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To give you a bit of background on myself, I got my first taste of weddings at the tender age of 23 when I was lucky enough to attend the A-list celebrity wedding of Victoria and David Beckham. I didn’t realise it at the time but the Beckham wedding ignited my passion for the wedding industry.

After editing Cosmopolitan Bride magazine, and freelancing for national bridal and non-bridal magazines, I decided to launch Style & the Bride.

I know that you are about to embark on one of the most exciting times of your life. My aim is to help you achieve the most incredible wedding day, your style, your way.


Marina Licht, Editor

How gorgeous is this centrepiece with 12 glass bottles from The Wedding Of My Dreams?
20th July 2017

The Prettiest Country Wedding Reception Ideas You’ll Love

Is it possible to have too many ideas when it comes to planning your big day? I am a firm believer that a bride to be can never have enough ideas to help her plan the perfect wedding. Today on Style & the Bride we are focusing on the prettiest country wedding reception ideas you’ll love.

When it comes to country wedding reception ideas, you can of course take inspiration from weddings you go to. However, I know the majority of you out there like the idea of being original and doing something unique to your own big day. The first place to start is to sit down with your partner and work out what you like and what you don’t like. Believe me there are many couples out there who don’t do this and end up with a wedding day that neither are 100% happy with.

Once you have figured this out, start looking at wedding venues. Don’t get fixated on a particular colour theme/look/style until you have booked your venue. You can then decide on your wedding florist and work out the flowers that you like and are in season. Flowers without question are a fundamental part of every bride’s wedding day and they will help shape the entire look of the day. Your florist without doubt can advise you on lovely flowers that can work with other pretty country wedding reception ideas.

Have you thought for example how you want your flowers to be displayed. It is not enough to simply say, ‘I want white orchids.’ or I like the idea of pink roses at my reception.’ You need to think about the vases, containers etc. Before you start feeling a little overwhelmed at how much is involved in organising a wedding, this is where we come in. We have found you the prettiest country wedding reception ideas that we are confident you are going to love.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look now.

The prettiest country wedding reception ideas

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How gorgeous is this centrepiece with 12 glass bottles from The Wedding Of My Dreams?

country wedding reception ideas

Pretty gingham and floral bunting by The Fairground, Not On The High Street.

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I adore this seating plan by Ink and Veil, Etsy.

country wedding reception ideas

Wrap marmalade jars in hessian for wedding favours. Gareth’s mother made their own wedding marmalade for his big day to Elena. Photograph by Jessica Raphael Photography.

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Wooden tables with a lace runner are a must for country weddings. This is Perri and Zak’s gorgeous wedding reception. Photograph by Meg Messina.


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