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Paul Spano

From table centrepieces to romantic lighting and everything in between, there’s no end in sight for gorgeous country wedding decorations. See how you can add these nine trendy rustic wedding ideas into your ceremony.

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1. Tree Trunk-Tiered Dessert Display

This eye-catching display is a great alternative for brides and grooms who aren’t serving cake. Tree trunk tiers incorporate the elegant woodsy vibe and add height to the dessert table. 

Display an assortment of desserts, holding everything from cupcakes to cannoli and other delicious sweet treats. Decorate the bottom tier with ferns of delicately placed leaves for extra greenery.

2. Barrel Flower Arrangements

Repurpose old, big wine barrels into beautiful garden arrangements. Have two barrels frame the entrance into the reception, and scatter others throughout the venue, spacing them out on a terrace, if there is one, or within the dining area. 

Arrange grasses and stems of different lengths, filling the barrel with greenery, wildflowers, and florals found in the bridal bouquet.

3. Elegant Hay Bales

Set up a cute photo-op for you, your friends, and your family using hay bales. Decorate them with flower baskets at the sides with homemade signs in the background. Keep the look refined—and ensure nobody’s dress or suit gets dirty—by placing a linen sheet over the bales in a colour that matches the rest of the décor. It’s charmingly rustic.

4. A Farm-to-Table Menu

There are so many delicious catering ideas for your country wedding. For rustic wedding ideas that satisfy every guest, settle on a farm-to-table menu for the freshest ingredients and incomparable taste. Talk to your caterer and see how they can pick food items and source local ingredients to use in every part of the dinner menu. Get inspired by your rustic surroundings and share a meal that supports local farmers and wineries.

5. Horseshoe Escort Cards

What better way to add a creative rustic touch than with horseshoe escort cards? Consider it a piece of good luck for the day. Line polished black horseshoes on the table with the cards tied to them. Guests will have no problem finding their tables, and they’ll have a favour to take home. Picking favours can be hard, but there are fun favour ideas for your rustic wedding that make this task easy.

6. Natural Colour Palette

Natural wood, twinkling lights, and foliage pair well with a soft colour palette. See how it can set the tone of your reception, blending the rural landscape with an urban feel that adds sophistication to your rustic wedding.

Embrace gold, taupe, light brown, and crème hues in the wedding decor. Balance gold and taupe in trunk-inspired coasters. Complement crème-painted lanterns with copper candle holders. It all plays together to create a magical ambience.

7. Wooden Signs

Wooden signs are always included in the list of rustic wedding ideas, and it’s because they’re so incredibly versatile. Use strips of wood and hand-paint words directing guests from parking to reception. Rectangular wood pieces can highlight the different dinner stations. It’s a simple, classy touch that fits in with the day. For signs acting as directions, shape them into arrows to point guests in the right direction.

8. Contemporary Chairs

Add a modern look to your wedding theme with dining chairs in a fashionable design. Metal chairs contrast with the natural floral look. Ensure guests are comfortable during dinner by placing seat cushions on each chair.

9. Gold Tablescapes

Gold is always glamorous. Use gold baseplates underneath the dining plates. Add a gold table runner or garnish the floral centrepiece with gold branches. Decorate table cards with gold handwriting against crème backgrounds. These subtle hints add an upscale look to a rustic wedding without overwhelming the space.

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Paul Spano

With over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Paul was the driving force that brought Seventh Heaven together back in 2001. Having started his career in the kitchen, Paul’s passion and thirst for knowledge helped him move quickly through the ranks. He is now Seventh Heaven’s Senior Sales Consultant, Event Planner, and Director of Venue Development. Managing different venues that seat 750 to 1800 guests, Paul brings exceptional operational skills to his role. No matter what you envision or what your dreams and desires are, Paul makes them a reality by getting it done. According to Paul, there is no greater joy than surpassing all of your clients’ and guests’ expectations. His expertise and passion make him one of the pillars of Seventh Heaven.
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