Real Wedding Inspiration: A Modern Take On Rustic

Clean, contemporary lines meet aged elements in this charming backyard wedding.

by The Knot

If you’d like your wedding reception to feature a mix of modern and vintage elements, take a peek at this gorgeously well-balanced and highly creative example. This couple, Jori and Andi, created their charming backyard set-up with the help of a stylist, however it’s the kind of wedding look you can also easily achieve on your own (promise!). Keep scrolling to see how they achieved the look…

Wedding Inspiration: Backyard Reception

Jori, the bride, had always had a far-fetched dream of having her reception in her parents’ backyard, but it wasn’t until she met Mike Hillis of Hillis & Co. that she ever thought it would be possible. Mike brought Jori’s dream wedding to life with the casual chic of old barn wood worked back with metal details for a modern edge.

Wedding Inspiration: Welcome Sign

As guests entered the reception area, they were greeted with a gold-framed chalkboard sign listing the evening’s events. Beside this, an antique wooden push cart was used as a beautifully rustic gift table.

Wedding Inspiration: Creative Outdoor Bar

Old whiskey barrels and copper containers used at the bar area were the perfect complement to the bar tops, which were made out of recycled wood.

Wedding Inspiration: Outdoor Reception Tables

The reception tent was divided into different seating areas; one of which featured high-top tables decorated with greenery, accompanied by wooden stools.

Wedding Inspiration: Rustic Centrepiece

Mini centrepieces were created using canning jars wrapped with twine in white birch bark that were filled with just-picked garden flowers.

Wedding Inspiration: Modern Lounge Area

Leather armchairs, galvanized antique rain barrels and wooden side tables created an intimate lounge area that felt like a little living room in the outdoors. Talk about cosy!

Wedding Inspiration: Cake Display

The four-tiered wedding cake was part of an eclectic dessert table display including glass lolly jars, galvanised iron pot plants and a gorgeous old lamp.

Photos: Leah Lund Photography, Megan Christine Photography

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by The Knot



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