4 Rustic Wedding Trends

The new year is right around the corner, and there’s never been a better time for brides and grooms-to-be to start planning their wedding. From new approaches to old trends to out-of-the-box innovation and ideas, the new year brings a number of exciting rustic wedding trends that will add those special touches you’ve been looking for.

1) Minimalist with attention to specific detail

Sail Cloth Tent

The minimalist trend that has been sweeping the interior design world and Pinterest boards across the country isn’t going anywhere. When it comes to events such as outdoor wedding receptions and other celebrations, event planners are focusing in on grander details – such as rustic farm tables or sailcloth tents – and creating a sophisticated surrounding environment that emphasizes this detail using artful negative space. If you’re planning a rustic outdoor wedding in the Finger Lakes region or in Rochester, rely on the unique beauty of your natural settings to lend to the aesthetic sensibility of your rustic wedding.

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2) Get creative with texture


A lot of designers are going the opposite direction from minimalism and are exploring contrasting textures, pairing unexpected elements to create sophisticated yet unique table scapes. This means you can get creative with the materials you use and how you use them: for example, pairing a rustic wooden table with printed plates and gold flatware creates an interesting and unforgettable table setting.

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3) Use lighting to create dimension


While lighting is a crucial practical facet of any outdoor wedding, the right tent lighting or outdoor lighting can help to create dimension and set the mood of your rustic wedding reception. Consider minimalist structures, like our Edison Plank lighting for a creative deviation from standard string lights. Multi-sized lanterns create an almost magical, romantic glow that’s only enhanced by the geometric shapes and patterns that they cast as the daylight dwindles down.

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4) Something blue

blue linens

Consider incorporating these soft hues of blue into your table setting with table linens, napkins and colors serving as the main detail. These work in excellent contrast with more rustic or industrial materials.

Inspired yet?

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