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    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.

    For the most magical flower girl dresses, have a look at


    For further ideas and tips for seasonal weddings, have a look at

    the WeddingWire UK website.

  2. Janette-Watson knot maker

    This week I was chosen to be interviewed by Michelle at SheCan365, an online magazine.

    Starting on International Women's Day in March this year they have featured a female entrepreneur a day. They are selecting 365 women in 365 days, telling their amazing stories in 365 words. If you are thinking of starting your own business, you will find an inspiring article amongst the diverse collection of fantastic females. I feel very honoured to be in their company. I am Day 261.