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Elegant Rustic Wedding Ideas

Here at The Wedding Chicks we relish in sharing wedding inspiration with you. Whether it’s a  food truck wedding or how to make meringue parfaits for your dessert table. We adore it all. Needless to say we are super excited to share today’s elegant rustic wedding ideas from a few of Seattle’s finest wedding vendors.

With the brick walls and exposed beams of the fabulous Seattle wedding venue Melrose Market Studios as the background, they created a soft and romantic look all inspired by Chrissy Wai-Ching’s stunning ruffled wedding dresses. Impeccably styled by Finch & Thistle Event Design and photographed by Abbey Hepner Photography. So many more ombre dresses and rustic wedding ideas to see in the full gallery by clicking here.

From Finch & Thistle Event Design:

When Abbey contacted me about styling the shoot, I knew I wanted the flowers to be very soft and romantic to contrast with the industrial feel of the space. I created a loose, cascade style hand-tied bouquet in a soft pastel color palette with garden roses, ranunculus, orange blossom, parrot tulips and jasmine. The jasmine trailed beautifully leading the eye to the dramatic skirts of the wedding dresses and the deep pinky-red color of the jasmine’s buds also mimicked the color of the hem.

For the tabletop, I used Vintage Ambiance’s silver teapots and jugs instead of vases for the satellite arrangements and a vintage mercury glass urn for the centerpiece. A vintage lace runner was a romantic touch and didn’t hide the beautiful wood table. The flowers coordinated with the bouquet and I created small boutonnieres tied with twine for each place setting. The birch votive holders brought the outdoors inside and softened the look. The beautiful table, mismatched chairs, sofa, apple crates and silverware came from Vintage Ambiance, a NW vintage rentals service. They have a huge range of vintage furniture, props and tabletop pieces and I use them for many of my weddings.

Abbey’s assistant, Heather Dow, sewed a burlap and lace backdrop and made a rustic mason jar chandelier that completely transformed the space.

Jenny Bowker styled the models and created romantic and dramatic hair and makeup looks to coordinate with the dresses. You can check out Jenny’s video library on YouTube for lots of wonderful makeup tutorials.

As you may have guessed already, Finch & Thistle Event Design is one our Hand-Picked wedding vendors. You must visit their Hand-Picked page to see more of their stunning work.

Photographer Abbey Hepner produced the shoot and created an inspiration board inspired by one of Chrissy’s dresses in particular; a beautiful, edgy ruffled gown with a deep red hem. She then contacted Marie Jenkins, a pastry chef based in Silverdale, WA who baked a beautiful white three tiered ruffled cake that also had a red “hem.”

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Photographer: Abbey Hepner Photography
Venue: Melrose Market Studios
Makeup & Hair: Jenny Bowker
Dress Designer: Chrissy Wai-Ching
Flowers: Finch & Thistle Event Design
Jewelry: Le Frock Vintage
Stationery: Bella Figura
Veil or Hair Accessories: Nordstrom Bridal
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Photographer’s Assistant, Creative Tech: Heather Dow | Models: Alyssa Cave, Aidan O’Sullivan, Stefani Miller | Cake: Marie Jenkins

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    Thank you so much for featuring this today. I really enjoyed putting this shoot together and working with such amazing vendors. Rachel from Finch and Thistle helped make everything blend and come together amazingly. Her cascading bouquet was one of my favorite pieces and I hope more brides will bring these lovely bouquets back.

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    Oh, how I love it when my very favorite wedding vendors come together to create such wedding gorgeousness! Beautiful job!

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    grace
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  20. 0. Beckie McCann says:

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  24. 0. Amy says:

    Love the dresses! The green one is the design I had Chrissy make for my wedding dress. Just wore it last weekend for my wedding. It is such a great dress.

  25. 0. Contessa says:

    Can you tell me the designer of the blue ombre dress? It’s gorgeous

  26. 0. promstreet says:

    I gave her a description of each of them, along with the dress each of the girls picked out for the wedding and she’s designing a set to match each dress AND personality!

  27. Here is a neat idea for a trail mix wedding favor bar your rustic readers may like. It actually combines “The Candy Bar” idea with “Place Cards,” but using healthier foods.

    http://www.thedjservice.com/blog/2012/09/trail-mix-wedding-bar-place-cards/

  28. 0. Amanda says:

    Beautiful set up, where did you find those table numbers? I love them and have scoured the internet, can’t find anything like them anywhere.

  29. 0. Catherine says:

    I LOVE the ivory and red dress…is there by any chance
    a way to buy that very specific dress!!! PLEASE

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