Rustic Spring Baby Shower Ideas

When I first started sharing my weekly idea and inspiration board for themed parties, Pinterest was just starting to get momentum. It was being constantly flooded with the newest party concept and design. Every possible party rendition seemed to be shared. Maybe it was just who I was following, or what group boards infiltrated my feed more at the time, but it sure seemed like baby showers were pinned and shared way more than they used to be. There was so much content being shared, I was inspired on more than a few occasions to create a themed baby shower idea board, (you can see all of my party idea boards dedicated specifically to baby showers HERE). Maybe it’s because what people are pinning and sharing has changed, or maybe my feed has been curated in a different focus, but I just don’t feel like I see a lot of baby shower content anymore.

Of all the images in this week’s rustic spring baby shower idea board, you’d probably never guess which image inspired the post. Believe it or not, it was actually the bird’s nest tablescape. There was something so fresh, but with a rustic twist, that caught my eye. If you stop by my main site, A Sparkly Life for Me, you can follow along on my journey as I try to create at least one beautiful home tablescape a month.  I mention this because I have been increasingly more aware of the details of the many centerpieces and table decor concepts I have been pinning on Pinterest, trying to gleam elements that could scale to be used on my own home table decor.

This week, the concept in my head was to create a rustic baby shower, perfect for the spring time, with hints of new life scattered in the baby bunny tails, and bird eggs thoughtfully placed throughout the decor. Here’s what I had in mind:

Rustic Spring Baby Shower Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Rustic Spring Baby Shower Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where each element of this spring baby shower party idea board was found:

Easter Bunny Rustic Pink Invitation Digital Download – created and sold by TwoHeartsInvitations on Etsy

Rustic Birds Nest and Spring Floral Table Decor – shared in a roundup post WooHome

Spring Bunny and Carrot Burlap Pennant Banner – created and sold by thelittlegreeenbean on Etsy

Burlap Bunny Chair Decor – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Speckled Egg Party Favor Thank You – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

Rustic Burlap Food Buffet and Display – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for later:

Could you see this idea board translated into being decor for Easter as well?

 

Citrus Themed Thanksgiving Decor

Do you ever find yourself drawn to unusual takes on traditional decor? Maybe when everyone is focused on red and green, you opt for a stylized modern white and gold vignette? Or perhaps you find a unique way to incorporate warm citrus hues into your Thanksgiving table. When I first saw this teal buffet, with its rustic branch elements and citrus accents, I knew it wouldn’t be for everyone, but it would absolutely be a look for me. As a native Floridian, I am often spoiled by our year-round access to fresh and delicious citrus. There is something to captivating and warming about the vibrant hues of the lightly textured fruit. After seeing this simple but beautiful buffet spread, I thought that Thanksgiving and citrus really do make for quite the duo. They both emanate warmth and happiness, but I think it’s the citrus that really elevates this Thanksgiving decor to a higher level, bringing in a sense of freshness to the table.

Shades of a teal blue and off white help balance out the orange hues, as to protect them from overwhelming the decor, but it’s the textures and shapes that really help to keep this look from becoming overdone. The different shapes and sizes of the fresh fruit table runner softens the design, especially with the foliage and branch accents mixed in. This teal blue and citruss hue styling lends itself to a smaller, more intimate dinner party experience.

Here’s what I had in mind for this citrus themed Thanksgiving decor:

Citrus Themed Thanksgiving Decor

Citrus Themed Thanksgiving Decor

Be sure to see where each element for this teal and citrus Thanksgiving idea board came from:

Citrus and Teal Rustic Food Buffet Display – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Blue and White Thanksgiving Place Setting – Decor Tutorial shared by The Kitchn

Teal Blue and Orange Fruit Runner Medley Table Centerpiece – shared by MYDOMAINE

Shades of Teal Blue and Orange Candle Holder Tutorial – shared by Martha Stewart Weddings

Orange Basket and Candle Accent Decor – shared on DigsDigs

Chocolate Orange Cake with Salted Cream Cheese Frosting – recipe shared by Hummingbird High

How adventurous are you with your Thanksgiving decor?

