English country garden style
With Christmas now behind us and the start of a brand new year on our doorsteps, it seems only right to commence a fresh wedding season with some gorgeous spring styling. I’m originally from a tiny village in the Forest of Dean so I love anything that’s got a hint of country shabby chic or outdoor elegance. So to spread my admiration for all things garden inspired, here is a lovely collection of wedding styling ideas that will truly banish the winter blues.
If your wedding reception is being held in an indoor location there’s no reason why you can’t bring your love of the English countryside inside too. A good starting place is to have lots of seasonal flowers arranged beautifully around your venue. These can be placed in Ceramic Garden Planters Or Plant Pots, Wooden Tray And Herb Pots or Willow Trugs for a shabby chic finish. Other spring details could be the rustic Wooden Bark Tea Light Holders & Lanterns and Mini Blackboard Sticks Wedding Table Numbers by The Wedding of my Dreams. Place the sticks in terracotta pots and lay the tables with Fouta Stripe Table Runners for the ultimate garden style. For a finishing touch put a Watering Can Cruet Set on each table to compliment your outdoor theme.
A romantic idea would be to create a secluded secret garden area; think a fairies nest or a fantasy Narnia. It could be an escape for the children to play in or a calm sanctuary for adults to step aside from the evening dancing. Use the Enamel ‘Garden’ Sign by The Hiding Place to point your guests in the right direction and have these Wooden Mushroom Seats scattered around for all to sit on. Continue the magical setting by placing a Personalised Wedding Crate by Plantabox in the mist of the enchanted garden for wedding guests to place their thoughtful gifts and cards. And what traditional country wedding would not be complete without some patterned bunting? The Cotton Bunting Company has a gorgeous selection with their English Country Bunting being perfect for this spring theme.
The little gifts that your guests receive are a great opportunity for you to give them a small part of your wedding to take back home. To encourage your love of the English countryside to keep on growing, give your wedding party alfresco inspired favours. Patchwork Harmony has a few lovely ideas like their Kitchen & Garden Scented Candles. Each come in a ceramic jar decorated with a fabric doily for a sweet homemade touch and also include a delicious jam recipe. They also have individual Gardeners Soaps wrapped in beautifully illustrated paper. Other options perfect for a country garden wedding are the Gardening Shortbread Biscuits, the Grow Your Own Vegetable Packs and the Pocket Garden Mirror – ideal for all your female guests. You could also write a personal thank you note on these Handmade Watering Can Notelets for each of your attending guests.
If you’ve opted to fully immerse yourself into the English countryside on your wedding day and brave the great outdoors for your venue, it may be wise to have an extra pair of shoes for backup. A fun, weather-proof option are these ivory Wedding Wellies ensuring your gorgeous designer heels remain pristine clean all day long. Choose pieces of bridal jewellery and accessories that have a touch of spring style like this Lily Of The Valley Pearl Comb or Silver Wild Rose Pendant. For your bridesmaids there’s the In The Garden Charm Bracelet by Lullaby Blue or the English Garden Bluebell And Pearl Earrings by Jo and Jack Jewellery. Both have a lovely silver design making them perfect for your green fingered little helpers. For the groom and groomsmen the Ivy and Snail Cufflinks by Love from England are a charming cuff decoration that will spruce up any garden attire.