We know, the global pandemic and nation-wide Circuit Breaker measures have put many couple’s wedding plans to a halt. But that’s not to say you can’t still continue to plan for your wedding to take place once the conditions are right again! Instead, why not take this time to put more thought into the elements you want to have at your once-in-a-lifetime event?
Rustic wedding themes have been a long-time favourite amongst young couples. The style is characterised by natural elements like fresh flowers and greenery, as well as the roughness of raw materials like wooden boards and hemp twine. Unsurprisingly, rustic themed weddings are frequently held outdoors.
Botanical elements are a must-have at any rustic-themed wedding, but the trick to getting the right look is in how you style it. If you want your wedding’s floral centrepieces to scream rustic, we’ve narrowed down some of the most unique floral ideas you can choose from.
Mix flower types
At a rustic wedding, fresh flower arrangements are not enough! Bring out the ruggedness of the rustic spirit with some dried botanical elements as well. You can combine dried flower arrangements with fresh flowers, and include plenty of interesting textures like dried seed pods.
Instead of super-bright arrangements like sunflower bouquets, opt for an interplay of soft colours with brown and green earthy tones. Some interesting plants you can add to your arrangement are succulents, eucalyptus leaves, and cotton plant.
Nothing screams rustic like some vintage props! Check with your wedding vendor or venue, or check out some rental stores for old bicycles, carts, or other furniture pieces you can rent.
Adorn these rustic furniture items with flower arrangements for an impactful decor piece! This will serve as a wonderful decor at your reception table, or as a dedicated photo spot for your guests to snap away.
One of the great things about the rustic theme is that a lot of decor items can be obtained from recycled materials! Glass bottles are a wonderful and versatile item you can use. Instead of elaborate vases, opt for these simple and varied glass bottles to put your flower arrangements in.
For an even more rustic touch, you can wrap these glass bottles with burlap or hemp twine to add some variation in texture. Burlap also makes a fine table runner!
Wood you marry me?
The rustic style is all about rugged nature. Wood is one element you can’t miss out on! You can easily incorporate wooden elements through wooden signs, wooden photo backdrops, or recycled wooden crates.
You can leave the wood treated minimally to show off its raw appeal. Hand paint signs with white paint for a lovely personal touch! At the end of the day, you can even take one of these home as a keepsake.
Lighting is one crucial aspect of creating the right atmosphere. Although many rustic weddings are typically brunch or lunch affairs, it doesn’t mean it can’t benefit from some dreamy accent lighting!
Warm lighting from fairy lights or candles is the ideal accompaniment to your rustic wedding floral arrangements. You can wrap fairy lights around pillars and railings, or leave them loosely coiled on your reception table. Soy candles also go perfectly hand-in-hand with flower bouquets as part of your table centrepiece.
The rustic style is all about bringing nature closer. Whether through fresh flowers or raw natural elements, you can incorporate these ideas to make your wedding look even more lovely and Pinterest-worthy! Partner up with us to make your dream wedding floral decor comes true!
Amidst the Circuit Breaker period, Nicole’s Flower is still taking orders for flower bouquet delivery. Hit us up for any flower needs, whether it is graduation bouquets or just some flowers to brighten up your stay-home days. Stay safe and stay home, everyone!