I had a December wedding, in San Francisco, at a restaurant. And I loved every minute of it. BUT. I sure do love the idea of an outdoor summertime wedding in the countryside. Something that’s equal parts rustic and elegant. That takes its cue from the surroundings with earthy tones of honey and oak, and the summery green of grasses and vines. Instead of worrying about what’s trendy or overdone, worry about creating a lovely day and taking care of your guests: time your ceremony to miss the hottest part of the day, serve spiked sweet tea, keep decor to a minimum and let the natural surroundings shine. As complicated as planning a wedding can be, it can also be quite simple if you set your mind to it – I promise!
Mood: rustic at its most elegant
Palette: rich earthy hues, fresh cut green
Top row from left: bouquet with ferns and sunflowers by Ariella Chezar, photo of huge oak tree by Michelle M. Waite, photo of jar of honey by Justin DeMutiis via Style Me Pretty
Row 2: sepia photo of benches by Elizabeth Messina, vintage dishes from Matthew Mead Style, chocolate cherry cake with meringue mushrooms styled by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: mint juleps, photo of Twigs & Honey veil by Elizabeth Messina, centerpiece with dahlias by Ariella Chezar, photo by Aaron Delesie
Row 4: bumblebee pin by Ruby Spirit Designs from Folksy, vintage getaway car from Brides, invitation with tree motif by Oscar & Emma, photo of sunset at a vineyard by One Love Photo
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