | catering and beverage service: Culinary Eye Catering & Events

Rustic-chic wedding dessert display.
photographer: Adam Nyholt

Houston, TX

This rustic-chic dessert station features a boxwood backdrop, weathered pails, and wooden produce crates.

photographer: Adam Nyholt | event planner: Oulala! What an Event | florals: Blooming Gallery | venue: Royal Sonesta

16. Rustic Wedding Favors

Wedding party favor display of fashion scarves and ribbon décor installation.
photographer: Brian Leahy Photography

Greensboro, GA

Colorful scarves (and heartwarming memories) awaited guests at this rustic-luxe wedding celebration.

photographer: Brian Leahy Photography | event planner: Suzanne Reinhard Events |
décor: Bold Events | venue: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Take-home cookie wedding party favors with custom packaging.
photographer: Marina Koslow

Powell Butte, OR

It’s true: All you need is love — oh, and a delicious take-home cookie to remember a sweet wedding celebration.

photographer: Marina Koslow | wedding planner & designer: Events by Mint | venue: Brasada Ranch | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Single-serve malt whiskey wedding party favors.
photographer: Sabine Scherer Photography

San Francisco, CA

Single-malt whiskey in totally-cool single-serve containers kept guests celebrating long after the wedding ended.

photographer: Sabine Scherer Photography | event planner & catering: Taste Catering & Event Planning | venue: Dogpatch Studios | cinema: Tri Luu Films | rentals & décor: Bright Event Rentals & Hensley Event Resources | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | wedding cake : The Whole Cake | photo booth: Night Owl Productions

Rustic wedding party favors.
photographer: Apollo Fotografie

Half Moon Bay, CA

Carved wooden trinkets immortalized this rustic ranch wedding — and later decorated everything from rearview mirrors to Christmas trees.

photographer: Apollo Fotografie | event planner: Charlotte Baxter | venue: Long Branch Saloon

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