Want to create a beautiful bright colour scheme for your rustic wedding day? We’re delighted to share with you an amazing collaborative photoshoot from eight Hampshire wedding suppliers in summery lemon yellow! Here they tell you how to create the look…

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A barn is the perfect wedding venue if you want to create a rustic wedding theme, as you’ll have the ability to personalise it to your own style. Whether you want pretty romance or clean modern elegance, a barn venue gives you a peaceful and informal environment for your dream wedding.

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The Titchfield Barn, built in 1410AD, is the largest barn in Hampshire and makes an ideal location for a romantic rustic wedding. Our aim was to show off this stunning venue and what could be realised here or at any similar location. We chose to use a summery yellow as our focal colour and had clear set photographic scenes: a dining area; a sweet table; a bell tent with outside play area; a picnic; a cake table; a top table and back drop setting.

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With this charming rustic yellow theme the bridesmaid dresses were kept modern but pretty. The young flower girls had beautiful diamante detail on the tulle skirts, adorned with bright yellow sashes to complement the flowers. The older bridesmaid wore a simple neutral dress with a lovely lemon ribbon band, finished off with a gorgeous diamante brooch. This just goes to show that you can co-ordinate bridesmaids of different ages while keeping an individual look!

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Bell tents are a great option that don’t just have to be for the festival bride – you can use them at multiple types of venue, from open fields to country manor houses. A children’s play tent is a great option to keep little ones entertained throughout your day, especially during things like speeches. You could also use a bell tent as an adult chill out area, guest sleeping tent or somewhere for an afternoon tea.

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A fabric and ribbon backdrop would look beautiful behind your top table, and matching bunting and a ribbon chandelier are perfect for a rustic barn setting. A ribbon chandelier looks beautiful blowing in the breeze and you can add lights for extra twinkle when your evening guests arrive. These decorative elements keep your theme running throughout the various areas in your venue.

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Using occasional furniture inside and outside the barn creates different areas for your guests without the venue having rooms. This vintage buffet table uses white sweets as well as yellow to show that you don’t have to stick to a single colour to keep with a ‘colour’ theme. Black, neutral and metallic shades work well too!

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To fit with this pretty country theme, we used arrangements of spray roses, stocks, tanacetum daisies, craspedia and gypsophila with lovely silver grey eucalyptus leaves. Vintage bottles and jam jars filled with flowers are always perfect for the rustic theme. You can also use upcycled jam jars or mason jars as drinking glasses on the table – just decorate with twine, lace and coloured straws!

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Find out more about creating a rustic wedding theme here, or see how our real brides did it! To find your best local suppliers, don’t forget to visit The Wedding Gateway.

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Suppliers

Eliza Mabelelizamabel.co.uk
Hayling Studio Photography – hanavenn.co.uk
Baylily Bell Tents – baylilytents.com
Quaint and Quirky Event Hire – quaintandquirkyeventhire.co.uk
Queen Bees – qbtreats.co.uk
Rosie Loves Vintage – rosielovesvintage.co.uk
Bridal Flowers Direct – bridalflowersdirect.com
Titchfield Barn – titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com