Rustic Chic. You want your wedding day to look like a wedding day, but at the same time you want a relaxed & romantic rustic feel without going totally rural! I understand where you are coming from. It’s that classic mix between relaxed romantic and country garden. Where there is a clear emphasis on the natural without losing too much of an elegant wedding feel.
Well you are in good company exploring this style of wedding as wedding blogs and inspirational styled shoots are full of ideas to explore for your rustic chic wedding. I’ve selected 5 key trends that allow you to be more rustic while still keeping it chic.
The difference between designer lux and rustic is simply the use of greenery! Most high end floral designers will create designs using at least 90% flowers with very little greenery in the arrangement. Whereas with a rustic look the opposite can be true, sometimes an arrangement can have up to 90% greenery. To keep it chic and have just a touch of rustic the trick is to have enough greenery in play but not too much!
Adding a touch of greenery as an accent to your wedding cake or table plan is one option.
Or using leaves, garlands, or branches as a motif in your stationery or wedding signage is another more subtle way to add a touch of rustic charm.
Sometimes when you mention arches people make the assumption that these need to be full on flower arches covered with layer upon layer of perfect roses and blooms. However at the moment the wedding arch is one of the most adaptable features to include in your wedding ceremony to add to your overall wedding style and look. By using exposed wooden uprights and plenty of lush green foliage you can create a stunning rustic chic focal point for your wedding celebration.
A full on rustic wedding bouquet will be very informal, have lots of greenery and will have that handpicked from the garden look. But to make your bouquet more chic you can take elements of this and add them to a more traditional bridal bouquet. Use a mix of flower sizes and shapes with some dart or conical shaped flowers along with trailing greenery to create your perfect rustic chic bridal bouquet.
Mix it with metallic
In my view the best way to take rustic and elevate it to chic is to match your rustic florals and patterns with elements that you would expect to see in more elegant weddings. Metallics are perfect for this. Whether it’s a gold, rose gold, brass, or silver vessel in which to stand your flowers or the use of metallic votives or candlesticks, when you put them together it lifts the look to rustic chic. Simply take away the dominance of wood and burlap / hessian and replace with glass, mirror or metal!
Non floral table centrepieces
And finally if you are looking for a little more on the rustic side, then why not remove the flowers from the table totally or have very very few. Using lighting and scale you can still make a non floral table centrepiece feel chic as some of the examples below will show you.
Happy planning! Dee