Monday, March 19, 2012

{Daily Wedding Bits} Rustic-Chic Decor - Hay

Guess what’s the latest craze in rustic wedding ceremony seating is? HAY! Hay used for seating can be stylish and fun. Perfect decor element for a rustic chic wedding. What more could one ask? If you're planning a low key, DIY wedding on a budget, I suggest hay bales as a possible option for seating.

Photo via Pinterest


Hay bales are great choice because they’re a good height for seating and you can easily find them local to source them, and you can accessorize them up in all kinds of ways. In finding hay bales in Louisville (or in Kentucky), I would recommend finding a local stables or farm and finding out whether you could borrow or rent the hay bales rather than buy them.  You should be able to negotiate a reasonable price or even just to leave a deposit until the bales are returned.
 
As simple as it gets, hay may be a bit uncomfortable for some bums. So have them simply draped with material or throws to provide a more cushioned seat. Quilts, blankets, picnic rugs, and cushions are all great for accessorizing your hay bale seating.  If you are looking for vintage quilts or old blankets, make sure you check out sales, charity stores and ask friends and family.

Below are some great examples of hay bale seating- as well as Hay decor!  Be inspired!

Outdoor Hay Bales Seating with Ribbons
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Hay Bales Lounge Sofa
Photo by Dixie Pixel Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs
 
Elegantly Rustic Hay Bale Ceremony Seating
Photo via Pinterest

Need risers? Hay bails and a few planks of wood should fix that.
Photo by Mary Dougherty Photography via Ruffled

 Ring Bearer Pillow made from a Small Hay Stack
Created by Morgann Hill Designs

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