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Get the look! DIY rustic winter wedding

Morning beautiful! Yesterday I featured Vic and Rich’s gorgeous wedding at Whittlebury Park on the blog, and you got a little peek at some of the wonderful special touches they created. Today I have some brand new pics from their wedding day courtesy of London wedding photographer Babb Photo (the lovely Laura). I loved all Rich and Vic’s ideas for wedding styling and wanted to share with you too… so enjoy!
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1. Use vibrant winter colours and a broad palette

Rich and Vic mixed vibrant winter colours throughout their wedding for a contemporary and exciting rustic winter style. Vic’s bouquet is fabulous with roses, berries, pine cones and sea holly – and colours include everything from rich red to dusky blues and pinks.

rustic winter wedding ideas (6)2. Combine textures in buttonholes

Rich’s buttonhole uses roses with seedheads, berries and even a pine cone… I’m sure there’s a little rosemary in there as well. Don’t limit yourself to a single rose and a bit of foliage – textures are more fun to make and wear!

rustic winter wedding ideas (8)3. Consider pine cone bridesmaids’ bouquets

I love the idea of this pine cone bouquet for the bridesmaids. The berries add a little colour to the beautiful pine cones and work beautifully with Vic’s choice of navy for the bridesmaid dresses. Fab!

rustic winter wedding ideas (10)4. Jam jars and hessian work with any colour theme for a rustic wedding

You really can’t go wrong with glass jars and a little hessian! Rich and Vic used navy polka dot ribbons to finish theirs, and filled the jars with roses and winter berries and foliage for a rustic winter style.
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5. Pine cones and ribbons make easy, pretty chair and table decorations

A long piece of ribbon and a couple of pine cones is a great finish for chairs… and a million times nicer than chair covers, right?! Be creative with pine cones for table decorations too!

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6. Framed art prints

One of my favourite ways to make a wedding more personal is to include framed art prints – Rich and Vic used wooden frames for prints around their reception. They make a fab talking point and look lovely!
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7. Wooden wishing tree

Wishing trees are a creative touch where your guests can leave personal messages on little cards for you. Anything with hooks or ties will do – but this wooden Christmas tree is pretty fab, isn’t it?!

rustic winter wedding ideas (9)8. Theatrical curtained wedding cards box

Brighten up a vintage suitcase with some theatrical red velvet curtains and a papercut scene or personalised word art in the open lid!

rustic winter wedding ideas (14)9. Bunting and ceiling decorations in soft colours

The style and colours of Vic and Rich’s bunting are lovely. Natural browns and soft blues complement the rustic styling and navy colours used elsewhere.

rustic winter wedding ideas (15)10. Kraft wrap for wedding favours and gifts

I am addicted to kraft wrap at the moment – as my friends and family could have told you at Christmas time! We all love presents at any time of year so wrap your favours, place settings or bridal party gifts with kraft, luggage labels and baker’s string
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11. Comfort food and naked cakes!

Rich and Vic had a naked Victoria sponge along with rich chocolate cake for their guests. They treated guests to the loveliest looking burgers too – and for a winter wedding you just can’t beat comfort food, can you?!

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rustic winter wedding ideas (18)12. Paper fans are a fun DIY project

Paper fans are easy and look fab – pretty much anyone can make them, there are plenty of online tutorials or find them already made in your colours on Etsy.com

rustic winter wedding ideas (20)13. Fairy lights by night!

As evening draws in – and this can happen anytime from 3pm in winter! – fairy lights come into their own. Drape or dangle them wherever you like – especially to focal points and displays where you’d like to draw your guests’ attention.
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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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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.

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