How to plan the perfect rustic wedding in a marquee.
If you want a rustic wedding the best place to get married is the great outdoors. It’s the perfect opportunity to get back to nature in the countryside and that is exactly what Kate and Andy did. Luckily for them they had a patch of land which they could use on the family farm with plenty of space, trees and greenery. However, if you are looking for a venue pick somewhere which has sweeping lawns and plenty of flowers and you’ll be off to a good start.
Kate and Andy hired our 20 meters by 14 meters luxury Sailcloth tent, this was the ideal size for their guest list of nearly 100 of their friends and family. The rustic theme gave their day a beautiful and romantic vibe and the sailcloth tent looked effortlessly stylish and glamourous in the grounds.
To style their sailcloth tent for the rustic feel, they used our long wooden tables and cross back chairs. The décor in your marquee is where a rustic wedding really makes its mark. Sticking to natural and simple decorations which give a countryside feel is important. Our sailcloth tents are great for letting in lots of natural light to brighten up your space too.
Sustainability was important for Kate and Andy when they were planning their wedding day. One area where they knew they could make a real impact was with their wedding flowers. They decided to grow all the flowers themselves which meant they were all local, British flowers with no floral foam. Kate and Andy’s flowers stunned their guests, they included lots of greenery in the sailcloth tent and their displays really replicated the outdoors all which set the vibe. The sailcloth tent suited the natural and pastel colour scheme. Flowers seemed to be everywhere from the meadows outside, to beautiful hand bouquets, petal confetti and the wedding cake which had dried flowers pressed onto it, truly inspirational.
Another important element which Kate and Andy did was to use the versatile lighting which we provide in the marquee. The fairy lights and dimmable festoon lights made the tent glow brilliantly at night and created an additional wow.
A rustic wedding wouldn’t be complete without a bit of DIY decorations but remember you don’t need to be a craft expert. Kate and Andy put together a lovely photo board for guests to coo over!
They choose a fabulous local catering company based near York called Home Grown Hospitality. Their food incites a friendly casual vibe and was served to the long tables in the marquee to all share. Lastly a live band for the entertainment and you’ll be good to go.
We thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Kate and Andy’s big day and the photo’s taken here by Neil Jackson truly show the splendour and creativeness which went into styling the marquee, however as always it’s the bride and groom, family and friends which make a wedding day so special and it’s obvious here everyone had a brilliant time.