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How To Bring Nature's Beauty To Your Rustic Wedding

With fall just around the corner, the season when nature begins turning all sorts of breathtaking colors, it's a perfect time to talk about how you can easily use lots of elements from nature in your wedding decorations. Natural elements pair wonderfully with a rustic wedding theme, so today has pulled together a few creative ideas for you to fuse the two for a gorgeous wedding look. 

Wooden Elements
Using logs, wooden signs, branches, or slices of tree stumps are just the beginning of the ways that you can incorporate wooden elements into your wedding decorations. It can be real wood that you've cut yourself, or you can opt for items that have been made to look like real wood. Our Rustic Log Cake Stand, for example, is made of sturdy resin. It looks great, and the added bonus is that you can put it away to use for another special occasion. 

Wood makes a wonderful base for an alternative guest book too. Wooden boards nailed together with your initials and the wedding date painted on them is a wonderful rustic item to have your wedding guests sign. Another wooden item that can collect signatures and be used as decor in your home after the wedding is our Rustic Wooden Guestbook Bench. ( can personalize this one for you!)    

Flowers, Leaves, and Moss
The wood isn't the only part of the tree you can use to decorate a rustic wedding. The enchanting things that grow on and around tress offer their own brand of beauty. As we mentioned earlier, with fall coming soon, the leaves will be changing into a rainbow of colors that look lovely matched with a rustic wedding theme. The reds, yellows, oranges, and browns fit perfectly. Not only are they a gorgeous decoration, but they're a clever alternative for something for your flower girl to sprinkle down the aisle instead of flower petals. 

Of course, there's nothing wrong with traditional flower petals to announce the bride's entrance, and the myriad of colors that they come in offers you so many impressive choices. Wildflowers like you would find growing on the side of a country road are a simple yet magnificent substitute for the flowers you usually see at a wedding. They have a much more relaxed and casual feel to them. 

Last but not least, moss may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about adding natural elements to your wedding decor, but the deep green color of moss can be breathtaking, and it fits in well with the other natural elements we have been talking about. We can't quite put a finger on it, but there's something a little dreamy and romantic about moss, especially they way we've used it for many of our online wedding accessories

Butterflies and Birds
Something else, besides flowers, that's come in many colors are butterflies. These might come to mind more for a spring or summer wedding, when the lovely creatures airily floating all around. Another winged creature that is right at home celebrating at a wedding is a certain type of bird - a love bird! This is a simple idea that can be incorporated into many different elements of your wedding decor, and it sends a very romantic message. 

That's just the tip of the iceberg. Do some of your wedding planning sitting outside and just looking at the beautiful things around you. Nature is marvelous inspiration. If something catches your eye, you can probably find a way to incorporate that into your wedding decorations. You don't even have to throw a rustic wedding to use nature for your theme. Once you're done using nature to inspire you, head on over to and browse the magnificent wedding decorations that we have to offer. You can always find extra inspiration there! 

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