28 of the Prettiest Rustic Wedding Centerpieces
If you're planning a rustic wedding in the countryside, chances are you want that theme to carry over onto your reception tables. Luckily, interpreting the rustic aesthetic with fresh flowers is as pretty as it gets. Earthy color palettes, wooden accents, and unexpected accents, like fresh fruit and vegetables, all help transform floral table arrangements into rural-inspired pieces of décor that are sure to fit your vision—whether you're getting hitched in an actual barn or celebrating in the heart of a city.
Just take the following rustic wedding centerpieces, for example, which all brought pastoral vibes to their tabletops. While no two arrangements are the same, we did notice some overarching motifs that you might want to pass onto your floral designer as you brainstorm your own tablescape's adornments. First up? Transitional foliage. While the rustic isn't always aligned with the autumnal—a rustic centerpiece can absolutely feature summer blooms!—fall shades, like burnt orange, yellow, and ruby red, play right into the style. That's why multi-hued foliage makes for a pretty add. While keeping it all-green can still read as rustic (take this Bloom Babes and Joy n' Company tablescape, for example!) All you have to do is swap out pine or eucalyptus for colorful branches, instead.
But one of the most interesting on-theme accents has nothing to do with a centerpiece's floral components. Ultimately, the vessel you choose impacts the style of the arrangement just as much as its actual flowers. Ahead, you'll discover how different bases, like wooden urns, vintage enamel water jugs, tiny clear vases, and burnished bronze bowls, can call bring your tabletop displays to new rustic heights. Click through to discover all of these bucolic centerpieces—they just might inspire your own.
Mindy Rice arranged simple white buds and cherries in round tin vessels that referenced rustic silos.
Small, clear vases filled with bushels of wildflowers (styled and arranged by the bride!) added a hint of lushness to this minimal tablescape. Mismatched vintage plates and cutlery and red-striped napkins further added to its rustic vibes.
Industrial and Rustic
This dynamic scene, featuring fern-centric arrangements by Sarah Winward, infused the rustic (note the wooden table, wild greenery, and chicken-wire votive candle holders) with the industrial, thanks to a metal, exposed-bulb chandelier and matte-black candelabras.
So many parts of this tablescape's unique centerpieces, by Matthew Robbins Design, were inspired by objects you'd see on a farm—like the terracotta planters (filled with greens by Bellafare Floral Design), burnished metal pots, and even the copper table numbers, which looked like they could have once hung in a barn.
Lots of Leaves
Pots of wildflowers—they were created with blooms from FiftyFlowers and supplemented with fresh pickings from the Hudson Valley, New York property—introduced a farm-to-table element to the gingham-clad reception tables.
Sweetheart Table Blooms
Everything about this couple's rustic sweetheart table, from the wooden "Mr. & Mrs." sign and metallic candles, to the dahlia-centric centerpieces, was country house inspired.
A mix of fresh (white peonies) and dried blooms (brown preserved sunflowers, strawflowers, and wheat) brought rural texture to this arrangement. Its wooden urn only added to the aesthetic.
Rustic and Modern
Autumnal pomegranates, apples, plums, blackberries, and nectarines supplemented these Holly Bee Flowers arrangements (made rustic by quick fire hydrangea, cosmos, and scabiosa).
This pared-back Greenwood Events tablescape's centerpieces were composed of multiple rustic accents, like antlers, fresh fruits, and antique candlesticks.
Pink and burgundy dahlias were offset by tons of colorful foliage in this Poppies & Posies centerpiece. The gray candles and rustic picnic table setting only make the display feel more laid-back.
Apples, warm-colored flowers, and other accents made these centerpieces seem fall-ready, but you could make the look work for any season by swapping the fruit. The mismatched vessels—cans, vases, and bottles—gave the arrangements a rustic vibe.
Greenery and Blooms
Guests were in for a double whammy at this fall wedding. An organic runner made the tabletops pop, while red and orange flowers (from Gertie Mae's Floral Design) hung above for seasonal flair.
Vines by Consider the Wldflwrs, rosemary, and brass candeholders were all it took to spruce up these farm tables.
The small buds in these Swell Botanics centerpieces had a minimal, but gorgeous presence.