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Rustic Chic: The Perfect Wedding Venue 

The Perfect Choice: Rustic Chic Wedding Venue

“Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay forever.”

 — Unknown


A wedding is a magical event that symbolizes the union of two souls in love, and choosing the perfect wedding venue plays a vital role in making this special day truly unforgettable. The concept of a rustic-chic wedding venue has gained immense popularity in recent years, as it offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love in a unique and picturesque setting. This blog explores the significance of a rustic-chic wedding venue as the most trending venue and discusses the factors to consider when making this important decision. 

Baqara is located in beautiful Runnells IA which is only a 20 minute drive from downtown Des Moines, and a free of gravel roads! Baqara is a perfect rustic chic wedding venue. Choosing a rustic-chic venue for a wedding has become increasingly popular among couples in recent years.This style combines elements of both rustic and elegant aesthetics, creating a charming and romantic atmosphere. There are several reasons why couples opt for Baqara:


  1. Natural Beauty: Rustic-chic venues are often set in picturesque locations, such as barns, farms or gardens. These venues offer a stunning backdrop of natural beauty, with lush landscapes, rolling hills, or rustic architecture. The organic and serene environment adds a touch of enchantment to the wedding, creating a magical ambiance for the couple and their guests.
  2. Unique and Quaint Charm: Rustic-chic venues exude a unique charm that sets them apart from traditional wedding venues. The vintage and rustic elements, such as exposed wooden beams, aged brick walls, or weathered barn doors, create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The venue’s character and history contribute to the overall appeal, allowing couples to celebrate their special day in a distinctive and memorable setting.
  3. Versatility and Flexibility: Rustic-chic venues often offer versatile spaces that can be transformed to suit various wedding styles and themes. Whether couples prefer a romantic and intimate affair or a grand celebration, these venues provide flexibility for customization. The open spaces allow for creative décor arrangements, personalized touches, and unique seating layouts, giving couples the freedom to design their dream wedding.
  4. Relaxed and Intimate Ambiance: Rustic-chic venues often provide a more relaxed and intimate setting compared to traditional ballrooms or banquet halls. The cozy and laid-back atmosphere creates a sense of familiarity and comfort, allowing guests to feel more at ease and enjoy the celebration. The natural surroundings and rustic charm contribute to a more intimate ambiance, fostering a stronger connection among family and friends.
  5. Blend of Elegance and Simplicity: The rustic-chic style seamlessly blends elegance with simplicity. The combination of refined details, such as delicate chandeliers, fine linens, or floral arrangements, with rustic elements, like wooden tables, burlap accents, or mason jar centerpieces, creates a harmonious balance. This fusion appeals to couples seeking a wedding that is both sophisticated and down-to-earth, with a touch of rustic charm.
  6. Photography Opportunities: Rustic-chic venues often offer a plethora of stunning backdrops for wedding photography. From sun-dappled fields to weathered barns or enchanting gardens, these venues provide numerous opportunities for capturing beautiful and memorable moments. The natural lighting and rustic elements add depth and character to the photographs, resulting in breathtaking imagery.

Conclusion: Couples choosing Baqara, a rustic-chic wedding venue feels exciting and made an important decision that significantly impacts the overall experience on their special day recently. From the captivating setting and intimate celebrations to the natural beauty, versatility, intimate ambiance, and blend of elegance and simplicity make this venue an appealing choice for couples seeking a wedding experience that is both romantic and unforgettable. After carefully considering the preferences and desires of the couple, along with the practical aspects of logistics and guest accommodation, a wedding venue can be transformed into a dreamlike location that leaves an indelible mark on everyone’s hearts. Ultimately, Baqara, a well-chosen rustic-chic wedding venue sets the stage for an enchanting celebration of love, creating cherished memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.


BEST way and BEST value!

Time to order flowers! Where do I go and how do I do this? ……………… This is a good question…..My vote is to choose local! Please plan ahead by at least a few days if you want something specific. If you want something same day or the next morning, please trust your florist to create a designers choice arrangement. It will be amazing, I promise!

To get the best value, call your florist directly! WHY?! You get to talk to your designer! So fun and personal and you can talk budget and may get FREE delivery too!

Choose local and I promise your order will be taken care of and much appreciated!

Send flowers today and make someones month!!! <3


Flowers Just Die.

Can we say cringeworthy?! These are the last words a florist wants to hear from ANYONE. ESPECIALLY friends and family. Yet we do.

Can I say something that may be obvious?

I KNOW FLOWERS DIE! Crazy right?


Flowers are like produce right? Grown just for you and amazing at their peak. You buy produce to eat then it turns into what? We all know that answer….

Flowers actually last longer then that banana you just ate.

Their life span is short and SPECIAL!

They were made up just for you for whatever reason and are yours to enjoy.

Its a proven fact that flowers MAKE US HAPPY!

Crazy right.

So. The next time you want to make someone feel special, send flowers…which means you are sending feelings. Yes, feelings.

And that my friend, is a memory that I would love to instill to my loved ones.

What about you?

Would you rather be that guy that says Flowers just die, or the guy that sent flowers to make his loved ones feel special?

I know what I choose.

<3 <3 <3 Hope to chat soon!


Faux vs. Real Flowers

You are getting married! You have found your venue, photographer, DJ, and caterer and are ready to book your florist!

Check out florists online and take a look at their photos and style. Ask your friends and co-workers who they used and if they would recommend them. Ask your wedding groups on Facebook for recommendations. Word of mouth from past brides is often the best way to find quality vendors. The brides have real experience with them!

Also, take some time to decide the look and feel you are imagining for your wedding day……… you picture fresh, fragrant blooms for your wedding bouquet…. picked as the best stems among them all just for you…..lush and soft blooms for your guests to enjoy as the centerpieces… and one of a kind corsages for Grandma to wear? The centerpieces can be gifted to special guests as they leave or used for gift opening or brunch the next morning.

OR are you thinking faux florals that you will keep in a shadow box with your invitation, a photo and a garter perhaps? A memento for your bridesmaids to keep?

Faux or real is the question. Yes, faux flowers can be very budget friendly…..but they can or may look very budget friendly. Often, you will pay double or even triple the cost of a real flower for a faux one that looks real and is quality! So decide on what is most important to you for your wedding…..gorgeous, fragrant flowers in full bloom that will be perfect for your day and you can gift to loved ones or enjoy at home after the event…. or faux ones that you can keep at home forever. The choice is totally yours.

With fresh, you can preserve them at Suspended in Time out of Adel, IA ( )

or have them preserved through embroidery at Muted Rose Embroidery on Etsy. ( )

These are 2 of our favorite vendors at Baqara!

Maybe you want to stick to faux and other decor. for your tables and have fresh florals for the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for the most special people in your wedding. That is also an option as well!

The bouquet pictured has real and faux flowers. It gives a pop of silk gold hydrangea and gorgeous white tulips, hydrangeas, roses and a flowing mix of eucalyptus.

As a florist, fresh flowers are my favorite as I love the fragrance and romance of them as we get to enjoy them at their best for the wedding day! However, I do offer both to bring my brides vision to life!

Happy floral planning!