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Rustic eco-chic nautical 'tying the knot' save the dates // The Natural Wedding Company

Some of my favourite emails are from brides/couples who have been inspired by the stationery I made for my own wedding – both our save the dates and our invitations. Rachel was one of those brides who got in touch to share photos of what they created and I particularly loved hers because her and her husband-to-be Lee are sailors – so the ‘tying the knot’ version of our save the dates couldn’t be more appropriate.

It is so exciting to hear that couples all over the world have been inspired by the design I created for our save the dates, and it’s pretty satisfying when emails pop into my inbox with photos attached of what everybody’s been busy creating.

Rustic eco-chic nautical 'tying the knot' save the dates // The Natural Wedding Company

Rachel asked her friend and designer Anne Trencher to design her a few graphics for her wedding stationery, and to choose fonts for them to use – and don’t they look beautiful!

In addition to her save the dates, Rachel also emailed me photos of her wedding stationery – an elegant design with rustic elements of hessian, lace and twine incorporated.

Rustic eco-chic nautical wedding stationery with hessian, lace and twine // The Natural Wedding Company

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Autumn leaves and brown twine for a rustic seasonal table setting

Oh I so love autumn! Who else is with me? This is definitely the season I would have got married in if it were not for my love affair with the month of May. In fact, I think all of our distinct seasons have something truly beautiful to offer when it comes to a wedding, it’s just about letting yourself be guided by what’s out there on display from mother nature.

I am all about simple but beautiful, quality not quantity, and this idea for a place setting is all of those. Autumn leaves and twine to jolly up your napkins at your wedding reception tables – and a great job to delegate to someone else!

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Simple wedding cake decorated with hessian, twine and flowers

This week on my Facebook page I shared details of a recently married TNWC bride who had some lovely hessian table runners to sell, and I think that’s what led to this week’s choice of wedding cake.  If you’re planning a rustic wedding, perhaps in a barn or on a farm, then using hessian and twine to decorate your wedding cake would be a natural choice.

With the addition of some pretty seasonal blooms, this cake shows that you can make rustic rather elegant and that it needn’t be complicated or over-fussy.

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Spring bulb wedding favours

We are under a deep blanket of snow here in Cheshire (yey!) but my house is decorated with sunny coloured daffodils that are just bursting to open in the warmth of our little house.  Seeing daffodils and narcissi popping up everywhere really has got me thinking about spring, and what better way to get started on some spring wedding inspiration that sharing this lovely idea for wedding favours.

Spring bulbs wrapped up in vintage hankies

These spring bulbs wrapped up in pretty fabric or vintage hankies couldn’t be simpler to do, even for those of you who aren’t super confident with DIY or handmade things.  Simply take a small bundle of spring bulbs and wrap them in a square of cheerful fabric (a collection of vintage hankies would work perfectly), gather it up and tie into a little bundle some stripy butchers string or twine.

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tying the knot rustic save the dates

The joys of having a photographer husband-to-be!  If you’re the lovely Lisa, one of my blog readers, it means you can make pretty wedding details and get great pictures of them – which in turn means lovely photos to share with you all.

raffia save the dates

Lisa was inspired by my own rustic ‘save the dates’ and got in touch to share hers – I think they are so beautiful and they incorporate a really neat extra that Lisa found on this blog whilst searching for inspiration – a twine knot.

tying the knot handmade save the date

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