Your Surrey Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98) and Getty Images “The rustic theme has been dominating the wedding industry for a while, but every year it renews itself and brings something new. When planning a rustic wedding, remember dominating colours are soft and warm. Cream, sand and brown would be ideal. Use a natural palette for contrasting colours, such as green trees, sun-kissed fields and colourful flowers.” – Inga and Shahnaz from The Surrey Events. Rustic Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images “A rustic theme is wonderful as it can be truly natural, with thoughts of wood, meadow flowers and shabby chic, through to eclectic and antique. It can be tailored to work with any style of venue from a barn reception to a classic country house setting.” – Claire from Wedding Day Hire. “Delicate flowers that do not necessarily need to match and a cluster of artefacts will create a rustic look. You are not tied to traditional vases either, why not have some fun with vintage crockery filled with flowers, an array of single-stem vases or an eclectic mix of tealight holders? To add a hint of grandeur, short antique candelabra work well with this style.” – Claire from Wedding Day Hire. “Avoid bright decorations, fabric curtains, flowers in luxurious vases and brilliant white table covers. Instead you should dominate with wooden décor, linen fabrics and field flowers that create light arrangements. Use jars, buckets, or bottles to replace the vases or stands. From invitations to the table centrepieces, it’s important to create simplicity and remember less is more.” – Inga and Shahnaz from The Surrey Events. CONTACT THE EXPERTS Wedding Day Hire, The Surrey Events, Prime Violet Events, VENUE STYLING 75