Monday, June 27, 2011

Etsy Finds for a Rustic Chic Wedding

"Sun Flare Over a Country Fence" Photo by Summer Owens
Handmade and vintage details make a wedding more beautiful, unique, and personalized. However, finding the right things for your wedding can be a daunting task. So, to hopefully take a little stress out of planning your wedding, I've searched high and low on for you! So here are some of my favorite finds and ideas for a beautiful rustic chic themed wedding.

Setting: Outdoor weddings are beautiful, romantic, and they provide  natural lighting for your photographs, which is so much more beautiful and flattering than indoor artificial light. An old barn, a backyard, a mountain meadow or even a rural field would all make for amazing locations!

The Wedding Cake Pie: A variety of pies would make for a fun, cozy, not to mention inexpensive alternative to a traditional wedding cake. Besides, who doesn't like pie?

Color scheme: Goldenrod yellow and grey are a perfect color combination for a rustic chic wedding. Yellow is a warm, rustic hue. While grey is a cool and chic color.
Fairy Folk's everlasting felted craspedia stems would look beautiful as centerpieces, or as bouquets for bridesmaids. 
I also love the idea of using color coordinated mismatched vintage china for serving pie to guests.

10 Felted Everlasting Craspedia Stems $25 by Fairyfolk
The cake topper above, by ReadyGo, would look perfect on a "wedding pie", too!

I love the idea of having root beer floats served at a wedding. For a classy spin on this retro dessert, keep the ice cream cold in a beautiful vintage silver ice bucket and serve the floats to guests in pretty vintage steins and mugs, (like the one pictured above from Barking Birds.)

A personalized family tree from The Staker Store (above) would be a fabulous and thoughtful wedding gift!  

Let's face it, many wedding favors are nice, but most of them are not particularly useful to your guests and many eventually become landfill fillers.  These pretty handmade soap favors from Prunella Soap (above), however, strike that perfect combination of pretty and useful.
Turn a vintage apple basket from Corrnocopia (above) upside down and use it as a "pie stand" on your dessert table!

Personalized Embroidery "Notebook Paper" Wedding Keepsake by CornFlowerBlueStudio
Handmade Soap Wedding Favors with Custom Labels (set of 50) by PrunellaSoap


  1. Man, if I could go back and re-do my wedding, it would be completely different and so much better, excepting the groom. Wouldn't change him at all. :)

    These are such gorgeous selections!

  2. Wow! These are some gorgeous ideas! Perfect for a late summer wedding. Really like how soft the color palette is.

  3. Oh my goodness what stunning finds! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so very much for including Little Retreats' 'Mr & Mrs Banner'! A true honor and treat. Love, love, love!

    Cheers! Brooke

  4. This looks like my kind of wedding! And I agree with you about the wedding favors - keep them pretty AND useful! Thank you for including my doll in the mix.


  5. Wow! So many great items in this collection... perfect for a modern couple!

  6. This is fantastic! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much for including my work! I love the colors that you chose too!

  7. lots of beautiful things here! thank you for including my rings. :)

  8. It's really gorgeous! Beautiful color combination! Thank you so much for including my clutch:)

  9. Truly Gorgeous ~ also makes me wish I could redo the day!

    Thanks :)

  10. Oh my gosh... what stunning wedding picks... If I ever have to get married again, I will come back to this post and get this very look.
    Love Donni
    Fairyfolk and DovieMoon

  11. This is amazing - so many great finds! Thank you for featuring our cake (pie!) banner!

    Nadia - Ready Go Paper Studio

  12. Adore a rustic chic theme, especially for weddings. Happy to have my napkin rings included in your beautiful collections. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration.

  13. Wow, what a fantastic post! So many stunning finds and awesome ideas! The color palette is truly lovely, too :)

  14. Wow- so many perfect finds for a lovely wedding!

  15. These are so stunning! I'm sending this post to someone very dear to me who just got engaged!

  16. Thanks for featuring my grey and yellow 'Mostly Sunny' pinwheels! You made a beautiful collection here! :)

  17. What a beautiful feature! Thanks so much!!