Sticking to a natural theme and a neutral colour palette can be rustic or sophisticated, depending on how you want to play up the theme. Here are a few ideas to try.
Centrepieces and flowers at a natural themed wedding are beautiful in their simplicity; choose options such as ferns, herbs and even lavender. Or keep it romantic with fairy lights down the middle of the table and mini versions of greenery (whatever you like best) as wedding favours.
Copper is a huge trend at the moment and adds an elegant touch to any wedding. Play around with design elements to increase the ‘wow’ factor: a copper box as a vase allows the foliage to shine through, but still has a touch of glamour, while a copper lightbulb adds to the contrast if you want a paired back natural look in a sparse industrial venue.
Black crockery is a striking addition to a simple table. One or two springs of rosemary (or another hardy plant) and ribbon is all that is needed décor-wise, plus having one other colour – such as copper for the cutlery, chairs and accessories − really ties the look together.
Naked cakes are very on trend and definitely play into the natural theme. Keep it simple with minimal greenery and flowers or go elaborate with cascading blooms in neutral hues. But don’t think you need to shy away from explosive flavours; this type of cake runs the gauntlet from vanilla to white chocolate and cream cheese icing. Yum!
A ‘natural’ wedding theme screams out for a country venue. Mismatched chairs and a taupe runner adds to the charm… and a harvest table is a must.
Keep in mind that natural doesn’t only need to mean rustic. Adding height with extremely tall vases really lets your centrepieces stand out, but still allows conversation to flow freely. This white and green look is all about the flowers and is sophistication at its best.
The phrase ‘less is more’ really does come to life in a natural theme. Stick to glass, exposed wood tables and tea light candles with simple greenery literally on the table – no vases required. If you want even more of a casual/ picnic-style look and feel, make use of disposable wooden cutlery instead.
You really can play around with shapes – and play up the modest aspect that comes with this unassuming theme. Instead of a savoury harvest table, you might prefer a sweet one instead. Make sure that your dessert table is all about abundance; think cakes, tarts and pies, where everyone can help themselves. A lovely way to finish off a beautiful wedding.