Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Rustic weddings have been trendy for quite a while now, especially barn weddings.

There is so much room for creativity with a rustic barn wedding.
The possibilities are endless.

I love the juxtaposition of elegant decor in a rustic setting.
The key is lighting. Strings of white lights everywhere and if possible, chandeliers too.

Yards of tule.  Linen and burlap.  Flowers everywhere.

I can't think of a more romantic setting, actually.

When our daughter got married last December, the venue was a rustic log cabin in San Francisco's Presidio. 
 I had a ball decorating it with candles, log slices surrounded with moss and white hydrangeas, all on burlap topped tables.  

This last weekend, we were thrilled to attend a wedding in the High Sierras, where the reception was held in a barn.

As you can see, white lights were the key to cozying up the huge cavernous space, as well as hanging paper lanterns that also glowed.  

I was honored to be a part of the creative process behind this romantic, rustic wedding.
Last week, the groom's mother and I bought all the flowers for the centerpieces, aisles and bouquets.
We were so excited to find these galvanized buckets with rope handles and filled them with potted purple Campanula plants.

I loaned out my Mason jars and candles leftover from Ashley's wedding.  
Simple burlap yardage softens the caterer's white tablecloths.
The bride's mother made the quilts on the back wall.

There was so much attention to detail for this wedding, like this "Bride and Groom" tag for their own special table.  The groom's mother clearly had fun finding those special details at places like Etsy and online party resources. 

Oh, and the bouquets?  
A lush bouquet of purple hydrangeas for the bride, and white hydrangeas for the bridesmaids, all tied up in true rustic fashion with burlap and twine.

I'll never forget this moment when the bride and groom walked away from the ceremony, she carrying her bouquet, the two of them holding hands, their future in front of them.
Congratulations Liz and Monte!

This summer is turning out to be the "summer of love!"
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