Try a Trend: Country-Chic Weddings!

Grab a mason jar of sweet tea and kick up your cowgirl boots! Why, do you ask "We're celebrating Try a Trend Tuesday with a theme that's taken the wedding world by storm — country weddings with a rustic flair! Characterized by natural color palettes, vintage-inspired details and a touch of small-town charm, this aesthetic is perfect for the couple that enjoys simple elegance and weddings that incorporate a personalized, intimate feel.

Does this type of soirée sound like perfection to you "Here are a few tips to help you plan a country wedding that's better than a slice of homemade apple pie!

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The Location:

When it comes to country weddings, the right venue can go a long way in setting the tone for the main event, so it's important to choose one that accommodates your style preferences. If your wedding reflects that of an elegant Southern belle, a historic plantation may be the most ideal backdrop for you. But, if you're looking for a more shabby chic vibe, a refurbished barn would be the perfect setting!

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The Attire:

Laid-back, bohemian-inspired clothing fits in perfectly with a country chic wedding, so consider dressing you and your "maids in that fashion. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses in different colors and styles, as well as cowgirl boots and vintage jewelry, can be great additions to your gals "looks! For the bridal attire, consider summery, lightweight fabrics like chiffon or lace, or a birdcage veil to tie the whole ensemble together.

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The Flowers:

Reflect the organic earth tones of the woods and other rustic surroundings by using seasonal foliage, such as berries and succulents, to accent your bouquets and centerpieces. Florals like baby's breath and lavender can also add a soft, romantic touch, and are lovely when wrapped in burlap, twine or lace.

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The Menu:

This theme is all about cherishing the simple things in life and celebrating with the ones you love most -- so why not create a menu that reflects that "For the main course, treat guests to backyard BBQ or old-fashioned Southern fare, like fried chicken and mashed potatoes. And for dessert "Create a spread filled with dishes made by family members, from Grandma's pecan pie to your mother-in-law's famous red velvet cake!

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The Details:

This aesthetic lends to DIY details and decor, so adorn your ceremony and reception venues with the things that mean most to you! Handwritten signs directing guests to the day's festivities, as well as mason jar candles and antique books placed on the dinner table add an authentic, rustic feel. And don't forget to add your new monogram to some of the details -- because what's a country, Southern-inspired soirée without a monogram or two?

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When pulling it all together, try scheduling a time to scout the venue and pinpoint locations you'd love to see reflected in your photos, such as the old pick-up truck next to the barn where you're hosting the reception. Once the big day arrives and it all falls into place, you can kick off your shoes and line dance the night away with your closest family and friends! Xo, Amanda