The Farm Girl’s Wedding Inspiration

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.

Big Hair

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.

Country Cakes

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!

About Celeste

Celeste grew up on a family beef cattle and show pig farm in Western Kentucky. In addition to farming and life as a restaurant wife, Celeste owns Celeste Communications where she works as a photographer, graphic designer, videographer and consultant. This blog is Celeste's personal soapbox. Any ranting or raving is her own and does not reflect the opinions of any of her clients. All photos and posts are copyrighted property of Celeste Communications.

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  1. Okay girl!! Do you know where I can find the cowboy with girl lassoing cake topper! I have searched and found the photo, but it isn’t showing on the shops page???? I love it and am getting married in May!

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  3. I used blue ball jars and barn lumber as fences for my outdoor wedding. If you need any pics for ideas let me know. Country wedding decor ideas are usually pretty cheap too since most of our families probably have that stuff on hand! :)

  4. I love all of your ideas for your wedding! Good luck with the rest of the planning as the date approaches. My husband and I both grew up on a farm in NE Kansas and we wanted to included Agricultural aspects in to our wedding as well. We decorated with Mason jars and Adam had a Case IH emblem on his groom’s cake. Check out the other aspects we included on our agblog and our photographer’s blog.

    http://borntopharm.blogspot.com/2011/02/incorporating-agriculture-in-to-our.html

    http://ericamay.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/atchison-kansas-wedding-melissa-and-adam/

    Happy Planning!!

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