Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, having your wedding right in your own home can be a welcome respite. Especially if you’ll be styling the event with a “modern farmhouse” feel! All warm and cozy but with a clean, contemporary flair. So here we show how you can create that look with charming, well-chosen details to warm your hearts as well as your home for a Christmas time wedding!
Styling Inspiration for a Farmhouse Holiday Wedding
An at-home wedding is necessarily smaller and more intimate, so everything from ceremony setup to decorations to table settings and food service can be simpler and more scaled down. And since you will be decorating for Christmas anyway, do incorporate homemade and handcrafted farmhouse-inspired elements like these.
Say “welcome” to arriving guests with delightful decor touches, like these vintage enamelware pitchers and coffee urns (1) filled with juniper pine, lining your entryway staircase. Then, usher them into your home with a heartwarming holiday signage made with a eucalyptus wreath mounted on a framed chalkboard (2).
Simple Florals in a Family Style Venue
As they come to the ceremony area, charm them with simple floral arrangements inspired by your bridal bouquet (3) featuring lush greenery. Then lead them to the reception venue, set up “family style” (4) with a long table laid out for a holiday feast and a smaller table for the children. Have a lovely lighted Christmas tree gracing the scene. Don’t forget to add the mistletoe (5) somewhere at home! This kissing ball-style one would look pretty above the reception doorway.
Add Charming Farmhouse Details
For more delightful farmhouse details, consider holiday ornaments like these ceramic reindeer (6) to serve double purpose as place card holders and wedding favors. Plus wood chips as a guestbook alternative (7) to be later turned into quaint tree decorations to be enjoyed each Christmas!
Serve Christmas Cake and Cocktails
Then, for a unique wedding cake, what about a Spruced Up Vanilla Cake (8) baked in a special Holiday Fir tin? Display it on a dessert buffet table along with a selection of home-baked pies, cookies and other confections. While for a festive signature drink, why not this Sparkling Christmas Tree Cocktail (7) named for its garnish of sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs?
Something Sweet to Hang on the Tree
Finally, how sweet (literally!) would it be to gift guests with gingerbread cookie Christmas ornaments via The Kitchn as homemade wedding favors. Perfect for this farmhouse theme, just like our other gingerbread favor ideas here.
Image credits: 1 – On Sutton Place / 2 – Sand and Sisal / 3 – Polly Alexandre Fine Photography / 4 – Joanna Gaines on Instagram, via Popsugar / 5 – Martha Stewart / 6 – French Country Cottage / 7 – The New Mrs. Hamilton / 8 – Floating Kitchen / 9 – Nigella.com