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Friday Funday – Rustic Wedding Favorites

Howdy, partner, we’re glad you’ve joined us again this week, as we explore different themes and styles of weddings here on the blog all summer long.

If you’re looking for some sights to help design for western, country or rustic-inspired hoedowns – or weddings – this summer, you’ve come to the right place!

From the countryside, to folks bringing in a touch of country to the city, rustic weddings are more popular than ever. Whether a couple goes all out country style for the venue, decorations, vows, reception, food and even a suggested western dress code, or just includes a touch of rustic charm, rustic weddings are all the rage in today’s wedding industry.

Though, every wedding is different, and when one bride thinks of boots and barns when it comes to rustic, others may think of elements related to trees, forests, old buildings, camping or even just a few country-style touches, such as wooden pieces, tree branches or a special old-fashioned altar or backdrop incorporating vines or fabric.

Within a theme that has endless ways to be carried out, like many others, there’s no one perfect way to create a rustic themed special day, but if you’re looking for a few examples of designs that have made some in the past extra-special, this week’s blog is here for you.

From the city to the country, read below to admire and learn about some of our favorite rustic wedding designs that we’ve seen so far in 2022, and join us each Friday here on the blog for more of our favorite designs from a new style of wedding! 🏜

First, let’s get ready for the ceremony, and if it’s one that incorporates a design such as the one above, we know it will be magical.

Designed by Wildflowers Florist of New Jersey, this rustic style hexagon backdrop brought a touch of country to a banquet hall in the city for a wedding earlier this year, featuring a rustic wood look, adorned with plenty of vibrant blooms and greens in the couple’s colors.

We love the arch, and the floral designs, that include Roses, Chrysanthemums, Carnations and Wax Flowers for the blooms, laid atop a fresh mix of greenery, including Leatherleaf, Eucalyptus and Ruscus to finish it off.

Inside or outside, this arch is full of fresh touches.

Flowers: Roses, Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Wax Flowers, Stock
Greenery: Leatherleaf, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus, Israeli Ruscus

Opinions can vary over whether Eucalyptus is more modern or more rustic, but paired with a few extra touches, it can be both — or whichever you wish it to be!

This next design brings another style of backdrop, but this time for the reception. Shared with us by Florists Supply, a floral wholesaler in Canada, this beautiful wedding tablescape combines a modern theme with rustic elements displayed by the wreaths hanging down the back.

Fresh Eucalyptus is artfully arranged on top of shaped branches, paired with beautiful Roses and filler flowers, with a touch of Italian Ruscus and natural-inspired greenery to finish off a beautiful backdrop for a sweetheart table.

Some great inspiration if you’re looking for something less country, but still a little rustic.

Flowers: Roses, Wax Flower
Greenery: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus

As seen above, Eucalyptus is a great way to bring in some rustic charm that’s a little more natural or outdoorsy, rather than western or old-fashioned, and it looks just as fabulous in the form of a garland.

Finished off with a bow and arranged by Tiger Lily Weddings, a branch of Tiger Lily Florist in South Carolina, stunning Silver Dollar and Seeded Eucalyptus Garland is a simple way to add a fresh, beautiful touch to a variety of settings for a wedding, from bar décor as showcased here, to down the middle of tables, wrapped around columns or adorning the head table.

Greenery garlands look amazing on their own, but they can also be easily dressed up by adding flowers, ribbon, beads or even small trinkets!

Flowers: N/A
Greenery: Silver Dollar and Seeded Eucalyptus Garland

Last, but certainly not any bit the least for our collection of beautiful rustic wedding designs, we can’t forget the tables for the guests!

With or without flowers, greenery-centric arrangements can provide a touch of natural-inspired, rustic charm, especially along with other rustic elements, such as the barn setting of this reception, with designs by Marcho’s Florist and Greenhouses of Pennsylvania earlier this year.

In the centerpieces, the light and fluffy Chrysanthemums and Roses, paired with our favorite Leatherleaf, plus sprigs of Silver Dollar Eucalyptus for an airy look, come together for a great rustic inspired look.

(We focused on the centerpiece in the first picture, but for a bonus, swipe through the post above to see some of the bouquets and sprays from this special day!)

Flowers: Chrysanthemums, Roses
Greenery: Leatherleaf Fern, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

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Regardless if you like the western side, or the country style look better, rustic charm is a fantastic way to celebrate a very special wedding day.

Check back next week here on the blog for more great wedding designs, centered around another popular theme for weddings this summer. 🐮

(Are you part of our Albin’s Family? Post your florals to Instagram and follow us at @albinhagstrom_son for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Friday Funday!)