Nowadays, weddings are all about showing your personal style. There are many ways to do that, from personalized vows to non-traditional dresses. However, what will have the most immediate effect is your décor. It links your energy together as a couple in an authentic way. Décor is an expression of your love and visual proof you’re at a celebration. It communicates the joy of being together.
In the past, wedding décor was more “cookie-cutter” and standard. Weddings today tend to be like artistic masterpieces because more people are watching. With the introduction of social media, we’ve naturally been more prone to focus on how things look and want them to be different.
Modern wedding décor is full of choices, and you are free to let your personalities shine through as a couple. Are you traditional, a little bit country, or maybe a wine country theme suits you? The choices today are endless. You can definitely put your personal touch on your wedding theme. Read on to get unique wedding décor ideas surrounding the four main themes that work best at our outdoor wedding venue: Boho, rustic, vintage, and wine country.
Boho Wedding Décor
Boho décor is casual, romantic, and whimsical. A Boho theme features earth tones, such as sand, peacock blue, papaya, and eucalyptus green, along with natural fabrics like gauze, macramé, and jute linen. The use of pottery, colored glass vases, and baskets to hold flowers is popular.
Your centerpieces and bouquets will really pop by adding grasses, delicate flowers, and dusty blue thistles arranged in a casual fashion. Decorate your gazebo or archway with vines, woods, sheer fabric, pampas grasses, and baby roses.
The beauty of a Boho theme is you can really infuse your own flair. Simply begin with a boho base, which tends to be muted or pastel colors, rustic natural flowers, and unique vessels.
Consider wooden crates, eclectic candle holders for display, and mismatched china for your dinner and dessert. Use gauze for table runners and consider long rectangular tables for dinner, so it feels less formal and more like a family-style dinner.
Some boho wedding trends we love:
- Wooden cupcake stands filled with amazing cupcakes
- Backdrops incorporating dreamcatchers
- Use of macrame as backdrops or plate chargers
- Mismatched vases and bottles as flower holders
- Cascading flowers as table runners
- Signs written on antique windows
- Flower crowns for you and your bridesmaids
- Eucalyptus garlands
Rustic Wedding Décor
Rustic wedding décor resembles Boho but tends more toward natural outdoor elements. This romantic look incorporates burlap, wood, baby’s breath, and metal. For flowers, consider a wildflower look with roses, succulents, sunflowers, and an abundance of greenery. With an outdoor wedding, you can really incorporate the landscape into your rustic theme, as well as elements such as old tractors or trucks.
When choosing your menu for a rustic theme wedding, you can go with a delicious, casual BBQ. Or, if you want a more formal rustic menu, consider a farm-to-table theme. Speak with your caterer about sourcing ingredients from local growers. Consider a naked cake or a cupcake tower for a fun, rustic wedding cake. A s’mores station can also be a fun dessert option. Remember, there is no right or wrong because your wedding decor should represent who you are as a couple.
Some rustic wedding trends we love:
- Cowboy boots instead of high heels
- Wagon wheels
- Hay bales with assorted quilts if it’s chilly
- Wooden crates filled with flowers and greenery
- Wooden background decorated with twinkle lights and flowers
- Burlap table runners
- Mason jars filled with different flowers, beads, and lights
- The Drunken Burro Mobile Bar
Vintage Wedding Décor
Romantic, elegant, and nostalgic describe a Vintage wedding theme. A vintage theme can range from Victorian-era décor to 1920s to 1950s. Of course, the era you choose will affect your choices.
Traditional vintage colors are navy blue with rose gold, blue and white, or dusty rose with gray. Don’t be afraid to stray from the conventional, however. Your vintage theme will shine through by choosing your favorite colors and incorporating classic elements such as lace, pearls, antique frames, and ornate details.
When choosing vendors such as a photographer, florist, and caterer, speak with them about infusing your vintage theme. Perhaps some dramatic black-and-white photos will capture that vintage spirit. Make sure your florist is avoiding tropical flowers and is incorporating flowers such as peonies, heirloom roses, cornflowers, sweet Williams, and dahlias. Have your caterer research the particular period you choose and create a menu based on what was popular during that time.
Some vintage wedding trends we love:
- Vintage photo booth
- Transportation to and from the wedding in a vehicle of the era you have chosen
- Elegant mobile bar service
- Broaches or vintage keys incorporated into your bouquet or table settings
- Mismatched china
- Lace to decorate your tablescape
- Vintage lanterns and candleholders
- Baroque mirrors
- Framed seating chart
- Bundt wedding cake
- Tea-length wedding dress
Wine Country Décor
What comes to mind when you think of wine country? Probably, deep burgundy wine, beautiful deep purple grapes, colorful leaves, oak wine barrels, luscious green grapes, and picturesque vineyards. So what better place can there be to have a wedding?
You can take full advantage of the rich background of our vineyards and simply highlight the beauty. For your bouquets and centerpieces, incorporate the palette surrounding you. Speak with your florist about using dark flowers, rich greens, and deep browns. These bold colors will look great with a neutral color background. Bare wooden tables with grape and herb arrangements is a lovely look at a winery.
Artistic touches such as wine barrel ring hearts will set the mood. You can utilize wine corks in multiple ways. For example, you might make bar signs with corks, and cork menu holders, even incorporate them into boutonnieres. The ideas are endless. They can even become part of your wedding favors by planting succulents in the cork.
At a vineyard wedding, repurposed wine barrels can serve multiple purposes. We’ve seen them used to hold floral arrangements or other design touches, and for beverages or desserts. You can even add a countertop and have wine barrels serve as tall hightop tables during your cocktail hour.
Some Wine Country wedding trends we love:
- Wine Blending ceremony after your vows
- Holding your wedding at a vineyards
- Buttercream cake with flowers, grapes, and blackberries
- Wine with custom labels as gifts for your wedding party
- Oversized wedding bouquets with long, flowing ribbons
- Guests write their well wishes on paper and place them in labeled wine bottles 1, 2, 5, 10, and 15 for you to open on future anniversaries.
The Rough & Ready Vineyards
Whichever wedding theme you choose to go with, make it your own and let your personalities shine through. At Rough and Ready Vineyards, you will find an abundance of unique décor items in our “Something Borrowed Barn,” which you can choose from as part of your wedding package. These items will enhance the natural beauty of the Rough and Ready Vineyards.
When you come to the Rough & Ready Vineyards, you’re not only renting a beautiful space. Our talented, creative, and knowledgeable staff can help you design the perfect wedding and offer suggestions for your wedding décor and many other aspects of your wedding day, from creative and fun ideas to picking the very best vendors for your day. Schedule your complimentary tour of our beautiful wedding venue here, or call or text the Rough & Ready Vineyards at 530-432-7375.
We’d love to help you plan your wedding day, your way, at Rough & Ready Vineyards!
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on October 18, 2022, and has since been updated.
As Venue Manager for the Rough & Ready Vineyards, Tiffany has a genuine love and passion for planning and organizing weddings. She shares, “Being able to create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your guests is so rewarding. I enjoy making your dream wedding day come true!” Tiffany specializes in personalizing wedding services for each client and handling stressful event situations with grace.