Five reasons for a British countryside wedding

23 Jan 2017

Celebrate the glory of the great outdoors by considering the benefits of a British countryside wedding

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One of the many great things about living in Britain is that you’re rarely more than a half-hour drive from the beautiful countryside. Every year, millions of us flee the city in search of a week away among the famously picturesque greenery. It’s unsurprising then that more and more of us are also choosing the countryside setting for our weddings every year - and with that in mind, here are five popular reasons from holiday home specialist Owners Direct for planning a wedding amid our rolling hills.

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1. Local produce

There’s something about locally sourced food that just tastes better - and when it comes to one of the most memorable meals you and your partner will ever share, there’s nothing quite like a traditional country feast. The British countryside boasts a rich heritage of delicious, locally sourced meat and veg - and when your guests wash their dinner down with plenty of locally brewed booze, that’s sure to get the party started in only a way the Brits know how.

2. Fantastic rural accommodation

If you’re planning on escaping the city for your big day, keeping your loved ones close during the celebrations will no doubt take a priority spot on your to-do list. The countryside boasts a gorgeous range of holiday properties where your nearest and dearest will love spending their stay. Better yet, accommodation close to the wedding venue means that nobody has to drive, and everybody can join in on the festivities.

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3. Unique entertainment

City weddings can sometimes leave couples restricted when it comes to entertainment - do you get a band or a DJ? The wide open space of the countryside setting solves that particular problem, giving you the room you need to make your day one to remember. Unique performers, like Living Tables, are sure to make some lasting memories - or why not opt for something even more outlandish, like stilt walkers or fire performers?

4. Scenic setting

The wedding pictures are without doubt one of the things newlywed couples treasure most once the big day is over - and what better backdrop for your photos than miles upon miles of the stunning scenery found in the Great British outdoors? You can guarantee pictures that are bursting with beautiful natural features and capture your special day in vivid colour.

Open, outdoor spaces also give you the opportunity to get creative when it comes to the background of your wedding photographs. Illuminate the sky with a personalised firework display, and dance the night away under a blanket of glittering stars.

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5. Rustic aesthetics

The British countryside is the ideal environment for a quintessentially rustic wedding, with wild flowers being readily available for handmade table decorations. Celebrate tying the knot in style by having the ceremony at night in a candlelit orchard, or have the route to the venue lit by dainty fairy lights. Rural wedding destinations offer the ultimate blank canvas to put your own unique stamp on your special day.

Whether you’re a countryside native or just need to get away from the rat race, rural Britain provides a tranquil and truly unforgettable setting for any wedding.

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