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12 Farmers Market Ideas to Inspire Your Wedding

Your local farmers market offers more fresh inspo than you think for your wedding's rustic theme.
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by Carrie Anton
carrie anton the knot contributor
Carrie Anton
The Knot Contributor
  • Carrie Anton is a freelance user experience writer and content strategist.
  • Carrie co-founded Wonder: An Idea Studio, a creative consultancy in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Carrie previously worked as a Book Editor and Web Writer for American Girl.

If you're going for a rustic, vintage vibe for your wedding, there's no place more pastoral to gather inspiration from than your local farmers market. Filled with bright blooms, a variety of vegetables, colorful fruits, state-made treats and more, your nearby market has a bounty of ideas for adding fresh touches to your event.

1. Edible Bouquet

Flower stands may be the norm at most markets, but instead of building your bouquet from just-picked blooms, play up healthy fare with a bundle of beautiful veggies.

2. Peachy Keen

Up next is the Maria suite. Featuring beautiful vintage peach illustrations and a pop of color on the enclosure card. This suite sure is pretty as a peach 😆

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Get inspired by bushels of pretty peaches and adorn your invites with a similar design.

3. Flavorful Favors

Edible #weddingfavors are the best. What's your favorite idea you've seen? @champagnenw #calligraphy #jamfavor #christataylor #portlandweddings #portlandweddingphotographer #northwestwedding #oregonbride #oregonphotographer @ktmichelledesigns

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Skip the chocolates and treat your guests to jars of nature's candy: farm-fresh jam.

4. Gourmet Grazing

Farmers market finds are a mix of fresh produce and homemade fare. From cheeses and fruits to breads and spreads, create a casual buffet with treats offered by different vendors.

5. Casual Dining

Mini pork #BBQ sliders-- a favorite #wedding #appetizer in these parts! @thefarmatbrusharbor #southernbride #rusticwedding #farmwedding #theknot #weddingcatering

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Serve up sliders and other comfort foods you'd find at the market to avoid a formal sit-down dinner and keep the laid-back vibe alive all night long.

6. Produce Props

Pick a fruit that's in season and create small crates for a ripe table number idea.

7. Gingham Gathering

A big fat yes for outdoor weddings!

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Checkered tablecloths, like those covering the vendor and picnic tables at the market, make for a whimsical touch to breezy outdoor eating.

8. Floral Décor

Fill metal tubs with bundles of farmers market flowers for simple table centerpieces or wedding day décor with bright pops of color.

9. Snack Station

A custom trail mix bar adds a DIY delight for guests to create their own snacks to munch on while celebrating your marriage.

10. Nature's Dessert Bar

#fruitstand #cherries #strawberries #oia #santorini

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Crates and bowls of fresh fruit work as both eye candy and a healthy sweet treat for your guests.

11. Wedding Pie

Crumble, cream or lattice-topped, skip the cake and go for homemade pies made from locally grown fruits instead.

12. Vendor Vibe

Turn an outdoor open space into a farmers market–inspired venue. Invite different vendors and food carts to come and park, allowing your guests to tour them all and try the best of what is locally available.

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