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Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

There is something so intriguing about themed weddings. The sky is the limit of opportunity when it comes to themed wedding concepts. I really believe a well done, alternative themed wedding, can truely set the tone for a marriage. I say this for this reason: for the couple that really knows themselves and each other, and are in tune enough to break away from the standard white-dress mold and do something bold, develop an extra layer of strength and bonding during the process. As stressful as it is to plan a “traditional” wedding, creating a perfectly themed wedding can be exponentially harder. If you can get through that, you are off to a good start.

And for the couple that is up for the challenge, I present to you this rustic goth wedding by candlelight. I see this as an ideal theme for a wedding around Halloween, or for any evening or dusk timed wedding in a rural area year round. It’s all about playing up the dark of the night!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these elements:

Branch Centerpiece with Candles and Crystal Accents over Black Tablecloth – shared by Wedding Design Studio

Black Tiered Cake with Flower Accents – featured on 100 Layer Cake

Vintage Skeleton Key Wedding Invitation – designed by Jinaiji on Zazzle

Rustic Cascading Floral Wedding Bouquet – featured on MODWEDDING

Crystal Tree Centerpiece with Candle Accents – spotted on Pinterest

Black Wedding Altar with Rustic Branch Accents and Suspended Light Bulbs – featured on Trendy Bride

Black on Black Table Setting with Candle Centerpiece – shared on LANE

What do you think of this take on a rustic gothic wedding with a touch of sparkles?

 

**Update** If you are trying to attempt some of this in a DIY, you may really like THIS post I shared on my other site, where I share DIY event and tablescape ideas all the time.

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Rustic Sunflower and Navy Country Sunset Reception

“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” This quote resonates seamlessly with this week’s wedding and party idea board. Picture a rustic country soiree, with lots of lanterns filled with candles, and vibrant sunflowers everywhere you look. Hints of navy help balance out the bright yellows in the sunflowers, and add pops of color to the rustic elements.

I’d love to see this summer celebration take place outside on a beautiful country property, perhaps with rolling hills and a vintage barn a little off in the distance.  If you felt so compelled to, this party idea board could easily transform into a rustic country wedding filled with the same sunflowers and navy blue elements. A natural branch altar adorned with sunflowers and navy ribbons would be all you need to add. And I’ll be the first to say I’m not normally one to choose country anything, but sunflowers have always been a favorite of mine. They have such a happy energy that they seem to radiate out, naturally making them the perfect flower to be at the center of this event design. I can only imagine what the ambiance would be like after the sun sets, as the candles are all flickering and enhancing the glow of the sunflowers that are everywhere you look. I bet it would be magical!

Here’s what I had in mind for this summer soiree idea board:

Rustic Country - Sunflower and Navy Soiree at Sunset

Rustic Country – Sunflower and Navy Soiree at Sunset

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of these images for more information:

Rustic Brown Weathered Wood and Metal Candle Lantern – sold by LittleBitMyStyle on Etsy

Yellow and Navy Summer Centerpiece and Tablescape with Sunflowers – shared by Southern Bride and Groom Magazine

Country Place Setting – shared on Burnett’s Board

Popcorn Bar – available by Grand Rapids Popcorn

Country Lanterns with Candles and Sunflower Vignette – spotted on Pinterest

DIY Sunflower Save the Date Printable Postcard – created and sold by VGInvites on Etsy

Rustic Sunflower Cupcake Dessert Bar – shared in a roundup post by Deer Pearl Flowers

What is your favorite summer flower?

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

This post is for the SUPER chilled, incredibly relaxed couples who love the mountains. The couple that is most comfortable in jeans and a comfy shirt, and are up for hiking any day. The nature loving couple that doesn’t need all the fluff and formalities, and just wants to ENJOY the moment.

I’m picturing this couple’s engagement party at a beautiful cabin in the woods. It’s chilly out, plenty of snuggling is going on, and warm comfort foods are in abundance. There are fires going, and conversations flowing. Families and friends are meeting and getting to know one another, and everyone is relaxed and having a great time.

