I love a rustic look, but I also love a garden look. Here, I’ve softened a rustic venue and its more rugged elements with pale pinks and blues, plenty of beautiful flowers, and pretty calligraphy. In lieu of a traditional guest book, let guests write their notes on address cards and then file them alphabetically in an old recipe box – or use this as a way to organize escort cards instead. Cover some favorite hardbound books with kraft paper. It’s a simple and cost-effective decorative element which can double as a favor for guests to take home.

Mood: feminine, rustic
Palette: pink, blue, tan

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Top row from left: photo by Jen Siska, bouquet and table both from Martha Stewart Weddings, custom dress via Kim Gray
Row 2: truck photo by Eleise Theuer, kraft paper covered books from Oh How Charming!, vintage style cake via Once Wed, musicians photo by Jose Villa, bouquet by The Green Vase
Row 3: mason jar centerpiece photo by Heather Forsythe, lavender lemonade from Martha Stewart, escort cards on twine photo by Karen Wise, ceremony seats photo by Lisa Lefkowitz
Row 4: envelope via Brooklyn Bride, pink pashminas from Jo Gartin, wood recipe box, pizzelle ice cream cups from Martha Stewart Weddings

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  1. Meg


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  2. HappyAmy

    ahh! This is exactly the look I’m going for. Rustic/Garden/Comfy/Chic! You captured it perfectly. Thank you!

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  3. Maria @ {ritzy bee}

    Lovely Kathryn!!

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  4. Stephanie

    I really like the stacked, kraft covered books… our wedding will be held on a library’s stone patio by the water- the books would be a nice touch! Great job :)

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  5. Kate

    I love the ice cream in the bottom corner. I just cut it out last night!

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  6. bakingwithplath

    Beautiful board! I love it.

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  7. Lisette Hernandez

    laid back, charming and chic!

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  8. east side bride

    I’m loving all these summery, rustic boards!

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