Keepin’ It Country
Of course, you don’t have to go all-out nautical or immerse yourself in an Alice in Wonderland inspired world; you can keep things subtle with a theme that incorporates your favourite colours, materials and design concepts, in a way that isn’t too over the top.
One such popular and versatile theme has its roots in rustic, shabby-chic heritage, with just the right blend of homeliness and romance. Does that sound appealing? Then you might want to consider keeping it Country for your wedding.
By Country though, we don’t mean tweed and tea parties. This theme is more about the American South, with its vibrant wildflowers and down-home simple pleasures. The underpinning idea of an American Country lifestyle is outdoor life, lots of space, natural materials and muted colours inspired by the natural backdrop. It is about fun, friends, family, and celebrating the occasion in a no-pressure way.
If the thoughts and feelings behind a Country inspired wedding wasn’t enough to tempt you, the fact that it will suit any season and any sized party will be another advantage. Plus, you can keep things planet and pocket-friendly with a Country wedding because of the “well-loved” look and feel it should have.
Honestly, Country themed weddings are made for eco-friendly couples. The wooden tableware, recycled mason jars, and homely decorations are ideal for encouraging simplicity. Every aspect of the decoration calls for you to embrace nature and make a habit of reusing, recycling and upcycling.
So if you plan on keeping it Country for your big day, this article is for you. Read on to see how Little Cherry can help with everything from our disposable party plates and wooden cutlery, to our organic candles, tea light holders and compostable decorations.
A country theme means you can enjoy the best of both worlds with our disposable tableware; you can save on the washing up, without sacrificing the attractive and practical aspects of a set table. Top it off with our wooden cutlery and disposable drinkware, and you will have the easiest, greenest clean-up imaginable.
Some fine finishing touches
As with any celebration, the finishing touches are crucial. This is especially the case with a country theme because you will have kept the country feel as an accent, rather than gone overboard. So if you have kept it minimal with burlap, lace and natural materials in neutral tones, you can have fun with the finishing touches. Mason jars filled with wildflowers make for great centrepieces, whilst seasonal touches like painted pumpkins or branches draped with our compostable ribbons work well too. Think about adding sweet’n’subtle country accents to your tables too; you can tie one ear of wheat and one lavender stalk together with twine, ribbon or lace, then you can pop it on top of each place setting’s napkin.
The right light
Everything looks better in the right light, and the same applies to weddings. A country inspired wedding is all about simplicity, warmth and romance. You don’t need glitzy crystal chandeliers and bright bling-encrusted LED strobes; you can create the right ambience with a few of our organic candles or some LED tea lights in mason jars and glass holders. Alternatively, you can string up fairy lights, along with bunting or garlands. Try and aim for more yellow lights which will bathe your party in a warm glow.
Now, these three ideas are just a starting point for planning a Country wedding. There is so much inspiration out there to discover; you can decide between pastels, neutrals, or muted natural tones, and you can look at different blogs and countless Pinterest boards for inspiration on nature-inspired DIY decorations.
For now though, why not start by browsing our site and seeing what bits and bobs Little Cherry has to make your Keepin’ it Country wedding a success.