Elegant Rustic Wedding Inspiration
THERESA FUREY PHOTOGRAPHY
I have such a beautifully inspiring shoot for you today. Not only is its floral design brimming with greenery bang on trend, but it is also perfect in its simplicity and I am sure will inspire many of you, whatever style wedding you are planning. For whilst there are no bridesmaids or ceremony setting, not even a bride or groom! It is full of the most beautiful ideas, flowers and finishing touches for creating a rustic reception with refined elegance…..
Before I hand you over to the beautiful images from Theresa Furey Photography, Claire Spiller from Garden and Wild has written some lovely notes about her inspiration for the florals in the shoot….”Our shoot took place on a chilly early November morning when the burgeoning floral abundance of summer was just a memory and had been replaced with the tangle of bare branches, evergreens and seed heads so often sprinkled with natural silvery glitter by the morning frosts. In November we enjoy a gentler pace in nature and a much more subtle colour palette. To reflect this and in keeping with the look that Lauradana wanted to create I used a simple monochromatic scheme in colours that are restful to the eye and that allow the beauty of the setting to shine through.
When working with stunning venues, understated florals with emphasis on foliage, natural movement and texture works wonderfully, the room feels dressed and enhanced yet is not disguised. The gorgeous Cotswold stonework of the barn has subtle warmth gently enhanced with natural elements and styling that feel as though they belong and sit comfortably with the vernacular of the building.”
Before you go, I have a few more words from Claire about her floral designs, as well as some helpful advice on how you can recreate the look for your own wedding – whatever season you are getting married in! “I used a selection of different foliages and flowers chosen for their seasonality or interesting forms. When using a simple colour scheme I particularly like to include lots of textural interest and to stimulate all the senses, I believe doing so is important as it brings a simple colour scheme to life. Graceful white Veronica flowers add highlights, movement, and lead the eye. Delicate star shaped white narcissi were added for a wonderful scent. Subtle green hellebore flowers studded throughout the designs add visual interest and an extra layer of texture and colour and finally the beautiful soft silvery kochia just invites you to touch it and to me mimics the look of frost laden evergreen foliages in winter.
Although our shoot took place in November a similar look could be created in the warmer months too. To achieve this British grown cottage garden or wild flowers would work wonderfully, looking as though they had been freshly gathered from the stunning garden or fields surrounding the venue. Flowers such as wild carrot, white cosmos, white sweet peas, feverfew, oxeye daisies, ammi, delicate ephemeral grasses and lush new foliage buds or blossoms could all be used to create this gorgeous look but in keeping with nature and the seasons. It would be well worth seeking out your local florists who source locally grown flowers for unusual, delicate and unique flowers if you are a couple seeking to create a similar look for a spring or summer wedding.”
A huge thankyou to Claire and Lauradana for creating this lush vision. And of course to the wonderful Theresa Furey for capturing it all so perfectly – be sure to pop over to her website theresafurey.com to see more of her fine art photography.
For more rustic elegant wedding ideas you might want to take a peek at this modern-vintage wedding or this country meets city wedding. Or if its the greenery that has your heart a fluttering, do pop across to see this beautiful Art Nouvea inspired editorial brimming with lush florals – oh and the most incredible wedding cake you will EVER see.
Photography ~ Theresa Furey Photography // Venue ~ Priors Tithe Barn // Styling & Decor ~ Lauradana Day by Wedding Creations UK // Assistant Stylist Yolanda Day // Candelabras & Glassware ~ The Vintage Hire Company // Linen ~ Table to Dine For // Florist ~ Garden and Wild // Wedding Cake ~ The Vanilla Pod Bakery Cheltenham // Stationery ~ Calligraphy for Weddings