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Published July 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Rustic event themes inspire couples, and new business venture


Carrie Brusven turned her passion for repurposed old items into a business. She can decorate a whole wedding or clients can rent out specific pieces.(Jesse Trelstad/ The Forum)

  • Carrie Brusven turned her passion for repurposed old items into a business. She can decorate a whole wedding or clients can rent out specific pieces.(Jesse Trelstad/ The Forum)
  • A large heart found in Brusven's collection is one of the items customers can rent. (Jesse Trelstad/ The Forum)
  • Carrie Brusven said the past and a passion for green living inspired her to open her business, Rustic Trunk. (Jesse Trelstad / The Forum)
  • Salvaged wood used in new ways is part of Rustic Trunk's aesthetic. (Photo courtesy of Rustic Trunk)
  • Lace doilies, glassware, fruit crates and flowers are assembled together for a vintage scene.  (Courtesy of Rustic Trunk)
  • Rustic Trunk rents an old metal wash tub for use as a drink station. (Courtesy of Rustic Trunk)
  • An old window frame serves as the seating chart during Krista Costin and Ryan Dawes' wedding at Rustic Oaks In October 2011. (Photo courtesy of Images Off Broadway)