How to create a country chic setting for your wedding

Receptions // by QB

Nature lovers? The modern country or mountain wedding runs the gamut from rustic DIY delightful to black-tie boutique. So naturally (pun intended), celebrations like these are a timeless favourite!

Whether you seat your guests on hay bales, wine barrels or gold-dipped Tiffany chairs, the key here is a wildly romantic location. This choice will make photos a cinch, with a backdrop of enchanted forest, dramatic mountaintops or sweeping rural vistas – and trust us, cheeky farmyard animals make the best photo bombers! For maximum country fun, turn your celebration into a wedding weekend by sourcing a venue with onsite or nearby accommodation.

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From the wedding of Monica + Lindsay

The venue…

If you’re not lucky enough to have a sprawling family property at your disposal, look to a local winery, mountaintop hideaway, historic building or a scenic rural locale where you can raise a reception marquee festooned with fairy lights.


From the wedding of Carla + Dylan

The details…

Natural elements and textures work beautifully in the country or hinterland but don’t be afraid to add a little luxury. Indulge in a rich colour palette with a bronze accent, and bring it to life in an intimate sit-down dinner in a candlelit wine room, a barn rigged with vintage chandeliers, or a drinks table draped in velvet beneath the trees.


From the wedding of Alex + Josh

We also love reclaimed wood tables used for seating, local wildflowers as boutonnière, and a dance floor beneath the stars. Just ensure everyone is sipping Champagne outside in time to catch the most romantic light show you could wish for – a magnificent country sunset.


Didin Emelu, Unsplash

The honeymoon…

Road trip across America, book a luxe hiking adventure, take an African safari, or go skiing in New Zealand or Switzerland.

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