July 5th, 2018 | Rachel Parry
If we’re talking buzz words in weddings right now, then ‘rustic’ most certainly has to be up there with barn and woodland weddings continuing to grow in popularity.
Favoured for having all the fresh and relaxed feels, a rustic wedding is largely centred around the idyllic beauty of the landscape and countryside, as well as natural materials in buildings, such as exposed stone walls and timber beams.
Of course, every wedding requires a little styling, and so such celebrations are often prettied up with floral and personal touches to further reflect those rustic feels, as well as the personalities of the happy couple.
Keen to inspire those of you currently piecing together a romantic rustic themed big day, we’ve enlisted the assistance of our fabulous Sponsor, natural confetti company, Shropshire Petals, who excel in this area of styling to share their top prop, décor and colour suggestions – prepare to take note!
Main post images by Henry Lowther Photography. Product imagery supplied by Shropshire Petals.
What type of styling features would you suggest for each of the following elements of a wedding for those wanting to achieve a romantic rustic look:
The aisle – Nothing says romance more than petals! Create a cute, rustic petal path to walk upon during your ceremony by scattering petals on the ground to form a path. Line the path with small jars of freshly picked garden flowers. If you’re looking to create a simpler petal path, scatter petals down either side of your aisle to walk between. Create some texture and add some rustic colour by tying bunches of wheat, lavender and dried delphiniums to your ceremony chairs. Complement the look by placing several glass bottles or jars filled with bunches on top old milk churns or barrels to suit your wedding theme.
Outdoor areas – Depending on how much space you have and the colours naturally occurring in your outdoor space will determine how much decoration you will need to use. For the romantic rustic look, less is more. Use simple items such as an old bike or wooden cart to display large bunches of wheat and lavender, which will not only add some subtle colour but a lovely scent too. Have your confetti moment in your outdoor space and create a confetti bar, which will look fantastic. Let guests have fun choosing confetti and when the time comes, enjoy your magical confetti moment.
Centrepieces – Style your tables to reflect your personalities and tastes. If you love bold and vibrant, add a simple rustic vase of fresh flowers to the centre of your table and scatter bright orange, pink, yellow or green rose or hydrangea petals around the flowers. This will create a colourful impact and enhance the rustic flowers in the centre of your tables. If you are using lots of wheat and dried flowers, continue to do so on your tables by reusing displays used during your ceremony and place them onto of rustic log slices. Add some details to match your theme, such as vintage photographs in rustic frames or even cute wooden crates filled with rustic bottles of soft drinks and wine.
Reception room – Natural petal confetti is perfect to use to decorate areas that need a bit of colour and décor such as window sills and on top of pieces of furniture. Scatter confetti in your chosen colours around candlesticks or small jars of flowers or tealights for a beautifully rustic look.
Can you suggest a fitting colour scheme for a rustic wedding in each of the seasons:
Spring – When it comes to spring, make the most of the naturally occurring colours and opt for yellows, greens and ivory.
Summer – Summer is all about sunshine and zest so choose vibrant colours that will really stand out, but that also complement a rustic wedding such as purple, blue, vintage pinks and white/ivory.
Autumn – Rustic themes tend to contain some brown shades such as hessian and natural wood. When it comes to choosing your colour scheme, browns, burgundy, yellow and greens are perfect for this time of year.
Winter – For an opulent rustic celebration in the cooler months of the year, use colours of the season such as silver, ivory, merlot shades and grey.
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