4 Fresh Alternatives to the Rustic Farm Wedding

We love rustic weddings, but if you’re looking for a different spin on this popular trend, think about these 4 fun wedding themes.

1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

You don’t have to be a book lover to love this natural wedding theme.  Anyone looking for a natural summer wedding without the clichéd rustic components can incorporate these elements into their ceremony and reception.

These dreamy wedding ideas are great for outdoor summer weddings, with lots of glittering lights, candles and natural garden elements. If you have a tented reception, string lights from the tops of the tent to create a warm atmosphere. If you are celebrating under the open sky, you can hang lanterns from trees or wrap them with lights, but be sure to pay attention to the weather forecast!

Dreamy Outdoor Summer Wedding - Catering by Seasons


Try centerpieces made from what is seasonally available near you, such as local flowers, dried flowers, moss, wood and even pinecones! It may sound a little odd, but you can really become one with nature and create a beautiful tablescape for a fraction of the cost.

2. The World Traveller

Everything from your invitations to your centerpieces can center around all of the places you love around the world. You can use maps, old ticket stubs, photos from your travels, and trinkets to create a unique atmosphere at your wedding. Try looking at vintage stores for globes, maps, old suitcases and more to make your travel-themed wedding perfect.

World Traveller Wedding Theme
Image courtesy of Project Wedding


For a more subtle flair, each table at your reception can represent a different place in the world that is important to you and your significant other. Or, consider your favorite foods from around the world to fully immerse your guests in the experience.

Travel Wedding Theme - Catering by Seasons


Bonus: Paper airplanes could make the perfect seating cards.

3. Industrial Chic

If you are looking for a fun new way around the rustic wedding theme, take a look at some fun industrial wedding ideas. These industrial chic wedding ideas are anything but cold and boring. Using the elements of your venue, everything from exposed brick and pipes to cool industrial lighting, you can transform your wedding into a one-of-a-kind event.

Industrial Wedding Theme - Catering by Seasons
Industrial Wedding Ideas from a Catering by Seasons event at the Loft at 600 F Street, Washington, DC
Steampunk Wedding Theme - Industrial Weddings
Image courtesy of WeddingPhotography.com


Pick up vintage gears and mechanical pieces from an antique shop and pair them with modern geometric elements. You can then throw in a few rustic elements, such as old farm tables or big cider barrels, without it becoming too cliché or overdone.

4. Elegant White Wedding

White never goes out of style for weddings. To make it truly unique, infuse your wedding with elements of your own style, whether you like beautiful vintage décor or shimmering high-end elements.

Rustic Wedding Farm Tables - Catering by Seasons
Exposed farm tables at a white wedding with Catering by Seasons

White is the perfect backdrop for any wedding. Add some interest with textured white table linens, paper lanterns and flowers. Then add your own pops of color, whether they stay fairly neutral like gentle pinks and soft greens, or vibrant with bursts of red, blue or yellow.

White Wedding - Catering by Seasons
An outdoor white wedding with a bay-front view at Londontown and Gardens


At Catering by Seasons we love weddings of all shapes and sizes. We can’t wait to see how you transform yours. To get started with your wedding planning, Contact us today to begin planning your event.

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