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Rustic wedding ideas

In with the old, out with the new. As couples become more nostalgic in their tastes, rustic weddings are becoming an all-time favorite wedding theme. If you’re looking for country wedding ideas, barn wedding venues or rustic wedding inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. At Historic Hotels of America, we’re especially fond of the rustic. Here are some wedding ideas we’ve dusted off.

Country wedding ideas

  • Slip on your cowgirl boots, the perfect accessory for a country wedding.
  • Book your country wedding at Glasbern Country Inn, a 130-acre, 19th century farm in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. Glasbern is old English for “Glass Barn.” The property earned this name after the owners realized the south side of the main barn was mostly made of glass.
  • Convert mason jars into candle votives, romantic lanterns or festive dinnerware.
  • Integrate wheat grass and muted flowers into your bouquet.
  • Once an Amish tobacco farm is today Lancaster County's premier destination barn wedding venue and upscale retreat The Inn at Leola Village, Est. 1867.

Woodland rustic wedding ideas

  • Complement the woodland scenery with romantic, log benches.
  • Create a fairy woodland party, swapping out your veil for a dainty wreath of flowers.
  • Add a smattering of berries and a mix of pinecones to your centerpieces, an especially fitting décor option at Mohonk Mountain House, a lakeside retreat in the heart of the Hudson Valley.
  • Create a s’mores bar for guests, using glass jars to display custom selections. For unique centerpieces, arrange marshmallows on sticks jutting up from an arrangement of greenery.

Western wedding ideas

  • Tying the knot – use thin rope to photograph your wedding bands together.
  • Roll up handkerchiefs with twine to create a colorful napkin presentation.
  • Ask the groomsmen to don cowboy hats, all the rage in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Three Forks, Montana, where The Wort Hotel and Sacajawea Hotel create the perfect Western wedding venue.
  • Hang framed pictures on a tree to create a whimsical family tree (also a fitting idea for woodland wedding ideas).

Ranch wedding ideas

  • Ride off in the back of a vintage pickup truck with a sign that reads “Just hitched.”
  • Use whiskey barrels and tin containers for flower arrangements.
  • Check out the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona, for a little southwestern flair during your rustic wedding.
  • Line up bales of hay, covered with rustic fabrics, for unique ceremony seating.