Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married at our favorite campground. Second marriage for both of us so our wedding is very casual and low key. I am looking for ideas to help with the decorations for the ceremony (benches where the guests will sit) and also for the pinic tables at the reception. I want them to be simple and rustic to go along with the natural beauty of the campground. Thanks for any ideas…
Post # 3
Ceremony: use quilts on the benches to dress them up and cushion. line the aisle with sheppards hooks and hang something like potted plants.
Reception: wildflowers in ball jars or keep with the potted look. maybe do floating bowls with flowers/petals and candles scented in thyme, lemon, or something else that will keep bugs at bay.
Post # 4
maybe you could do lanterns for the centerpieces?
Post # 5
Here are a few ideas…sorry I have no idea where they came from originally, they are all photos I had in my inspiration file for our rehersal dinner.
Post # 6
We did lavender at the tables with bear grass and moss with some scattered flowers for a pop of color. We tried to keep the color scheme in keeping with the forest around us… We didn’t go with total rustic elements, because we wanted a little modern structure to go along with our formal attire.
One thing that we had considered was cans with nail punch designs. The can be very beautiful and are a wonderful safe way to provide some light in a rustic campground setting!
Post # 7
Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
How about a pail and shovel themed centerpiece. You could incorporate the sand used in your ceremony into the pail. Or you could plant flowers in the pail and arrange the shovel.
Post # 9
Sorry, I posted this to your other thread, too:
You could do tin milk cans or vegetable cans filled with flowers, or glass mason jars with a candle inside. Or you could do wheatgrass trays and then stick little decorations or table numbers in them. Paper luminaria lanterns, paper bags with candles inside, are really pretty, and I think Martha Stewart has a pattern to make a lacey-looking one on her website — not sure if your reception will be in the evening, though.
Not sure if that’s what you’re looking for. Have you googled “rustic wedding” or “campground wedding” to see what images pop up in an image search? What about hopping on flickr and trying the same search?
I would avoid any kind of food centerpiece, given that there wont’ be any refuge from flies. I’d also be sure to provide some bug repellent wipes for you guests.
ETA: I like the idea of live, potted flowers, too.
Post # 10
What about something like this? I love the look of the grass with the colored daisies popping out from it.
Or something a little simpler like these white daisies? without the candle in the middle, of course. I’d just load it up with the daisies.
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- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
Love those metal buckets with plants in them!! You could send them home with guests!
Post # 14
I love the live plants in the metal containers, very pretty.
What about terrariums or as another poster suggested hanging gardens on shepards hooks. There is a great hanging garden DIY project in The DIY Bride book. Lanterns hung from trees would be pretty and offer some ambiance as well. Maybe even put some branches in a vase held down by some sand and hang some small votive laterns from the branches?
EDIT: Small vases with river rocks on the bottom filled with water with a floating candle would be simple and pretty as well