Courtship In The Country

40 Ways To Create A Romantic And Rustic Celebration

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Skip the uptight tuxedo and go for a more casual suit. You can have a little fun mixing colors and patterns to achieve a laid-back but dapper look.

Choose a bowtie or necktie to complement the wedding colors, keeping in mind that everything doesn’t have to be too matchy-matchy.

Suspenders are dreamy—especially in fun colors.

Get a little whimsical with the shoes by choosing a style such as wingtips or oxfords. 

The boutonniere can be made up of a simple wildflower posy, or it can be an adornment created from materials such as vintage buttons or bark.


When choosing chairs for the ceremony and reception, opt for natural wood instead of metal or plastic.

Put Mason jars to use. If you’re having a late ceremony, you can place a candle in each jar to create a lit pathway, or you could hang the lighted jars from trees using a bit of twine. Jars also make adorable vases for fl ower arrangements, especially if covered in burlap or simply adorned with a twine ribbon. A final option is to serve drinks in them.

Create some homemade signs using old boards and white paint. Using the signs, you can direct guests to notice areas such as “Parking,” “Wedding,” “Cocktail Hour,” “Bonfire” and more. You can also paint a sign with your names and the date and then later hang the sign in your home.

You can create a beautifully rustic seating chart by using an old window pane and writing guests’ names on the glass, or you can remove the glass, string some twine inside the panes and hang individual escort cards from clothespins.

Cut burlap pieces into triangles, fold over and sew (or hot glue) the edge and string twine through to make some nifty flags. You can mix and match fabrics or spell out words with these decorations.