As the wedding draws closer, its starting to take over my blog. Each wedding related post sparks lots of conversations and questions from other country brides on twitter and facebook.
Over the past year I’ve done a lot of research on how to plan a classy country wedding. When I found something I liked, I saved a photo of it to the “inspiration” folder on my computer.
So here’s my top 5 list of “farm girl” approved wedding ideas.
Photos with Farm Flair
What better way to showcase your farm girl spirit than through your wedding and engagement photos?
The photo on the left is of two of my best friends who are getting married April 30th! Not only is the pose adorable but I’m a total sucker for screaming light. It was taken by my friend Ashton Oakes.
The photo on the right was taken by Brianna Clemons. I love the juxtaposition of the boots and the rings!
Mason Jar Decor
I can’t think of anything else that qualifies as “iconic country” quite like a mason jar. Plus, there’s a good chance that you, your mom or grandmother will actually use them again after the wedding!
I wanted so badly to incorporate mason jars centerpieces into our wedding but wasn’t able to do it.
These are my two favorite mason jar centerpieces I found online. I know the tulips came from Country Living, I unfortunately don’t remember where I found the lantern ones.
No matter if your hair is long or short, straight or curly, a true country girl knows how to rock the big hair. If you’re like me, you’ve managed to keep your hair pumped up at even the hottest livestock show.
Why should your wedding day be any different?
I still haven’t finalized my wedding day hair-do but these two styles are my current favorites. I love the southern belle feel of the one on the left. This Scarlett O’Hara-esque do is from The Hair Style Website. The one on the right reminds me of a more modern country icon, Miranda Lambert. This image is from Get Married.com.
Country Chic Decor
The best thing about country weddings is that so much of it can be “do it yourself.”
Making this sign out of scrap wood probably took 30 minutes and was virtually free. If you want to purchase a sign exactly like this you can on Etsy. Now I realize that I’m not a horse person but I still think the horseshoe seating cards are adorable. This photo came from Dog N’ Bird Artful Wedding.
I love the idea of a country themed wedding cake.
The first two photos are from Wedding and Cakes.com.I love the haystring-like border between the layers.
The country cake topper is another cutesy favorite of mine. I tried to convince Aaron that we needed a rodeo cake topper, he said I had to learn to rope first. With my lack of hand-eye coordination, I let that one go pretty quick.
Another very country/southern tradition is the groom’s cake. What’s more country than SEC football? (I don’t want to hear any comments from you Oklahoma State and Ohio State fans.) I have to admit, this Tiger Stadium cake from The Kitchn is pretty awesome!
As much as I love these cake ideas, you won’t see any of these at my wedding. Aaron and I found our dream cake in the cake contest at the Kentucky State Fair. Can you get more country than that?
Hope this helps all you other farm girl brides out there!
Feel free to share your own tips and inspiration in the comments!