Rustic “Old World” Wedding Themes the New Way to Go

According to the wedding experts the rustic wedding theme is getting an updated makeover in 2014.

The what you might call shabby-chic is becoming more old world glamour for the couples’ wedding theme now.

Think about combining different decoration elements together to get that “Old World” vintage look you have chosen for your special day.

The weddings are taking on an “old” feeling with the use of old photos from their grandparents and other family members.

Family heirlooms are being used along with more contemporary wedding choices.

At your reception table hang a variety of vintage tea cups over the table and add several candles in vintage holders to the table add for a truly “Old World” vintage feel.

An old typewriter might be used as the guest book so guests may type their thoughts and wishes to the bride and groom.

Even old suitcases are used in various ways for decoration to set the mood.

Brides are beginning to be bolder with their color choices in all wedding items including the wedding invitations.

Centerpieces are being made up to include wonderful looking old books stacked with the container setting on top or nestled in amongst the books.

Flowers that look “just-picked” from the garden such as sweet peas, snap dragon and daisies are perfect for your theme look and you can find them in your theme colors I am quite sure.

The local super market have really nice fresh flowers at most reasonable prices.

The 2014 pantone color, purple orchid, is being used with mint green, gray and a darker shade of purple making its appearance. Pantone is also suggesting light blue, sand, a soft orange, bright yellow and a brighter blue.

For a cocktail hour, the way you offer your hors d’oeuvres is important to the theme.

How about serving bite-sized portions of mac and cheese, a cube of meat loaf on a long toothpick or even a bit of chicken with puff pastry like a chicken pot pie in a shot glass.

There are many other things you can serve this way if you have other ideas or favorites and that could include vegetarian snacks.

When it comes to your wedding cake the “naked cake”, an un-iced exposed layer cake made famous by New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar, is growing in popularity and would be just right for a “Old World” rustic wedding theme.

Donuts, scones, homemade cookies and bite-sized brownies or mini pies that can be handheld make for a wonderful sweets table.

One of the hottest flowers right now are peonies ad they can be had in a great variety of colors to suit your wedding theme.

Mix the peony arrangements if you wish with hydrangea or tulips or if affordable with roses.

The idea of doing different centerpieces for each table fits your “Old World” theme quite nicely.

You can do lovely arrangements with daisies, snap dragons, sweet peas and other flowers that give the look as having just be picked from your garden.

Your bridesmaids might carry nosegays in your theme colors naturally.

I also like the idea of them carrying muffs with or without flowers attractively attached to the muff and they have the muff as a remembrance of the day they proceeded you down the aisle.

Even just a pretty brooch attached to the muff is a lovely idea.

The vintage brides today are opting for lovely floral crowns. Baby’s breath is often used alone for a dreamy vintage look.

There you go for some ideas and suggestions that will help to make your Rustic “Old World” theme just as you want it to be.