Linen and Silk Weddings, Rustic wedding, Chic wedding, Rustic chic wedding, French inspired wedding, Shabby chic wedding inspiration, Rustic elegance, French elegance, Rustic French, Lace wedding invitations, Wedding theme, Wedding styleSome may call it ‘shabby chic’, but I won’t, because, apart from the totally unromantic trademark implications of using such term that I’m utterly terrified of (if you don’t know where the term comes from check out Rachel Ashwell website, who not only is the one who named (NOT invented, please!) such style, but who also, by trademarking it, has managed to ban anyone from ever using these two combined terms to name products, websites, or describe the style of something they’re selling… ), I also feel that there is nothing shabby in vintage or distressed furniture. It’s actually rustic, romantic, and in a way nostalgic… 

If you are planning your spring wedding, this mood board is for you – the image selection evokes those stunning French mansions with high ceilings, antique wooden furniture, lots of white linen fabric and rose-scented gardens, all designed to inspire your wedding theme to be a rustic-chic feast.  The beauty of this theme is its simplicity and calming feel. It’s like a breath of fresh air on a spring day, walking outside, smelling the flowers, feeling the warmth of the sun-rays on you, and suddenly feeling at peace. If that’s what you’re dreaming of for your wedding day, then pin this board as your starting point for your wedding inspiration.

There is an incredible amount of DIY you could be doing for a wedding with this theme – from printing your own invites and making your own envelopes lining them with romantic flowery paper, to buying distressed furniture and coating it in white paint to give it that fresh, French feel, to covering your tables with light linen fabric instead of immaculate pressed cotton table cloths… Lots of simple solutions, but all to be complemented by chic touches. Have a look at the bottom left image: the crockery is romantic and elegant, but it’s also surrounded by simple elements, like plain tumblers, dual tone linen table cloth and napkins, and simple vases filled with white roses to recall the decoration on the actual place setting. It’s rustic and chic, and its simplicity is what makes it so effective.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspiration! If you are a bride and would like me to publish a mood board about a specific theme, leave a comment below or do get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or email (elisabetta{at}linenandsilk-weddings{dot}com) with your theme and I will address it on one of the next Monday Mood Board 🙂

xoxo Betta

NOTE: w/c 30th December Linen and Silk Weddings will be closed, so apologies in advance but the blog will be a little quiet. 

Credits (top to bottom, left to right):
Row 1: photography by sam mcadam, styling by lara hutton for country style au, via Dust Jacket Attic // photography by Charley Star, florals by Bash, Please via SMP // photography by Maike from welovepictures, invitation by Seven Swans Wedding Stationery
Row 2: via Martha Stewart Weddings // Martha Stewart via We Heart It // by RubyJu via Piccoli Elfi //
Row 3: photography Loft Photographie via Nordstrom // photography by Kate Headly via Becoming the Mrs // via White Arrow
Row 4: by Bliss and Bloom // via Elements of Style // photography Kate Uhry Photography via Wedding Chicks