(Closed) Who else in NOT having a rustic themed wedding in 2014?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 92
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Bumble bee

@KC-2722:  I couldn’t agree more…to say you’re over one trend but then name another is kind of odd?

Our weddings seem very similiar. Evening wedding at an upscale restaurant in the heart of DC, candelit everything and my colors are ivory, gold, and black. It’s been done a bajillion times so I guess people are “over” simple and classy too lol To each her own. Best of luck to all of the rustic bees, zoo theme bees, Gatsby bees, Star Wars bees, anything themed bees….your wedding should reflect you and who cares what anyone else is “over?”

Post # 93
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Busy bee

@GretaMae316:  Yeaaah but … I don’t think burlap, mason jars and lace is Rustic at ALL…

Rustic is outdoorsy, earthy, lots of greenery,  and I do think a lot of girls are doing in 2014.

Mason jars, burlap, lace are more of a shabby chic type vibe. which is what a lot of girls did in 2012 and 2013, the farmish, outdoors, mason jars, burlap, flower stems in tiny vases is so over done to me.

But I am sure the rustic theme will be over done in 2014, LOL. It will for sure be:) But hey who cares every theme will be over done eventually.

Other cute themes – Romance (light neutral romantic colors and candles),

                             Traveling theme ( name all the tables places that you and your boo loved going)

                             Game of thrones theme

                             Mad men theme

                             Favorite Love story theme

                            Food theme

I think ” themes ” in general are kinda corny.  I like words that you try to make the feel of your ceremony better, like vintage, romantic, beachy, earthy, bright, bold, retro, mo town, old south, or just really personalizing everything with pics, stories, frames, monograms, etc:)

Post # 94
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Busy bee

@cantonbride:  LOL why is everyone saying MASON JARS & all the trendy stuff you listed is Rustic?

That is NOT rustic….

That is Shabby Chic, or Farm trendy, but not rustic

Rustic is more outdoorsy, lots of greenery, nothing about country stuff like burlap, lace and mason jars is rustic, lol

Post # 95
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Busy bee

@cantonbride:  OMG i hate the mustache trend too.  Mustaches are not funny! Oh my gosh why does everyone think they are so cool to hold to their face, so so so stupid, lol

Post # 96
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My fiance and I are combining our favorite colors (bright pink and kelly green) and our favorite season/time of anniversary/proposal-fall. Other than picking our colors and having chosen our centerpieces (wrought iron looking pumpkins with a tealight in the center) that’s as far as we’ve gotten style wise. Excited to do the rest though. We are basically incorporating our favorite things wherever we can in our wedding!

Post # 97
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@GretaMae316: we considered art deco/1920s at first but then the venue changed so it didn’t really go anyore. I love your idea!

Pinterest is taking over! I only use it now for ideas NOT pertaining to decor. I think mason jars are really cut but…

Our wedding is going to have I guess like a vintage/garden feel? Our venue is this quaint historical house with gardens out back. We’re not really having a theme, just stuff that reflects who we are. We’re going to have photography/art stuff and books (our passions) and some bird-themed stuff, I might do some drawings. As far as colors – vintage rose, faded orange and mossy green. Not sure yet what we’re doing for centerpieces but possibly paper flowers or pom pom flowers and stacked books. We may have a studio ghibli cake topper that I’m making. So yeah. No theme obviously haha, just stuff we like and hopefully it will come together because of the color palette and vintage-y feel : )

Post # 98
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m not going to lie, I love pinterest I do, but a lot of it isn’t me.  I am not very rustic and whilst I love all things vintage, I prefer true vintage with a bit of glam.  Whilst I don’t mind burlap, mason jars etc, they just don’t reflect our personalities.
We’re quite preppy to be honest and if we could we would dress full on glam everyday!

 

 

 

(Oh to live in the 20s, that would be our scene!)

 

 

 

I would define our wedding as; romantic and elegant with vintage and french elements.

 

 

 

Our colours are cream, blush pink, gold and black and there will be many vintage elements but without the rustic theme.

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 ETA: Our ceremony venue:

 

Post # 99
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@BrideToBe14:  THANK YOU! I was about to post and say the very same thing! My wedding is “rustic” because it will be outdoors and I’ll be getting ready in a log cabin…mason jars are *not* rustic.

Post # 100
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d say my wedding is going to be fairly modern, a bit classic, and totally whimsical. There will be some craft, but it’s a ballroom, and I didn’t feel like mason jars and burlap fit us as a couple.

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re getting married in an independent art museum with a ‘literature/book theme’ since my fiance is a used and rare book dealer it means a lot of us to include that heavily. 🙂

Library cards and card catalog holders for escort cards. Book stacks, laterns and candles lit aisle, our favorite book covers for table names, book page bouquets and boutineers made out of a novel special to us…. lots of little things.

Post # 102
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Busy bee

@iceland_bride:  EXACTLY 🙂 I am NO EXPERT in themes, but maybe I looked up theme’s and words way too much before I decided on the feel of my wedding but I totally agree with you..

I think people are Getting confused on Rustic, because yes Rustic does have brown and tan in the colors, but not necessariy Burlap, the brown and tan you see in rustic weddings is More outdoorsy and earthy NOT farmish shabby chic vintage which is what the origional Bee described.

 

This is Shabby Chic and is what everyone did in 2013, or what would be like farmish NOT RUSTIC:

 

Literally these come up when you google Shabby Chic, just try it yourself:

 

 That is shabby chic: mason jars, paper bags, burlap, lace…even google says so 🙂

THIS IS RUSTIC: Yes ppl use nuetrals, browns and tans too, but is not the lace, mason jars, burlap theme you all are talking about.  They also use more natural components, like wood, LOTS OF GREENERY, but not vintage suitcases etc that was stated before:) 

Rustic:

 

 

Post # 103
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LindyLu:  +1 Us too. Fun. That’s our theme.

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@GretaMae316:  

We are having a fun wedding! We’ll have great food, great drink, pretty flowers, well attired guests, etc., but we are not going with a specific theme. The only thing I am trying to get for EXTRA fun is a drag queen to show up and give a toast/roast and perhaps have a group of friends do a well done flash mob during open dancing.

 

 

Post # 104
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Well, I’m 2015, but we are planning beachy, a bit laid back, and quirky touches like lego favor boxes and hand blown glass centerpieces. We are trying to inject as many of the things, events, and places of our love story into the day that celebrates it.

Post # 105
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@BrideToBe14:  You are right that what most people describe as rustic is actually more accurately shabby chic but since it is usually paired with cowboy boots etc (or at least it is on pinterest)some people believe that to be rustic. 

 

I actually think that any theme/style can be beautiful and if shabby chic and rustic make a couple happy… then great.  To be completely honest most styles have been done before (perhaps not as much).  I think what really makes a wedding unique is a couple’s personal touches and any style can have them.

 

Post # 106
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

it honestly bugs me to no end that rustic is such a huge trend, because it’s so US. One of the selling features of the house we bought was the cold cellar filled with old mason jars. We have rustic old wood art in our home. Our coffee table is made from reclaimed/recycled wood made by my SO. We have a big chest he made from an old dock. 

My goal once we get engaged will be putting our own spin on what makes us US without it looking like I just had Pinterest throw up in our backyard (our latest idea on wedding location). 

We just live in a woodsy, rustic area, and my SO is practically a lumberjack (arborist), so rustic is just, us. 

If it ends up looking like Pinterest, then so be it… but it will be something that is a reflection of us and I guess that’s all that matters!

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