Rustic Wedding Style

When we say "rustic wedding" you may automatically think burlap, cowboy boots, and mason jars. But rustic weddings have come a loooong way since they exploded onto the wedding style scene!

Rustic wedding style refers to anything that's a bit rough around the edges, a bit more organic, and a bit more boho. Think forest weddings with leaves and branches as décor. Or farm weddings with organic produce woven throughout the floral arrangements. Or even weddings on a mountaintop with the bride wearing a floral crown.

Anything that's more casual, simple, natural, rural, and outdoorsy can fit under the rustic wedding umbrella.

If your style is more pastoral than posh, a rustic wedding may be the boho bash of your dreams. Here's how to make it happen:


Barn Wedding Venues

Barns are bursting with rustic charm, be they weathered and historic or updated with all the modern amenities you could want. Many are set within a quiet countryside or nestled in a ranch or farm setting, but they all offer a beautifully bucolic backdrop for your celebration.

Camp Wedding Venues

Calling all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts! If you want your rustic wedding to be more of an adventure than simply an event, give your guests the gift of a summer camp-style shindig. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite spots from across the country that can turn your celebration into the ultimate overnight experience.

Mountain Wedding Venues

If you want a majestic backdrop for your rustic wedding, consider a mountain wedding venue. The beauty and splendor of Mother Nature will be on full display for your guests, and your wedding photos will be next-level gorgeous. And with a setting this extraordinary, over-the-top décor becomes unnecessary. Embrace simplicity and enjoy the view!

Ranch + Farm Wedding Venues

Rustic weddings are right at home on the range, so clearly a ranch or farm setting is the perfect fit! From modern farmhouse décor to farm-to-table cuisine, ranch and farm settings can be incredibly versatile. Whether you want countryside or contemporary, you're sure to find a ranch or farm to fit your style.

Retreat Wedding Venues

If the word "rustic" brings about visions of festivals and campgrounds, consider tying the knot at a retreat! The open-air festival feel and boho-chic location will give you all the "wedding-palooza" vibes—especially if you incorporate tents, teepees or yurts, lawn games, food trucks, fire pits, and of course, music!

Woodsy Wedding Venues

The great outdoors is inherently rustic, so a woodsy, forested location is a natural backdrop for this wedding style. Whether it's a single spreading oak, a dappled forest, or a towering grove of redwoods, trees impart an irresistible beauty to a rustic wedding.


Awe-Inspiring Mountain Elopement Locations

Embrace "rustic romance" and elope in the great outdoors! The U.S.A. is home to a number of renowned mountain ranges and lush forests that set a glorious stage for your vows. See over 20 of our top picks for an awe-inspiring mountain elopement, right here in the states.

How To Have A Summer Camp Wedding

There's a reason camp weddings are becoming so popular: They often last a full weekend, which means more time to hang with your closest friends and family…and they're also in a stunning rustic location—perfect for nature-loving couples. If you're thinking of hosting a camp wedding, here are some tips.

Whimsical + Woodsy: Inspiration for your Forest Wedding

There’s something so enchanting about a forest wedding. Towering trees, shady groves, and rustic décor create a magical atmosphere and a one-with-nature experience. If you’re dreaming of a woodsy wedding, we hope you’ll be inspired by these verdant yet vibrant details.


Rustic Real Wedding Galleries

Find a wealth of rustic wedding inspiration and tons of photos in our real wedding galleries. From Bohemian-inspired details to earthy, organic décor and barns galore, we bet you'll get lost in these swoon-worthy celebrations.

Venues pictured | Barn: Rosemary Ridge Event Center • Camp: T Lazy 7 Lodge • Mountain: Telluride Ski Resort Venues • Ranch / Farm: Summit Farm Weddings • Retreat: Elm Pass Woods - Wedding Festivals • Woodsy: The Haven at Tomales • Mountain Elopement: Longleaf Vineyard • Summer Camp Wedding: Private Camp in Saranac Lake, NY | Deborah Huber Photography • Woodsy Inspiration: Waterlily Pond | Tanja Lippert • Real Wedding: Sebastien Bicard Photography

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