1.Use British flowers when ever you can. You cant beat them to get that country look. Imported flowers are often to rigid and perfect looking.2.Use lots of different varieties of flowers really helps to create a country vibe. Bouquets often have 15 plus different types of flowers.
4.Large arrangements look fantastic in rustic milk churns.
5. Cream, tin jugs brimming with flowers are great for table pieces, and could be used along the aisle beforehand.
6. Wellies are so symbolic of the countryside, and make great vases.
7. The old favourite that shows no sign of going out of fashion is the humble jam jar, use in groups of 3, 5, or 7 jars and try to alter the heights to create depth and interest. Why not decorate the jars with Hessian, lace or ribbon?
8. Use old wooden crates or wheelbarrows to create a seating plan with a difference.
9. Create a hanging instillation with an old wooden ladder or flowers draped over a beam.
10. Bottles filled with flowers are very versatile and can be used almost anywhere at a venue.
11. Bouquet’s tend to be hand tied, often loosely arranged and look as if they have just been picked. Not too round and neat.
12. Bales of all shapes and sizes tend to be a part of a country themed wedding. Why not go for something a little different with a giant bride and groom!
14. For the men- buttonholes are made from a collection of different flowers taken from the brides bouquet, often 4 or 5 different varieties that are arranged on the natural stem and tied with twine.
15. Napkins simply folded, with a flower attached with a piece of twine help to draw the colour of the flowers to the edges of the table. Often white linen and white tableware look a little clinical, unless the colour is drawn out.
16. Large circles of flowers hanging from the roof of a marquee have a much more country feel than the traditional glass chandeliers.
17. Scented flowers are another important aspect of a country themed wedding, delicate flowers like sweet peas and foliage such as mint or rosemary create a beautiful aroma.
18. Hessian and bunting are the fabrics of choice for many aspects of country wedding, from table runners and place mats to the fastening for the bouquets.
19. Seating plans or signs often involve pallets, which can be decorated with tins filled with flowers or garlands hung over the top.
20. Venues that work well for a country theme include the obvious barns and farm yard settings, but also country houses, marquee or village halls.
Thank you to all the wonderful photographers, and brides & grooms who have allowed us to use photos of their wonderful wedding days.