Rustic Chic Wedding Inspiration

It’s hard to believe that only a year ago my husband and I were getting hitched at a charming bed and breakfast in Highlands, North Carolina. Looking back through pictures, I can’t help but think about all of the details and DIY wedding inspiration that made our day extra special. Here’s a recap of a few of my rustic chic wedding favorites.

Flowers

Since the bridesmaids’ dresses were champagne and groomsmen wore khaki suites, I used flowers to incorporate color. Baby blue hydrangeas, soft pink roses and baby’s breath were just a few choices found in the bouquet. A navy satin ribbon was a nod to the traditional “something blue”.

Ceremony

arbor

Rustic and intimate was our approach for setting up the ceremony. A simple archway lined with hydrangeas was all we needed, since the mountain scenery was pristine. An outdoor wedding can be a gamble in the Appalachian Mountains. I reached for the Old Farmers Almanac to find a weekend with little chance of rain. Our ceremony started a few minutes late, because it started raining 15 minutes prior. It was just enough sprinkle to cool down the warm summer day.

 Cocktail Hour

signature cocktail

After the ceremony, guests made their way up to the Main House for cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. We served a simple and refreshing spiked Arnold Palmer, made of sweet tea vodka and lemonade. There’s something about a signature cocktail that adds a festive flair to any event.

Simple Centerpieces

flowers

Hands down, mason jar arrangements and burlap runners are the easiest and most cost-effective centerpieces. We ordered 11 runners from a craft website at $11 a roll, and many of the glass jars came from my grandfather’s hardware store.

The Dress

As a nod to the wedding saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,” my wedding dress was custom made using my grandmother’s and mother’s wedding dress. The top is antique Chantilly lace from the ’50s.

Pictured left is my grandmother wearing the same lace on her wedding day, although her dress was pink. My grandparents have been married for over 50 years, so it’s got to be good luck, right?

Photography by Beall + Thomas Photography; catering and flowers by Rosewood Market; ceremony + reception venue: Half Mile Farm

6 Responses

  1. Deb Baker says:

    Hi,

    Nice post! Thanks for sharing your unforgettable wedding memories with us. I just love this blog. I love your wedding dress. Photos are awesome .Wedding is a ceremony enabling two individuals to begin their journey of life together. It’s a very important event of everyone. Wedding invitation is one of the important things in wedding. Thanks a lot…………

  2. Collins says:

    Great memories of wedding. I really liked your wedding dresses, that was customize by you. I missed the groom here. I wish we could have seen both of your wedding photographs with your wedding invitations.

  3. Ann says:

    this wedding is amazing!!! all the details-you thought of everything.

  4. HGTVMallory says:

    Love everything about your outdoor wedding! The special memories in your dress are just priceless.

  5. alizpinz says:

    Beautiful post!

  6. Virginia says:

    Thank you Maddie!

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I’m a Senior Editor for HGTVRemodels.com with a short attention span for craft projects. As a former food and travel writer, I enjoy creating things that provide instant gratification ...

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