When it comes to committing yourself to the happily ever after, location is surely one of the key considerations and the sweeping beauty of the Dorrigo Plateau provides the ultimate backdrop for a destination wedding.

Country weddings have a charm that simply cannot be replicated; there’s something truly magical about the idyllic setting of rolling hills and farms and the gentle sounds of birds in the distance.

While they already have their own unique appeal, there’s a few ideas that can transform your own special day into the country wedding of your dreams and the talk among your guests for years to come.

Use the country landscapes as décor inspiration

The setting you’ve chosen is all about nature, so use that as the inspiration for the décor. Incorporate wildflowers in your decorations, consider utilizing flower illustrations or local greenery in your invitations, create craft table centerpieces with natives and complete the wedding cake with baby breath or daisies.

But given the setting itself is the real scene stealer, the best thing about a country wedding is that you can go minimal with decorations for the ceremony and reception and let the stunning backdrop speak for itself. Frame the surroundings with a few festoon or fairy lights, to maximize the effect and give it a truly magical feel. Less is more, so shift the emphasis to the natural elements, with the fairy lights or even candles, adding extra romance and ambience to the occasion.

Think vintage

The countryside lends itself to a vintage feel, a style that’s classic, elegant and timeless. Incorporating vintage elements can be as simple as jam jars for table flowers and using vintage frames as seating charts and menus.

The colour palette of choice should enhance the already existing natural beauty and landscape on offer, think muted tones, pastels and dusty hues.

Choose a photographer known for capturing landscapes & people

And when it comes to the all-important photography, choose a photographer who has experience in country style weddings, as they will understand how to balance the beauty of the landscape background with capturing people well.

Spend time with your chosen photographer working out how best to utilise the surroundings for couple photo’s as well as with your entire wedding party. Maybe even plan out the look and feel of your photos by creating a mood board filled with inspiring images on Pinterest. This will help you to create a look for the décor and overall wedding style.

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