Ultimate List of Rustic-Themed Wedding Ideas for Same-Sex Couples

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If you’re on the search for some amazing rustic-themed wedding ideas for same-sex couples, you’re in the right place! Below, we’ll go over everything from planners to venue ideas to the perfect flowers and wedding favors! We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s dive right in.

Rustic-Themed Wedding Ideas

In the wedding industry, the term rustic is usually “applied to weddings that pay tribute to the great outdoors either through an outdoor venue or by incorporating tons of natural or nature-inspired elements.” A rustic themed wedding means incorporating things like burlap, chalkboards, lace, mason jars, string lights and wildflowers.

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Start With A Wedding Planner

A wedding planner will help keep all your wedding planning organized and these rustic-themed planners are perfect.

Mr. & Mr. Wedding Planner

Mr & Mr Wedding Planner - The Complete Organizer & Journal For Your Most Beautiful Day: Everything For Your Perfect Gay Wedding

Mr. & Mr. Wedding Planner, a complete organizer and journal, filled with address data, checklists, planning pages and timelines, for your perfect male wedding.

Mr & Mr Wedding Planner - The Complete Organizer & Journal For Your Most Beautiful Day: Everything For Your Perfect Gay Wedding
  • Happiness (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 06/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Mrs & Mrs Wedding Planner - Complete Organizer & Journal For Your Most Beautiful Day: Beautiful Lesbian Wedding Organizer

Mrs. & Mrs. Wedding Planner

Mrs. & Mrs. Wedding Planner, a complete organizer and lovely journal, filled with address data, checklists, planning pages and timelines, for your most beautiful day.

Mrs & Mrs Wedding Planner - Complete Organizer & Journal For Your Most Beautiful Day: Beautiful Lesbian Wedding Organizer
  • Happiness (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 06/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

Printable Wedding Planners

Same Sex Wedding Planner Printable, LGBT Wedding Planner

Sold by Heavy Feather Designs these Same Sex Wedding Planner: Mr. & Mr. Edition and a Mrs. & Mrs. Edition. Both offer up a 32-page instant download of pure wedding planning bliss.

Rustic-Themed Wedding Venue Ideas

Your options for rustic-themed wedding venues are fairly endless, especially if you live in a rural area surrounded by farms. Check out some of our favorite options from around the country below!

Barns, Farms & Ranches

Barns, farms and ranches are the obvious choices for perfect rustic-themed wedding venues. We love the Tin Roof Barn in Husum, Washington. Isn’t it just perfect? Very rustic!

An arboretum

Arboretum’s like the Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown, New York, are perfect for those who live in cities.

A beautiful B&B Destination Wedding

A B&B is a fantastic choice for a small destination wedding! All of your guests can stay before the big day, and you can honeymoon there after! We love the Snowberry Bed & Breakfast in Eden, Utah!


Camps, like Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, often host weddings during their off seasons. While it may be tricky to secure a spot during the summer months, these locations are so beautiful during the fall and even the winter, too.

Ski Resorts & Lodges

Like camps, lodges and mountain/ski resorts open their doors to weddings during their off-season. In their case, though, winter is their busiest time of the year, so they could be just right for a summer affair!

National Forests & Parks

State & National Parks such as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of east-central California, are absolutely amazing rustic destinations. Same goes for National Forests. Just make sure you take all necessary precautions to protect these natural treasures. The last thing you want is for your wedding to spark the next wildfire.

Nature Preserves

Nature Preserves, such as the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, Pennsylvania, are usually a bit smaller and more intimate than giant state parks.



Rustic Wedding Color Palette Ideas:

Deciding on a color palette will help you choose everything from your invitations to decor to your wedding outfitsTypical rustic colors include dark/deep browns, greens, oranges, reds and yellows.

