Shop Etsy

Handmade Weddings: Rustic Ranch Affair

Oct 13, 2011

by StyleMPretty handmade and vintage goods

Abby Larson is the editor of Style Me Prettya style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. Abby launched the site in January 2007 after selling her wedding invitation business. Today, Style Me Pretty has devoted readers around the globe. Abby and husband Tait also write about their lives on their behind-the-scenes blog, Backstage.

We get hundreds of wedding submissions a week here at Style Me Pretty, and while each and every one is brimming with gorgeous images and inspiration, sometimes all it takes is just one breathtaking photo, an amazing detail or a fabulous title and we’re head over heels in love.

Such is the case with this charming Holland Ranch affair, cleverly titled “All You Can Etsy.” The title alone sent us into an absolute tizzy… and then we laid eyes on the stunning bride and groom and all of the personal touches that only Etsy can provide. We simply can’t get enough of this rustic chic affair, and we’re certain that you’ll be just as smitten. Sit back, relax and enjoy the pretty! Then head on over to Style Me Pretty for even more of this lovely event.

We positively adore these charming escort cards by cuddlecreature. Talk about the perfect ingredients for a swoon-worthy fete! Plus, whether you’re throwing a glamorous garden party or a vintage chic soiree, they add just the right touch of whimsy and charm. And if the adorable barnyard animals don’t quite fit your theme, think about using another great style from cuddlecreature‘s shop to wow your guests.

These succulent favors are such a wonderful (and uber-chic) addition to your day — and a lovely way to say thank you at the end of the night. Our stunning bride chose miniature galvanized pails for her favors, but you can visit SucculentsGalore’s shop for a variety of different options, including terracotta pots, white pails and pots wrapped in natural ribbon. And why not take it a step further and add these gorgeous plants to your centerpieces? We’ve seen these beauties on display in everything from a traditional ballroom affair to a contemporary stunner and they always look downright fabulous.

In fact, we love each and every wedding detail so much that we created some handy buying guides.

[Clockwise from the top left: Collection of six large succulents from SucculentsGalore; Large framed chalkboard from thefunkyshack; Bridal & groom suite door hangers from ThoughtfullyDesigned; Engraved cigar boxes from braggingbags; Pumpkin place cards from cuddlecreature; Personalized table number frames from Prince Whitaker; Hummingbird clutch purse from ModDotTextiles

1. Chic and eco-friendly succulent favors.
2. Entice your guests with these chalkboard signs. Be sure to check out thefunkyshack’s super cool vases.
3. Adorable door hanging signs.
4. In addition to the one-of-a-kind engraved boxes, braggingbags has awesome keepsake guest books, too.
5. Insanely cute escort cards in any animal or shape you can think of.
6. Rustic and elegant wood-burned goodies.
7. Spoil your bridesmaids with these sure-to-wear-again clutches.

[Clockwise from top: Personalized custom flags from isakayboutique; “Happily Ever After” rustic wedding sign from TRUECONNECTIONMonogramed turquoise insulated lunch bag from Abby’s Inspiration;  Pony crayons from Ivy Lane Designs; Succulent wreath from Fairyscape

1. Perfectly matching flags.
2. Point your guests in the right direction with these signs.
3. Great gift for the younger guest.
4. An eco-friendly treat for the young ones.
5. A swoon-worthy succulent wreath to complete your decor.

Find more details on this succulent-studded affair at Style Me Pretty.

What’s your favorite wedding style?

Handmade Weddings Weddings Category

Happily Ever After Sign, Welcome To Our Wedding Sign, Happily Ever After Starts Here, Wood Arrow Sign, Rustic Country Wedding, Custom Sign
Happily Ever After Sign, Welcome To Our Wedding Sign, Happily Ever After Starts Here, Wood Arrow Sign, Rustic Country Wedding, Custom Sign
$70.00 USD
Reserved listing for unhappymommy - 50 straws mixed as per convo
Reserved listing for unhappymommy - 50 straws mixed as per convo
A Great Collection Of 6 Large Succulents From 4 Inch Pots, Wedding Decor
A Great Collection Of 6 Large Succulents From 4 Inch Pots, Wedding Decor
Cowboy boots Place Cards set of 10 - Escort Cards,Wedding Place Cards,Cowboy Boots,Seating,Farm,Bridal Shower,Rustic Wedding,Westernn,Party
Cowboy boots Place Cards set of 10 - Escort Cards,Wedding Place Cards,Cowboy Boots,Seating,Farm,Bridal Shower,Rustic Wedding,Westernn,Party
$10.00 USD


  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    So beautiful! I really love the plant favors!!!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

    So creative! Love the succulent bucket favors and sentiment.

