At the Farm Cafe we love putting together beautiful, individual weddings with a focus on rustic styling and and an abundance of great food! Its fantastic how fun and different every wedding is when the couple choose to focus on what's important to them, instead of what they think is expected. Rustic styling is a great way to reflect the individuality of each couple, as there's so much scope for variation and including unique elements.
As they set the scene, choosing an interesting venue is just as important as the styling. The venues shown here, Collingwood Children's Farm, The Farm Cafe, Fitzroy Town Hall and the Melba Spiegeltent are so unique and character filled that they immediately create the atmosphere for a relaxed, fun, individual wedding.
A little bit of inspiration never goes astray, so here are some pretty photographs to get your creativity going.
Replacing the traditional alternating plated meals in favour of delicious, hearty food that people can help for themselves, share, and return to for more is a great start to a wedding that everyone will enjoy and remember. Shared meals are the centre of so many celebrations, and are a wonderful way to bring people together.
Glass dispensers for lovely cocktails and soft drinks or a rustic wheelbarrow to keep the beer cold are functional and pretty ways to serve guests drinks.
And don't forget the eternal appeal of a cup of tea.
Loose, abundant arrangements of flowers and foliage make everything look beautiful.
And festoon lighting gives off a warm romantic glow.
Vintage games, such as shuttlecock or quoits are great fun, and picturesque too.
For the ultimate rustic aesthetic, hay bales make great styling props, and comfortable seats.
The little details of the venues add their own influence on the styling and and feel of the wedding. We're so lucky that Melbourne is blessed with such a number of beautiful old buildings and unique spaces!
But in the end its the sum of all these personal touches that make these beautiful spaces your own for a memorable night.