Courtship In The Country

40 Ways To Create A Romantic And Rustic Celebration

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Mix and match different patterns of vintage tablecloths for a fun, carefree effect. You can even do the same with plates!

For a more natural effect, use white tablecloths with burlap table runners. Tie the ends with twine ribbon to dress it up, or sew lace edges around the runner for a shabby chic feel.

For centerpieces, consider simple arrangements of wildflowers (daisies, black-eyed Susans and other selections from the yard) placed in mismatched vases or jars.

If your wedding is during late fall or winter where not as many fl owers are in bloom, use branches in taller vases combined with arrangements of candles for a cozy and romantic atmosphere.

Create memorable place card holders by cutting slits in small pieces of birchwood and then sliding name cards in place.


Jars of locally canned jelly or jam will be a sweet reminder of your special day. 

If your wedding is on a farm, plant seeds of vegetables, herbs or fl owers in small jars or cans, wrap them in decorative fabric and give your guests a gift that will keep on growing.

Wrap an assortment of vintage candies in fabric, and tie with a ribbon. Your guests will appreciate this nostalgic touch. 

Give each guest a fragrant bar of homemade goat’s milk soap created from a local producer such as Tasha’s Own in Virginia Beach.

Wooden coasters are easy to make using some thick tree branches, a handsaw (be careful!) and some clear varnish. Tie four coasters together with
twine, and you’ve got a darling set.