City weddings may have that sleek vibe and be oh-so modern and cool, but the charm of a countryside wedding can’t be denied. There’s something magical about the idyllic setting of rolling hills and rustic barns. We’re not talking cowboy boots and pickup trucks, here—we’re dreaming of rolling green hills rich in roses and old stone buildings. Of course, a glorious barn venue would do too.
But a country wedding isn’t just about geography—its charm can easily be replicated no matter where your wedding is. The countryside is all about nature, so use that to define your decor. Incorporate wildflowers everywhere, pop a sunflower in a boutonniere, craft centerpieces out of lavender and thistle, include illustrations of them in your invitation suite, or trim your cake tiers with daisies and baby’s breath.
If you are lucky enough to have your wedding in the actual countryside, keep your decorations minimal for outdoor receptions or ceremonies—the surrounding scenery is all that’s needed for a stunning backdrop. Let reception tables glow underneath some bistro lights and prop up an altar arch wild in brambles and greenery.
The countryside often has a rustic meets vintage feel that you can easily mirror in your wedding style. Fashion a weathered window into a seating chart display atop an antique dresser, repurpose old bottles as table numbers, or place jars of grandma’s homemade jam atop place settings. We also love a good bicycle prop, or imprints of one on your paper goods—because what better way to travel around the countryside than on a vintage cruiser?
Don’t forget your bridal style! Flower crowns and Wellies are the only way to accessorize your country look.
Here are 25 good, old-fashioned country wedding ideas to jumpstart your inspiration!