A New Spin on Rustic Weddings

Rustic weddings no longer need to be about barns and burlap.  Rustic is being redefined with a whole new meaning. Ditch the flannel and mason jars for something higher up on the scale. Trade in the hay bales for some glam and glitz with an ever-so sophisticated touch. From venues to invitations; look at this new spin on rustic that will have you wanting to “save a horse and ride a cowboy” right on down the aisle.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Edyta Photography

Venues

We love the ocean and we love the mountains; these two venues although geographically different still capture this rustic feel we’re looking for. From breathtaking views of mountains to stunning shorelines, these venues will have your guests left speechless in awe of nature’s beauty.

 

Mountain Rustic

High West Distillery: A Park City venue that has it all. Rustic woodwork accompanied with stunning views, needless to say creates the perfect wedding. This distillery makes for the ideal celebration spot with an abundance of party space for your guests.

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Photos Courtesy of High West Distillery

It’s only suiting to serve a bourbon cocktail while you enjoy the venue of High West Distillery; a location that prides itself in the curation of fine whiskey. A rustic combination of sage, orange, and honey makes for a simplistic but visually appealing drink. This cocktail hits the hammer on the nail regarding the word “rustic.”

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       Photo and Recipe Courtesy of One Broad’s Journey

Ingredients

Produce

  • 1 Orange peel
  • 10 Sage, Fresh Leaves
  • 1 Sage, fresh leaf

Condiments

  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 3 tbsp Honey sage syrup

Beer, Wine & Liquor

  • 2 oz Bourbon

Liquids

  • 1 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Bring the water, honey, and sage to a boil in a pot over medium high heat. Reduce to low and simmer 3 minutes. Turn off heat and let syrup cool.
  2. Fill a short glass with ice. Pour bourbon and cooled syrup over ice. Twist your orange peel directly over glass until you see the oils release. Place in glass with bourbon, stir, and garnish with a fresh sage leaf.
  3. This cocktail is not sweet so if you like sweeter drinks, feel free to add more honey.

 

Beach Rustic

Rustic doesn’t have to be just limited to mountains. Take a look at this Beach House venue located at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. Moving across the map from Utah to Florida doesn’t mean losing this shared sense of tranquility. This spacious Beach House has the perfect view of the sandy shore, the inclusion of tall beautiful ceilings, and not to mention white elegant shutters bringing in the sea breeze from outside right to your guests.

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Photography courtesy of Ritz Carlton Naples

Floral Centerpieces

Whether your wedding is during the day or the night, these floral centerpieces are essential to creating a natural aura. For daytime, opt for this green enriched arrangement with small doses of pink, or exchange the pink for whatever your color palette is. For nighttime, opt for this all white centerpiece where the only color is exhibited in the branches. The deep brown in the branches adds a contrast against the white and with the candles attached to the bottom, make for the perfect evening ambiance.

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Photo Courtesy of Brian Wedge via Vogue

 

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Photo Courtesy of Agaton Strom

Cake

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Photo Courtesy of Polka Dot Bride

We love this rustic cake. Sophisticatedly designed in the simplest form. The greenery gives an ode to nature as well as the slight touch of marbling to resemble the great outdoors. This cake is stunning in itself and adds a quirky touch with its placement on top of a distillery barrel.

Wedding Gown

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Photo Courtesy of Berta

Absolutely stunning. This dress needs no caption, as it says plenty just by itself. Leave your guests speechless as you strut down the aisle. The lace work in this dress is breathtaking, and the open back makes this dress flow perfectly together. This dress will bring any rustic themed wedding to the top, while also maintaining a classy touch.

 

Invitation

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Photo Courtesy of Style Me Pretty

Keep it simple. The best part of rustic is embracing the best that nature has to offer; simplicity. The font on these invites keeps things to the point and also appealing to the eye. The light colors take away the clutter from so many details and really make the invite well put together as a whole.