I'm Having a Rustic Wedding, and I'm NOT Ashamed!

posted 2 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m guessing that some people would brand my wedding as rustic as there were definitely nature elements in it. However, for me it was more an expression of what I thought represented us both, plus my vision of “A Swedish summer dream” (I’m Swedish, my husband Canadian and we got married in Sweden). I loved that my uncle cut the wood that we used for our centerpieces, that grandma had grown all the cornflowers and that the name signs came from cedar that my husband cut at our cottage here in Canada. 

And I had baby’s breath in my hair – because a veil just wasn’t for me (felt like I was playing dress up).

Post # 3
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4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Well, you shouldn’t be ashamed! At weddings I’ve gone to, I’ve most enjoyed the ones that truly reflected the bride and groom. If this reflects you, go for it 🙂

Post # 4
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

I don’t mind rustic weddings. I just hate how trendy they are! Takes away from just how unique they could be. 

Post # 5
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m DIYing a lot of my wedding, so I imagine I will be using whatever cheat hand-me-downs or thrift store goodies I can find (which will probably mean mason jars).  I already made my “ring pillow” for a cost of $8 (here’s a pic), and cake topper for ~$10!  

Burlap, if I can get it for super duper cheap… will be used too, not because it’s trendy, but because it’d be cheap!!  My FI is going to be wearing khaki’s, a white shirt, and *maybe* a vest – we’re not at all going with the formal look.  Reception will be super casual.

Nature has always been my inspiration; I love hiking and just spending as much time as possible outside.  It’s what fueled me to study Biology in college.  Damask, fancy decor, chandeliers, expensive halls… not for me.  I can’t stand that crap.

Post # 6
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2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

HoorayLouLou:  girl please!

Nothing is new anymore … everything you see has been overdone somewhere by someone!

Unless you have a Beyonce and Jay-Z budget your wedding will never be unique

 

I just wish people could stop saying things like this… smh

Post # 7
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1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our rustic wedding from May…no regrets. Its who we are. To each their own! Do what makes you happy, whether its wood slices or rhinestones…this is supposed to be a supportive place and we should not have to be ashamed because others don’t dig our style…!

Post # 8
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8905 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We did, for the same reasons as you.  Loved it all, it’s very us.  We live in the mountains and an elegant ballroom wedding would have been like “Whaaaa?”  Baby breath floral crown, mason jars with wildflowers, barnwood signs, a red barn, and the works.  I didn’t care about making it stand out per se – I don’t think your average wedding guest really pays much attention to wedding trends, so we just did everything we liked and called it good.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/lolots-festive-colorful-rustic-outdoor-wedding-recap-pro-pic-heavy/#axzz39ouU5yra

 

Post # 9
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

MeandMyLouboutins:  I didn’t say ‘hasn’t been done’…I said ‘trendy’. Every wedding I’ve been to for the past year and a half has had this kind of rustic theme. 

I think it’s cute! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

HoorayLouLou:  my point was nothing is unique.. the wedding industry in North America is a 10 billion dollar industry..

There are on average 2.5 million in America alone every year… no such thing as unique anymore

Post # 11
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4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

lolot:  every time you post a link to your recap, I go back and look through the entire thing. I just wanted to make sure you knew that. 🙂

Post # 12
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4939 posts
Honey bee

iarebridezilla:  I do the same thing! 

lolot:  And they make me smile every time. I think yours is my favorite wedding recap on the bee. So beautiful and perfect. I especially love seeing all the smiling faces and love that is so obvious in all your pictures. (sorry for being so sappy — lol)

Post # 14
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

iarebridezilla:  DITTO.

ClaudiaKishi:  Proud, rustic bride here lol.  Contrary to popular belief, the rustic thing is actually UNIQUE to where I’m from!!  I have never been to a “rustic” event before, nor has any of our friends and family.  

There will be burlap, lace, mason jars, pumpkins, leaves, cupcakes, a pig roast, comfort food, hard cider, brown tuxes, circus lights, the whole nine!! 

My venue already has great bones, being a converted barn with chandeliers.  It also has about 10 – 12 long farm tables with mis matched chairs the owner has collected from various estate sales over the years which we’re using.  We wanted everyone to feel comfortable, be well fed and really walk away in a great mood.  This is how my FI and are and we wanted to reflect that!  

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