There is often something special about a country wedding. Whether it’s the more relaxed informality, the venue where Mother Nature usually plays a bigger part of the event, or the many down-home touches, a country wedding will almost certainly provide you and your guests with fond memories. Popular venues for a country wedding vary widely, from rustic farms, elegant vineyards, relaxed gardens, tranquil forests, or scenic mountaintops Anything goes so long as it has a more rustic, outdoor connection.
The flowers are an important decor element in any wedding and certainly this is true for country events. Choose flowers that are less formal and fussy to reinforce your country theme. Excellent choices include daisies, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, baby’s breath, roses, carnations, gerbera daisies, ranunculus, or hydrangeas.
Wooden accents can add to the “country” vibe in conjunction with your wedding flowers. Use more informal vases such as these mason jars set on top of wooden tree trunk trays to add to your rustic look. These daisies and yellow craspedia are the perfect choice for flowers.
Another way to incorporate some wooden accents: place wooden “stumps” or wine barrels along your wedding aisle, whether indoors or out, and top with beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers and greenery.
You could also use wooden ladders to create a wonderful frame for your vows. The rustic informality of the wood provides good contrast to the delicacy of the flowers and gives your venue a relaxed touch. Roses or carnations in various pastel colors work well. Try seeded eucalyptus or leatherleaf fern for more casual looking greens.
Buy some bulk flowers such as simple carnations and perhaps some baby’s breath, add a piece of fabric in your theme color, and wrap with burlap to create your own country rustic boutonnieres. (See more ideas like this at Great American Country).
Galvanized metal buckets, wine bottles, woven baskets or even old cowboy boots are other creative ways to display your country wedding flowers. These buckets filled with simple but beautiful baby’s breath frame the aisle chairs and create the perfect (and extremely budget friendly!) rustic accent for the bride’s grand entrance.
Sunflowers are always a wonderful choice for a country wedding! Their cheery relaxed look is a perfect complement to a barn or farm venue.
Table settings can be more relaxed at farm weddings, making your guests feel right at home. Use casual tableware and glassware with colorful linens, or even old quilts. Choose simple bouquets of flowers such as these yellow roses and white stock to stay in keeping with the more casual vibe. You can also choose a pre-made country centerpiece—just trim the stems to fit your container of choice.
Mason jars can serve many functions at a country wedding (you can even use them to serve your signature cocktails). Wrapped in lace and wired for hanging, they are a sweet decorative touch when strung from tree branches, arbors, gazebos or other elevated areas. Try a mix of bright casual flowers such as purple dahlias or ranunculus, pink carnations, purple alstroemeria, and white chrysanthemum daisies.
Pretty bouquets of mixed bloomes can also provide the perfect more informal touches to your wedding party. Opt out of formal or fussy cascading bouquets with a lot of symmetry and structure and keep things more relaxed.
Get creative with cute accents such as this wire birdcage, embellished with fresh flowers such as burgundy ranuncuus and white daisies.
Whatever your flower vision, we wish you the best of luck with your beautiful country wedding! Feel free to ask our talented floral consultants for even more ideas.