Beach weddings and natural, rustic weddings in the woods are still popular among couples. However, we’ve recently discovered that many couples are opting for a new path in 2022… “Cottagecore” is a quaint, Pinterest-worthy, and, dare we say, more delightful alternative.
Here’s all you need to know about the cottagecore look, as well as five tips for planning the perfect cottagecore wedding in 2022!
Cottagecore Wedding Ideas
Brides and grooms are often looking for wedding ideas to make their special day completely distinctive, from the wedding gown to the venue to the flowers.
Sometimes all it takes is a single Pinterest image or an Instagram post to completely inspire you and help you figure out what your personal bridal style should be.
Cottagecore is an aesthetic that combines a few different ideas into one.
It’s relaxed and unpretentious, yet not boho. It’s organic and natural, yet it’s far from rustic. It has a storybook vibe to it at moments, but not in the same way that Cinderella did at the ball (i.e., no diamonds or tiaras or horse-drawn carriages required).
It has a feel similar to Belle’s small house before she goes into the Beast’s castle.
Cottagecore is a style of music that is associated with the English countryside. It’s all about wildflowers, rustic breads, and handcrafted pastries for these garden celebrations. With lace accents, flower embroidery, and puffed sleeves, it’s simple and effortless.
Cottagecore is a mix of country chic, boho chic, and fairytale whimsy. It is defined by a combination of elements, which can be combined in a way that feels posh or casual, depending on the type of wedding celebration you want to have.
You’re in luck if the thought of creating a stunning tablescape inspires you. There are a plethora of ways to turn your cottagecore aesthetic into magnificent tables with pin-worthy place settings.
Use patterned dishes and colorful glassware. Table runners with contrasting flower prints are used to dress up rustic wooden tables. Embroidered napkins or bits of crocheted lace can be used to finish off your place arrangement.
Mixing taper candles in various colors and metal candle holders in various metallic tones will give your tables depth, color, and contrast. Instead of using tall, towering vases as centerpieces, use potted flowers. The more the flowers resemble those from your own backyard, the better!
Other Decoration Ideas
The fragrance of fresh, rustic bread screams “fairytale house in the woods” like nothing else. Consider including a rustic bread cart or bread station for your cocktail hour to emphasize the idea of handcrafted baked items. Alternatively, place bread loaves tucked into paper bags that function as menus on your dinner tables.
Decorate your tables, chairs, DJ station, or bar with foliage garlands to give them a more natural, cottage-inspired feel. Fresh green garlands make a great statement and are simple to drape over a variety of surfaces.
A wildflower bouquet is a must-have for any cottagecore bride, and you can make yours even more unique by adding a series of flowing ribbons. A few soft ribbons floating in the breeze as you go down the aisle, from slim grosgrain to thick velvet, can only add to the beauty of your bouquet.
So, where should your cottagecore wedding be held? With course, in a garden full of wildflowers and lush foliage!
For the cottagecore couple, a garden wedding is the ideal choice. If a lush garden wedding site isn’t possible, there are a few simple ways to imitate it. Almost any outdoor wedding venue with a natural, green backdrop can be transformed into a lovely cottagecore area with a few easy methods.
Because the cottagecore aesthetic is all about flowers and natural beauty, a one-of-a-kind wedding arch is the ideal way to show off your DIY skills.
If building an arch isn’t your thing, don’t worry: you can rent a plain wooden wedding arch and dress it up with wildflowers and baby’s breath for a beautiful, English garden aesthetic.
Are you getting married in the evening or having your wedding reception outside?
String lights are a must-have if that’s the case. A plain outdoor space can be transformed into an inspiring, magical atmosphere with twinkling lights strung between the trees.
A cottagecore wedding dress is required to carry off the perfect cottagecore wedding.
A long-sleeved wedding gown with a romantic, off-the-shoulder neckline may be appropriate depending on your own style. A lace bridal gown with tiers and ruffles could be the choice. It may be a billowing puff-sleeved A-line gown.
Cottagecore dresses can come in practically any shape or fabric, as long as they are charming and stylish rather than opulent and elaborate.
Instead of beaded ball gowns and satin mermaid dresses, opt for airy, flowing styles. As opposed to crystal embellishments, sequins, or beaded appliques, look for handcrafted accents like delicate needlework.
If you’re a daring bride with a rebellious spirit, you could even want to forego the white gown in favor of a vibrant floral print!
Cottagecore wedding gowns are becoming increasingly fashionable, so selecting one that complements your mood and style is simple.
You’ll need some cottagecore bridesmaids to be a true cottagecore bride.
Look for lovely maxi dresses with flowery lace while shopping for bridesmaid dresses. Look for A-line or empire waist styles in flowing chiffon gowns with ruffles or draping. Instead of brights or metallics, use floral designs or pastel or neutral tones.
The greatest method to give your wedding party that real cottagecore vibe is to mix soft tones and lovely designs. If you mix and match your bridesmaids in a variety of colors, styles, and flower prints, your wedding party will appear oh-so-inspired.
Wedding Invitation – Aesthetic Rustic Flower
You can use these Free Aesthetic Rustic Flower Invitations that I am giving away for free to make your Cottagecore Wedding celebration more aesthetic! The design is pretty elegant and aesthetic, and it is definitely appropriate for your big day.
FYI, there are 7+ beautiful template designs which are so refreshing to watch. I can confidently say that you will not only cut the long process of sketching and designing your invitation card.
You can spend your time more into decorating your party, like making your own party distinctive garland with roses, or something like that.
- Right-Click each one of your selection
- Then select “Save Image As”, locate where you want the file to be saved in your device.
- Click “Save”, or tap “Enter”, and the download process will start shortly
To make your card look like done by the professional, you can optimize your effort by buying either Cardstock or Cotton paper to help your special invites deliver sturdy and versatile feels, which makes it brilliant party favors and can be used as future references for your guests.