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How To Create A Rustic Wedding Theme

As time goes by the traditional wedding where the bride wears white, the groom wears black, and you hire out a traditional wedding venue with silk chair covers and regular table settings, is giving way to a more natural, eathy wedding theme. It's known as the Rustic Wedding Theme and this article will demonstrate the kinds of things you'll and how to create a rustic wedding theme for your special day.

The great thing about the rustic wedding theme is that it's very simple to create, and in most instances can be achieved with minimal outlay as the majority of the materials required are cheap and easily accessible.

Typically the venue of choice for this theme will be either an old style barn/shed, or the entire event will be conducted outside in the open air. This lays the foundation for the rustic theme as you and your guests will be surrounded by the natural environment, earthy colours, fresh air, and wild flora and fauna.


Think about incorporating elements from the natural surroindings of the area into the actual decor at the wedding or reception activity too. Straw, hay, raw wood, twine and hessian or burlap will all reflect the natural surroundings perfectly, and will set the foundations for that earth colour scheme which is perfect for a rusting wedding.

Your starting point should involve a range of brown, beige and green colours to continue the natural theme you've created already. From there it's very easy to add extra accent colours in floral arrangements, ribbon, table settings and lighting which will give the overall colour scheme some more life and personalise the event nicely.


 You can incorporate natural matierlas easily into your wedding such as hessian or burlap, lace, twine, stray, plenty of raw wood and possible even some old furniture or rusted metal work. This creates the second layer to our rusting wedding theme. 

Lighting is always a critical aspect of any event but the great thing about a rustic wedding is that it doesn't have to be over the top. Simple screw cap light bulbs, fairy lights and well placed spot lights can light up any outdoor carden area or barn easily and create a truly magical feeling. Use candles on tables or even lanterns or tiki torches to create a feeling of romance and intimacy to the event. 


If you're worried about mosquitors causing problems after dark then make sure any open flame candles or torches used are citronella to keep away annoying insects.

The main difference with ladies hair is that it needs to look natural and not over produced. Think of lightly curled locks, gentle braids, and slight touches of flowers to create a subtle decorative effect to the hair style without being over the top.


Makeup should echo this effect and look smooth and natural, not thick or over dramatic. Just think simple and clean beauty for the bride and brides maids.

Following these simple steps will see you create a rustic wedding theme in no time, and with minimal cost too! It can be one of the most romantic and memorable wedding themes that you and your guests will remember forever! Are you planning your dream wedding? My Wedding Concierge is the most advanced wedding planning service in Australia, so to start finding businesses all over Australia just click here!