What exactly is rustic glam? When you combine the natural beauty of country living with a little bit of sparkle and shine, you’ve got rustic glam. We’ve gathered a few ideas that represent what we think this look is all about. Take a peek and see if it helps inspire your own version of a rustic glam wedding.

Style Story: Rustic Glam

Play with the light!
Much of the charm of country life and outdoor adventures is the way sunlight can make everything look different and more beautiful as the day goes on. Playing with the lighting at your ceremony and reception is key to setting the ambiance for your rustic glam wedding. Have a ceremony outdoors at sunset. Make sure your reception venue has big windows or a large entrance to let in lots of natural light like the barn shown here. Then start looking at the details like adding white lights around your reception seating or outdoor seating areas. You can even bring a little shimmer to your wedding invitations like this Rustic Glow Invitation featuring your photo and shimmering foil design!

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Flowers are often the focal point of a rustic glam wedding. Why? Because flowers reflect both country living and glamorous wedding style. A lush arrangement of peonies, garden roses or hydrangeas is absolutely perfect for achieving a luxurious look at your ceremony and reception. Add them to your reception tables, your wedding cake and be sure to capture everyone’s attention at the entrance to your wedding with something magnificent like the barrel of flowers shown here. You might even consider ordering floral wedding invitations to match your choice of wedding flowers. We’ve got some real beauties!

Love the naked look…
Naked wood has become a popular design element in today’s weddings. No longer should couples feel the need to cover their wooden reception tables with white linens or their wooden ceremony seating with chair covers. The natural beauty of wood has become its own style statement, and this is one statement you will want to make in your rustic glam wedding. Another trend emerging this year is naked wedding cakes. Little to no frosting and just a few embellishments like the real flowers you see here. Who needs all that sugar anyway, right?

Photo Credits: Nessa K Photography via Mod Wedding, Cake: Suzy Goodrick Photography via Wedding Wire, Bride: Aesthetiica via Me & Mr. Jones, Bridesmaids: Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty, Flowers in Barrel: The Berry, Groom: Lauren Fair Photography via Ruffled Blog