If you have been planning your wedding for a while, you will probably have come across the term cottagecore. This is a new wedding trend which we think fits perfectly with the charm of a Lake District wedding.
What is Cottagecore?
Cottagecore is a style that has gained in popularity over recent years and it captures a simple, self-sufficient, outdoorsy kind of lifestyle. Imagine wildflowers, pastel colours, homemade crafts, and baking. It’s a nice contrast to the rush of modern life and, done well, it can create a welcoming, nostalgic vibe.
We think that this theme perfectly suits a Lake District wedding. After all, a Lakes wedding can be a true celebration of natural beauty and when you have your wedding in a traditional country house like Broadoaks, the blend of theme and location seems perfect!
Here are some of the elements you can pull together to make it work for your special day:
As we mentioned, wildflowers are a must. Imagine the kind of flowers that grow in a meadow behind a cottage in the middle of nowhere. Bouquets can be natural and effortless, tied together with twine or lace – nothing too elaborate or showy.
The same goes for flower arrangements for your tables – plenty of greenery works really well here. If you’re looking for table linens, go for something muted and natural. Splashes of gold will work beautifully here, as will vintage glasses and tableware.
Cottagecore Venue Décor
If your chosen venue (and the weather) allows, make the most of the outdoors. The breath-taking scenery around Broadoaks will make for an incredibly romantic setting for your evening celebrations. Cottagecore suits soft lighting, so try LED candles scattered on tables, and string fairy lights between the trees. Not only will this create that soft, cosy vibe that suits the trend, but it will give you plenty of pretty photo opportunities too.
Cottagecore Wedding Dresses
When it comes to the dress, think soft, romantic, and ultra-feminine. Loose, sheer sleeves, embroidery, lace, and wispy, floaty layers are the way to go. If you’re not into white, you can go for soft pastel shades to suit the cottagecore theme. If you can see yourself kicking off your shoes and dancing on the grass when the evening rolls around, you’re thinking along the right lines: something that allows you to feel comfortable and move freely.
When it comes to hair and make-up, as you can imagine, natural is better – a loose updo or a halo braid or natural, tumbling curls. Glowing, radiant skin is more important in this trend than heavy eye make-up, too.
A beautiful wedding invitation makes a great first impression for your guests and can help to set the tone for your big day. Go for stationery featuring plants with plenty of greenery, or continue the wildflower theme.
Cottagecore Colour Schemes
For cottagecore, think pastel shades and off-whites, with a splash of forest green to bring in the natural, outdoor vibe. You have a few options here, with pale yellow, blush pink, light lavender, and soft sky blues all suiting the style perfectly. The key is to make it look natural and not too matchy-matchy. This will help to create a relaxed, calm, and homely atmosphere.