P H O T O G R A P H Y: Joe Dodsworth (styled shoot suppliers detailed below)
Scandi chic steps into the forest in a fantastically hygge fusion to create this rustic luxe styled shoot.
Pared back design and bare wooden finishes are brought to life by frosted glass, glinting golden cutlery and sumptuous faux furs. Adornments of greenery and florals abound, making a statement by contrasting streamlined tulip buds with trailing leafy fronds. Perfect for summer and winter weddings alike, this stylish rustic luxe theme is made timeless by the classic palette of deep green and ivory.
If you love this reception style, then you’ll love our top picks to recreate the look!
Wedding signs are the perfect way to introduce your wedding theme as your guests arrive, whether that’s to the ceremony or reception venue. This warm wooden arrow sets the rustic tone to come with your reception theme, leaving the luxurious twist as a surprise for later.
The wow-factor element of the reception tables pictured has to be the garland of flowers and foliage that spreads decadently along its length, trailing down towards the ground. Greenery tends to be gentler on your budget than fresh blooms, but choosing artificial options will make your money go further and might mean you can afford to add garlands to each of your tables, not just the top table.
Emulate the slender, sophisticated shapes of the white tulip buds pictured in the styled shoot by choosing frosted white vases to hold them – including bud vases, if you can. Tulips are only in season for the spring, though, so consider swapping for white roses, carnations or ranunculus if you’ll be tying the knot later in the year. Frosted vases introduce a chic element to your rustic theme and, since you’ll likely be purchasing vases anyway, it’s often a more practical way to do so in comparison to hiring in specific Champagne flutes.
Celebrate the high ceilings in your venue or make a feature backdrop for your top table or dessert bar using pompoms. Whether you suspend them individually or cluster them together, the delicate ruffles of the pompoms will add a whimsical touch to your rustic luxe reception decor. For a really beautiful effect, string up fairy lights too to create a magical glow.
Whether it was the upcycled wooden palettes plastered all over Pinterest or a featured wedding of ours that got you hooked, any couples planning a rustic wedding will want a large wooden sign or two. For a DIY-free version, why not try the sign pictured here? It shares a lovely sentiment, perfect for including in your reception decor. You could also try a sign that celebrates your love together (we’ve found one of those, too!).
What is your take on this theme – do you love rustic luxe or prefer a simpler country style? What would your guests think?
S T Y L E D S H O O T S U P P L I E R S
O R G A N I S E R A N D D R E S S E R Whimsical Events
Y U R T / P E T A L P O L E M A R Q U E E Yorkshire Yurts
F A R M L A N D Wharfedale Grange
P H O T O G R A P H E R Joe Dodsworth Photography
M A K E U P A N D H A I R S T Y L I S T Jaimee Horne
W E D D I N G D R E S S Allure by Elenor Rose Bridal
E V E N T P R O P S Celebrate Everything
F L O R I S T Firenza
M O D E L Christabel Dixon