Oh, and there are moose accents. That’s right, I said it. Moose ACCENTS. Because who doesn’t love a cute moose cookie? Honestly… what else would you tie this soiree together with? I almost picked bears because they are also high up on my list, but the moose won.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all the places I found these images from:

Marzipan Moose Mousse Cake – recipe and tutorial shared by My Name Is Yeh

Rustic Pizza Food Bar – shared in a roundup post by Brides

Espresso Chocolate Moose Cookies – recipe share by The First Year

Rustic Cabin Hot Cocoa Bar – shared by Witney Carson

Candlewood Glass House Cabin and Fire Pit –shared by Travel Wisconsin

Welcome To Our Beginning Wood Sign – shared on Wedding Chicks

Pashmina Guest Scarf Favor – shared in a roundup post on Adorn

Foggy Forest Engagement Photo Ideas – shared by Green Wedding Shoes

Rustic Tables and Benches with Baby’s Breath – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Rustic Country Moose Wedding Invitations – created and sold by WhoaNelliePress on Etsy

Pinecone and Moose Escort Cards – shared on The Sweetest Occasion

Eco-Tree Pine Tree Seedling Party Favors – available on The Green World Project

Should I have picked bears over moose for the accent elements?

A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on About.com

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?

Wood Grain Spring Wedding Ideas

Hello and HAPPY Wednesday! This week’s inspiration board was inspired by the grain in wood. I envision a magical forest wedding, mid-morning with the sun shining. Fabric bunting in beige and light blue decorates the area. The guests and bridal party dance the evening away in a clear tent with scattered tea candles everywhere.

This is what I had in mind:

Wood Grain Spring Wedding Ideas

Wood Grain Spring Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found all of the elements from this week’s inspiration board:

Printable Bridal Shower Invitation in Wood Grain Floral – made by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Printable Bridal Shower Invitation in Wood Grain Floral – made by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Printable Bridal Shower Invitation in Wood Grain Floral – made by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Rustic Table Décor with Wood – spotted on Pinterest

Rustic Table Décor with Wood – spotted on Pinterest

Rustic Table Décor with Wood – spotted on Pinterest

Large Wood Monogram Décor Hanging – made by BloominBridal on Etsy

Large Wood Monogram Décor Hanging – made by BloominBridal on Etsy

Large Wood Monogram Décor Hanging – made by BloominBridal on Etsy

Woodland Inspired Centerpieces with Moss – shared on Ruffled

Woodland Inspired Centerpieces with Moss – shared on Ruffled

Woodland Inspired Centerpieces with Moss – shared on Ruffled

Wooden Cutlery Silverware Bags – made by CherishedBlessings on Etsy

Wooden Cutlery Silverware Bags – made by CherishedBlessings on Etsy

Wooden Cutlery Silverware Bags – made by CherishedBlessings on Etsy

Digital Buntings Clipart in Turquoise and Beige – made by PompOwl on Etsy

Digital Buntings Clipart in Turquoise and Beige – made by PompOwl on Etsy

Digital Buntings Clipart in Turquoise and Beige – made by PompOwl on Etsy

Fruit and Cheese Food Spread – shared on WedLuxe

Fruit and Cheese Food Spread – shared on WedLuxe

Fruit and Cheese Food Spread – shared on WedLuxe

Emerald Forest Wedding Cake Topper Bunting – made by AthenaandEugenia on Etsy

Emerald Forest Wedding Cake Topper Bunting – made by AthenaandEugenia on Etsy

Emerald Forest Wedding Cake Topper Bunting – made by AthenaandEugenia on Etsy

Pin Wheel Favors - shared on Cake Events Blog

Pin Wheel Favors – shared on Cake Events Blog

Pin Wheel Favors – shared on Cake Events Blog

Mint Green Wooden Candy Scoops – made by thebakersconfections on Etsy

Mint Green Wooden Candy Scoops – made by thebakersconfections on Etsy

Mint Green Wooden Candy Scoops – made by thebakersconfections on Etsy

Succulent Decorated Wedding Cake – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Succulent Decorated Wedding Cake – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Succulent Decorated Wedding Cake – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Candles and Wood Wedding Ceremony Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Candles and Wood Wedding Ceremony Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Candles and Wood Wedding Ceremony Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Do you like the mix of succulents in a forest wedding like this?