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
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
From the moment guests received their wedding invitations, they knew they would be dining outdoors within view of the surrounding vineyards.
2. Rustic Wedding Signs
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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
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
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
Candlelit lanterns and garlands of greenery made this couple’s walk down the aisle as beautiful as it was meaningful.
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
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
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.
5. Rustic Wedding Bouquets
This tented wedding wowed with plenty of rustic greenery, including this asymmetrical bouquet of sage-toned greens.
6. Rustic Wedding Backdrops and Photo Ops
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.
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
Metal shelving gets a rustic upgrade with fresh greenery and a criss-cross of branches, making for a beautiful backdrop.
7. Rustic Wedding Lighting
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.”
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
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
A rustic canopy with contemporary drum chandeliers makes for a stunning al fresco dining experience.
Suspended chandeliers constructed from yarn draw all eyes to the ceiling at this stylish, floral-forward wedding reception.
Strings of twinkling lights — not to mention, a show-stopping performance by a live band — transforms any rustic venue into a dream setting.
8. Rustic Wedding Seating Charts
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 Linen & Party Rental Ltd. & Capital Party Rentals & Digital Lightning | caterer: RSVP Catering
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
This rustic-elegant wedding, set on a picturesque golf course, ushered guests to their seats with fun, golf-peg place cards.
Bottles of maple syrup made for beautiful rustic place cards — and gave guests something to savor for weeks to come.
10. Rustic Wedding Table Numbers
Inscribed wooden blocks — reminiscent of tree trunks — are perfect for displaying table numbers on a rustic-chic tablescape.
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
11. Rustic Wedding Table Decorations:
Woven placemats, a deep-crimson table runner, and plenty of candlelight bring sophistication — as well as rustic charm — to this country wedding.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A garland of greenery — along with a wild bouquet of burgundy and soft-pink florals — finds a gorgeous backdrop in this rustic fireplace.
Table runners of greenery are interspersed with wooden lanterns for a dining experience that may as well be set in a fairytale garden.
13. Rustic Wedding Catering Ideas
Wine Barrels combined with a wooden panel make for a fun and rustic bar setup, especially when decorated with sprigs of greenery.
Everything looks more delicious when set out on a rustic dresser — and colorful chalk menus pop prettily against a clear tent panel.
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
14. Rustic Wedding Cakes
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
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 |
15. Rustic Wedding Dessert Tables
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
Who needs a campfire when you can have the perfect s’more straight from a rustic-bicycle food cart?
A wagon wheel and lavish country florals make for a beautiful photo op (and delicious dessert station) at this chic barnyard wedding.
Wine shelves are repurposed for a beautiful cannoli display at this rustic, outdoor wedding reception.
16. Rustic Wedding Favors
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