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What is the True Meaning of Rustic in the Context of an Italian Wedding?

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When it comes to planning an Italian wedding, the term "rustic" is often used to describe a certain aesthetic. However, the true meaning of rustic in this context can be somewhat ambiguous. Is it a country wedding? Is it all about the shabby chic wedding? What exactly is rustic weddings?

First and foremost, rustic refers to a natural, earthy, and simple style. This can be seen in the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, and greenery. Rustic decor often includes elements such as burlap, lace, and mason jars.

In the context of an Italian wedding, rustic can also refer to a traditional and authentic style. This may include incorporating local customs and traditions, such as serving regional cuisine or incorporating traditional music and dance.

Ultimately, the true meaning of rustic in the context of an Italian wedding is about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that celebrates the beauty and simplicity of nature and tradition. By incorporating rustic elements into your wedding, you can create a timeless and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Examples of rustic...

  • Being surrounded by nature, hills, valleys, nestled up high with city or coastal views, but away from it all.

  • A laid back atmosphere where simplicity is master.

  • Imagine long wooden tables and romantic bistro chairs or why not benches with grainsack bench cushions or rustic country linen ones

  • Hessian napkins and runners perhaps with herb pots and wild flowers, miniature olive oil place names, napkins displayed with rosemary, chairs decorated with olive leaves or touches of eucalyptus and lavender. Glass jars as vases for your flower arrangement or smaller ones with T-lights flickering in the evening darkness

  • Save the date, invitations, place cards and menus and order of service presented in a distressed wood texture. Why not tie your order of service with natural Jute Twine on your bistro chairs for your guests….

  • A rustic hair-do with flowers in your hair for both bride and bridesmaids not forgetting of course your rustic themed bouquets..

  • Hay bales for the evening with warm blankets to keep away the night chill or decorated with cream and terracotta woven cushions

  • Wine barrels for aperitifs or why not set them up as food stations where guests can help themselves

  • Twinkling Fairy lights and lanterns strewn around the grounds

  • Olive leaves, dried lavender or rose petals in baskets or hand-made cones to be thrown as confetti

  • A rustic wedding arch for your ceremony and the aisle decorated with wild flowers or a naked coloured drape

  • For the reception present your starter on wooden platters, a selection of meats, olives, bruschettas, tomatoes, mozzarella. Treat your first courses as tasters, with waiting staff dressed comfortably, white shirts and tanned bistro aprons, coming round serving your guests. The main course, a selection of barbecued, meats and vegetables. Your wedding cake made before you.

  • The theme is then carried on into the night, a folk or rock band, guitarist, DJ.. endless possibilities of course accompanied by an open bar.

  • Why not conclude your evening with a delectable selection of pizza, a savoury cheese and bread station, or for those with a sweet tooth, an array of delectable cakes and pastries? Indulge in a variety of mouth-watering options to satisfy your cravings and end your night on a high note.

Here is a small selection of venues we would classify as “rustic”

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