A rustic summer weddingThis entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

It is no wonder that summer is undoubtedly the best season to have your wedding. Besides gorgeous weather, timid breeze, and a perfect selection of venues, there exists an abundance of decorative ideas that you can implement into an outdoor summer wedding. If you opt to plan your nuptials in summer, the most romantic and sensational idea is to go for rusting elegance. From fairytale wedding dress, dreamy cake, fairy lights, candles, and awe-inspiring décor, rustic weddings represent truly a marvelous closure of two people’s love. If you are in search of dazzling rustic wedding ideas, here is a list that will help you achieve the perfect summer wedding.

Enhance the natural elements

Having a wedding outside is the greatest thing about summer weddings, plus you can organize a dream wedding without breaking the bank. Search for the venue that is already charming and serene. The luscious backyard of gorgeous medieval castles exudes rustic elegance, as well as any natural-looking garden. Hold the ceremony in a magical garden area and exchange your vows under a mesmerizing flower arch in timid pink colors. A countryside can also be a flabbergasting option for a rustic venue. Being surrounded with brown-red barns, beautiful trees, and bale hays in the back can look sensations.

Great Summer Wedding Ideas

Hang Charming Lights

Hold the reception outside, put the dance floor under the stars, and have only stars and timid and charming lights enlighten your night (and mood). Small Christmas lights and lanterns look extremely romantic and elegant when hung around the venue. If you have chosen a rustic and old-fashioned barn as your wedding location, then these twinkling lights will surely add drama to the entire setting.


Choose a sweet bouquet

Make A Delicate And Sweet Bouquet

Aside from a gorgeous wedding dress, a bride should accompany her bouquet with the entire rustic theme. If you strive to have a lush and elegant rustic appeal, go for a subdued bouquet in range of stunning flowers. A DIY wedding bouquet with mellow colors and elegant flowers includes hellebore, ranunculus, lilac, and bleeding heart will look natural and beautiful. These textured blooms in muted shades of green and ivory will blend perfectly with the ambient.

Bucolic Seating Areas

If you wish to add interesting and themed seating to your summer rustic wedding style, then there are a few very innovative and beautiful ways to do so. Firstly, picnic tables can look extremely fancy. Dress up the picnic table with white magnolias in wooden pots, or use white candles as centerpieces. Next, use hay bales as seating for an outdoor country-styled wedding. Cover them up with colorful fabrics to keep the look rustic yet comfy.

Alluring table decorAlluring Table Decoration

Many people reckon that a rustic elegant wedding requires lace. One way that you can incorporate this lush and exquisite detail is to use burlap with lace and combine it as a table runner. Burlap fabric is already brownish and rustic itself and with white lace, it will look ravishing as a decorative table element. Add log candle holders to table as well to spruce up the ambient. Table centerpieces will come alive if you place a candle into carved logs.

Blush Ceremony Flower Arch

Get inspired by the natural beauty of the venue, and chose a rustic and elegant wooden arch. Summer is all about spending time in nature, and of the gorgeous ways to exchange your vows might be under a flowery arch made of blush flowers and small tree branches. You can transform a simple wooden arbor into an elegant setting, hang linen draperies and dried flowers like lavender, daisies, and thistles.

Create A Rustic Backdrop

Whether you wish to say “I Do” in front of a fairytale backdrop, or use it for taking fun photos, a picturesque backdrop that exudes elegance is a must-have. Hang dried or fresh flowers like garden roses, white orchids, ivy or elegant clematis vines. Use silver T-pins to affix individual stems to a piece of jute or muslin for a gorgeous backdrop that is utterly easy to assemble.

Nature-inspired cakeNature-Inspired Cake

Going all neutral is one of the refreshing ways to style your wedding party. Icing your wedding cake in ivory and timid earthy colors will blend elegantly with a rustic theme. You can even reflect an elegant and romantic look to your wedding cake. A traditional three-tiered naked cake with brown and white icing will look ravishing on your big day. You can place real flowers and green leaves all around the naked cake for a summery look.

Use Mason Jars For An Outdoorsy Feel

You would be amazed at how enticing and wonderful mason jars can be used for weddings. For a perfect outdoor summer wedding, fill up the mason jars with refreshing lemonade or a cold beer. You can even decorate them with cut wooden heart-shaped stickers and leaves. Then, use them as vases for table decoration, and place some lovely seasonal flowers. Furthermore, you can use them as table numbers and candle holders as well.

 

Dreamy Overhead Décor

A whimsical summer party wouldn’t be complete without an overhead décor. If your venue is not rustic enough, you can season it up with some twinkle lights and glass orbs from the rafters. But to make the ambient even more dreamy and romantic, it would be striking to place white and yellow paper fans. There are many DIY ideas that you can use to enliven the ambient.

Sparkling send-off

End With A Bang

Have a sparkling send-off by giving your guest sparkles to ignite as you leave for the night. Sparkles are a fun way to end a marvelous day, and they would also make a good picture. It’s summer, and nights are warm and clear so you could also have fireworks. Only let the professionals light them off.

Remember, that you will be at the center of attention so have fun and be yourself. Selecting a rustic elegance with soft blush hues for your wedding will only make your summer wedding more memorable.

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