Country Wedding Decor

Planning a wedding is no easy task. So we at Great American Country want to help. Take a look at our favorite rustic, country-style weddings and decor for a little inspiration.
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June 04, 2015
By: Keri Sanders and Molly Spining
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We're Tying the Knot!

A clever wedding announcement will make guests even more intrigued to see what you have in store for the wedding.

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The Great Outdoors

Whether you grew up on a farm or just love the idyllic setting, country weddings give off a relaxed, down-home vibe — which may also help to calm pre-wedding nerves!

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Mother Nature Leads the Way

Make wedding planning super easy by letting nature determine the aisle to altar.

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Natural Hues

And speaking of nature, there is no better color scheme than the one the season dictates. For a fall wedding, let the radiant changing trees take center stage for a wedding (and photo!) you'll always cherish. 

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Wood Accents

Play into the outdoor setting with wood benches, tree stump aisle markers and a hinged plywood altar piece.

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Grand Entry

Create your own unique entryway for guests and the march down the aisle through reclaimed vintage doors and green wreaths. Keep the country theme with hay bales as benches.

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Love Shack

A well-worn sign with a playful inscription makes for the perfect photo op for this newly-married couple.

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Alternate Altar

If upcycling is your thing, consider using old ladders as an inexpensive and easily-dressed-up altar.

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Arrive in Style

Pickup trucks are staples on most farms, so why not include one in your ceremony? For one happy couple, this truck transported groomsmen and guests to the wedding.

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Aisle Markers

Keep things simple and natural by marking the ends of each aisle with tree stumps and a few sprigs of baby's breath.

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Something Cedar

Delicate greenery draped over a worn cedar altar is the perfect way to add simple elgance to an already gorgeous setting.

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Save the Date

Make sure family and friends don't forget the wedding date with this wood-burned coaster invite.

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A Candlelit Ceremony

If you're planning an intimate indoor ceremony, bring the outdoors in by lighting the aisle with white candles placed on top of tree stumps.

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Mountain-top Altar

A birch tree altar and lots of greenery are a perfect fit for a wedding in the mountains.

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Burlap Boutonnieres

Burlap-wrapped boutonnieres offer a subtle touch of rustic charm to the groomsmen's main accessories.

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Bring on the Burlap

This adorable ring bearer is all smiles as he takes the charming burlap-wrapped pillow down the aisle and to the happy couple.

Make your own ring bearer pillow »

Brick and Birch

With a birch tree arbor, candle-lined aisle and exposed brick, this wedding is perfectly magical.

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Whiskey Barrels

Create a focal point for the vow exchange by lining up two whiskey barrels topped with fresh flowers.

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Barrel Upgrade

To create a more elegant look, consider draping the barrels in lace and opting for a dramatic floral arrangement.

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New Take on Tables

Why go with a basic gifts table when you can opt for a gifts carriage instead? This unexpected twist on the classic alternative offers a fresh option with character to boot.

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This Way to the Wedding

If you love repurposing furniture, consider incorporating your passion into your wedding with and upcycled headboard sign.

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Farm to Table

An outdoor reception offers a seamless transition for guests from the outdoor ceremony. Casual, simple table settings feel natural on the farm.

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Backyard Garden

Orange and yellow leaves make for perfect backdrops at fall weddings so table decorations can be very simple.

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Sunshiny Day

For this outdoor wedding in the scorching Texas sun, stylish gray umbrellas provide much needed shade. Styled by Bourbon and Bloom

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Impress Your Guests

It's often the small details that make the biggest difference as is the case with this simple guest book and handmade burlap-wrapped pen. 

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Announcing the Mr. and Mrs.

"Simple yet sophisticated" perfectly describes this charming Southern wedding. Burlap signs with a cursive "Mr." and "Mrs." are a sweet and subtle nod to the newly-married couple.

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Remember When

For this relaxed barn wedding, the couple showed off a few of their favorite childhood memories by creating personalized collages which they displayed on an old ladder.

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Southern Seating

Hay bales covered in mismatched quilts make for an intimate downhome experience at this sweet Southern wedding.

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Wedding Cupcakes

To make dessert go around and give guests a tasty alternative to classic wedding cake, a cupcake stand with varying flavors and rows and rows of delicious treats couldn't be sweeter.

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Cabin Fever

A rustic cabin backdrop provides an unexpected juxtaposition to the dapper bride and groom at the Museum of Appalachia in East Tennessee.

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Barn Wedding

Make an old barn feel glam with string lights, cozy rugs and white tablecloths.

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Rustic Mason Jar Chandelier

For the ultimate repurposing project, make a chandelier out of an old wagon wheel and vintage Mason jars.

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It's All in the Lighting

Exposed wooden beams, lots of candles and a large fireplace make this farm reception inviting and cozy.

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Blanketed Hay Bales

Bales of hay are cheap alternatives to benches or chairs for a western-themed wedding. Keep guests comfortable by placing blankets on the bales.

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Cool and Collected

A great collection of vintage finds, including an old tobacco basket, creates the perfect display for the buffet.

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Open Bar

For an unusual approach to the bar, create a signature cocktail that guests can make themselves.

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Birch Wood Placemats

Birch wood placemats and round tree pieces look elegant with simple white plates and pink flowers.

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Hay There

What better setting than a rolling field of hay to snap those treasured wedding photos? 

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Follow Your Arrow

While the "Mr. and Mrs." chair backs are always a crowd pleaser, these "true love" arrows are a nice alternative.

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Gift Table

A well-worn door makes the ideal display for the couple's last name and wedding date, while a simple galavanized bucket provides a handy spot for cards.

Create a rustic, chic wedding »

Antler Decor

A Western-themed wedding isn't complete without at least one animal skull and antlers.

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Donut Tower

Sure, cakes are classic wedding desserts, but fluffy pink donuts are a unique option that look even better when stacked on metal cake stands.

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Pre-Wedding Farm Party

A pre-wedding party is a fun way for guests and family to mingle. Farm-style entertainment and food brings the wedding party together in a relaxed setting.

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Barn Party

A pre-wedding party on a farm also offers plenty of space for a large number of guests (and party games!)

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Something Blue

An old Chevy is more than just a slice of history at this country wedding. Guests will find all sorts of goodies just around the corner.

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Truck Bed Buffet

The flat bed of the truck provides the perfect spot for a simple buffet. Wooden antiques and galvanized serving trays complete the decidedly-Southern look.

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Love Birds

Simple white bird cages filled with flowers were hung from the trees at this woodsy wedding, creating a very romantic atmosphere.

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Tin Bucket Cooler

Tin buckets look prettier than plastic coolers for keeping Mason jars full of infused water cold.

Mix up some signature cocktails »

Country Cookin'

This country-style buffet table feels more casual than a prepared three-course meal. Decorate with DIY projects like these bucket pendants.

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Whiskey Barrel Dessert Table

Create a rustic dessert table by placing a piece of plywood across two whiskey barrels. Decorate with a burlap bunting.

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