Hosting your wedding in front of an enchanting farm or inside of a reclaimed barn is a charming way to include rustic elements into your big day. Whether you want to play up your surroundings or craft a day-of vibe that includes only hints of farm life, it’s important to keep in mind a refined aesthetic, so things don’t go over-the-top crafty!
Keep the sophistication of your day top priority, while still adding in rural decor. We’ve asked the wedding industry’s elite in planning and design to help provide some tips! (like turning seed packets into chic escort cards) for creating an event that’s doesn’t lack style. Like, using drapery to embellish the interior beams of your barn ceremony site. Or, playing up the colors of the season (whether the moody hues of fall or the pastel tones of spring). Also, incorporating garden florals into your table display as farm-to-table arrangements, are just a few ideas to consider when hosting a farm wedding of your own.
Bring your reception outside
With most barns accustomed to dimly lit interiors, try and bring your guests outside for a part of the evening. Allowing your guests to dance, drink and eat in fresh air will immediately elevate your guests’ experience.
Include farm-to-table florals
Along with your flower of choice, you can also take your centerpieces one step further by incorporating farm-to-table organic elements. Do this by setting bowls of figs and plums on the tables and using unexpected fruits and vegetables such as pomegranates and artichokes in your centerpieces.
Reinvent antique items
You can source vintage mirrors and perfume trays to create elegant signage with custom calligraphy. Add a metallic element to welcome signs and menu displays while still incorporating a personal feel.
Make sure to use and enhance the existing architecture of the barn where the wedding will take place with some elegant draping. To create a balance between rustic and elegant, adorning your venue with swaths of gauzy drape and other luxurious fabrics is suggested.