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.

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“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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Table with rustic wedding styling in The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Rustic Wedding Styling at The Cowyard Barn, Pengenna Manor

Cornwall is one of my absolute favourite places in the UK because of the incredible scenery and spectacular beaches. If you are looking for a unique, hidden beauty of a wedding venue in Cornwall then look no further than Pengenna Manor.

Pengenna Manor is such a fabulous building steeped in family history, and this 200 year the old cow shed has been converted into a rustic barn venue – The Cowyard Barn. It’s a beautiful blank canvas for couples to create the wedding of their dreams. Amber Pearl Photography photographed this wonderful rustic wedding styling concept that shows how you can transform the space.

Table with rustic wedding styling in The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Long, rustic, banquet style tables and folding wooden chairs formed the base for the rustic tablescape. The styling shows that tablescapes don’t always have to be big and lavish. The gorgeous foliage table runner works wonders and creates a real focal point for rustic styling. I love the old milk churns brimming with eucalyptus – very in keeping with the surroundings and the history.

So if you love Cornwall too, visit The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor and see just how perfect this wedding venue is.

Natural, Rustic Vibe

“Pengenna Manor in North Cornwall is an 800-year-old private family home set in over 300 beautiful acres. The venue recently celebrated the completion of its new events space, The Cowyard Barn, with a gorgeous rustic wedding shoot featuring some of the South West’s top suppliers.

“Dressed for a beautiful yet simple indoor ceremony and a fabulous wedding reception dinner, the natural, rustic vibe complemented the new space perfectly.”

The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Rustic wedding ceremony set up at The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Urns of foliage in front of rustic wedding ceremony chairs

Hand tied bouquet tied to wedding ceremony chair

Flower and foliage arch at end of wedding ceremony aisle in The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

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Bride and groom kissing in cornfield

A Pastel Pink Wedding at Mythe Barn

I’m delighted to feature the beautiful wedding of Hayley and Chris that took place at the stunning wedding venue, Mythe Barn. Delicate pastel colours are always a popular choice for summer weddings, and when paired with gorgeous flowers, beautiful natural wood and romantic candles, they set the scene for a beautiful rustic wedding.

If you’re having a summer wedding in the countryside then it lends itself to being a floral-filled day. Hayley and Chris chose pretty country garden florals in shades of pink and white, which form the base of this rustic wedding styling.

Bride and groom kissing in cornfield

Flowers adorn each of the wedding tables, surrounding large storm vases with pillar candles that sit upon and around natural oak slices for a touch of rustic elegance. Hayley’s posy style bouquet with roses, dahlias, daisies and astilbe is also perfect for a summer wedding.

Surrounded by the Leicestershire countryside, the rustic elements are right at home. I love the DIY touches like the Prosecco and popcorn stations (my kind of wedding) and the beer barrel cake stand surrounded by gypsophila covered crates. Even the wooden place names on the tables add to the rustic nature of this beautiful wedding.

With cornfields surrounding the barn, photographer James Andrew captured Hayley and Chris in a fun, relaxed way that tells the story of their wedding day perfectly.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of this pretty pastel pink wedding at Mythe Barn.

Mythe Barn entrance sign

Sheep in field by Mythe Barn

Mythe Barn

Bridesmaids opening gifts

Bridesmaid hugging bride

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Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

A Country Style Wedding at Cripps Barn

I have loved Cripps Barn ever since my best friend held her wedding reception there back in 2010. The beautiful rustic barn with exposed beams and brick, and the fabulous large windows, is the perfect backdrop for a country style wedding, and that’s exactly why Jack and Chloe chose the venue for their special day.

Chloe and Jack filled the barn with the most beautiful country garden flowers. On the tables they displayed jars of flowers on oak slices with pretty vintage table name cards, the large fireplace was adorned with a fabulous floral display and pillar candles, and the pièce de résistance was the amazing large floral globe suspended from the middle of the barn – incredible! The pretty flowers also feature in Chloe’s bridal bouquet. Filled with agapanthus, ranunculus, Nigella and lisianthus, it looks beautiful against her elegant white Sottero and Midgley wedding dress, Sandrina.

