Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Inspired.By.Harriet #4

Recycled Rustic Wedding

This week I have been looking at unique ways to decorate a wedding that are both simple and effective. I have pulled together some images that have quite a neutral, rustic feel, that can be easily achieved by collecting interesting objects and recycling everyday materials. One of my favourite ideas is paper flowers, which can be made from recycling newspaper, old books or music sheets. They can be made into wreaths, strung into garlands, or used singularly on tables or on the backs of chairs.

To continue this theme, you could use the same paper to make bunting (perhaps in slightly different shades of neutral, some printed, some plain), tassles or place mats.

Another nice idea is collecting certain objects such as old keys, postcards, vintage labels or stamps (which can all be found at car boot sales, markets, or even on ebay), and using them for place names, or even as part of your wedding stationary. 

There are so many simple details that you can put together yourself that will transform your wedding, from hanging glass bottles on mass to create your own chandelier, to using old wooden clothes pegs to hang place names or photos. Have fun collecting!


Image Credits: 

Top: Paper flowers via Crush Cul De Sac, Entrance hall via Heike Weber, Chandelier via Nude Lumiere , keys place names via Wedding Concierge
2nd Row: DIY Mr&Mrs banner by Hailey Erickon Photography, organic grey and gold announcement cards via Oh So Beautiful Paper, vintage labels via Crush Cul De Sac
Middle: Decanter lights by Lee Broom,  Homemade cakes via Ruffled blog by Made You Look Photography
Bottom: Postcard escort cards via Ruffled, confetti backdrop by Confetti Systems, paper bunting by Toast 


  1. Love the idea of collecting keys. One of my favourite things to do is potter around antiques and bric a brac stores to find bargains to collect. Keys are a fab aidea!

  2. Just wanted to say they are some of the best pictures I have ever seen at a wedding you captured the day and atmosphere perfectly. Thank you so much

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