A rustic, rural theme for your wedding is ideal for outdoorsy couples who are looking for a twist on the vintage theme. It’s also easy to pull off on a budget, with décor ideas that can be homemade or pieced together without spending a fortune. This theme is classic, tasteful and chic.

Colour Pallet

A rustic theme gives you a beautiful colour pallet to work with. Think autumnal, woody browns, greens and cream for a sophisticated aesthetic. Pale bridesmaids dresses and quirky suits for the groom and his groomsmen will add to the ethereal, rural look.


The key feature of any rustic wedding is the floral arrangements. Cover your wedding venue in flowers, arranged in interesting vintage vases and wild, lush bouquets. Don’t be afraid to incorporate greens and unique plants- even if your wedding is indoors, a rustic theme allows you to bring the great outdoors inside.

Shabby Chic

The vintage, shabby chic look works perfectly with this theme. Use old, furniture with a lick of cream paint and interesting antiques to give your wedding the look of an old country home. Add quirky chandeliers, candlesticks and vases for an old-fashioned, tasteful aesthetic.

The Venue

Although you don’t need to find the perfect location if you’re on a budget- this theme is easily recreated in any venue, it works best if you can find a place set amongst plenty of natural beauty. A farmhouse, lakeside location or mountain lodge will create the perfect ambience for your day, with beautiful views and surroundings that match your theme.

If you can have your wedding in the summer then you’ll have the advantage of enjoying an outdoor ceremony, but an autumn wedding also works well with this theme, with the gold and brown colours of the leaves creating stunning scenery.