4 tips for throwing a stunning summer country wedding
by Stephanie

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A rustic country wedding is the perfect idea for outdoorsy, informal, and fun-loving couples. A pastoral landscape lends a casual and relaxed attitude to the proceedings, which can be the perfect recipe for a fun and memorable event.

Summer country weddings can be molded to fit every style, personality, budget and wedding tradition. Rustic affairs can include or not include whatever suits the couple’s unique style, especially as each and every typical wedding detail looks fabulous against a lush country background. Read on for a compilation of our favorite country wedding tips and photo card ideas, and be sure to check out more on how to host a rustic wedding anywhere!

1. Country Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Ideas

Photo by  Michelle Boyd

Photo by Michelle Boyd

Country weddings can take place in elaborate rustic-themed venues or in the most basic of outdoor spaces. Barns, gardens, terraces, parks, hillsides, private homes, or anywhere in nature that people can gather work perfectly, and can be beautifully decorated to fit a country theme. No matter your personality or budget, be sure to choose a space that’s friendly and unrestrictive. A large vista or a nice view is the perfect accent to a country wedding, although dense greenery complimented by rustic florals is another perfect backdrop for a stylish and memorable country wedding. Don’t forget to match your Summer country wedding with custom photo books and couples photo albums to cherish the memories forever.

2. Country Wedding Color Scheme Ideas

Photo by  JD3 Photography

The color scheme of a country wedding should match the theme and style of your chosen venue. Earthy tones accented by a few bright and festive colors work perfectly if you’re dealing with a neutral country landscape. Although a strictly natural color palette does accentuate the beauty of the surrounding landscape, an unexpected burst of color does wonders for the overall look and feel. Consider bright and unexpected details; floral arrangements, colored lights, curtains or even bridesmaids attire would kick your rustic country affair up a notch. Be sure to match your customized wedding stationary to your rustic wedding invitations for a perfectly coordinated look.

3. Décor Ideas: Planning a Country Wedding

When it comes to country weddings, it’s all in the details. Décor sets the tone and style of any wedding, and rustic country weddings in particular rely on thoughtful choices to really set the mood. Of the many events frequently held in country settings, weddings are arguably the most formal. This formality and sense of occasion should be demonstrated using thoughtfully selected wedding décor. Luckily, these details don’t need to be pricey or overly complicated. Choose a few of your favorite ideas to highlight and let the rest fall into place. Whether it’s thoughtful floral arrangements, creative table assignments, a unique DIY altarpiece or rustic signposts to guide your guests around the property, these details will convey your personality and set the tone for your country event!

Photo by  Elena Zhukova

Photo by Elena Zhukova

Photo by  Elena Zhukova

Photo by Elena Zhukova

 

4. Flowers, Favors and Final Details

Photo by  Michelle Boyd

Photo by Michelle Boyd

Country weddings present many opportunities for rustic charm, notably in details like flower arrangements, wedding favors, centerpieces, and even in wedding attire. Country settings are beautifully complimented by simple, bright floral arrangements, and offer the perfect opportunity for simple and rustic take-home favors. Make your wedding favors do double duty by using them for seating assignments or for fun specialty drinks or treats. A little extra personality never goes astray in country weddings, so explore options like custom gift tags to give your favors an extra pop.

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