You see, the details are really what will take any wedding from good to great. What people will remember years from now are those unique touches that made the wedding yours.
When you choose to hold your special day at Esperanza Ranch, you know that all of the big stuff is covered. We have a gorgeous location that is ready for you to add your own personal touches to.
With that in mind, here are 6 of our 12 inspirational wedding ideas for your rustic barn wedding that will make saying “I do” all the more special.
The perfect barn wedding is a balance of classy and rustic. Your decor should be elegant and down-to-earth all at once. Beautiful draperies are an essential component of creating that elegant wedding atmosphere in a rustic space.
White sheer cloth is great for bringing light into a space. If your space is like ours and has warm light fixtures, the light will reflect off of the white fabric, bathing your space in a warm glow.
DIY Light Fixtures
If you want to make your own lighting, especially around the altar, consider creating a handmade light display. Surprisingly, this lovely garland of lights can be made just with your own two hands, a box of Christmas lights, and a stack of coffee filters.
When you are able to make many of the small, detailed pieces for your wedding by hand, it ensures that your wedding is completely unique and you have something to bring home and remember your special day by when the party’s over.
One of the best places to personalize your wedding is with the ring pillow. Although the traditional white pillow with a lace border and ribbons for tying the rings is beautiful, many couples like to use the ring pillow as a place to demonstrate their unique style.
Here are four alternative ring pillow ideas that will make beautiful keepsakes.
A shallow ceramic bowl is a beautiful alternative to a ring pillow. Many couples choose to personalize their bowl with a quote they like or their names and the date of the wedding. After your big day, this bowl can come home with you and be used as a commemorative candle holder.
There are many online retailers who will make personalized bowls for couples; however, if you want one that is local and unique, many potters will take specific requests.
Boxes are classic alternatives to traditional ring pillows. One of the best parts of using a box is that it can be a chance to display a beautiful family heirloom or a unique vintage box from an antique shop.
What’s more, when you use a box, you will have a useful keepsake that you can use to store jewelry and family keepsakes in the future.
Crafty brides and grooms sometimes choose to make their own box from scratch, while others commission a local woodworker to make them a unique piece. If you want something that is unique and DIY, craft stores often sell pre-made boxes that you can personalize by painting or wood burning them.
An incredibly simple, rustic wedding idea is using a round of wood to display the rings as your ring bearer walks down the aisle. These can be as simple or ornate as you please, just remember to drill two holes in the wood round so you can attach the rings.
Perhaps you like the classic look of the pillow, but you want it to match the rustic feel of your barn wedding. One fun wedding idea is to make your own ring pillow out of burlap. You can use twine or lace to tie the rings to the pillow, giving it a beautiful, handmade feel.
When choosing a wedding venue, you should find a place that will be the perfect backdrop to your romance. Our 66 acres of rolling countryside, inviting lawn, and subtle waterfall are a canvas that you can personalize in any way that makes you happy. Contact Esperanza Ranch and learn more about how we can make your elegant wedding dreams come true.