Rustic color palette

However, you aren’t limited to just those colors when it comes to choosing your wedding colors. Consider incorporating accent colors that can be found in nature or the outdoors. Some great ideas are:

  • Amethyst
  • Cardinal (Red)
  • Cherry Blossom Pink
  • Cornflower Blue
  • Fawn
  • Forest Green
  • Lavender
  • Redwood
  • Robin Egg Blue
  • Rose Pink
  • Sage (Green)
  • Sky Blue
  • Sunflower Yellow
  • Sunglow (Yellow)
  • Sunset (Orange)
  • Wheat

If you need help finding colors that go well together, I love playing with the Coloors.co generator. Choose one shade that you love, add the HEX code, lock it in place, then hit the space bar to generate different combinations.

Here’s an example with the red shade from above locked:

One with a “wheat” shade locked, and a touch of amethyst:

Rustic themed wedding color palette

The options are absolutely endless! Just have fun playing around until the perfect combination jumps out at you!

Rustic Wedding Floral Ideas & Tutorials:

When talking about your floral needs for your wedding, you have an array of options available to you- fresh or silk flowers, purchase floral bouquets and centerpieces or make them yourself. Here are a few tutorials that we love!

 A DIY Casual Rustic Wedding

This tutorial from Fifty Flowers on creating everything you’ll need, from a floral aspect, for your rustic-themed wedding, including 14 ceremony chair decorations, 10 wedding table centerpieces, 6 groom’s boutonnieres, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 bridal bouquet, 1 bridal party table runner, several bud vases and naked wedding cake décor.

A DIY Casual Rustic Wedding

How To Make Your Own Rustic Wedding Bouquet

From Rustic Wedding Chic, easy-to-follow instructions on making a rustic wedding bouquet with blush hydrangeas, blush roses, purple thistle, baby’s breath, eucalyptus and soft leafy greens.

Jackcsale Bridal Wedding Bouquet, Artificial Silk Bride Bridesmaid Vintage Rustic Style Satin Wedding Flower D520

Try these ready-to-use silk flower bouquets!

rustic wedding bouquet

Want to go with artificial flowers? Try this gorgeous handmade silk roses and peonies bouquet with linen rope and lace embellishments.

rustic wedding bouquet

Perhaps this Sweet Home Deco Silk Sunflower Bridal Bouquet is more your style! It’s handcrafted with silk sunflowers, red roses and baby’s breath.

Rustic Wedding Favor Ideas

Of course, you’ll want to send your wedding guests home with a reminder of their spending your special day with you. Here are a few that we love!

Mason Jar Cakes

Send your wedding guests home with delicious mason jar cakes. The cool part is that they can reuse the mason jars after eating the mini cakes. Here are some recipes:

Sunflower Seeds in a Wheelbarrow

Sunflowers symbolize adoration, dedication, longevity, love, loyalty and strength. These qualities are not only important in marriage, but also in family relationships and friendships. For a unique wedding favor idea, fill a bright red wheelbarrow with soil and then add packets of sunflower seeds, with a sign that reads- “Take One and Watch Love Grow.”

On each packet, you can add a short quote about sunflowers, such as “I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight,” “Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower” or “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.”


Homemade Jams & Jellies

These are such cute rustic-themed wedding favors, and they’re super affordable, too. You’ll get a sampler with all the most popular flavors.

Burlap Soap Wedding Favors

30 Handmade Organic Rustic Wedding Soap Favors-Essential Oil Soap-Natural Shower Soap Favors-Baby Shower And Bridal Shower Favors

Sold on Amazon Handmade,  this is a set of 30 rustic, luxury farmhouse burlap wedding mini soap favors. They are all natural soaps, and you’ll get a sampler of a long list of different scents, including  Lavender Swirl, Peppermint Lavender, Oatmeal Honey, Lavender Orange.

Need some amazing rustic-themed wedding ideas for same-sex couples? Check out our guide to the perfect planners, venues, flowers & more!

These rustic-themed wedding ideas should definitely get you started

Related: Zoo-Themed Wedding Décor

Related: Zoo-Themed Wedding Décor! Just remember to have fun and make it truly about you! Whether you go full-on “wedding in the woods” rustic or opt for a low-key outdoorsy vibe, as long as you love it, your day will be a success

What are your favorite rustic-themed wedding ideas? Share below!

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