The first day back after Eid is always a tough one, so to help you in your struggle today I am sharing a truly epic wedding with you. Jessica and Jeremy were married in a barn in the middle of the rolling hills of America and my goodness did they wed in style. I love the contrast of luxe against the rustic backdrop and there is just bags to be in awe of when it comes to the décor. I can’t even pick a favourite image.
Oh and just when you think it doesn’t get any better, there’s not just one cake, but five, all as beautiful as the next.
This is a vintage shoot with a twist. Not only is this a beautifully elegant shoot but it incorporates my favourite new decoration, the antler! I honestly can’t remember the last time something so simple has added so much rustic panache. The greatest twist though, is that touch of modern amidst the traditional. The wonderful way in which the tattoos compliment the stunning antiquity of the decor gives this a chic-modern rustic feel that I have never seen but I absolutely love. As a non tattooed body I am clearly not the right person to wade into the debate on covering up or not covering up your tattoos But I have to say, I really do love the pride in which they are shown here. Do you have tattoos? Will you or did you let them show on your wedding day?
For rustic charm, think hay bales, home made wooden signs and seasonal wild flowers, then you’ve got it.
I love it when weddings embrace this ‘theme’. Rustic charm is not about making everything perfect, spotless and smooth but embracing the character of your surroundings. Call me a country bumpkin, but I love the haphazard natural beauty of the wild and the personal connection that you can have to a landscape.
So, for me, rustic charm is about embracing that wild, imperfect but stunning natural feel in to the day. Like in all of these examples, the creative touches and unpolished decorations create such a personal, genuine and memorable atmosphere.