Rustic Green & Gold Wedding Inspiration

A rustic summer bridal shoot combining a love of the countryside with stunning boho-inspired wedding dresses from Rue De Seine…


The vision for the shoot was to create a relaxed wedding party experience full of fun and laughter, set against nature’s natural greenery with accents of gold, blush pink and dark wood. Planned by in-house Wedding Planner, Kiera Goymour at Applewood Hall and expertly captured by Richard Jarmy.


Set in the Norfolk countryside, the shoot was held at Applewood Hall. It’s generous green open space (which is dog-friendly!) and beautiful marquee-lined reception space with cascading fairy lights provided a stunning backdrop for this summer bridal shoot.

Rustic wedding reception at Applewood Hall Bridal party at Applewood Hall

Bride and groom in the wedding garden Wedding speeches at Applewood Hall


Kiera’s design concept was to use a luxurious palette of fresh spring greens and gleaming golds as a contrast to the ivory drapes of the Hall. This was enhanced by a gorgeous fairy light installation crafted by Sam Race Venue Decoration, which created a warm glow framing the top table and dance floor.

Wedding reception with fairy light canopy Wedding reception at Applewood Hall

Gold acrylic name places handmade by Holly Honeywell were set against rich waxy camellia leaves, complimenting the beautiful foliage table decor and geometric terrariums. These echoed the gold rimmed charger plates and cutlery which shone against the dark, rustic wood of the tables provided by The Banqueting Hire Service.

B’s Bakes incorporated a combination of on trend semi-naked, fondant covered and textured tiers to make this elegant wedding cake really stand out. Inspired by the countryside, this four-tier sugar flower adorned wedding cake features free-hand accents of green to depict blades of grass. The gold bees and flowers on the bottom tier bring to life the idea of wild meadows and an acrylic gold topper brings it all together perfectly.

Wedding top table at Applewood Hall Wedding top table with coloured glassware

Semi-naked wedding cake at Applewood Hall Rustic banquet wedding reception

In the ceremony room, beautiful candlelight glassware and tea lights lined the aisles and an ethereal soft backdrop with delicate lighting framed the couple.

Wedding ceremony sign Wedding ceremony in the Orchard Room

An opulent sharing style feast of seasonal tarts, gourmet scotch eggs, summer berry pudding, pastel meringue kisses, strawberry pavlova and a pear & mascarpone tart was created by Applewood Hall’s in-house team, led by Dawn Seager. The ‘help yourself’ gin and tonic bar added to the relaxed atmosphere.

Summer pies wedding breakfast Wedding breakfast sharing menu

Sharing Banquet at Applewood Hall Wedding gin station


Two styles were chosen by Holly from bridal boutique White Reflections, both from New Zealand designer, Rue de Seine. These dresses are for the not so traditional bride looking for a relaxed, playful bohemian vibe.

Full of intricate embroidery, the Medina gown worn by the bride is designed to capture the sunlight. Mirror lace is used all over this stunning dress; with flared sleeves and tassels it twinkles from every angle. The iconic Avril gown is an unusual nude dress which is super diverse, using it as a bridesmaid dress for the shoot it comes alive with dramatic cornelli lace and deep-v back creating a gorgeous silhouette.

Beautiful boho wedding at Applewood Hall Boho bride in Rue de Seine dress at Applewood Hall

Avril gown by Rue de Seine Newlyweds at Applewood Hall

Inspired by the open back of the Medina gown, Emily from Face ‘n’ Glitz created a statement back piece for the bride using elegant green and gold bio-degradable glitters along with and array of subtle bindi-style individual jewels from UK cruelty-free brand, Funk On.

Bride glitter back design at Applewood Hall Backless Rue de Seine wedding dress

To enhance both beautiful dresses, Stacie Goodwin created soft, twisted updos with loose tendrils, giving an effortless boho feel without being too structured. With flawless skin being top of the list for many brides, Stephanie Alexandra wanted to focus on creating a gorgeous dewy, fresh application for both the bride and her bridesmaid, using Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter Highlighting liquid for that all important natural glow.

Bridal Hair at Applewood Hall Bridesmaid Hair at Applewood Hall

Bridesmaid Make Up at Applewood Hall Bridal Make-up at Applewood Hall


Incorporating the country feel, the groom sported a grafton grey three-piece tweed suit from Pure Grooms with an elegant emerald green tie. His border collie, Millie was also keen to take part!

Groom ad his dog at Applewood Hall Groom in Tweed Suit at Applewood Hall

Dog friendly weddings at Applewood Hall Groom in tweed suit at Applewood Hall


You can also watch a behind-the-scenes video of our photoshoot. If you’d like to find out more about holding your wedding at Applewood Hall, contact our Wedding Planner, Kiera Goymour to arrange a show round, check the availability for your ideal date and start planning your special day.


Applewood Hall: Venue | Richard JarmyPhotography | Stephanie AlexandraMake up | Stacie Goodwin: Hair stylist | Face ’n’ Glitz: Glitter designs | White ReflectionsBridal boutique | Rue de Seine: Dress designer | Pure Grooms: Suit | Flowers By Jasmine: Flowers | Banqueting HireTable dressing and furniture | Holly HoneywellStyling and stationary | Sam Race Venue Decoration: Lighting | Bee’s BakesWedding cake | Silverline Limousines: Wedding car | Chichi SawyerBride | Ebony Reeder: Bridesmaid | Adam Goymour: Groom