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8 Real-world Rustic Glam Wedding Ideas (+ HUGE Giveaway!)

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Are you planning a rustic wedding but want less of a worn-in natural feel and more of a glam edge? If so, a rustic glam wedding may be the perfect choice for you. Today we’re sharing a special guest post by Kristina Anderson of Burlap and Silk, a company that specializes in burlap table runners, chair sashes, table linens, and table decorations. In her career, Kristina has learned valuable tips about wedding trends and how to stay on top of color palettes and styles; today she is sharing eight rustic glam wedding ideas to inspire you. Also, we’ve teamed up with them to sponsor a HUGE giveaway (as in, over $200 worth of merch + free shipping) that will be shipped off to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. You in? Read on to be inspired and grab the details…

Rustic Glam Wedding Ideas

Take it away, Kristina!

By Kristina Anderson

Rustic vibe ruled the bridal scene for the past two years and if there is any doubt that this trend is here to stay, the domination of eco-friendly glam photos on Pinterest offers clear proof that burlap charm is still shaping up to be next year’s definitive wedding statement. The rise in Instagram hashtags related to neutral tones, nature-inspired themes and ultra-feminine design palettes contributed to this claim also. As it appears, it seems that we are bound to see less and less shabby-chic touches and jute-infused wedding fashion is going to take an extra glamorous direction.

If this is your wedding theme, an infallible formula that will absolutely set the rustic chic mood right from the start is finding the perfect balance of undone effortlessness and understated finish. Take note of this before buying your table linens and selecting your wedding venue. Also, do not overlook the fact that to expose burlap’s unaffected beauty, picking the right accents will be necessary. We’ve seen the epic successes of burlap and lace, burlap and beach, and burlap and retro-charm made possible by the sweet tandem of burlap table runners and sashes. As a 2015 bride, you’d love to take an all-new path or one that is rarely taken—the elegant route.

To get you started with your planning, here’s a round-up of real-world wedding inspiration photos that exude a highly-charged imagery of natural elegance and subtle sophistication.

Name Cards via Canvas Hang Tags

For a more culture-infused place setting, use burlap pouches to create cutlery holders. Shown here is an Asian-themed wedding.

Drawstring bags will give your wedding favors a personal, homespun feel.

Medium-sized burlap bags make beautiful table centerpieces. For a more-defined look, you can opt for square burlap vase holders.

Use stylish, small details to spread your theme throughout the wedding. Use colored jute twines, jute rope, white chantilly lace, and natural burlap ribbon to tie, bundle, and thread everything from cloth napkins to wedding favors.

Burlap tote bags will deliver your “thank you” messages in an elegantly impressive way.

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Couture Wedding Candles. The photos reveal the story and the “whys”.

Reveal your personal style with the dainty, little rosettes and mason jar accents.

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For 2015 Weddings, the forecast revolves around Blush sharing the stage with White. Gray is also one of the special mentions in the color department. But whichever shade you choose, the key ingredient lies not in volume but in how every detail carries the concept that you’ve envisioned for your wedding. The main theme, no one shall forget, is the celebration of your union.

Giveaway!

Burlap and Silk’s Giveaway Package: Total Value is $229.43

10, 12.5 x 120 Burlap Table Runners, $39.50 ($3.95 each)
10, Burlap Chair Sashes, $29.90 ($2.99 each)
11, Burlap Vase Holders, $24.75 ($2.25 each)
1, 6 inch x 10 yd Chantilly Lace Ribbon White, $11.99
1, 54 inch Square Burlap Tablecloth with Fringed Edge, $6.88
1, 8″ x 10″ Burlap Swallow Tail Pennant Banners 5/pack, $3.80
1, 8″ x 10″ Burlap Triangle Pennant Banners 12/pack, $7.50
2, 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 2″ White Jute Tote Bags 6/pack, $16.80 ($8.40 each)
1, 3.5 mm x 25 yd Jute Rope Twine, Natural, $5.99
1, 3.5 mm x 25 yd Jute Rope Twine, Moss Green, $5.99
2, Natural Burlap Jute Tote Bag 11″ x 11″ x 6″, $9.98 ($4.99 each)
2, Natural Burlap Wine Bags, $7.50 ($3.75 each)
1, 1000 pcs. Real Silk Rose Petals, White, $8.98
1, 1000 pcs. Real Silk Rose Petals, Pink, $8.98
2, Canvas Tags 12/pack, $5.98 ($2.99 each)
1, Natural Burlap Tote Bags 6/pack, 7 x 6 x 2.75 inch, $10.95
4, 3 x 4 inch Linen Drawstring Bags 12/pack, $23.96 ($5.99 each)

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➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/12-11/18/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Rustic Glam Prize Pack (see list above) by Burlap and Silk
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included; winner must be from the contiguous United States
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 month to claim prize
o Prize value: $229.43 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Don’t Stop There!

