Rustic Wedding Ideas

As a huge fan of “the details” I’m finding myself drawn more and more to the rustic ones. Little somethings here and there are like finding mini ¬†treasures or surprises when you discover them at a wedding. I love when couples up-cycle different items from what they originally were made for into something unexpected.

I especially love the idea of wooden rain gutters (can be found at local vintage salvage yard). I recently saw them being used as flower boxes, which I think would look amazing as a sort of floral runner down the middle of a farm table! This is what I imagine they would look like being used to hold candles. Very dreamy.

Hay seating is something that seems kind of basic, but as seen here dressing it up a little bit makes a world of difference. Just adding cloth gives the hay a more put together look.

I especially love wedding details using old keys! Here are some great examples of save the dates and escort card options.

Vintage key escort cards wouldn’t be complete without chicken wire to hang them from! Chicken wire is very bendable so it works best with a frame, using an old screen door, shoji screen or old window would all be perfect because the frame is built in. Simply remove the old screen/ glass, cut the chicken wire to size and nail or staple gun it onto the back, and voila!

As mentioned earlier, vintage and architectural salvage yards are great resources for finding these items as well as antique fairs and flea markets. Happy hunting!

Photo One: weddings.theknot.com via Pinterest ; Photo Two: simplybloomphotography.com via Pinterest; Photo Three: weddings.weddingchannel.com via Pinterest; Photos Four and Five: ruffledblog.com via Pinterest; Photo Six: in0spirare.wordpress.com via Pinterest

Rebekah is a DIY obsessed,wedding design wizard who loves hunting her bay area homeland for clever craft ideas, vintage gems, bargain  buys, and blogging inspiration. She and her husband live and write in Oakland. Read her blog.

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  1. Posted by CC on April 9th, 2011 at 2:26pm

    Dear Weekly Roundup April9,

    I'm not sure where you would be able to purchase a bail of Hay, but do suggest if you are looking to search for Straw as opposed to Hay. Since Hay is used for feed (it will be more expensive) and Straw is used for bedding.

    Hope this helps
  2. Posted by Anon on April 10th, 2011 at 4:58pm

    Very informative! I attended a wedding once where the couple had bales of hay for seating. The event was held right next to a river, out in the country, and was almost exactly what you've described here. Definitely not a 'normal' wedding approach but the uniqueness really sets it apart, and I have to imagine it cost so much less than a traditional wedding too.
  3. Posted by Emily Heizer on May 2nd, 2011 at 7:17pm

    Such beautiful details! I love the paper on the seating cards, and the ribbons at the ceremony site are beautiful! Who would have thought something so simple could be so stunning? Often the way it is, hmm? :)
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