5 Refreshed Rustic Wedding Ideas from Sonoma County

Sometimes it takes a visit across the country to melt into a swoony puddle of inspiration by the latest and greatest in wedding trends, and that's exactly what happened to us! This summer, our editor-in-chief Chelsea had the honor of getting to know Sonoma County, California as a media guest of Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences and Venone PR. We fell in love with northern California wine country and all that they offer for couples getting married in true stylish rustic romance that we knew we had to share. So from the west coast back here to the east, these fresh spins on country chic are 100% stealworthy for your Virginia wedding!

Unique wedding trends from Sonoma County California

Rustic modern wedding centerpiece with pheasant feathers and unique dried botanicals

Centerpieces Within a Centerpiece

Can we say rustic gets a makeover!? We are completely obsessed with these beautiful glass boxes filled with tiny brass vases, pheasant feathers, and dried botanicals. It marries the geometric aesthetic with country chic oh so perfectly. And double yes to that trendy mustard yellow!

Photography: Krista Marie Photography | Styling & Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Gorgeous charcuterie on a live edge wooden slab for a chic wine country wedding

Live Edge Wood Furniture

The natural element of wood is never out of style, but hors d'oeuvres and other small bites are looking even more gorgeous on live edge wood slabs that serve as high-top tables. Take farm table style to the next level with artisanal craftsmanship.

Photography: Krista Marie Photography | Event Design, Catering, & Venue: Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Rustic handmade leather wedding bouquet wrap

Engraved Menus

Gone are the days of only having paper as a menu option. So many lovely materials can be used to communicate your wedding's meals now, and we especially love the wooden menu card. It's such a beautiful statement piece at your guest's seat and a great souvenir for them to take home and remember what a yummy celebration your special day was!

Photography: Krista Marie Photography | Event Design, Catering, & Venue: Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Cocktails: Alley 6 Craft Distillery | Wooden Menus: Invite Design

Gorgeous wedding reception in the garden with bistro lights and farm tables

Exclusive Private Estates

Everyone wants a dream location for their wedding, and sometimes couples want something that isn't popular and is lesser known. That's why we are in love with exclusive private estate rentals that are quite popular in Sonoma County; there are companies that specialize in just booking private estates for weddings and events! This particular lovely outdoor dreamboat of a location can only be booked by Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences, and we are living for it.

Photography: Krista Marie Photography | Event Design, Florals, & Venue: Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Unique statement wedding bar with chalkboard illustration menu and greenery within the bar

Statement Bars

From the custom chalkboard illustration menu to the diverse materials (like those beehive boxes!) to the greenery spilling over, this statement bar will have guests lining up all night on the wedding day. Even though this is technically a tasting room at a local meadery, we love the attention to detail and how it can inspire any couple's curated beverage station.

Photography: Krista Marie Photography | Venue & Bar: Heidrun Meadery

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Disclosure: Accommodations, transportation, activities, and meals were provided so we could experience Sonoma County and all of the participating vendors. All love and opinions for what's been mentioned in this feature are our own.