Whimsical Country Wedding Inspiration: Cassandra and Eric

Cassandra first contacted us in February this year requiring a soft beige color for her bridesmaid, to help fit in with her June styled Bohemian wedding. Christa Taylor helped send us these fabulous photos of Cassandra’s perfect bohemian wedding, which was nothing short of amazing.

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We have to give credit to Cassandra for her attention to detail and the clever use of color, which can be tricky with this type of avant-garde wedding. Cassandra also wanted to ensure that all details were perfect for her bridesmaid dress and decided to change the style from a one-shoulder design to a double-strapped dress. This is a request that we get from brides-to-be on a regular basis and as long as we are informed before posting out and in good time, we are happy to oblige, especially since we understand how stressful planning a wedding can be. Plus we have to agree that the double strapped dress gives the look a much more soft and elegant feel.

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The Dress Cassandra Purchased

Real Wedding Pastel Long One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress TCCMD958

Custom-made One Shoulder Pastel Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress Information 
Style of Order: TCCMD958 
Order No.1891
Order colors: Palomino(chiffon #64)on color chart

Photography: Christa Taylor
Photography – Assistance: Jamie Rae Photo
Bridal Gown: Maggie Soterro
Bridesmaids Dresses: Tulle And Chantilly
Ceremony & Reception Venue : Postlewait’s Farm
Floral Design: Espe Floral And Foliage

The wedding is also featured on Style Me Pretty!

Summer Rural Rustic Themed Weddings for 2014

Pastoral, country, rural, there are so many words that best describe rustic, but the challenge is how best to use such a theme on your wedding day. It has become such a popular trend over the last 2 to 3 years and is set to remain popular amongst happy couples all over the world. So why is this? I guess it’s down to the laid back casual approach. When I have discussed the reasoning for such a theme brides often tell me that they had been a guest in a similar styled wedding and found it such a great experience that they too wanted a similar feel for their own big day. Another reason was because it worked out cost effective, brides were able to produce many DIY projects and save a fortune on things like invitations and table decorations.

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Unfortunately for us brides the theme happens to have such a huge scope to tackle and it can sometimes become a little overwhelming, so with that in mind we have dug out the best ideas and approaches to an idealistic rustic wedding to share with you.

DIY Ideas

With the Internet at your fingertips make the use of so many free do-it-yourself tutorials; there are so many step-by-step guides for even the most incapable DIY-ers out there. These days so many tradesmen are giving away their secrets and inspiring many to get creative and hands-on. We think it’s such a great way to cut costs in your wedding and it is guaranteed to give your wedding a personal touch that you wouldn’t achieve otherwise. Get crafty from creating your own bouquets to preparing your own wedding favours.

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photo credit: Papered Heart Photography via Wedding Chicks; Popsugar; Colin Cowie Weddings

Location, Location, Location

Make the most of Mother Nature at her best; therefore it’s sometimes just a case of either making the most of where you live or venturing to a long life dream location, such as your childhood holiday destination. Choose from mystic lakes, to quirky farmyards or if you’re lucky enough scenic mountains. All will make fabulous wedding day shots. That you can be certain of!

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photo credit: Clayton Austin via Green Wedding ShoesCassandra Castaneda Photography via Ruffled Blog; The Date Report

Rustic Fashion

One of the main looks, which must be achieved with a rustic styled wedding, is the boho look. That very informal, slightly vintage look works wonderfully and looks effortless, but stunning, which isn’t what every bride dreams of? To create the look, think homespun, handmade floral garlands to decorate both the bride and her maids. The groomsmen need to go back in time and sport themselves in stripy suspenders and a dab of lace and hand-sewn labels wouldn’t go a miss.

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Sometimes it’s best to make a big statement in the tiny details you use, subtle little things that will get guests looking for more clues and quirks that you’ve added into the big way. Sometimes the less obvious the more interesting the style can be. Be different and use felted woodland creatures for cake toppers or mis-matching tableware that looks thrown together. Or perhaps put things out of sight like these gorgeous chandeliers to keep guests on the lookout throughout the day.

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photo credit: Brandon Chesbro via Wedding Chicks; Tamiz Photography via Elizabeth Anne DesignsApryl Ann Photography via Ruffled Blog; Snippet & Ink


One of the biggest themes this year is rustic enchantment; it’s all about mystery and magical allure. Obviously we cannot do unicorns but horses can provide that sense of enchantment and magic. Imagine a fairy-tale dress with a pair of boho boots, dreamlike treats that look light airy and light.

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photo credit: Jenny Sun Photography via Burnetts BoardsLaura Gordon via Green Wedding Shoes