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We are always ready for brand-new wedding trends and color combinations, but we are also excited to see how timeless ideas continue to expand their fine points. One enduring concept is that of a rustic wedding – we have witnessed it change from the countryside to farmland to chic indoor elements and more. The idea of a picturesque natural setting, a stunning indoor fête that utilizes alfresco details, or even simply incorporating cool organic decorations is here to stay, and we love it!
Rustic design concepts in wedding-décor elements continue to evolve, and now, more than ever, we are seeing gorgeous and new sophisticated rustic details in invitation suites. Bold-hued wax seals, laser-cut gate folders, custom crests and monograms, and rich envelope liners pair perfectly with elegant affairs, while stationery highlighting meadows and mountain peaks in subtle ways are ideal for laid-back country celebrations.
For a more feminine touch, think soft-toned wildflowers and sprigs of lavender and other herbs. If you’re considering a more outdoorsy feel, consider upscale styles inspired by wooden elements, or for a classic vibe, you can’t go wrong with an autumnal pattern of leaves.
Draw inspiration for your soirée from the suites included below, and take a look at other collections from these talented stationery companies.
This gorgeous wedding invitation is reminiscent of a bygone era, and we love how the suite has a storybook feel inspired by nature for a wedding that's just as luxurious as it is inspired by Italian rustic details. “Courtney & Matt” custom laser-cut wedding- invitation suite featuring a gold foil, letterpress, and laser-cut invitation on luxe eggshell and gold papers and a details booklet flat printed on shimmer and eggshell papers by Atelier Isabey; www.atelierisabey.com
Especially if you'll be hosting your wedding in the fall, we love this invitation suite featuring a bold motif of falling leaves. The best part is it can be purchased online and customized with your desired fonts, colors, and more. “Watercolor Fallen Leaves” wedding invitation, matching envelope, RSVP card, and thank-you note in Copper by Katharine Watson for Minted; www.minted.com
Delicately inspired by nature, this classic invitation features a wreath-style monogram and a floral print envelope liner. “Olivia” wedding invitation featuring a simple stylized wreath and a combination of traditional block and contemporary script typography letterpress printed in Cashmere ink and floral lined envelope by Cardinal and Straw Fine Paper Goods; www.cardinalandstraw.com
For this couple's Jackson Hole wedding, they went elegantly rustic with wood-inspired details and a fall color palette throughout the impressive couture suite. Cowboy Rustic Elegance” featuring natural elements with a real wood invitation back and hand-drawn wildflowers embellished through tonal letterpress in the liner by Ceci New York; www.cecinewyork.com
Perfect for a garden wedding, this wedding invitation showcases beautiful nature-themed floral prints – and it's also printed on 100% recycled paper! “Herbs & Wildflowers” nature-themed eco-friendly wedding invitation featuring light and airy artwork full of fresh flowers by Paper Culture; www.paperculture.com
Look to mountain motifs for a nature-inspired rustic wedding invitation that will set your guests' expectations for the fête! A custom letterpress-printed suite, for an earth-conscious couple who planned to wed in the mountains of Colorado, featuring watercolor mountains on a vellum overlay, trees on a wax seal, and handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds so guests could moisten and plant the invite by Wiley Valentine; www.wileyvalentine.com
For more wedding invitation ideas, see some of our favorite online wedding invitations from Minted, Shutterfly & Zola, take a look at timeless invites with monograms, view floral-print wedding invitations, and browse some of our favorite fall wedding invitations!
Opening photo by Troy Meikle Photo; Invitation by Minted; From Real Wedding: An Elegant Wedding Near Yellowstone in Big Sky, Montana