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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Rustic Fall Wedding

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Sep 17, 2014 3:43:00 PM

rustic fall weddingIf autumn is your favorite time of year and you decide to celebrate your wedding during these months, then it’s appropriate that you do something different. Not every wedding table has to feature crystal and silver, especially if your reception is in a rustic setting like a barn.

For this table I choose earth colors: warm browns, gold and wood tones.  

rustic fall weddingI started with a grapevine wreath to elevate the two-tone plates. The soup or salad bowl is a deep bronze-colored leaf. Instead of the traditional white table cloth, try burlap fabric.  

rustic fall wedding
 rustic fall wedding

I pulled a few strands from the burlap and tied it around wood napkin rings. The woven napkins add another level of texture to the setting. (I made the napkins from a rough-woven fabric. Cut squares 18” x 18”. Unravel the edges to add to the rustic look. No sewing necessary!)  

rustic fall weddingThe place card is simple piece of card stock folded to form a tent and laid over a branch from a back yard tree. Balance the branch over the leaf bowl. It’s very charming, original and practically free.  

Keep adding layers with wood goblets and candle stands.