Chloe wore her sensational embroidered lace and tulle wedding dress with a pair of beautiful peep toe Rachel Simpson shoes, Hazel, with pretty, delicate beaded embellishment. To finish her bridal look, Chloe chose a chapel length veil for a traditional look.

Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

To inject a little fun into their country wedding, Chloe arrived at Cripps Barn in a cute Indian Ambassador car, which is reminiscent of a Morris Minor from the outside but has an incredible patterned red and gold interior. Too add to the look, the car bumpers are festooned with flowers.

The whole wedding is filled with such attention to detail, fun and love. Grab a cuppa on this Monday morning, and enjoy these delightful pictures taken by Geoff Kirby Photography.

Country Wedding Theme

“Jack and I met in a nightclub in our first year of university, and realised we were both studying on the same course. We stayed best friends for the next four years of uni and ended up living together in our final year. Eventually we got together – which surprised nobody!

Cripps Barn

Bride having hair done before wedding

Bride having make-up done before wedding

Wedding dress hanging

Bridal shoes

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Bride holding out shawl on beach on Cumbrian Coastline in Lake District for Wild Spirit wedding shoot

Wild Spirit – Natural Wedding Inspiration in the Lake District

We are so fortunate in the UK to have some of the most incredible landscapes in the entire world. If you are looking for a UK wedding destination with a killer backdrop, then the Lake District is just perfect. This ‘Wild Spirit’ wedding inspiration shoot shows just what a dramatic backdrop the Lake District could provide for your wedding or elopement.

The natural beauty of the surroundings is the perfect setting for wild and rustic styling. The concept is simple yet elegant, and so beautiful. Much of the styling is designed around the beautiful calligraphy wedding stationery created by By Moon and Tide. This stationery has exquisite calligraphy on rustic paper and, in keeping with the surroundings, there is even a rustic picture of a mountain to coordinate for the second part of the shoot.

For the beach shoot, the elegantly styled tablescape, with a wonderful wild foliage covering, beautiful silver candelabra, cut crystal glasses, ribbon-tied silver cutlery, also features a calligraphy written menu. The whole styling is natural and rustic, yet elegant.

I adore the bride’s styles. A cool, boho style trouser two-piece with crop top works impeccably with the first beach setting. I love her relaxed curled updo with boho braid, finished with a pretty hair vine, and a pretty ribbon-tied bouquet with thistles complements her look.

Bride holding out shawl on beach on Cumbrian Coastline in Lake District for Wild Spirit wedding shoot

The second style is dark and moody, perfect for the mountain setting. Against the rocky backdrop, the bride wore a strapless navy lace wedding dress, with blush under-slip. She wore her hair down and messy with a jewelled hair comb, and the bridal bouquet is oversized, wild and rustic.

This shoot has so many beautiful elements that each help to create this amazing wedding styling concept. If you are looking for rustic wedding ideas then I hope you get loads of inspiration from these fabulous pictures by Oobaloos Photography.

Wilderness, Tranquillity and Drama

“The Lake District is an incredible setting for an intimate wedding or elopement. Our Wild Spirit shoot centred around organic calligraphy elements, with bespoke stationery suites designed around the landscapes of the English Lakes and Cumbrian coastline. The look combined wilderness, tranquillity and drama.

“Whether you’re marrying in a traditional venue, barn or marquee, or outdoors near the sea or surrounded by countryside, let the environment set the scene for your day.

“Sheryl Fish of Oobaloos Photography travelled to the Lake District for the shoot. Sheryl’s images have a uniquely artistic feel to them, and her photography style couldn’t have been more perfect. She looks for emotion, laughter, love, and the subtle, natural beauty in every image, and captures the spirit of a place and moment so beautifully.”

Bride walking on beach in Cumbria

Bride carrying bouquet across beach

Bride walking on grass by beach

Bride wearing bridal separates holding bouquet

Bride by beach in Cumbria

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