It’s August and we are officially in the peak of wedding season here at Iron Accents and we couldn’t be happier. It’s pretty obvious by our Pinterest + wedding blog post series, that we love wedding season. So far this year, we’ve celebrated several different charming themes including beautiful Vineyard Weddings, opulent 1920s Art Deco Weddings, casual yet stylish Beach Weddings, enchanting Whimsical Romance Weddings and this month, we are celebrating Rustic Country Chic Weddings as our August Wedding Theme of the Month!
The entire Iron Accents team loves decorating for a rustic country chic wedding in North Georgia and we’ve had the pleasure of decorating several weddings of this type. Our Wedding & Special Event Rentals feature an expansive collection of tabletop serving pieces, vintage and rustic props and pieces, arbors and gazebos, candelabras visually inspiring lighting, and stunning seasonal arrangements that set the tone for your unique rustic country chic soiree. And the special touch of our expert design team’s knowledge and experience is all you need to make your wedding day dreams come true.
Since these country chic weddings are quite possibly our favorite to decorate, we are bringing you yet another Employee Picks blog post. Picking just one item per employee was difficult, and some just couldn’t pick just one. Keep reading to see what pieces the Iron Accents expert designers picked for a rustic country chic wedding of your dreams!
Teresa’s Pick: Giant Tabletop Rustic Candelabra
In our last blog post, we discussed how chandeliers and candles are a wonderful way to create the perfect ambiance and bring an extra touch of elegance to a rustic country chic wedding. Another way to add a touch of glamour to a rustic country chic wedding is with a stunning tabletop candelabra.
Teresa picked our Giant Tabletop Rustic Candelabra to serve as a centerpiece at a rustic barn/country chic wedding. The vintage design of this candelabra, distinct detail and the beautiful rustic wash is an elegant way to bring a special touch of tradition to any event.
When asked how she would use this candelabra at a rustic country chic wedding, Teresa said, “There really are so many ways you can use this piece. For instance, it could be placed in the center of the gift table or you could place it on the main table at the reception.”
“No matter where you put it, it’s so visually captivating that it will definitely make a statement,” Teresa said. “And it fits with this theme so perfectly. It’s rustic, but also very romantic and charming.”
Tara’s Pick: Rustic Rattan Party Buckets
An integral part of any wedding reception is the food and drink. As any expert designer will tell you, how you serve your food and drink should be inline with your theme. If you’re getting married on the farm, setting up for bar service might be an unnecessary headache. Instead, consider purchasing your beverages of choice and displaying them throughout your event in one of our stylish drink tubs. Knowing how much of a hit these drink tubs have been in the past, Tara chose these Rustic Rattan Party Buckets as her must-have item for a rustic country chic wedding.
Perfect for use indoors or outdoors, these beverage tubs are lined with water tight galvanized steel, so you can place them anywhere throughout your reception without having to worry about them leaking. The rattan basket fits in seamlessly with the rustic country chic wedding decor and will look beautiful sitting atop a serving table.
“These Rustic Rattan Party Buckets are sure to keep your guests happy,” Tara says. “Not only will you save money on bar service, but you can keep these for entertaining guests at your home long after the wedding is over!”
Christie’s Pick: Antique Iron Tubs
Great minds truly do think alike! Christie had the same idea as Tara when she picked these beautiful Antique Iron Tubs as her favorite item for a rustic country chic wedding. Another great way to serve your beverages on the big day, these Antique Iron Tubs have a beautiful earth tone antique finish that works perfectly with a rustic country chic wedding. While Christie thinks these would be a great way to display overflow bottled beverages, she also has some other uses for these lovely baskets.
“You don’t have to use these simply for serving beverages,” Christie says. “Consider filling these with wedding favors for your guests. Place them by the main exit at your reception for guests to pick up as they leave. You can also use these on the gift table for guests to leave cards for the lucky couple.”
Valerie’s Pick: Burlap Accents
As we mentioned in our last blog post, burlap/jute accents are an excellent and affordable choice for a rustic country chic wedding. This natural, eco-friendly fabric is lovely when used for table runners on each guest table, chair sashes, wrapping candles or bouquets with our burlap ribbon, and creating the perfect place settings.
Valerie is a big fan of these burlap/jute accents and that’s precisely why she picked the entire collection of burlap accents. The possibilities are endless for decorating with burlap at a rustic country chic wedding and Valerie is about to burst with great ideas.
“Burlap is so versatile and it fits so well with this theme,” Valerie says. “I could go on for days about all the many ways to use burlap at a wedding — from the wedding invitations to reception centerpiece decor. My favorite thing to do with burlap is creating a beautiful place setting for guests at a rustic wedding.”
“Our burlap and jute table runners easily create a chic, natural table setting. You can even wrap the silverware sets in burlap and tie together with a piece of jute twine. Finish off the place setting with a mason jar wrapped in burlap and lace ribbon and you’re sure to charm your guests with an affordable yet fashionable table setting,” Valerie says.
Remember when I said it was difficult for everyone to pick just one favorite item? Well, it was more than difficult for our expert in-house designer, Terri Winans. In fact, it was impossible. She had to pick three and these stunning Hillcrest Lanterns were her first favorite item for a rustic country chic wedding.
“I am a big fan of using lanterns in wedding decor,” Terri says. “There’s just something about how visually captivating they are.”
“When used properly, these lanterns will surely wow your guests. Consider using these for more than just accents and use them for centerpieces on guest tables throughout the reception. Place a flameless candle inside, place on top of a burlap table runner and add a touch of greenery to tie it all together,” Terri says.
Terri’s #2 Pick: Garden Stake Candle Holders
“If you’re having an evening wedding, place these next to the altar to create some romantic lighting. You can also use these as your aisle decor to light the path from the bride to the groom. Of course, these aren’t limited to ceremony decor only. Consider using these next to guest tables at an outdoor wedding reception and you’ve instantly set the mood for a charming reception where memories are sure to be made,” Terri says.
Our Garden Stake Candle Holders are available in a short size to fit in planters or a tall size to place in the ground.
Terri’s #3 Pick: Blackboard Price Tags
Terri’s third pick is another versatile item with many uses at a rustic country chic wedding. These Blackboard Price Tags can be attached to a napkin ring, mason jar, or burlap wrapped silverware sets for guest seating assignments. The hole-punched metal with burlap twine makes it easy to tie and the blackboard surface can be easily erased and changed if you have any last minute attendees.
So there you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed our Employee Picks for a Rustic Country Chic Wedding. What other pieces would you suggest for a beautiful country chic wedding in a barn or on a farm? Tell us in the comment section below!