Well how the devil did Friday come round so quickly!! What an exciting day ahead.  A splendiferous announcement will be blogged at 12-noon today {I am so excited!}.  But for now, it's bridal inspiration board time, and this week, I'm handing over to the fabby London Wedding Planner Josie Hendrick of Savoir Weddings.

Josie talks us through her Rustic Charm Bridal Inspiration Board

"May is normally the first month in the UK it actually starts to get warm and sunny. I say 'normally' because this year April was almost tropical!  So if you want an outside wedding May is probably the first month of the year it's worth taking a risk with the weather.

When I think of a May wedding,  I immediately think of May poles, halos of flowers, sprites, nymphs and all sorts of fairy tale woodland based myths. So without descending entirely into a child's story book, I went with this concept for this bridal inspiration board.

This board is all about nature.  How amazing would it be to have a treehouse wedding? Or at least to have a blessing in the woods and begin the ceremony emerging from your house in the trees?"

Tables outside amongst the trees, with flowers placed straight on the tables without vases, ribbons hung from the trees and fairy lights and lanterns strung up everywhere as it gets dusky. A vintage bohemian bride in bare feet with bridesmaids with head pieces of flowers, a woodland wedding is all about being 'au naturel'…."

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Bridal Inspiration Board supplied by Savoir Weddings

Bridal Inspiration Boards #5 ~ Rustic Charm... (Mood + Inspiration Boards )

"The brilliant thing about a natural woodland wedding is your decor can be kept to a minimum. When your venue is naturally beautiful you really can save money with the decoration. Just because you're wedding's outside doesn't mean you can't bring the inside out. Comfy chairs, sofas, rugs – with this look it's all about relaxed comfort – so bring it all outside.

Of course translating this board into reality would mean back up plans if the weather isn't great (wedding planners are all about the plan b) but as far as inspiration goes, what's more romantic than a wedding in the woods?"

Clockwise from top left:-

  simple rustic cake seen over at Style Me Pretty, captured by Wildflowers Photography
  the cocktail style ring from Anthropology
  amazing treehouse via Treehouse workshop
  vintage dress wedding from Becky Holladay Weddings via Once Wed
  programmes in an old box as seen on The Knot
  streamer centrepiece from The Sweetest Occasion
  flowers without vases from design sponge
  wooded tree guestbook – via Bella Puzzles -check out her other guest book ideas* eco-friendly heart stems – via Sewn Natural – an alternative for bridesmaids to carry if they have flowers in their hair?
  & centre, the flower garland that inspired the whole inspiration board, from color collective

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Thank you so much Josie for adding a glamorous dose of rustic charm to Love My Dress this morning.

If you are looking for a London Wedding Planner, be sure to visit Josie's website to find out about her event planning and styling services.  You can also follow Josie on Twitter.

And you can view more Bridal Inspiration Boards or Bridal Photoshoots on Love My Dress here.

Now before you pop off, make a note to come back for 12 noon ;))

Much love,

Annabel xXx

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Bridal Inspiration Boards #5 ~ Rustic Charm... (Mood + Inspiration Boards )


Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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  1. Love this board, put together by Josie! Like the soft, dreamy, calm and earthy feel to it. And the flower wreath in the middle – to die for!

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