Rustic Countryside Wedding Styling at Lyth Valley Country Inn

If you’re longing for a wedding with a rustic countryside vibe, then today’s shoot at Lyth Valley Country Inn will give you loads of ideas for your wedding styling.

There is an eclectic mix of rustic styling ideas, from feathers and skulls to moss covered oak slices and bird nests, and also some styling elements which give a wonderful modern twist on the rustic nature of this concept. Giant grass covered LOVE letters create a modern backdrop whilst embracing the natural vibe. The florals are amazing too, with wildflowers and eucalyptus foliage mixed with bright blue flowers again giving a contemporary edge.

I adore the eclectic mix of old and new that creates real interest and intrigue. Beautifully rustic backdrops with vintage bikes, large light-up wooden letters, blankets, old books, tea cups and rustic furniture are brought to life in the surroundings of the countryside and Lyth Valley Country Inn.

Four brides by fireplace at Lyth Valley Country Inn

Varying bridal styles each complement the rustic concept, from traditional chic with an elegant bridal look to rock chick with leather biker jacket and tattoos. These are perfect examples to show that little tweaks can make different styling concepts your own.

Carolyn of AMB-Vision joined forces with make-up artist Polly Winder to bring this rustic countryside wedding styling to life…

Countryside Chic

“Friends since birth and Lake District born and bred, Carolyn and I have both found ourselves working in the wedding industry but in completely different areas. So, we decided to work together to create a ‘Countryside Chic’ shoot. With spring just around the corner we wanted to create a shoot encapsulating the rustic beauty of the venue as well as its stunning surroundings.”

“Surrounded by Lake District countryside, Lyth Valley Country Inn has wonderful outdoor space, and the rustic countryside theme of the venue gave us the inspiration for varied wedding looks, from boho to a more classic bridal wear style.

“Each supplier contributed their own influence in the arrangement of the shoot and the results were exactly what we wanted.”

Large hedge LOVE letters

Baby goat

Bride in grounds of Lyth Valley Country Inn

Bride with veil holding bouquet

Bride's face

Bride and groom in countryside

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Rustic Countryside Wedding Styling in Shades of Orange

Captured so beautifully by Chris Wojdak and Les Amis Photo, this countryside wedding styling concept is classically romantic with a naturally rustic vibe. The styling team used many natural elements, including sweet Californian oranges on the rustic dessert table, and orange hues continue through the styling with beautiful bright orange ranunculus in the bridal bouquets, groom’s buttonhole and the table designs. Combined with soft blue, chalky greenery and soft ivory this creates a vibrant, edgy and classically sweet colour palette.

Sprawling, untamed florals play perfectly against soft, timeless lace throughout, from the table linen to the bride’s beautiful veil. The tablescape is romantically designed with a lace table runner and floral arrangements in antique gold vases, with each place setting set with white china and orange and blue glassware. Sometime it’s the little details which make the most impact, and the place settings have been designed with so much thought. Each side plate features elegant fern detail, with the cutlery loosely tied with a place name in beautiful hand lettering.

The attention detail is what I love most about this styled wedding shoot. Everything from the the table runners complementing the bride’s gorgeous lace veil, to the wedding stationery designed with lace-look detail and pretty leaf envelope liners giving a nod to the rustic vibe. The flower girls’ look works so well too. I adore their pretty floral crowns of foliage and flowers, and the combination of simple ivory mismatched dresses with well-worn brown boots.

I hope you love these rustic countryside wedding styling ideas as much as I do… enjoy!

Elegant wedding stationery with hand lettering

Hand lettering on wedding stationery

Rustic wedding table with orange flowers and green foliage

Rustic wedding place setting with orange and white flowers

Side plate with fern illustration and hand lettering name

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Cosy Hygge Wedding Styling Inspiration

You’ve probably heard the word hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ or ‘hue-gah’. It’s basically a word to reflect a mood of cosiness and contentment, and this wondrous hygge wedding styling will get you right into the Christmas spirit.

Created by the magnificent Kirsten, aka The Little Wedding Helper, these ideas give a cosy approach to Christmas and winter wedding styling. The concept also has a rustic feel, and it’s all so inviting.

A dark colour palette of purple and green offers an alternative to tradition Christmas colours, and what better florals to use at this time of year than purple hydrangeas, elderberries, and ivy? These elements combine to create a fabulously styled wedding tablescape. A large trailing ivy table runner creeps around vases of hydrangea and taper candles in glass bottles. So beautiful, it’s an easy way to create a stunning feature of your wedding table, and it’s inexpensive too, as you could forage the ivy yourself.

Wedding place setting with hygge styling

Cosy Vibe

One of the best places to create a cosy vibe is in a country pub, and The Battleaxes in Wraxall, just outside Bristol, provided a wonderful setting for this shoot. Throughout this stunning venue, carefully placed rustic decor creates feature points for the styling. Every little detail, such as the wooden stag head, wicker hearts, vintage books, lanterns, candles and soft blankets, all help to bring the hygge wedding styling to life.

The cosy vibe continues up the stairs of the pub, where trailing ivy is woven around pillar candles flickering between dark purple hydrangea. This looks great, but of course be careful at your wedding venue to place real candles out of the way of people’s path! You can get great artificial candles though, and some venues prefer these, so it’s best to check to be on the safe side.

