Shabby chic, Bohemian, vintage, rustic – if any of these terms strike your wedding-minded fancy, then we’ve got some amazing ideas just for you! As our new director of catering, Barb Roberts, said in our recent blog post Wedding Trends from our New Director of Sales and Catering, shabby chic is definitely still a popular wedding style. So get ready to see some of our favorite ideas in this realm of the wedding world!
If you pick the right combination of decorations, your wedding will definitely have the right mood. Below are a few decor ideas that we love for a shabby chic inspired wedding event.
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Everything about this is event and its decor is shabby chic perfection! We love the beautiful pastels everywhere, lace draped on the table, gorgeous pearls on the cake, antique chair, distressed mint doors, and an old suit case used for storing cards. You can mix and match any of these ideas and it will be pure bliss at your event!
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Wood, wood, and more wood. We love the overall wooden feel of this decor meshed perfectly with delicate flowers, romantic candles, and frilly textured table linens. The addition of the classy chandelier pulls everything together.
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Shabby chic decor can’t get much better than this! It combines a sweet setting of flowers and candles with elements of the outdoors – moss on the table runner and wooden table and chairs. There’s another appearance of a sparkling chandelier here that we love – the perfect way to add a little chic to the shabby.
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Few things are more shabby chic than a birch tree wedding arch. Add flowers, lace, and dangling pearls for soft, feminine touches of romance and chic. It’s a great decor piece that can double as a photo background and/or what you stand underneath for your receiving line at the reception.
Hair and Veil
Up, down or half and half, there are so many options for your hair and veil to match your wedding style. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for the perfect do.
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We’re loving this elegant, free flowing hair style. Light curls crowned by soft, pastel flowers are a dynamite look for any bohemian bride wanting to let her hair down for her big day.
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We absolutely adore this beautiful updo! Pull up your locks into a braided crown and add some loose curls draping down to create this beautiful look. You can even enhance it with elegance and outdoor splendor through the addition of pastel flowers intertwined in the braid. Stunning!
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This is a fun, unique idea! If you want the rustic beauty of a floral crown mixed with the traditional veil, this is the way to go. Small beads extending off the floral crown add delicate details to this veil.
Your dress can incorporate the style of your wedding and set the mood just as well as your decorations can. Below are some of our favorite shabby chic inspired dresses that will give you ideas to find the perfect dress for you!
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This boho style dress is definitely shabby chic and unique – that’s why we love it! The texture, long train of buttons, and flowing sleeves are beautifully designed and the whole dress seems free spirited. It’s such a fun concept to build ideas from!
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Shabby chic styles beg for something girly to be mixed with something rustic, so why not have your dress be one of the lacy, austere features at your wedding? A mermaid fit along with a stunning neckline really speaks to being more formal.
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This is another lace focused dress that radiates the bohemian style, but isn’t as formal as the previous dress, leaving room for a little more modern style. This type of style is a good middle ground for those who want to be traditional, but a little more laid-back.
Believe it or not, you can actually find flowers and arrangements that can fit any style or theme. Below are some of our favorite shabby chic inspired arrangements.
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Baby’s breath is a perfect choice to capture a more homey, yet elegant feel. These mingle well with pastel flowers which pose a beautiful, light romance. We also like the mason jars with the addition of twine and a ribbon to capture more of the theme.
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Delicate pearl and gem additions make this bouquet truly antique in nature. The soft hues of pink and cream fabric made into flower shapes are contrasted nicely with the mocha colors, and accented beautifully with lace.
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When thinking shabby chic, you want rustic to meet vintage in an equal balance. Here we love the balance between rustic branches and vintage colored florals. It’s topped off beautifully with crystals and candles to further set the mood.
Incorporating your wedding style into your invitations is a fun and easy way to keep everything about your wedding consistent. Below we featured some of our favorite invites that really capture that perfect bohemian feel.
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The burlap texture, soft lace, flowers and carefree yet stylish font on this invitation create a harmonious balance that’s perfect for a shabby chic wedding announcement.
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We love the hard look of the mint wood texture contrasted with the lace, flower and feathers. This is also a great vintage color combo!
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The simple nature of this invitation really struck our eye. The perfect medley of cream and brown tones mixed with lace and rope tie in the theme beautifully.
If you’re DIYing your shabby chic wedding, don’t forget to include some homemade wedding favors. These add nicely to your wedding decor, and your guests will appreciate the different gifts and extra effort you put into making them.
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For a sweet and savory favor, give your guests a mini jar of homemade jam and biscuits. Put your jam in a mason jar with a fabric lid, and place your biscuits inside rustic tins.
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You and your beau are meant to be. Let your guests know that with these adorable (and cheap) burlap-wrapped mint rolls. Just buy some mints, wrap them in small burlap pieces, and then add a soft-hued flower and a piece of paper that says “Mint To Be”.
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How cute is this idea? It’s an especially good wedding favor if you have a spring wedding and have some green thumb friends and family. All you need is a sign that says something about growing love and your seed packets set on top of dirt-filled wooden planters or a wheelbarrow.
Now you have a few ideas to help you create the shabby chic wedding of your dreams! If you need more help planning the details of your wedding or figuring out a schedule to get everything done, check out our Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist. Happy wedding planning!