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Rustic Chic

The rustic trend has been really popular for several years now, but it’s come a long way from colourful bunting and hay bales – at Rock My Wedding we’re seeing couples make the rustic trend much more stylish. Think rustic chic.

The starting point with this trend is the natural materials. Embrace wood by using wooden pallets for the table plan or to display your cake and wooden log slices as centrepieces. Bring the outside in with bundles of foliage and wild flowers, use milk churns, coloured vintage glass bottles and a mishmash of ceramic vases to put them in. Instead of colourful or floral bunting, opt for all-white flags combined with fairy lights, which creates the most stunning display across the ceiling in any venue. Or cluster together paper lanterns in colours that suit your theme, for an equally show stopping look.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, create gorgeous displays using lampshades, hanging umbrellas, vintage furniture and use images of family weddings in a selection of frames to create a great talking point. The rustic chic look is all about filling spaces in your venue with things for guests to look at, sit with or interact with. Go home-spun with your favours, mini pots of jam for the ladies and marmalade for the gents, sloe gin or a sweet package of shortbread lend themselves perfectly to the rustic chic theme. Just package them in simple brown paper, or with a ribbon and a hand written name tag and you’re good to go.

We love chairs adorned with ribbon. To truly capture the rustic chic look chose [choose] a selection of colours and widths simply hung up or tied in a pretty bow across the back of your chair. You don’t have to do this for every chair, perhaps just make yours and your grooms a special place to sit.

Fashion wise, we think bridesmaids in dresses that contrast but complement each other are perfect for the rustic chic style. Matchy-matchy isn’t right for this look – you want your girls to look effortlessly stylish, not like a 90s girl band. For the boys, tweed is always good. If they aren’t comfortable in tweed suits, consider tweed ties or bowties, which add a lovely textural dimension to gentlemen’s outfits. For you, we love lace at rustic weddings – whether it’s just the edging of your veil, an overlay of your dress, or your entire gown is a lacy masterpiece, it’s a fabric that always wows.

If you’re embracing the rustic chic trend, then there’s a Marriott hotel for you. All venues present the perfect elegant blank canvas for any style of wedding. We’d love to see your rustic chic wedding ideas, do share them using #BigDayYourWay

Written by Rock My Wedding for Marriott Weddings