A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a cake or two, and a wonderful styled sweet treat table adds to the cosy, rustic vibe. Naked wedding cakes, a decadent chocolate drip cake, and the cutest gingerbread houses are all displayed on oak slices. For me though, the pièce de résistance for this shoot is the spectacular hot chocolate bar, sure to give you a warm feeling inside (and leave you wanting one!).

Huge thanks go to Sam Gibson Photography for these amazing pictures of this hygge wedding styling inspiration…

Easy to Recreate

“The Danish word ‘hygge’ has become a bit of a buzz word. I keep pronouncing it as ‘huggy’, because it’s how it makes you feel. Meik Wiking, author of ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ defines it as ‘togetherness, relaxations, indulgence, presence and comfort’.

“It got me thinking about weddings and how this Danish concept can lend itself to the planning and design of a wedding day. Many couples who I talk to often become overwhelmed with everything, all consumed with Pinterest and wanting to create the right look for their day. They can become lost in so many details that they lose sight of what the day is actually about. Don’t get me wrong, I love the details; it’s what my job is about. However, it’s important that they’re meaningful and personal. When your guests walk into your ceremony and reception they should see the both of you entwined throughout. It’s not just about how your wedding looks, but how it feels too.

“After reading more I wanted to create hygge wedding styling that encompassed all its elements and, more importantly, was easy to recreate.

“Thank you to all the suppliers who really got what I wanted to create, and also to The Battleaxes for allowing us to take over a corner of their beautiful venue. It is perfect for any winter wedding, with its log fires, wooden tables, mismatched chairs, and as much hot chocolate as a wedding stylist could drink!”

Small wedding table with hygge styling

Candles and plates on rustic table to create hygge wedding styling

Cosy, rustic wedding table with candles, ivy runner and white plates

Pot of purple hydrangea on wedding table

Rustic table with hygge wedding styling

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Winter Wedding Styling at Breckenridge Distillery

Any wedding that starts with ‘take a shot and take a seat’ gets my vote, and I certainly give a great big vote to this uber-cool winter styled shoot at Breckenridge Distillery, Colorado.

Created to showcase the flexibility of Breckenridge Distillery, this shoot shows what an awesome space it is for weddings. The creative team decided on a winter wedding theme, and a lot of winter weddings feature a colour palette of reds, silver and gold… but not this one! This winter styling has a vibrant colour scheme with a plethora of cool styling details.

The colour concept of muted pinks and purples with pops of blue looks fabulous, especially in the floral arrangements. Beautiful florals feature heavily, from the bridesmaid’s most astonishing floral necklace, to the fun tassel-tied bouquets and the wedding cake with sugar flowers. Even the wedding stationery has a floral theme in keeping with the styling.

Bridal party posing with cigars at Breckenridge Distillery

Quirky Styling

There are also many quirky styling ideas, such as the Cigar and Whisky Bar, ceremony backdrop of coloured tassels with flowers above, Macramé and floral decorated chairs and quirky signs. These ideas are just part of what makes this shoot such fun, and would be perfect for a relaxed wedding.

Of course, the great thing about having your wedding in a distillery is that the main decor is already there in the form of the barrels and bar. The styling team gave a nod to the surroundings with the inclusion of the whisky bar ‘Take a Shot and Take a Seat’ sign I mentioned before.

The bride and groom’s styling matches the relaxed, cool ambience. I love the bride’s long sleeved lace top and full length pink tulle skirt, and her style complements the groom’s relaxed look of chinos and tweed waistcoat.

Everything about this winter wedding styling at Breckenridge Distillery is beautiful and fun. I’m getting a little excited about winter now after seeing the pictures of the couple in the snow at the end of the shoot. Castorina Photography and Films has captured every detail so beautifully…

Purple floral winter wedding stationery

Whisky shot wedding table plan

Take a Shot and Take a Seat sign

Wedding chairs with macramé hanging from back

Winter wedding table with colourful floral centrepiece

Purple wedding menu on blue charger plate

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A Natural, Relaxed Village Hall Wedding

Today I’m sharing pictures from a beautiful, relaxed wedding in the Norfolk countryside. Jess and Tom’s wedding style was rustic and elegant, with so many pretty details. Jess created a lot of the wedding details herself, including the stationery and table decorations; she is very talented!

I really love Jess’ bridal bouquet. Full of foliage, it works so well with the rustic vibe. Their reception venue, a local village hall, provided a great space to style with rustic wedding decor, including a cool pallet bar, wooden seating plan, hessian bunting, lanterns and beautiful rectangular tables with white wooden chairs.

Bride holding bouquet in air as she walks in field with groom

Jess’ bridal style is so relaxed. Her lace Monsoon wedding dress is absolutely gorgeous and shows that you don’t need to spend thousands on the perfect dress. The blush pink bridesmaid dresses from Next really complement Jess’ lacy number too.

If you’re looking for wedding inspiration that’s natural and rustic but with a modern twist then you’ll love these wonderful ideas, captured by Grace Elizabeth.

Special

“Tom and I met through a mutual friend when we went out for a meal.

“Tom’s proposal was cute and relaxed by the river near my parents’ house; a route we’d very often walked. We’d spoken about getting engaged but I had no idea it would happen! That made it even more special.”

Wedding dress hanging in tree

Close up of flowers and foliage in bridal bouquet

Earrings

Bride having hair done

Bride's mother fastening bride's necklace

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