Wedding Themes: Rustic Chic

Rustic weddings have been around for a few years now and show no sign of stopping. Rustic weddings are usually very in touch with nature. It is all about relaxed and understated romance. If you are thinking of pulling off the perfect rustic chic wedding read on for some inspo!


The main thing you need to nail for a rustic chic wedding is the location. Somewhere close to nature is ideal. Think a garden wedding or a wedding up a hill or a mountain. If you’re still looking for the perfect rustic chic venue check out our blog post here on The Elbowroom Escape.

Dress Code

A rustic chic wedding should have a relaxed dress code. This too goes for the bride and groom. For the bride – A dress that falls nicely and has a nice swing to it would be ideal but its your wedding day so wear whatever dress you feel happiest in. For the groom – I would stay clear of the tuxedos but then again you want to look like you put in the effort. Pair tailored trousers with a shirt and a pair of suspenders and you’ll fit the theme perfectly.


After location, the decorations will really set the tone for your wedding. It will really add to your wedding theme if you nail them. Wooden furniture is a good starting point, don’t get hung up on it having to be perfect that little bit of imperfection will really add to the theme. Make sure to keep the colour tone to really natural colours, like browns, greens and creams. For the flowers either use potted plants or put the flower arrangements in glass jars. Candles are also a really nice touch, there’s no such thing as too much for this sort of theme (just make sure the smell isn’t overpowering).


The food is not as important to stick with the theme as say the decorations but if you’re set on having everything themed the food should be too. Buffet style food is very rustic chic, it goes really well with that natural relaxed style a rustic chic wedding is all about. Alternatively, if that does not appeal to you focus on how the food is served fitting with the theme rather than the food itself.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!