Rustic Wedding Reception Ideas

Having a destination wedding or elopement doesn’t mean you have to miss out on celebrating with friends and family. Invite your friends and family for a little backyard wedding reception just like our next couple did. After traveling to France for their wedding, Kim and Jeremy wanted to make sure they had a hometown reception.

All the stunning decor was hand created by members of their church, Molly Voth and Susan Nations, who poured their hearts into making this a spectacular event. Held at Jeremy’s family property on Lake Keystone and filled to the brim with details galore, we know you are going to fall head over heels in love with all this rustic wedding reception ideas. You can see way more photographs in the full gallery here, all photographed by Papered Heart Photography.

From Papered Heart Photography
Kim and Jeremy wanted a relaxed and Southern feel for their hometown reception. Along with having sweet Southern and vintage decor, they wanted French elements infused into the celebration so that all of their guests would also experience the feel of their ultimately romantic wedding in Paris.

An old cattle trough that was once used generations ago, and now put to use as a old fashioned Coca-Cola chiller. An over the top great idea.

Our favorite DIY creations they used were handmade flowers adoring burlap table runners, a picture-scape of all of their Paris wedding images wrapped around oak trees for guests to view, vintage wagon wheels strung under the tents and wrapped with fern, flowers, and mason jars with lights hanging from them.

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Photographer: Papered Heart Photography
Makeup: Laura Barone (Blend True)
Hair: Laura Barone (Blend True)
Cake: Sweet Tweets Cakery
Dress Designer: Ruche
Prop or Furniture Rentals, Event Designer, Flowers & Coordinator: Molly Voth & Susan Nations

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  9. -100. Aurelie says:

    Everything is beautiful. Congratulations!

  10. -100. Ags (@Oolie) says:

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  11. Many thanks to Amy & Jocey for featuring this amazingly romantic, lakeside reception! Kim & Jeremy are so in love and to be a part of their elopement in France and then asked to be there to celebrate with them at their reception back here in the States was just such an honor. So thankful for our couples and the friendships that are formed. The reception was designed beautifully with all the vintage pieces from the mix-matched chairs and plates to the burlap and mason jars. Molly Voth and Susan Nations are so good at what they do and it really showed that day! And Laura with Blend True always knows the right look for the occasion and is always so much fun to work with.

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  13. -100. Lisa Sodl says:

    Papered Heart did such an amazing job capturing this couple’s love on the most important day of their lives! Great color and vibrant images! I love the vintage flair! Fantastic job and what a beautiful wedding!

  14. Soooooooooo pretty!!!


  15. Beautiful feature today Amy and Jocey! Thank you so much for sharing our work with your awesome brides and wedding community! It was absolutely fantastic to be a part of such a fabulous and hand crafted event. We hope this inspires many of your DIY loving brides out there! Looking forward to sharing more delicious imagery with you in the future!


    Papered Heart Photography

  16. -100. Noel says:

    Love the large luggage tag! Where did you get it?

  17. -100. Noel says:

    Love the large luggage tag! Where did you get it?

  18. -100. KT says:

    What a beautiful, inspiring event!

  19. -100. Molly Voth says:

    It was a delight to design and execute this event! What a precious family! We had so much fun planning every flower, bite to eat, and scrap of fabric! Fond memories of my own kids playing in the back yard as we laughed, played, sweated and killed a few spiders! Kim had such an amazing eye for design. It was easy to take her vision – and then present it to her and her precious groom. The family wanted to make sure that this couple felt lavishly loved in this new chapter of their lives. When that is the goal, and you have a barn full of 3 generations of stuff that is now very chic and very vintage, we could not go wrong:) Special thanks to the creative eye of Papered Heart for capturing the moment, and thanks to the Wedding Chicks for publishing our labor of love. We are honored!

  20. -100. Laura Barone says:

    Thank you Wedding Chicks! It was such a pleasure to work with this couple. And am so very happy to work with such an amazing team of people!

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  23. -100. Elizabeth Byrd says:

    @Noel~ Isn’t that tag awesome and so sweet?? :) The bride actually bought that at a boutique store in Charleston which she believes was called Lily.
    Good luck!

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  24. -100. Alyx says:

    beautiful wedding! love all about this! congratulations

  25. -100. Bethany says:

    Stunning wedding! Looks so gorgeous and the photographs look perfect.

  26. -100. Melissa Stephens says:

    Absolutely love the whole idea, decor, beauty of a rustic wedding. This one was classy while being rustic! Job Well Done!

  27. -100. Courtney says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous decorations! Thanks I needed some inspiration for our rustic outdoor reception in the mountains! :-D

  28. -100. Gina Basin says:

    Nice Table Decor.
    Yummy cup cakes.. :-)

  29. -100. Jenny Smith says:

    These photos are truly amazing! I recently attended the wedding reception of my niece that was so wonderful. They had put up a big-screen tv and played a musical show made with pictures of the couple’s dating days. It was perfectly synchronized to music and because it was professionally made, the results were awesomely romantic and touching! They got the show custom-made for them by SmilingSnaps and I had never seen anything like that before.

  30. -100. Laura Lipscomb says:

    These are the first wedding and reception photos I have looked at that have actually moved me since I got engaged and started doing some online research for ideas for my own reception. This gathering was not only beautiful but thoughtful and full of heart-real heart. I love all the words that were chosen for the signs. There is a very down-to-earth and genuine feel to it all. Thank you for sharing!

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