Monday, July 2, 2012

A Country Style Wedding

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A Country Style Wedding
Even grown men melt at the idea of rustic life with its home baked kindness, garden grown generosity, hand hewn simplicity and pure charm, so turn those warm feelings into a theme.



Centre of attention
Organic pumpkins piled high in the centre of the table become ornamental and imply pride in home grown produce. Opposite each place setting is marked by the hand chalked placecard and a garden picked calendula. Contemporary china and stationery offset the vintage flatware and French country-style glasses.



Wedding Cake
Distressed surfaces are at the heart of country style, the patina shows age and continuity through generations who have lived in the buildings. In a marquee, the effect could be painted onto artist’s canvases.
The home baked wedding cake, made from a family recipe is a highlight, calendula flowers are arranged in old preserving jars.



One for the road
Thoughtfully packaged for guests to take home, the mouthwatering home baked fruit cake is individually sliced and wrapped in simple baking paper and tied with string. The orange labels give guests serving suggestions and are designed to complement the theme of all stationery.



Arrive in style
A team of Clydesdales is the perfect wedding day transport for a rustic wedding. The dray carries the bride from the homestead to the ceremony, and later becomes a great way for the bridal party to get around the property for the photo locations.



The ‘Just Married’ sign on the dray follows the style of the blackboard place cards.
You can take the girl out of the country, but she will always have something with her, even under the frilly flounces the country bride doesn’t forget her roots or her practical boots. The natural, loose bouquet of calendula flowers reflects the relaxed and carefree style of the day.

Food's up!
Nobody goes hungry for long in the country, the spirit of hospitality continues through the whole day. A tucker box for the wedding party has been prepared so there is something on hand for a mid afternoon snack. Photoshoots can take a while. The boxes are stacked ready with a zinc ice bucket packed with ice cold, home made lemon cordials.



IInteresting family wedding portraits are used as decorative elements, here displayed on a window ledge in the shearing shed. It’s a celebration of all the family members who have married on the property over the years.



Download the cordial label templates from our

website and print as many as you would like!




Simply Click Here and you will find a link to download this full colour label pdf, ready for you to print at home, as well as a recipe for delicious home made cordial.
You will need A4 adhesive paper suitable for your desktop printer, a cutting knife and steel ruler. Then you’ll be set to print as many labels as you need for your own reception.


We have reduced the price of our archived 2007 magazines. You can download 2007 Issue 1 to Issue 4 (instant access) for $1.95 each or purchase the printed magazines Issue 1 and 4 only (2 and 3 are sold out) for $4.95 each plus postage (Australia Only). Click here for more information.



The stationery has been designed with the country spirit, the envelopes are hand made from kraft board (like brown wrapping paper but in board weight) using an opened existing envelope as a template.
A customised rubber stamp in the shape of a horse shoe faces upwards so the luck doesn’t fall out; ‘wedding invitation express’ is written around the outside.
The date of the wedding is inside the horseshoe, printed in brown ink, softer than black and more in keeping with the wedding’s colour palette. The hand addressed envelope is in an elegant script.

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