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2015 has seen a rise in wedding trends which are less clean cut and glamorous and more rustic and DIY. We see more and more natural elements, eco-friendly materials and recycled/upcycled items being used in weddings as decorations, signs and props.

One way to encompass all of these trends is to have a farm wedding. The setting alone is earthy and rustic – perfect for a new-age couple who fancy celebrating their marriage in a fun alternative way.

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If you choose to have your wedding on an actual farm then most of the work has been done for you. The farm ‘vibe’ will be in full swing, and no doubt there will be hay bales, farming equipment and maybe a few flock of Geese milling around. All you would have to do is decorate your farm venue with farm-esque styling. Flowers are great to use when decorating objects around the farm. Items such as ladders and spades (and other equipment that you would expect to find on a farm) can be turned into works of art with flowers and other decorations such as bunting. Why not use colourful Wellington boots as decorations and have flowers sprouting out from the top. The styling for a farm wedding isn’t too difficult, just stick to natural materials and you can’t go wrong!

Don’t forget that certain objects found on a farm can be put to good use as well as dressed up to look pretty. Why not use pig troughs or wheel barrows to store drinks and ice to keep them cool. There is bound to be some old pieces of wood or metal laying around which could be used as your table plan or for signs.

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When using a farm for your wedding venue you will most likely be in a converted barn. If the barn’s structure is intact, there will be big beams of wood running along the ceiling. This is perfect for having suspended decorations such as lighting or hanging flowers.

For a farm wedding there should be an element of the outdoors to your big day. Your guests might like to have a walk round the grounds with their drinks. To keep them entertained you could have some outdoor entertainment such as lawn games or even a bucking bronco! The weather might get a little cooler in the evening time, a good idea is to have a bonfire, or some fire pits ready for when your guests need warming up. You could put out hay bales for seating around the fires and offer warm blankets to snuggle up in.

To give a hint to your guests about what your wedding might be like, why not design your wedding stationary with the farm theme in mind. You could take inspiration from vintage fruit and veg boxes and seed packets.

So if you’re the kind of girl who doesn’t mind hitching up her wedding dress to reveal her Wellies and loves the outdoors, then perhaps a wedding on a farm is perfect for you!

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