If you’ve been pondering which wedding style fits the two of you best – rustic or modern – we have good news. You don’t have to choose. This naturally modern style story mixes the best of both worlds. Raw wood, greenery and shiny sleek metallic detail are married together in perfect harmony you’re going to fall head over heels in love with.
Let’s be honest. Blending together two very different wedding-day styles doesn’t always work. But if you plan thoughtfully, we promise this rustic modern union can be pulled off without a hitch. Start with your rustic touches. Choose an organic and neutral color palette. We love a raw, taupe or mushroom colored wood but worn white would work as well. Find a venue that works with your palette and has a rustic aesthetic. A country barn or rustic winery would be beautiful but even a vintage warehouse space with wood elements and exposed brick would be a perfect backdrop for this style. Next, choose a trailing greenery, such as ivy or Italian ruscus, and weave it through your entire day. Think outside of your bouquet! Vines would make the perfect, and affordable, ceremony backdrop. A sprig of eucalyptus or single salal leaf brighten up each table setting with ease. And your cake isn’t complete without a trail of greens cascading down each tier.
Now, it’s time for those modern touches. Don’t go 50/50 when melding together these two styles. Think more of a 70/30 split. We love using sleek geometric orbs filled with greenery hanging from the ceiling or nested into your tablescape. Speaking of your tables, this is the perfect place to add shining metal elements. Think gold plate chargers, metallic rimmed stemware and even gold flatware.
Invite in Harmony
Kick off this fabulous fusion with an invitation that introduces your wedding-day style to your guests in beautiful harmony. The tone of this Climbing Vines Wedding Invitation is spot-on for a rustic modern theme. The overall design has a vintage botanical vibe that will stand out in a sea of other rustic wedding invitations. The raw wood background, sketched ivy and foil-stamped border make your wedding invitation a true work of art. Choose from gold, rose gold or silver foil to create an invitation that suits your taste.
Photo Credit: Hanging floral arrangement: Kasey Lynn Photography via Ruffled, Reception Table: Krista Mason Photography via Hidden Garden, Cake: Chelsey Boatwright Photography via 100 Layer Cake-let, Bride: Mackensey Alexander Photography via Junebug Weddings, Groom: Happy Wedd Bridesmaids: Mackensey Alexander Photography via Junebug Weddings