Be sure to follow along with Burlap and Silk on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. They also love Instagram!

xo
-E.

Giveaway: Win a Ring Bearer Box

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CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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If you still need a ring bearer box or pillow for your ceremony, now’s your chance to win one! We’ve teamed up with Country Barn Babe to offer this gorgeous personalized ring bearer box to one lucky reader. Read on to find out more…

Ring Bearer Box

This rustic style ring bearer box makes an adorable alternative to a ring bearer pillow. This box holds both rings in soft sola flowers. This is an adorable way to present your rings and makes a fantastic photo prop, as well. The size is 4.5″ x 3.1″ x 1.8″. His & Hers is engraved on the inside lid; top of box can be customized to say anything you’d like.

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/11-11/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Ring Bearer Box by Country Barn Babe
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.

Giveaway: Win Rustic Flower Place Cards

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CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Good morning + Happy Friday to you! If you’re having assigned seats at your wedding, you’ll want to make sure there is a place card at each guest’s seat (and don’t forget one of these, too). And you’ll want your place cards to match your decor. Easy enough, right?

It gets even easier when your theme is rustic, you enter this giveaway, and you get to go home with a set of flower place cards for your big day! The lovely Ven Decor is giving away a set of ten (10) flower place cards to one lucky reader. Use them at your head table for your wedding party, bridal shower, or order more for your entire wedding. It’s all up to you!

Just read on to find out more + enter for your chance to win!

Rustic Flower Place Cards

These flower place cards are small in size, but big enough to make a statement. They’re made with white crepe paper and sit on a wire and natural twine base. Twine tag included for writing guest’s name.

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/7-11/13/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Set of ten (10) rustic place card flowers in white by Ven Decor
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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P.S. Want to skip the giveaway and order ‘em now? Head over here.

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

Rustic Wilmington Wedding: Allison + Matt

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Allison and Matt’s rustic Wilmington wedding was absolutely gorgeous! The rustic wedding was held at the Poplar Groves Plantation in Wilmington, North Carolina. Their photographer, Eric from Eric Boneske Photography, captured this wonderful couple and the entire day’s amazing moments.

Allison says, “When Matt and I met, the first thing we found we had in common was our favorite childhood movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, an old musical from the 50’s. The movie takes place on a farm in the country and that’s why we wanted to have a rustic barn wedding. We had visited Poplar Grove the year before, for a music festival, and fell in love with its charm! The plantation offered everything we were looking for, and at a great price! We loved that our guests were able to walk the grounds and enjoy the scenery and historical aspects of Poplar Grove!”

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“The day was beautiful! Just as we imagined it! With the help of our wedding coordinator Charyl Williams from Social Butterfly Events it went smoothly and looked beautiful! We wanted our flowers to have a wildflower feel and coordinate with the bridesmaids dresses. All of the decor was handmade by Matt and I, and some of our talented friends and family which helped with the cost! Our wedding band was FANTASTIC and kept everyone on the dance floor, except when it was time to eat. We did a buffet style wedding with all southern style foods, including a pig roast, and all the food was stationed in the Barn. Everything tasted amazing and doing the buffet let people pick and choose exactly what they wanted, and eat when they wanted. It kept everyone from staying in their seats for too long.”

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“My dress is an Amsale, and I purchased it at Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite in New York. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly! I ordered my shoes from modcloth.com and my necklace was from BHLDN. All other jewelry I wore were heirlooms from my mother’s side.”

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“All in all, the day was perfect, exactly what we hoped for! And it was all captured beautiful, by Eric Boneske and crew! We couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos! They captured every little detail and we will cherish them forever!”

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Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator – Charyl Williams, Social Butterfly Events
Photographer – Eric Boneske Photography
Caterer – Pine Valley Market, Wilmington NC
Band – 20 Ride, East Coast Entertainment
Flowers – Fiore Fine Flowers, Wilmington NC
Rentals – Party Suppliers
Bridal Gown – Amsale at Nordstrom’s Bridal Suite
Bridesmaids Dresses – JCrew, Wedding Suite
Groom’s Suit – Jacket and pants from Macy’s, shirt, vest and knitted tie from Amazon.com

Looking for your wedding photographer? Check out Eric Boneske Photography. You can see Eric’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Eric Boneske Photography. All rights reserved.