From the land of knights, castles and kings sit beautiful stone castles and rolling hills in the countryside.
There’s something to be said for the beauty found in windswept bluffs and country manor houses. Bring the romantic and rustic beauty of England into your wedding with these English-inspired decor ideas.
Give your wedding the look of the English countryside with flowers you’re likely to see in English gardens or growing on English castles.
Consider using sweet peas, roses or wild daffodils. Enhance the look by donning your tables with rustic-looking flower vases using teacups and tin watering cans. For a more vintage, English history feel, use empty mustard and jam jars to put your English florals in.
A British Venue
Nothing can be as English as having your wedding in England. You won’t need to do much for decorations — the decoration will be the venue. A popular choice is a country manor house in the countryside, or castles that offer their site as a wedding venue.
If a destination wedding in the U.K isn’t an option, don’t worry. You can still find that perfect, rustic-charm venue in the U.S. BBJ Linen suggests looking for rolling hills, barns or bluffs near the shore for your romantic English-inspired venue. For inspiration, here are some ideas from a gorgeous romantic vineyard wedding.
While you most certainly could serve tea after dinner instead of (or with) coffee, think what there is to serve all your drinks in. It wouldn’t be romantic, or English, without elegant Chinaware fit for the queen. Serve drinks in teacups, provide saucers too, and use teapots to pour drinks out of, suggests Her World Magazine. Consider creating a specialty cocktail with Gin to serve out of the teapot, whether you decide to use Chinaware or not.
Proper English Pudding
Whether in lieu of or with a traditional wedding cake, create a table full of traditional tasty pudding… I mean desserts. Make the presentation part of your décor. Serve a variety of desserts that would remind any Brit of home. Consider serving such delights as sticky toffee pudding or single-serve trifle in mini mason jars. There are also multiple types of tarts to consider such as custard, treacle and bakewell.
There are endless ways to create a romantic English-inspired wedding. Look to the rolling hills and bluffs for rustic charm. Create beautiful floral arrangements using things historically British and make your reception one fit for the royal family to attend.
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