If you’re planning a rural wedding, look for a wedding dress that perfectly suits both the style of your day and your surroundings, whether you plan on marrying in a church, in Sandhole Oak Barn itself or outside beneath the Clock Tower. We hope these ideas might offer a little inspiration.
Shapes and Styles
Nature and the great outdoors lead us away from formal, structured styles to soft, romantic shapes, from traditional A-line skirts to Grecian style or Empire line gowns.
Full skirts and beautiful backless gowns are just the thing.
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All About Fabric
Your rustic wedding dress should be ethereal and floaty. Look out for gorgeous gowns in tulle, lace and chiffon that really embrace the bohemian style.
The ‘Sophia’ gown from Temperley London is made from chiffon with a tulle bodice. The hand-stitched leaf and vine trellises are stunning. Meanwhile, lace is hard to resist and looks fabulous in the great outdoors. ‘Santa Monica’ by Claire Pettibone features beautiful embroidery and a hint of sparkle.
In the Detail
Bring the outside in with beautiful floral details, from embroidery to applique and beading. You might even add a delicate colour to reflect the season.
The floral embroidery and applique butterflies on the back of the ‘Pappilon’ gown by Claire Pettibone are a perfect example. Meanwhile, ‘Alexa’ from the La Vie en Rose collection by Stephanie Allin features breathtaking beaded detail on a soft blush lining.
Alternatively, you might choose a classic gown and add detail to your veil or shoes.
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The Perfect Accessories
Finally, don’t forget the perfect details that can make all the difference to your look. From floral crowns to cowboy boots, sometimes the perfect accessory is all you need.
There’s nothing quite like a floral headdress to complement your rural wedding style.
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Choose pretty shoes with lace detail or be bold with some cowboy boots!
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Finally, capes, shawls and veils add to the romance of the country style.
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If you have yet to visit Sandhole Oak Barn, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply call our friendly team on 01260 540007/224215 or contact us online.