Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rustic Elegance: A Wedding Inspiration Board in Chocolate and White

Rustic weddings have become extremely popular, and for good reason. They evoke that warm family feel, the sweetness, fun, and intimacy most of us crave for our weddings. While I could do about a bazillion boards that take their cue from country fairs, I also love the juxtaposition of elegant romance and rustic rawness. I wanted the board to feel fresh and effortlessly stylish, so I chose a palette of chocolate brown, hay, and white. I wanted to show off how a barn, ranch, or farm wedding could still feel pretty and elegant by contrasting soft and dreamy florals against burlap, rough wood against the sparkle of chandeliers. Plus who can resist cowboy boots with a gorgeous gown?

Mood: Farmland sweetness gets a city stylist

Color Palette: Chocolate brown, hay, white

The Credits, Deets, and Maybe Where to Buy Them:

Santa Barbara Wedding by Mark Brooke Photographers via Style Me PrettyBridal Party and Cowboy Boots by Priscilla Valentina via Green Wedding ShoesWedding Decor by Jack Wittbold for Sarah Yates Photography via C Star EventsDIY Rustic Cake Stand by Once WedEarl Grey Sandwich Cookies by The Sweetest OccasionSkeleton Key Placecards by Z Media via Red Carpet BridesHanging Mason Jars by Paloma Images via Wish Special EventsPeony and Burlap Centerpiece by Aileen TranBarn with White Drapes via Project Wedding

A Little Something Extra:

I love this ranunculus bridal bouquet by Etsy Seller braggingbags. It's gorgeous and soft with a hint of rustic from the burlap ribbon and a touch of sparkle from the brooch. At $59.99, the price is pretty hard to beat for a bride bouquet, and because they're silk flowers, it's also green! To purchase or view more pics, click here.

I also couldn't resist sharing this awesomely styled bridal party. I love how the bridesmaids are wearing different dresses in the same palette, and again, the boots! Ooh, and those belts! Le sigh. This image is by Leah Noble via Caitlin Carty.

1 comment:

  1. Love the cowboy boots with lacy dress look! Thanks for the reassurance that I can wear that look to an upcoming wedding on an Alberta ranch!