Friday, February 1, 2013

Wedding Theme Spotlight: Country Weddings

Country or garden weddings are perfect for couples looking to inject an element of whimsical fun into their day while still maintaining a stylish and romantic feel. From a more formal, elegant affair to a relaxed day of picnic-style dining and garden games, this style of wedding can cater for it all. 

Studio Impressions
Theme Ideas
  • Garden Party
  • Rustic Elegance
  • Vineyard Escape
  • Fairground Fun
  • Classic Vintage
  • Rainforest Romance
  • High Tea Soiree
  • Rustic Luxe
  • Natural
  • Fairytale

Wedding of Mitch and Chantal | Kye Norton Photography
Double Check 
Ensure your ceremony and reception locations are clearly marked for guests but providing a map in your invites and signage on the day. If you’re thinking of having at least part of your wedding outdoors, remember to prepare for the elements. 

Consider large garden umbrellas over round tables or a marquee. If it does happen to rain, embrace it! A misty background is a beautiful backdrop to any photo and will add variety 
to your wedding album. 

Sterling Studios
Decor 
Think endless strands of fairy lights and lanterns in the trees, coloured flags or bunting fluttering in the breeze, and an abundance of flowers filling the air with a heavenly scent. Sprawling marquees can provide shelter from the elements while smaller tepees can be set up for children to play in once the formalities are over. Alternatively, a barn or farmhouse can help create an authentic country feel and will create an intimate setting for the reception. 

If ‘rustic chic’ is your style, look for long heavy-set wooden tables where your guests can dine together. If a garden party wedding is more your style, organise afternoon games like croquet or bocce. Set out picnic blankets and baskets filled with treats for your guests to nibble on between the ceremony and the reception and add quirky touches like a lemonade stand.

Wedding of Rohan and Danielle 
Wedding of Karen and Trend | Studio Impressions
Adori Studios
Check List 
If you’re setting up on grass, think about whether you need some protective flooring to prevent high heels and chairs from sinking. Couples who are having an outdoor reception will need audio equipment for speeches and music so establish how you are going to source power. 

Wedding of Lisa and Jeremy | Cali B Photography
Final touches 
Wedding favours: create mini picnic baskets for your guests to take home with them. Tie small name cards to them so they act as a place setting as well. 

Wedding of Judi and Chris | Milq Photography
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