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 6 years ago

    so pretty... I want to have a 2nd wedding so I can have those favors! TOO cute!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    I didn't think I was the marrying kind of girl but now I found a good man and want one of these crazy Etsy fairytale deals. How freaking girlie of me!

  • BigGirlz

    BigGirlz said 6 years ago

    So well planned and so very beautiful!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Succulents, love it!! Even a succulent bouquet! Absolutely beautiful and creative!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 6 years ago

    The bouquet is so original... like roses but in green!

  • peshka

    peshka said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! love it!!

  • ToosDetectiveAgency

    ToosDetectiveAgency said 6 years ago

    I love the idea of having useful, reusable favors!

  • thenakedbird

    thenakedbird said 6 years ago

    I adore the rustic wedding craze taking over right now. That's probably one of the most interesting bridal bouquets I've ever seen, it looks really heavy! haha

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 6 years ago

    Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • jiggyjewels

    jiggyjewels said 6 years ago

    Such clever ideas. I loved the bouquet and the wreath - gorgeous idea!!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    So gorgeous!! Love rustic!!!

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 6 years ago

    Those succulents bouquets are gorgeous! And I love the humor of the seed packet invitation information.

  • WeddingAmbience

    WeddingAmbience said 6 years ago

    Wow! So beautiful and so creative. The handmade details really can make an event extra special.

  • salvageshop

    salvageshop said 6 years ago

    i LOVE this wedding theme and party favors! the first bouquet of flowers my boyfriend gave me had a succulent cutting in it. i planted it and now its a beautiful plant that keeps growing larger everyday...we call it our LOVE plant :)))

  • ViennaIsLove

    ViennaIsLove said 6 years ago

    Love the use of etsy items!!

  • sparrowgrey

    sparrowgrey said 6 years ago

    Very pretty. Love the succulents and the straw flags. Well done!

  • RelicaJewelry

    RelicaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Love the succulents and barn board signage! Great dress!! I'd love to do a rustic wedding jewelry!

  • BeadsByEvelyn

    BeadsByEvelyn said 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!

  • crownring

    crownring said 6 years ago

    Lovely! And the perfect antidote to expensively tacky wedding madness!

  • FreakyPeas

    FreakyPeas said 6 years ago

    It makes me want to get married again ( I mean have a wedding again )

  • AgnesHart

    AgnesHart said 6 years ago

    really lovely

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Lovely wedding! Love your theme! Congrats!

  • WaxwingJewelry

    WaxwingJewelry said 6 years ago

    rustic wedded bliss, great story!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    I love the succulents!

  • brittmichelle88

    brittmichelle88 said 6 years ago

    loves this!

  • VelvetTeacup

    VelvetTeacup said 6 years ago

    Quite different to the weddings we have in Australia. This could work very well in our rural and quite often "dry" part of the world.

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    I love-love-love the succulent favor idea!

  • HandPaintedPetals

    HandPaintedPetals said 6 years ago

    Very interesting == love the trend!

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 6 years ago

    I love the look.

  • FairyBubbles

    FairyBubbles said 6 years ago

    Fashionable, fabulous, and down home all at the same it:)

  • EstyElle

    EstyElle said 6 years ago

    LOVE IT!!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    Love all these succulents!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love this-especially the seed packet idea!

  • twosillyboys

    twosillyboys said 6 years ago

    Soo beautiful!!!! Great ideas for my upcoming wedding!!!! love it

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding theme. And I love the mini succulents used as party favors.

  • thehappycouple

    thehappycouple said 6 years ago

    Such a great wedding. Love Style Me Pretty!

  • perebags

    perebags said 6 years ago

    Love this!!!

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items for a real country feel..

  • giddyspinster

    giddyspinster said 6 years ago

    yay! for succulents!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    Those succulent succulents look beautiful in the varying shades of green. Beautifully done ~*~

  • sisforsupplies

    sisforsupplies said 6 years ago

    very very nice!!!!!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Love it!

