If you’re longing for a wedding with a rustic countryside vibe, then today’s shoot at Lyth Valley Country Inn will give you loads of ideas for your wedding styling.

There is an eclectic mix of rustic styling ideas, from feathers and skulls to moss covered oak slices and bird nests, and also some styling elements which give a wonderful modern twist on the rustic nature of this concept. Giant grass covered LOVE letters create a modern backdrop whilst embracing the natural vibe. The florals are amazing too, with wildflowers and eucalyptus foliage mixed with bright blue flowers again giving a contemporary edge.

I adore the eclectic mix of old and new that creates real interest and intrigue. Beautifully rustic backdrops with vintage bikes, large light-up wooden letters, blankets, old books, tea cups and rustic furniture are brought to life in the surroundings of the countryside and Lyth Valley Country Inn.

Four brides by fireplace at Lyth Valley Country Inn

Varying bridal styles each complement the rustic concept, from traditional chic with an elegant bridal look to rock chick with leather biker jacket and tattoos. These are perfect examples to show that little tweaks can make different styling concepts your own.

Carolyn of AMB-Vision joined forces with make-up artist Polly Winder to bring this rustic countryside wedding styling to life…

Countryside Chic

“Friends since birth and Lake District born and bred, Carolyn and I have both found ourselves working in the wedding industry but in completely different areas. So, we decided to work together to create a ‘Countryside Chic’ shoot. With spring just around the corner we wanted to create a shoot encapsulating the rustic beauty of the venue as well as its stunning surroundings.”

“Surrounded by Lake District countryside, Lyth Valley Country Inn has wonderful outdoor space, and the rustic countryside theme of the venue gave us the inspiration for varied wedding looks, from boho to a more classic bridal wear style.

“Each supplier contributed their own influence in the arrangement of the shoot and the results were exactly what we wanted.”

Large hedge LOVE letters

Baby goat

Bride in grounds of Lyth Valley Country Inn

Bride with veil holding bouquet

Bride's face

Bride and groom in countryside

Bride and groom looking at each other

Bride with groom in tweed jacket

Bride in leather jacket standing by gate in countryside

Rustic bridal bouquet with purple flowers

Bride with tattoos on arm holding bouquet

Bride holding rustic bouquet in countryside

Bride in leather jacket holding baby goat

Old bike and wooden light up letters

Old bicycle as wedding prop

Bride looking out at countryside from Lyth Valley Country Inn

Bride with braid hairstyle

Bride holding bouquet

Bride standing in front of green hedge LOVE letters

Bride wearing rustic foliage crown and holding bouquet

Bride with foliage crown holding bouquet with pheasant feathers

Wedding bouquet with white flowers and green foliage

Old suitcase for wedding cards with animal skull

Animal skull and books in old suitcase

Bride with fur jacket over her shoulders

Bride with vintage hairstyle

Bride laying on side

Animal skull on old books

Bird ornament and old books

Rustic wedding props on shelf

Nest with eggs as wedding decor

Bride standing in front of fireplace at Lyth Valley Country Inn

Bride with headband

Bride sitting with feet up on table

Bride sitting with feet up on table

Rustic wedding table with countryside themed styling

Pink china cups and saucers on rustic wedding table

Skull and cockrell ornament on moss and log slices for wedding table centrepiece

Bird nest on wedding table

Floating candles in wine glasses

Pink china cup and saucer on rustic wedding table

Rustic countryside wedding table styling

Simple white wedding cake with orange flowers

Orange flowers on log slice at bottom of wedding cake

Bride standing next to chest of drawers

Bride with vintage hairstyle standing next to white flowers

Bride with vintage wedding hairstyle

Bride sitting on bar at Lyth Valley Country Inn

Bride drinking from Jack Daniel's bottle

Bridal bouquet next to Lyth Valley Country Inn menu

Four brides behind large light up wooden letters

Creative Team

Photography: AMB-Vision

Shoot Location: Lyth Valley Country Inn, Kendal, Cumbria

Styling/Venue Dressing: Wilde and Romantic

Wedding Dresses: Mears Ghyll Bridal Rooms

Hair: Katie Simpson Hair

Make-Up: Makeup by Polly

Cake: The Little Kendal Cakery

Flowers: Fleurtations

Large Letters: Lakes Letters