Rustic wedding ideas and inspiration from real couples

Wanting to create the perfect rustic wedding? It doesn’t mean there has to be burlap and mason jars everywhere. Here are some rustic wedding ideas courtesy of our amazing real wedding couples:

Rustic wedding ideas:

rustic wedding ideas and inspo

Calai Photography

Rustic ride:

What would suit this rustic beachy couple more than a VW Kombi?! This powder blue van suited Mia and Victors relaxed beachside theme and was used as a focus for their beautiful wedding photography.

Charlie Ralph Photography

Charlie Ralph Photography

Paper details:

Using paper tables numbers with florals and deer antlers screams “rustic wedding”! Team it with candles and greenery to have the ultimate rustic table decor.

The Robertsons Photography

The Robertsons Photography

 Suspenders and a wooden bowtie:

How sweet is this rustic bowtie? The wooden, etched design is ultra rustic and lends itself perfectly to the theme.  The brown leather suspenders suit the white and sand suit perfectly to perfectly match the whole feel of the wedding.

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The Robertsons Photography

A cheese tower cake:

If you’re not sold on a traditional wedding cake, why not go the cheese tower route? It works especially well if your venue is a winery because wine and cheese are a classic combination that your guests will love.

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Studio 60 Photography

A grazing table:

Similarly, a grazing table is a great way to treat your guests while you’re taking photographs. Fresh fruit, cheese, crackers and dips on wood slices looks really effective and will really get that rustic vibe going at your reception. Find a caterer that can help you execute your vision here.

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Studio 60 Photography

A winery venue:

Of course, a rustic wedding theme means a rustic venue! Whether it be an old chapel, a beautiful winery, or a charming old homestead or farming property, the venue is crucial! Browse wedding venues here.

Bronte Studio Photography

Bronte Studio Photography

Native flowers:

What says rustic more than gorgeous proteas and native flowers and greenery?! However, if you’re not a fan of these types of flowers, a big, greenery-filled bouquet will do the trick as well to execute the rustic wedding theme.

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Charlie Ralph Photography

Candid photography:

Gorgeously candid looking images suit the relaxed and rustic vibe for weddings. We suggest going with a reputable photographer that has a portfolio that aligns with your taste. Browse reputable photographers in our directory here.

Charlie Ralph Photography

Charlie Ralph Photography

 DIY decor:

Of course, many rustic wedding ideas stem from DIY! For Georgina and Andrews rustic wedding, they created their own arch and decor as they wanted an element of personalisation.

 Kerryn Lee Photography

Kerryn Lee Photography

 Gypsophilia flower crowns:

Gypsophila (or baby’s breath) is one of those flowers that always seems to pop up in rustic weddings. And we think it looks best as a flower crown on the littlest members of your bridal party- the flower girls!

rustic wedding ideas

Deb Boots Photography

Greenery galore:

Greenery is not just a thing for modern or bohemian weddings. We’re seeing a huge amount of greenery, particularly peppercorns included in the styling and decoration of rustic weddings. Include some flora as part of your arch or on your signage for that rustic effect.


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rustic wedding ideas

Deb Boots

Need some more rustic wedding ideas and inspiration? Take a look at our real weddings section, where we showcase beautiful weddings and amazing photography. If you’re feeling inspired, why not book your wedding vendors now? Browse our wedding directory here to find your wedding dream team. 

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