  • SweetSincerity

    SweetSincerity said 6 years ago

    One gorgeous couple? Check. One beautiful, fresh color palate? Check. One quirky, uniquely themed wedding? Check. Finding everything you could ever want/need on Etsy to create a memorable first day as man and wife? Priceless. :)

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    OK, call me anti-wedding (which I probably am slightly) but am I the only one to glaze over when presented with yet ANOTHER feature about someone else's "big day"?

  • NapPage

    NapPage said 6 years ago

    really nice

  • KnotaGeek

    KnotaGeek said 6 years ago

    I loooooove the succulent party favors!!!!!

  • vinskord

    vinskord said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! Very nice!

  • breekola

    breekola said 6 years ago

    that is exactly what i want for my wedding! so beautiful and functional!

  • wwbc

    wwbc said 6 years ago

    Lovely and down to earth!

  • PrinceWhitaker

    PrinceWhitaker said 6 years ago

    Completely gorgeous! Down to every detail!

  • babble4baby

    babble4baby said 6 years ago

    The succulents look beautiful. You do amazing work.

  • cathystreet

    cathystreet said 6 years ago

    Beautiful not easy to do I'm saving my money

  • thisthatotherthings

    thisthatotherthings said 6 years ago

    If I were to do it all again, and I'm not saying I am, I would have a rustic wedding. I love the effect of flowers in a mason jar. And I's set up a lemonade stand for the bar. I really enjoyed your ideas, maybe I will mention renewing our vows to him and then we could have a party. Now that's an idea.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago


  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy said 6 years ago

    Lovely photographs and ideas!

  • HardlySimpleDesigns

    HardlySimpleDesigns said 6 years ago

    These are so beautiful! I love the idea of having succulents everywhere. The color is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • ClothandPatina

    ClothandPatina said 6 years ago

    Love this...the succulents are so fresh and earthy! Beautifully put together! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • minibytes

    minibytes said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! *Bookmarking!* :D

  • EmbroiderybyMelissa

    EmbroiderybyMelissa said 6 years ago

    beautiful wedding

  • loveleeflowers

    loveleeflowers said 6 years ago

    very well done... love the split peas and moose:)

  • kapelusznik

    kapelusznik said 6 years ago

    wonderful photos here :-)

  • joonijewelry

    joonijewelry said 6 years ago

    Lovely succulents! Very inspiring. Succulents as a bouquet and in a tiny tin bucket look awesome!

  • KatieJBeadDesigns

    KatieJBeadDesigns said 6 years ago

    Everything i found on Style me pretty was the inspiration for my entire wedding theme/decor. I love it all!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 6 years ago

    I love the succulents.

  • mooli365

    mooli365 said 6 years ago


  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    You can't beat SMP for bringing on wedding gorgeousness! The blog is known as one of (if not THE) best in the wedding world. This is a wonderful example, typical of their usual fabulous features, complete with something just a little different and spectacular. Like the succulents, which are especially perfect for that wedding location! The bride put together such a pretty event and I love how Abby really brings it alive for the rest of us who get to enjoy it from the sidelines.

  • DaBeads

    DaBeads said 6 years ago

    really really beautiful and unique...awesome ideas

  • lilinspirations

    lilinspirations said 6 years ago

    What can I say...GORGEOUS!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 6 years ago

    Stunning wedding favors + love the beautiful colors of this wedding :)

  • birdesign

    birdesign said 6 years ago

    beautiful pictures <3

  • LittleAgain

    LittleAgain said 6 years ago

    My daughter got married the first of Oct.this year and had a Fall themed wedding.She got ideas from Style Me Pretty.It was very rustic and beautiful and personal.We ordered items on Etsy that were personalized and hand made.We got so many complements and new SMP and Etsy lovers.

  • kendallgardnerdesign

    kendallgardnerdesign said 6 years ago

    Great photos. Love the pictures of the succulents!

  • lotusblanc

    lotusblanc said 5 years ago

    I love succulents. It's gorgeous. It's poetics. Thank you

  • leslieholz

    leslieholz said 5 years ago

    This is totally what I would want for my daughters!! Beautiful!!

  • chelsea112

    chelsea112 said 5 years ago

    This is EVERYHTING! Love!

  • jennya309

    Jennifer Chiappetti from jennya309 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful pictures!

Sign in to add your own