Rustic Archive

21 Rustic Barn Reception Ideas (PHOTOS)

Rustic brides: we’re sharing our favorite barn reception ideas & decorations for weddings today! Get inspired with elegantly rustic finds for your big day. Need more planning tips? Read: The Inspired Wedding.

barn dance floor | barn reception ideas for weddings via

photo: andria lindquist

Oh, how I adore barn wedding receptions! Emma here and barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of a rustic outdoor wedding with a little extra comfort for guests. It also offers less stress for the bride, since weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet; inside a barn reception, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath an illuminated starry night sky. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings have been trending for quite awhile now and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn reception ideas for weddings to get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it! Enjoy!

A Gorgeous Wrightsville Manor Wedding | Peyton + Ryan


Whether you’re a North Carolina bride planning your wedding or just looking for amazing details, this wedding will inspire you! Our featured couple was married at the Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington. Their May wedding had a shabby chic theme with rustic details. Some of those details that will catch your eye include their invitations, mason jar glasses, a head table sign, their use of burlap, and the beautiful flowers. Their special day was captured by Wilmington’s best wedding photographer, Eric Boneske Photography. See this gorgeous wedding and read what the bride had to say…

Giveaway: Win a First Christmas Ornament!

First Christmas Ornament by Prince Whitaker

by prince whitaker

It’s almost November. NOVEMBER. Can you believe it? I finally got used to writing 2016 and now we’re going to switch to a new year again. Time goes by way too fast. Before we know it, the holidays will be right around the corner and you’ll be celebrating your first season together engaged — or newly married! — and we think you ought to commemorate the occasion. One of our favorite ways to do so is with cute 1st Christmas ornaments, like this one from Prince Whitaker! We’ve teamed up with them on a special giveaway and they’re making a personalized First Christmas ornament for THREE lucky Emmaline Bride readers! How awesome is that?! This personalized ornament is hand-engraved with your last name and wedding date or year. Each wood heart has rustic distressed edges and measures approximately 4″. It has farmhouse twine to add a rustic flair. Read on to enter for your chance to win! We’re so excited to give one away to three of you!

Where to Buy Directional Signs for Weddings

Directional Signs for Weddings | by iDecor4you | via Emmaline Bride -

by iDecor4you

To give guests a warm welcome at your outdoor wedding (in the woods, the mountains, at a barn, on the beach, etc.), directional signs are the easiest way to do it. For outdoor venues, guests should easily identify your location from the parking area. Moreover, when you are getting married at a highly populated area — like a crowded beach spot or resort — guests feel comfortable knowing they’ve arrived at the right ceremony. And finding things like the dance floor, the bar, and the bathroom are definite pluses. Proper wedding signage is essential and today we’re sharing a few ideas of directional signs for weddings from iDecor4You. Elizaveta and Dimitry are experts in personalized directional signs for weddings and events. Check out what we’ve found from their shop!

50+ Best Wedding Invitations – 2016

This round-up of best wedding invitations for 2016 is being shared again today! We are working on our new 2017 feature and it will be showcased soon. In the meantime, don’t miss the best invitations that made our list this year. They’re amazing. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the next post!

nature inspired wedding invitations

by tying the knots

Hi, loves! Emma here. Wedding invitations are one of *the* toughest decisions to make for your wedding. After all, you only get to pick one and it needs to convey the theme and tone of your wedding — all in one printed card. And you want yours to stand out from all others. So, where the heck are you supposed to start looking? That’s where we come in! Whether you were planning to order your invitations a week ago (oops) or you’re just getting your feet wet with wedding theme ideas and colors, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve rounded up the best wedding invitations to inspire your big day including modern, vintage, beach, barn, woodland, and more. There are even more trends and colors, but this list is designed for unique wedding themes. To be honest, this list was supposed to stop at fifty, but I couldn’t help myself, hence the fifty-“plus”. Just wait until you see them all…

Giveaway: Win a Ring Bearer Box!

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Wood ring bearer box by Woodstorming |

by woodstorming

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. It’s Friday already, can you believe it? I am still wrapping my head around the fact that it is September. Not just early September, but already half-past. Good things ahead, though– October is one of the prettiest months ever. It’s chillier, cozier, and leaves start to change color. Andrew and I have been going on walks with the kids lately and there’s a spot through the woods that looks totally gorgeous this time of year. I can’t wait to see the scenery change as the weeks go by.

Anyways, earlier today we talked about how to pick a wedding veil and now we’re sharing a unique ring bearer box for your ceremony. While a ring pillow is the first thing brides think they need for their ceremony, it’s not the only way to carry those rings down the aisle. We’ve talked about ring pillow alternatives in the past but a ring bearer box is the top choice right now for couples. Read on to find out why and enter for a chance to win one by Woodstorming, experts in ring bearer boxes and accessories. Enjoy!

Mason Jar Guest Book Sign — Handmade-a-Day

mason jar guest book sign

by down in the boondocks

Today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick is perfect for country lovin’ couples! This mason jar guest book sign from Down in the Boondocks is handmade from wood. The sign features a wood heart, personalized with your initials, and jute twine around the “lid” of the jar. Guests can add signatures directly to the sign to display for years to come. This is a beautiful thematic touch for your western themed wedding.