(Closed) Shabby Chic Dream or Hillbilly Nightmare?!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Try not to care about what others think! Whats most important is that you are marrying the right man , at the right time and not going into debt! Do what you guys like!

Post # 4
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I told my mom that my dream wedding would be something similar to what you described, and she was like, “please just tell me you will have real glasses, styrofoam just doesn’t make that good clink to get you two to kiss.” She was sort of joking, but I think if you show them some of the inspirational images you found on Pinterest they might see what you mean. To be honest, a couple of years ago I would have said, burlap?!? At a wedding!?!?  But after going to a wedding with that vibe, I was like, wow this is so elegant and beautiful and natural.

Post # 5
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think some shabby chic will work for that venue, but from what you’re describing, I’m not sure that type of shabby chic is the best us of the venue. You may get some raised eyebrows?

Don’t get me wrong–we’re doing pretty much a rustic theme like you’re describing, minus a few elements, but our wedding is in a restored barn, which I think lends itself to twine and burlap etc (more rustic)

I’ve seen some gorgeous shabby chic themes that are more…french provincial that I think would look amazeballs at the venue you’re describing!

Like this:


I would decorate the crap out of that space! You probably have your heart set on these deets, though. Go for it! Don’t worry. I’m sure not everyone will “get” our wedding either, but if its what you want, its your wedding.



Post # 7
32 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Okay, I have to laugh at your title..Becuase That Nails exactly what I’m thinking! My wedding will be along those same lines, But we are farmers, and it will be at our farm. I’m so nervice people will think it’s an excuse to wear daisy dukes.


But I want the exact opposite, How can I say, this is a semi formal affair, at our farm, in the hay field and barn, but please dress in your best-as I’;m not throwing a hoedown!!


I have spent alot of time, money and energy making sure my wedding is not “hillbilly” I hope my guests do the same.


And I think you shouldn’t have that problem, being in a garden etc…If anything maybe some guys will wear jeans and a dress shirt.

Post # 9
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I like to call it “rustic elegance…”

Post # 10
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You wedding sounds like mine! (I call it ‘Rustic Chic’)  Do it well and make it classy and if anyone thinks it looks hillbilly to bad for them.  I personally feel that my wedding is going to be more beutiful and amazing than most of the weddings I’ve attended.  

Post # 11
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m doing rustic country so I’m biased on the subject but go with what makes you happy. It is your special day.

Fiance and I wanted ours to be comfy and casual and just darn fun.

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