Styled Shoot - Rustic Luxe

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Inspiration, tips & suppliers to help achieve a dreamy take on rustic wedding style

I'm a country girl but that doesn't mean I don't love a wedding that makes my little magpie eyes twinkle!

This styled shoot features all the dreamy dresses, ethereal styling and metallic elements to make you swoon, but in a gorgeous 17th century barn with rustic furniture and sumptuous, loose florals to appease the country-loving side of you too. Check out the gallery below; -

Top tips to add a little luxury to your rustic wedding Add subtle metallic touches - whether you prefer gold, silver or copper, strategically placed metallic elements elevate the overall look without overwhelming. Here you can see gold and silver leaf on the cake (aren't the mini cakes the cutest?!), the bud vases and some tea-light holders as well as the stationery.

  • Furniture - never underestimate the importance of your wedding day tables and chairs. If you want the warmth of rustic charm as a backdrop to those all-important wedding flowers and centrepieces, a natural finish will always triumph, and a humble chiavari chair helps to keep things luxurious rather than erring on the country-side. That said, if rustic is more where you're leaning, check out white or natural folding chairs or if the budget isn't a problem, splash out on hiring some crossback chairs - oak is our favourite!

  • Candles. Thin candles, fat candles, teeny tiny candles - get them in there! Candles will always make everything extra romantic and just that little bit more fancy.

  • Cut glass & pretty plates - maybe it's just me but cut glass anything always looks more refined. Emulate the high-end look with scattered cut glass tea light holders, mixed with plainer styles and if you can, chat with a vintage china supplier to get your mitts on beautiful cut glass wine glasses. In this shoot, you can see we paired plain glassware with a minimalist plate with gold detailing to make it pop.

  • Layers of detail - the most effective, and therefore, most luxurious looking, styling is always achieved in layers. Multiple heights and textures are the way to make a striking tablescape. It sounds a bit haphazard in theory but in practice, it adds depth to the centrepieces and overall aesthetic of your big day. Low level details of varying heights, with slightly higher floral arrangements, candles accenting above - it all makes for an eyeful of gorgeousness.

The Crew

Venue: Gorwell Farm Barn Photography: Peppermint Love Photography Stationery: Lily & Lottie Stationery Flowers: Julia Moore Floral Design Cake: Lisa Notley Cake Design Hair & Make-Up: Kirsten Sare Make Up Artist Bridal Accessories (Headpieces): White Designs Bridal Adornments Jewellery (Rings): Allum & Sidaway Dresses: Bridal Reloved Dorchester Menswear: Bakers of Bond Street China: Swingletree Vintage Furniture: Taddle Farm Tents Rustic Arch, Table Runners, Lanterns & Chair Drapes: Julia Moore Floral Designs

Models: Vic & Louisa Whittington

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