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  1.  Back to nature, and the country nuptials.


    Flower Girl Basket Rustic 

     Rustic and Country Weddings

    Last week I was half listening to a BBC Radio 4 farming progamme, and it became more interesting to me when a couple spoke about diversifying from pig farming to hosting weddings. They spoke of how they had started to provide whole event packages. The old pig barn became a beautiful  setting for the marriage and dining with teepees as accommodation. Apparently one in eight UK weddings are now taking part on farms.

    There are a lot of advantages of a rural setting, it make a fabulous background for photographs. There is no need to move away from the venue, catering and accommodation are all on site, usually at a less expensive budget than at a hotel or stately home. Glamping or a log cabin are more memorable way to have family and friends together.

    Rustic weddings are on trend this year and colour themes are inspired by nature.

    Pale daffodil or primrose yellow are perfect for Spring. A soft pastel green matching new hedgerow growth would look beautiful with a bouquet of frothy blossom.

    Blue sea and sky are the inspiration for Summer's palette. Soft blues against a backdrop of hay coloured meadows would look amazing.

    For Autumn weddings a bold red theme would complement the russet leaves and bright berries as the cooler weather changes the landscape.

    Silver greys with accents of rose pink suit the Winter climate. Warmer colours of port wine could give a more hygge like feeling. 

    Our rustic flower girl baskets suit most of these country inspired colour themes. The neutral tone of natural plant based rope is perfect for a rural and rustic wedding. We have a selection of flower girl baskets created from rope and traditional sailor's knots, as pictured above.

    Have a look at our Flower Girl Baskets 

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    Caring For Poly Hemp Rope.

    It is very easy to look after. It is used on classic boats as it looks traditional without the attention that the old natural ropes needed. 

    It is soft to handle as well as very strong and hard wearing.

    Vacuuming regularly is best, but if it needs washing, wash gently by hand with a mild detergent, do not scrub, then rinse well. If you have a poly hemp mat or bowl, leave it to dry naturally, carefully retaining its shape. 

    It is UV resistant and rot resistant. It is not affected by environmental conditions.

    We found out that this rope floats after our Ocean Plait Mat disappeared one night during a severe storm. Over a week later a friend returned it to us after they found it in a corner of the harbour! Luckily she recognised it ours. After a rinse it looked no worse for the journey. It is over 10 years old now, and it still looks good, the colour has changed a little to a soft grey, like a teak deck does.