December 05 2011 Monday at 07:28 PM

Rustic Greens and Browns Shabby Chic Country Wedding

Before we begin, let it be known that peridot green is by far a favorite around here. I can't even pick a favorite piece on this board because it all takes my breath away. I love the naturalness of all of it. It just looks alive. I think the warm brown is beautifully complimented by the vibrant peridot/apple green.

 

ATTIRE
The wedding dress by Beautifully Modest is just that; absolutely beautiful but still down to earth and not princessy at all making it just perfect for a laid back, rustic wedding. I love the flow of the skirt. The whole look is just pretty without being fussy. Bridesmaids wearing bright green with beautiful green bouquets with brown shoes and brown accessories would be a gorgeous rustic combo.
To match the vibrant colors you can accessorize any outfit with a beautiful shrug or bolero. It adds some continuity and adds a touch of to your gown at the reception. Shown here is a gorgeous custom made apple green raw silk dupioni wrap by Bonzie on Etsy. Gorgeous and unique. 

ACCESSORIES
A wonderful bridesmaids gift would be these gorgeous Peridot tree earrings by Ethora on Etsy. Also available as necklaces and are just perfect, and in Jo’s words “absolutely gorgeously unique and stunningly utterly to die for!” So rustic and they come in many different semi precious stone in a variety of colors making it easy to mix and match to create a perfect combination for your bridal party. 

STATIONERY
Featured here is the Jennifer Rustic green and brown wrapped wedding invitation. A beauty by Vintage Invites of course, that has been included in Etsy’s Gift Guide as well as multiple treasuries. We love the vintage country look and the warm colors of this piece. Really sets the tone for a rustic yet classy wedding. 

CEREMONY AND FLOWERS
I love the idea of simple bright green Kermit Mums and Spider Mums as flowers for both your decor and as the main flower for the bridal party. They are simple, no fuss, natural and Fresh You get that great pop of color, and they certainly don’t lack that "wow" factor! For the bridal bouquet we love the idea of using an everlasting bouquet. Why not make your bouquet a keepsake and have it custom made with silk flowers? Shown here is a gorgeous bouquet by Ardesign on Etsy featuring
brown feathers, light green cymbidium orchids, brown hydrangeas, ivory hydrangeas and champagne roses.
These great wedding ceremony programs are also by Vintage Invites. They are tri-fold, leaving lots of space for the ceremony details, the bridal party info as well as poems, quotes, thank you notes and whatever else you would want to add to your program. Gorgeous clean lines with ribbon and paper colors that can be mixed and matched to suit your floral arrangements. They also come in a luxury version that includes several layers of ribbon as well as wax seals! How gorgeous is that!?
We’ve found another ring “pillow” that we totally love and this again is a wonderful spin on a boring tradition. The Tree Ring Pillow by  The Little Wee Shop on Etsy is a little piece of that  would be especially great in a rustic wedding or an outdoor affair. Love it!
I also love this simple, beautiful berry pomander by Mackensley Designs on Etsy for your flower girl. I think it is breathtaking pretty. So very simple but speaks volumes. 

RECEPTION AND DECOR
I love the idea of having your reception in a converted barn. It's quirky without being crazy and the decor provides endless possibilities!
Loads of bright green flowers and paper lanterns will brighten up any dark space and make it vibrant and lively. Another great idea for decor are these wonderful green lanterns to lighten up the aisle or the reception area..
To go with the whole rustic theme we found these gorgeous “live” escort card/favors. Just a simple stalk of bamboo in a glass or jar will sprout new roots so your guests can plant them at home. Love it! Last but not least we have this fabulous cake! Deep chocolate colors with green grapes cascading down the side. Very vintage chic and country at the same time. Perfect for a rustic wedding.
This look is a winner in my book! 

Another guest post by the lovely Jade Simpson