FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

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Rustic romance

Rustic romance

Q. My hubby-to-be and I are having a rustic-themed wedding and would love to incorporate the style into our décor. Do you have any ideas?

A. Samantha Burke says: It's essential to start with your colour scheme to help us bring rustic elements to your day. We can incorporate the shades into the ceremony through the styling and décor elements. A wooden statement piece like an arbour will be the perfect backdrop to the vows, and we can move this piece to the top table for the reception. Incorporate wooden log slices with cylinder vases, candles, bud vases, personal touches and chair sashes to the aisle to add those all-important details.

Incorporate your colour palette to your top table during the reception, as this is a statement location where you'll have many photos taken. Continue the rustic touches with log slices, wooden table numbers and a personalised wooden box filled with beautiful flowers to highlight your colour scheme. We can incorporate these rustic touches to the guest tables if you'd like a continuous style or combine the theme with something different on each table. A table plan and rustic signage made from reclaimed wood will create the perfect finishing touches.

The key to a memorable wedding is attention to detail. Alongside your venue stylist, who should be friendly and supportive, you should be able to make your dreams a reality.

Samantha Burke, Samsa May’s