It’s the time of year when we start to get excited about cooler nights, bonfires and flannel shirts thrown on over our t-shirts to stay warm – fall is almost here. It’s also the perfect time of year to have a wedding. Today we’re sharing 9 ideas for a rustic outdoor wedding that’s the perfect for the late summer season.
Where to Host Your Outdoor Event
A rustic outdoor wedding in the fall is the perfect way to kick off the season, and finding the perfect spot for your wedding will set the scene for the whole evening. When choosing an outdoor wedding venue, take into account the number of guests you will be inviting and the activities you want your guests to do during the reception.
Trying to come up with outdoor venue locations? Consider the park near your favorite hiking spot, a state or national park that you love to visit or a local garden, historical site or botanical center. When you have your wedding outside, the decor ideas are endless.
Wooden Accents and Flannel Details
A rustic outdoor wedding isn’t complete without lots of wood and flannel details – they’re half the reason you’ll want to throw a wedding in early autumn!
Add rustic barn wood or tree slices into your wedding wherever you can. Line your aisle with slices from a tree stump, creating a rustic path for you to follow as you walk down the aisle. At your reception, stack various sizes of tree stumps and slices to your tables to act as a base for your rustic centerpieces, and barn board signage sprinkled throughout your venue will add even more of a simple, charming feel to your wedding.
Don’t forget the flannel! Flannel is the perfect pattern to incorporate into this autumn wedding. Your groom can dress up a flannel shirt with a pair of suspenders and some fancy shoes, and wedding photos are even more stunning when you’re wrapped in the perfect flannel blanket. You can incorporate flannel in unexpected ways, too. Flannel or buffalo check linen napkins at each place setting, flannel details in your wedding stationery and flannel throws for your guests to keep warm with are all fun ways to include the pattern on your big day.
A rustic outdoor wedding isn’t complete with a bonfire! Cuddle up with your love and roast marshmallows for s’mores with your loved ones and friends. A wedding like that is one that your guests will remember for years to come and will start off your years of wedded bliss in style.
Sources: 1. My Wedding Favors 2.Rustic Decors 3. Leigh Elizabeth Photography via Style Me Pretty 4. JoPhoto via Borrowed and Blue 5. Sarah Kathleen Photography 6. Joyful Weddings and Events 7. Rebecca Douglas 8. lexia frank via cherry b events 9. My Wedding Favors