What is more peaceful and beautiful than the countryside? It can be the perfect setting for a wonderful wedding, but it has to be done properly to truly embrace the essence of the countryside and meet its full potential. To do that, you may want to take a look at our services at Valentine Weddings. With the help of a professional, you don’t have to fear the daunting task of having a countryside wedding. Let’s take a look at what goes into making a countryside wedding so you can get an idea of what they’re all about.
What makes a countryside wedding?
You might think the answer to this question is obvious: have your wedding in the countryside. And yes, that is the first step. But it goes much further than that. To have a true countryside wedding, you need to encapsulate the feeling of the country in every aspect of your wedding, not just the location. This can sometimes be deceptively difficult.
The easiest way to figure out what a countryside wedding needs is to break it down into all of its different parts. That way, we’ll be able to see exactly how we should craft each individual aspect of the wedding.
- The Ceremony – How do you make your ceremony a countryside theme? Imagine wide open lawns with the ocean in the distance. Or picture your aisle lined with rows of cascading old growth trees, and a footpath naturally beaten into the grass. These are just two examples of great countryside ceremonies. What you want to go for is a natural, down-to-earth look in your ceremony. Your aisle should be adorned with native flowers, nothing too fancy. Simplicity is the key.
- The Reception – Like the ceremony, the reception should embrace simplicity above all else. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be quaintly elegant though. If you keep your reception outdoors, it will automatically embrace the countryside above an indoor reception. Of course, we don’t want the weather to ruin our experience. You can avoid any issues with rain by using a canvas tent, preferably supported by natural wood posts and beams. For lighting, imagine strings of Edison lights hanging throughout the tent, as well as ample candles on the tables for a warm, romantic tone.
- The Food – While some don’t consider the food to be its own part of the wedding, we do. Your guests, no matter how much they love you, want to eat. And so do you. That’s why we’re breaking food into its own category. Now, for a good countryside dinner, you need to follow the creed that we’ve already established: simple. You want it to feel like a home cooked dinner, not a five star restaurant. That’s the best way to get to the heart of a countryside wedding.
- Cakes/dessert – Rustic and earthy styled cakes and dessert table filled with afternoon cakes; cupcakes, macarons, biscuits and cake pops are always an adorable addition.
Crafting your wedding
If you’re looking for help in creating your perfect countryside wedding, you might want to look for a luxury wedding planner covering the home counties, and of course, we’d love for you to contact us, since we have vast experience in these matters.
No matter who you decide to have plan your wedding, whether it be us or another wedding planner, or even yourself, be sure to follow the basic guidelines we’ve laid out today. That way, you’ll know that you’ll end up with a great countryside wedding.