A Natural and Vintage Touch: The Appeal of Rustic Weddings

When you hear “rustic weddings,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For some people, they picture twine, burlap sacks, chalkboards, barks, and wildflowers. A rustic wedding (otherwise known as a barn wedding) does have these elements, but there’s more to it than that.

Not Just a Wedding Theme

“Rustic” is more of a style than a theme. In fact, it is also part of today’s popular wedding styles (including contemporary, casual, eclectic, and modern). Barn weddings’ popularity is high as more couples choose relaxed ceremonies and receptions complemented by handmade details to adorn the venue on their special day.

What makes a barn wedding and reception appealing is what it’s not: a traditional big, white affair held in a church or standard hotel ballroom. This wedding style focuses more on incorporating natural beauty into the special day. The relaxed ambiance of rustic weddings is also a bonus for couples who do opt for the style.

Mother Nature complements the theme by providing a unique scene for your big day.

Nature Plays a Role

The location of barn weddings often offers space, fresh, air, and earthy simplicity. By day, the natural lighting complements the venue’s green and brown colors. It also provides the best lighting for wedding photos. By night, the strings of candles, fairy lights, and string lights cast a warm glow, which emphasizes the event’s romantic atmosphere.

Whether your ceremony and reception are indoors, outdoors, or a combination of the two, the wedding’s venue feels more personable and unique. It also sets the mood by being able to change with the seasons and the weather.

Your Rustic Wedding

Your venue dictates the direction of your theme. Barn wedding and reception venues in Kansas City vary in amenities, sizes, and building architecture. Your chosen venue shouldn’t just fit the guests; it should also match your desired theme.

The western wedding is a classic. Add some fun to this casual affair with the following:

  • Denim for the apparel and decor
  • Cowgirl/cowboy boots for the bridal party
  • Country music for dancing
  • Hay bales as seats for guests
  • All things barbecue on the menu

Barn weddings and receptions also allow couples to focus on the nuances and add personal touches to the place. If you need more ideas, Instagram and Pinterest offer other design possibilities. Moreover, artificial decorations are not a popular option for rustic décor. Use natural materials, such as wildflowers and twine, instead.

Color palettes for rustic weddings favor monochromatic shades, such as tea rose and matte bronze. Ivory shades contrast well with the wooden accents, so it’s a preferred hue as well. It also adds a graceful touch to your rugged decor. If you want a bolder look, use shades of red, orange, purple, and brown.

For some people, rustic weddings are just another passing wedding fad. With all the customization possibilities out there, however, rustic styles will not be going out of style anytime soon.

Are you looking for the perfect venue for your rustic wedding? The Bowery is a beautiful event space where you can host your special day. Say your vows and entertain well-wishers in the middle of trees, blossoms, and captivating sceneries. Get in touch with us today to learn more about this special place.


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