Eco Wedding: Cool Decor From Reclaimed Barn Wood

Spring is the season of wedding planning, and couples facing a tight budget are always looking for creative ways to achieve elegance without a big price tag. In addition to saving money, many are looking for ways to reduce the overall environmental impact of their nuptials. This quest for eco-thriftiness leads many to seek out DIY or recycled accents for their special day.

While some green wedding decor can leave something to be desired, the shabby-chic products offered by the Rustic Wedding Shop are picture perfect. Made from reclaimed barn wood, as well as burlap and other vintage materials, the Etsy shop’s selection of pastoral products are sure to put a smile on the face of any eco-conscious bride and groom.

Recycled Barn Wood Hearts

image via Rustic Wedding Shop/Etsy

Created by an artist in Ontario, the shop’s handmade pieces include rustic wooden hearts hewn with care from a lovely 130 year old salvaged barn board (pictured above), table number stands, and an all-natural spalted maple wood dessert stand (pictured below). The cake stand has a rustic live edge, is sanded to perfection, and protected with a low-voc food safe matte finish.

Reclaimed Wood Cake Stand

image via Rustic Wedding Shop/Etsy

According to a recent shop announcement, new pieces including unique cake toppers, banners, and charming barn board centerpieces, will be added soon. “We love all things natural and rustic, and have created this shop to bring something magical to your wedding celebration,” writes the shop owner.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog

    • It’s great to hear that couples can use eco-friendly decor at their weddings. It will definitely make for a memorable experience!