Be inspired by feathers in this collection of natural and rustic wedding ideas


Natural feather table decoration

I’m signed up to the Etsy weddings e-newsletter that pops into my inbox every-so often – I always enjoy seeing what collections they have put together and what trends they are seeing.  It was in one of those newsletters that I spotted a rather pretty picture of three old blue glass bottles with feathers in them, which got me thinking what a nice alternative to floral table decorations they would make.

So I decided to see what other feather inspired ideas there were out there to share with anyone looking for something a bit different, or perhaps for a winter or early spring wedding when British grown flowers are thin on the ground.  I would always encourage you to make sure you source your feathers responsibly, collecting them on country walks sounds like a good option to me.

The blue bottles that inspired my search – a lovely alternative for wedding table decorations

Vintage blue bottles with feathers

Pheasant feathers in bottles

Why not incorporate smaller feathers into your wedding stationery

Rustic wedding stationery with feathers

Accessorise yourself and your groom-to-be with feathers in subtle or striking ways – feather buttonholes, a vibrant feather necklace, or these pretty rose and pheasant feather earrings from TNWC business Bijou Bijoux

Rustic feather buttonhole

Pheasant feather and rose earrings

Bohemian feather necklace

Not real feathers, but these pretty paper feather garlands strung above your reception area would look beautiful and a bit different…

Paper feather garlands

Finally, how about decorating your wedding cake with feathers – again I think this would be lovely for a winter wedding, or for anyone incorporating birds into their wedding ideas.  Just make sure the feathers are clean first!

Rustic feather wedding cake

Images: (1) Brumley and Wells via Ruffled; (2) Nye Designs; (3) Lara Hotz via Green Wedding Shoes; (4) Abby Grace Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; (5) Braedon Flynn Photography via Ruffled; (6) Bijou Bijoux; (7) Erin Hearts Court via Green Wedding Shoes; (8) Steep Street via Green Wedding Shoes; (9) Jose Villa via Once Wed


Lissa on 22. July, 2012

Such a wonderful roundup of feather inspiration! Amazing how many creative ways they can be used. :-)

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