You and your Sweetie (or soon-to-be “other half”) decided you loved the idea of a rustic barn wedding and found the perfect spot. You’ve reserved your date, and now it’s time to think about your theme for your barn wedding. It’s easy to follow the trend and go with burlap and Mason jar candles, using neutrals to show off the country charm. But have you considered a denim themed wedding?
While we know denim is completely casual, it is also versatile, and a whole theme can be worked around denim, diamonds and lace – perfectly fitting for a barn wedding.
Imagine the indigo blue against the barn wood backdrop, with touches of creamy tulle and lace. Your photos will pop and set the scene for a rustic dream that features all of your favorite friends and family.
So, where do you start?
With the invitations of course. Let your guests get a glimpse of what you have planned with a denim-inspired invitation. You may find a local stationary store that can personalize your stationary and message to match your wedding decor.
However, if you are not able to get to a shop in person, then with a quick search on the internet, you’ll discover several options to choose from. Just submit your specific wedding information and order online. Jennifer G. Invitations and Brooklyn Design Studio on Etsy, or Lemon Leaf Prints and Designs are just three companies offering customized invitations that would suit your denim and diamonds theme at your barn wedding venue.
Now, on to something that may be even more fun to think about.
What will you and your wedding party wear? Will denim play a large roll, or will you just add a hint? It depends on how dressed up or dressed down you want to be. With denim, you can go simplified and western style, with the men in jeans and a simple button-down shirt, boots and maybe even cowboy hats. The women can wear fully denim dresses, or an ivory lace cocktail dress layered with a jean jacket. Boots for the ladies are always an option, but not a “must”. If you’d like to dress the men up a little more, then the addition of a vest or suit jacket will do the trick.
You, the bride, can wear anything you want, and it will go with the denim the others are sporting. Some decide to go with a more traditional white or ivory gown and forego wearing any denim of their own; others add a jean jacket with their dress, and for something more casual and unique, you could choose a dress designed with a denim bodice and layers of tulle or lace for the skirt. You can even incorporate denim boutonnieres or denim flowers in the bouquets for something unique yet stylish.
Whatever you decide, it’s always possible to add touches of elegance to your rustic barn wedding theme. The white and ivory hues in your dress or wedding party’s attire will add warmth and appear to cast a glow in candlelight indoors or soft sunlight outside as guests look on while the photographer captures your dream come true.
Finally, what about your reception?
It’s simple to follow through with denim décor which only seems at home in rustic barn wedding venues. Add blue accents with denim table runners down long rectangular tables, complemented by centerpieces of white flowers and candles in clear glass votives dipped in glitter and wrapped with burlap or twine. Or go with white linen table clothes, denim napkins, and blue hydrangea floral centerpieces.
The ideas are endless. If you search “denim wedding decorations” on Pinterest or Etsy, there are plenty of ideas to catch your attention.
And let’s not forget the wedding cake.
When you’re celebrating your marriage in a rustic barn, a cake with just the right flair only serves to enhance the denim and lace theme, topping off your wedding day décor. What’s your design preference? All blue and much more “country western”, or keep it traditional white, but embellish with flowers in shades of blue?
The rustic wedding style is one that continues to grow in popularity. Brides and their grooms look for that country charm that invites a light-hearted atmosphere, perfect for the celebration of the biggest day of their lives together. A barn wedding venue allows them to play out a denim, lace and diamonds theme that is essentially timeless. Jeans just never seem to go out of style, so dress them up for your wedding and create a day unique to you and your new partner.