A wedding out in the countryside is a wonderful way to bring friends and family together in an informal celebration. Make the most of the wonderful setting by incorporating elements with a great country flair. Get inspired with these charming country wedding ideas.
flowers for a country wedding should have an informal, natural style.
Loose arrangements of wildflowers, daisies, or seasonal potted flowers
like geraniums or mums would be perfect. Choose centerpiece vessels with
a relaxed feeling. Handpainted pitchers, mason jars, wooden boxes, and
wicker baskets would all be great examples of centerpiece containers
with a country flair. For the wedding ceremony, use yellow and white
gingham ribbon to hang daisy pomanders from the backs of chairs.
the attire for a country wedding should suit the setting as well. A
lace gown in white or ivory would be lovely for the bride. A heavier
lace such as Venise would be particularly nice. A simple pearl necklace
and a short veil will complete the bride's look. A super cute detail
would be pearl tipped pins to coordinate with the pearl necklace in the
centers of daisies as the bride's bouquet. As for the bridesmaids, knee
length dresses in a floaty cotton voile would be beautiful. Choose a
cheerful color like yellow, spring green, or red for their dresses. For
the flower girl, a cotton dress with smocking and white sandals would be
Country celebrations always involve a lot of
great food. There is no need to make it fancy, just make it delicious
and abundant. For the cocktail hour, serve favorites like fried green
tomatoes, dilled potato salad, and mini sliders. As for the main course,
treat your guests to good ol' country fare like chicken fried steak
with homemade mashed potatoes, and fresh vegetables. Another great
option would be barbeque with all the fixins' like corn on the cob,
fresh cole slaw, the works. The way to make it feel special enough to
serve at a wedding is to present the food in an elegant way, rather than
the ultra-casual way one might for a picnic.
There are lots of
other fun country-inspired things you can do for your wedding. Welcome
guests to the reception with an old-fashioned lemonade stand serving
fresh squeezed lemonade and limeade; it's up to you if you want to offer
a "hard" lemonade for the adult guests. Rather than a tiered white
wedding cake, have an assortment of fresh fruit pies at the reception.
Choose fruits which represent the season, such as peach pie in the
summer or apple pie in the autumn. Don't forget about entertainment with
a country flair, like a great bluegrass band to get the party going.
off your country wedding with favors that suit the location. Jars of
homemade jam with red gingham cloth on the lid would be charming. Use a
piece of raffia to tie a tag to to the jar thanking guests for coming to
your wedding. If you made the jam yourself, you can even attach the
recipe. Other cute ideas include hayrides for the kids, baskets of local
apples for guests to enjoy, and paper fans as the ceremony programs.
With all the details in place, your country wedding is sure to be
nothing short of delightful!
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