countryside wedding inspiration board - reportage wedding photographer Mark Carey

Countryside wedding inspiration board

Did you see Tanya and Andy’s countryside wedding on the blog this week? I loved it so much I’ve turned the blog feature into a three-day event! We’ve heard about camping in the countryside before the wedding day, about tambourines in church and the band playing around the campfire, about games and cakes and lavender and campervans…

countryside wedding inspiration board - reportage wedding photographer Mark Carey…well, I had to make you an inspiration board from some of the wedding photographs – all of the lovely images above are by reportage wedding photographer Mark Carey. The details and ideas to take away for your own wedding are:

  • use brightly coloured flowers dotted across your wedding tables to create a summery, cheerful wedding reception. Try sunflowers, poppies, gerberas and agapanthus – or anything you can find in your mum’s / grandma’s / aunty’s garden!
  • Bunting brightens up the roof of a wedding marquee and adds colour. Make bunting with fabric or paper – there are tutorials online to help you including a lovely easy one on Love My Dress blog by Lou from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings:
  • Andy’s wedding guest book and photo ‘booth’ idea is great: with chalk boards and a polaroid camera your guests can leave a fun message with a photo for you to read after the wedding day.
  • Wedding cakes don’t have to be towers of white or cute-as-candy cupcake towers – be creative, how about a victoria sponge with a difference?
  • Have fun making your own wedding signs. Particularly useful with an outdoor or marquee wedding, Andy and Tanya’s gave useful directions (‘guest book’, ‘bar’) and they added directions for ‘happiness’ and the ‘sky’ too!
  • Make a feature of family wedding photographs however you can. It’s a lovely way to remember loved ones who are no longer around, and a great talking point for families.

Thanks once again to reportage wedding photographer Mark Carey. All of the images in the inspiration board above are by Mark. More information here:

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Philosophy Flowers
    9 years ago

    Fantastic mood board and really love the bright flowers used. For a more autumnal look you can incorporate thistles and herbs to create the desired effect. Home made bunting is fantastic and the use of jam jars of all varying sizes and shapes really adds interest to a table. Just get your friends collecting and washing jars 6 months in advance! for a few examples of how to create the above. x

  • Ali
    9 years ago

    This whole theme is just fab, but it’s the cake that really does it for me. So cool & quirky!

  • Kathryn Louise
    9 years ago

    I love this inspiration board and I’m really loving the countryside theme at the moment

  • Ed Osborn
    9 years ago

    Great inspiration board. Love the outdoor wooden table.

  • Brilliant job, such beautiful vibrant colours and I have to agree the cake does it for me too!

  • Wedding Directory
    8 years ago

    Their countryside wedding is gorgeous! Indeed, it exudes the “personality, colour and delicious English charm”. The details of every piece, from the table setting to the unconventional wedding cake, show Tanya and Andy’s creative side.

  • Luma Wedding
    2 weeks ago

    That country wedding you shared is SO gorgeous! If I could be at a place like that every single day of my life, I would be super happy about it haha. Might just have to design my backyard like that, lol.

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