Rustic luxe winter wedding tablescape styling and inspiration
We’re so excited for Kate Cullen’s Second installment of her luxe winter wedding tablescape inspiration series with the Fine Art Wedding Boutique! With her first being a romantic blush pink setting, ( see it here ) today’s inspiration is rustic chic with a neutral palette with hints of pastel blue. We’re so in love with it! Here’s Kate to tell you about the details and how your can create this look for your winter wedding!
“Today we are delighted to bring you the second of our winter tablescape inspiration posts captured to perfection by Tamryn at The Barefoot Brunettes. This week we are exploring a more rustic set up that still exudes style and sophistication but with a more laid back and family-orientated feel. With this table set up we are thinking about perhaps a smaller more intimate wedding, or even post-wedding day brunch!
We wanted to work with a more blank space/barn venue type for this look, and the reception space in Twyning Park with its beams and cosy fireplace worked perfectly with the dark wood furniture made by the talented Hollie at Daisy Says I Do. For the less formal setting arrangement the pews were a great choice, and the trestle tables meant that the whole feel was relaxed.
The florals as always formed an important part of the tablescape, and for a Winter wedding Grace at Bramble & Wild’s flower and foliage choices lent a freshness to the design as well as using on trend elements such as Pampas grass and bracken alongside the more luxe choices of dahlias and roses. The seed heads incorporated into the overall designs kept the seasonal feel and added a delicacy of touch – we foresee these making a big appearance in 2018/9 wedding floral designs. Another popular idea of the floor standing florals add drama and colour as well as variation in height for added interest, and this can be a great way of making a spacious venue seem more intimate if you have a smaller guest list. The different small pewter vessels on the table itself allow for food to have more of a focus, and is particular useful if you are having sharing platters of food. Candlelight is an absolute must at this time of year too, and we loved using different muted shades and different sized candles to keep the look informal.
Table linens are an excellent way of conveying the feel of your day, and for this we chose to keep the tables bare except for large weave cotton napkins from Kate Cullen to add contrast in colour and texture. The organic style of calligraphy by Laura E Patrick made gorgeous place cards, and also wedding invitations. Requests for hand drawn illustrations for stationery is an increasing trend for next year, and we think it lends a personal touch that ensures your wedding feels as beautiful to your guests as it looks. For the foodies amongst you, a beautifully hand lettered menu is a must, and again this supports the table designs with food as a central part of the day.
The stunning plates, platters and tumblers from Febbie Day Ceramics are the ultimate in rustic artisan chic, and we used mis-matched colours of taupes, greys and creams to again reflect the informal nature of the styling. Matched with antique silver cutlery from the Cotswolds Vintage Party Hire tied with velvet and silk ribbons, the place settings were finished with a small gift soaps wrapped in fabrics. For smaller weddings it’s easier to find wedding favours that are valued by your guests. We’ll be back in a few days with more Winter wedding tablescape ideas!”
- Photography: The Barefoot Brunettes
- Styling & Design: Kate Cullen
- for the: Fine Art Wedding Boutique
- Venue: Twyning Park
- Floral Design: Bramble + Wild
- Stationery: Laura E Patrick
- Ceramics: Febbie Day Ceramics
- Ribbons + Napkins + Giftwrap: Kate Cullen
- Pews and Trestle + Table: Daisy Says I Do
- Cutlery: Cotswolds Vintage Party Hire