10/19/2013 02:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

8 Ideas For A Cozy And Intimate Rustic Wedding

Rustic weddings are a favorite among couples thanks to the cozy, intimate feel -- and what better place to celebrate your rustic-themed big day than the woods? And you don't have to rough it! We love elegant candles, eco-friendly wooden details, cafe lights strung from branch to branch, and Mother Nature as your perfect backdrop. Here are some of our favorite ways to decorate your wedding in the woods.

Wildflowers and rustic berries are cozy and charming on boutonnieres.
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We love this play on the traditional ring bearer "pillow."
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An easy DIY project: wooden disks as escort cards.
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Remember your wedding in the woods with a fingerprint tree "guestbook."
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A woodsy wedding is pretty and intimate, with nature as your backdrop.
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Incorporate your favorite woodland creatures into your decor, starting with your invitations.
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Guide your guests with painted wooden signs (or just make a declaration set in stone...we mean wood!)
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Homemade and a bit rough around the edges, rustic cakes really play into your cozy theme.
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