Tips for Planning a Romantic and Rustic Wedding Day

Tips for Planning a Romantic and Rustic Wedding Day

Emily and Scott embraced a rustic wedding theme, right down to their amazing tree-inspired cake! Photo by: Tony Elena Smith

There has never been a better time to host a romantic yet rustic wedding day. Shows like Fixer Upper have brought the term Farmhouse Chic to a whole new level of popularity, causing both country girls and city folk, alike, to crave that seemingly effortless blend of industrial and farmhouse touches with a comfortable sense of romance and whimsy. If you’re hoping to incorporate those styles into your wedding day, Texas Old Town could be a perfect venue choice for you. And these are a few of our favorite ways to play up the romantic, rustic vibe!

Exude Romance with Simple Touches

A rustic wedding can still feel very romantic. Just marry classic country elements, such as burlap, lace and raw wood with more modern hints of farmhouse chic, such as mixed metals, succulents and other fuss-free plants.

Vintage pieces also help make a unique statement, and one that reads as timeless rather than trendy. Whether you go with collected teacups put to work as makeshift vases, or old and worn books marked with table numbers, incorporating vintage elements (bought or borrowed) can be a fun way to set your celebration apart.

Seasonal elements also look right at home at rustic-inspired weddings. So take a cue from nature. If you’re marrying in the fall, consider asking your florist to include lots of sunflowers and other wildflowers in your arrangements for a laidback yet luxe look. Having a spring wedding? Inexpensive filler flowers look romantic when corralled in classic canning jars, or filling up galvanized tins.

Add Ambience with Lighting

Another great way to up the romance, is through lighting choices. And farmhouse style gives plenty of great options. Poking holes in large tin cans can help bring old-school appeal. You can even make shapes or “carve” your initials. String lights are another great option, particularly for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Look for those with Edison-style bulbs, to really play up a sense of industrial chic.

If your wedding venue doesn’t allow candles, opt for the battery-operated kind, which are now made to look incredibly natural, and a much safer option. Place them in large hurricanes for a classic look, or a hodgepodge of mixed metal stands, to create farmhouse appeal.

Looking for an Austin, TX Wedding Venue?

Texas Old Town has four separate venues, each rustically designed with unique touches to help set them apart. They also offer both outdoor ceremony spaces and indoor reception halls, perfect for weddings anytime of the year. To learn more about our Austin area wedding venue, Texas Old Town, call us today, at 512.396.1800!