Get Inspired: How to Add Rustic Touches to Your Wedding

Wedding Style & Decor
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Not all brides want a big, glamorous wedding at an ultra-luxe venue — some desire a more subtle elegance on their big day, with simple bouquets, light-hearted décor, family-style seating and nods to a countryside aesthetic. Plus, a rustic wedding can work in a number of venues from a barnyard reception to your backyard. Here, we rounded up a few countrified wedding style ideas to inspire your own rustic celebration.

To kick off a rustic wedding, start with an invitation that will set the tone for your backyard-style affair, like these "Dangling Lights" invites that play up the idea of chalkboard wedding décor. You might even be tempted to coordinate those dangling lights on the invitations with strings of hanging bulbs lighting up your ceremony and reception.

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You'll also need a dress that speaks to your bridal style — go for A-line silhouettes with full skits and delicate embellishments. To complete your rustic ensemble, top your hair with a bright and beautiful flower crown.

Throwing an elegant-rustic bash is all in the details, whether it be centerpieces, chalkboard signs, place cards or a cake topper. And, speaking of cake, you'll need a to-die-for confection to cut into at your reception. We're particularly sweet on the latest wedding bakery craze: naked cakes.

You can shop this rustic wedding look here. Or, if you're not as obsessed with this wedding style as we are, don't fret! Check out ">our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.

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