Rustic Chic Wedding Decorations

You know I’ve always been a fan of mixing things up and creating contrasts – like a fancy gilded mirror next to a rustic piece of reclaimed wood – and I think the same rustic chic approach is simply perfect for weddings.  Mason jars, crisp linen table cloths, a log cabin, lots of twinkly lights… all make perfectly charming wedding decorations.  Remember the dried lavender mason jars centerpieces I made a few months ago?  I thought you all might like to see how they were used.  This was actually for my brother’s rehearsal dinner, but they would be lovely for a wedding or even engagement party, too

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

We held the rehearsal at a nature sanctuary in Houston (details here if you are local and interested).  The little log cabin, the wide wrap-around porches, and the thick trees were a charming backdrop for the party as well as the rehearsal held in the courtyard.

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

I kept decorations fairly simple: mason jars with simple purple flowers as centerpieces and a fun polaroid station for the guest book…

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

polaroid station instead of a wedding guest book: rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

polaroid station for a wedding guest book

polaroid station instead of a wedding guest book: rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

I also brought a couple of lampposts for extra light, but candles and twinkling lights provided beauty as the sun set…

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

As well as the main lighting after dark.  And they brought the perfect ambiance for toasts, remembrances, and celebrations for the couple.

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

I’ll be back soon to share some fun ideas (and free printables!) for guest books and seating arrangements.  I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my first rehearsal dinner to decorate.  I know I’m biased, but since I received the bride’s approval, I’d say I’m safe calling it a success. 😉

Rustic Wedding Decor (1 of 1)

rustic wedding decorations | creative decorating ideas for a rustic chic wedding or rehearsal

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Comments

  1. Looks like a great time for all and success for you,lovely.

  2. The night looked breathtakingly beautiful! You did an amazing job and the pictures all came out wonderfully, too! You definitely have a gift in decorating!

  3. Elizabeth ownby says:

    This post is almost as great as it was in person. Thank you for everything Rachel. You’re the best.

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