Natural Wooden Bark And Tree Slice Wedding Decoration Ideas ~ Rustic Woodland

Are you hoping to create a woodland or rustic feel at your wedding? Maybe you have chosen a venue that suits the woodland style (a barn or farm wedding venue) or perhaps as a couple, you love the outdoors, and a woodland wedding just feels right.

One way to create a woodland style is to use lots of natural materials, we have chosen our favourite natural wood, bark and tree slice wedding decorations as well as ideas that you could use to create this look yourselves.

Natural wood & bark table number holders & place settings

For your wedding table numbers you could choose to have a table number holder made from an actual tree branch, use narrow branches so they don’t take up too much space on the table and slot your table number card into them. Or alternatively use a small tree slice and engrave the table number or name into it. This looks best propped up against your centrepiece so it is visible for guests.

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Natural bark vases, tea light holders and tree slice wedding centrepieces

You want to create a relaxed centrepiece for a woodland styled wedding, nothing too perfect and uniformed, not all tables have to be the same. There are a number of different wooden bark vases and vessels that could be used to hold your flowers. Wild flowers look best with lots of texture. Around the bark vases add in a couple of bark tea light holders to complete the look.

The majority of venues provide a white linen table cloth for your tables, this is not very rustic! You will be surprised, adding a hessian table runner over the cloth works wonders. Or for an even more rustic touch use a wooden tree slice as the base of your centrepiece, positioning your bottles, jars and vessels on top. tree slice stree wedding centrepiece decoration ideas rustic woodland

Extra wedding decorations and ideas using tree stumps

Wooden tree slices or tree stumps could be used as a base for more than just your centrepieces. Large tree slices can be used for your wedding cake or lots of smaller ones for cup cakes or a dessert table.

For an outdoor woodland wedding ceremony, position larger tree stumps down either side of the aisle and place jam jars with flowers and candles on top. A simple but effective look. We also really love the idea of gathering lots of large tree stumps and piling them up to create shelves. Add candles in jam jars and vases to create a wow factor display. rustic woodland tree slice wedding cake stree stump wedding ceremony decoration ideas

Source: 1 Wooden bark table number holders // 2 Wooden tree branch name card holders // 3 Small tree slice table number // 4 Assortment of bark vases in different sizes // 5 Bark vases on tree slice table decoration // 6 Bark tea light holder // 7 Tree slice wedding centrepiece with grouping of bottles // 8 Small bark vases // 9 Layered tree slice wedding centrepiece // 10 Bark vase inside bell jar // 11 Tree slice stand for wedding favours (unknown source) // 12 Tree stump stand aisle decorations (unknown source) // 13 Wooden tree slice wedding cake // 14 Natasha Lisitsa, Waterlily Pond Floral Design – San Francisco, California Rustic wooden tree slices for weddings
  

How To Make Bark Tea Light Holders And Vases

Are you planning a rustic woodland wedding? This post shows you how to make bark tea light holders and vases which would be perfect decorations for a rustic woodland wedding. You can of course buy pre-made bark tea light holders and bark vases but it is often more budget friendly (and fun!) to make them yourself. You can add your own finishing touches such as ribbon and twine and create vases in whatever size you want.

HOW TO MAKE BARK COVERED TEA LIGHT HOLDERS AND VASES

how to make bark covered tea light holders and bark vases

YOU WILL NEED

1. Take a sheet of birch bark and soak in warm water for about 25 minutes until soft. This will stop the bark from splitting as you bend it.

2. Cut your sheet of bark into strips, this will vary depending on the size of the jar you are covering.

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3.  Wrap a strip around your jar. If one strip doesn’t wrap the whole way around you can use more strips to cover.

4. Using the twine, secure the bark around the jar and tie in a bow or leave as a knot for a more rustic look. You could use ribbon, bakers twine or lace instead of the twine depending on your wedding style.

5. Complete the look by adding a tea light or flowers to your tea light holder or vase.

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Let us know if you found this useful, we’d love to hear from you if you have had a go at creating these, send us your photos!

Another way to use the bark sheets is to use them to present you button holes on. Perfect for a rustic wedding.

rustic button holes presented on birch bark

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The Best 7 Tea Light Holders For Weddings Of All Styles

the best 7 tea light holders for weddings

Are you looking for tea light holders for your wedding? Something to suit your overall wedding style? Here we have outlined our all time favourite tea light holders for weddings, all available to buy online.

1. Bark tea light holders

These tea light holders are made from natural tree bark, add a tea light to the holders and it shines through the cut out heart. These tea light holders are perfect for adding a touch of rustic to your wedding decor or for a woodland theme.

rustic bark tea light holders

2.  Mercury silver tea light holders – floating

These are our best selling mercury silver tea light holders and are a steal at only £2.50. Once the candle is lit the light shimmers through the mercury silver glass. These tea light holders will also float if you place them in a dish of water, this could make a unique centrepiece. mercury silver floraing tea light holders

3. Gold ribbed tea light holders

These are our favorite gold tea light holders, if you are looking for gold tea light holders these fit a standard size tea light and look stunning as the candle light shines through. They would be lovely at weddings if you are looking to add a touch of gold to your decor for for a rustic glamour wedding. gold ribbed tea light holders

4. Stylish silver and glass tea light holders

If you are looking for a plain yet sophisticated looking tea light holder our stylish silver and glass tea light holders might be for you. The clear glass lets the light shine out around the room and the silver detailing around the top looks stunning.

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5. Vintage country tea light holders

For an off white natural looking tea light holder we love these. We call them our vintage country tea light holders as they work for both vintage style weddings and summer country style weddings. The tea light holders are natural cream in colour with a slightly distressed finish.

vintage country tea light holders  6. Zinc tea light holders with hearts

For a country style or rustic chic wedding these zinc tea light holders with hearts cut out are lovely. The candle light shines through the little hearts. If you have anywhere to hang these they have a loop for hanging too.

zinc tea light holders with hearts

7. Hanging jam jar tea light holders

If you are looking for hanging tea light holders then these will be just perfect for your wedding. The small jam jars have a silver wire for hanging. We suggest hanging from branches of trees in the outdoor areas at your wedding venue or from shepherds crooks running down the aisle. The top rim of the tea light holders have silver bells adding to the pretty look. hanging jam jar tea light holders

Photo credits: 1 & 6 Daffodil Waves Photography

 

The Moat House Dorsington Wedding Shoot with Props from The Wedding of my Dreams

Earlier in the Spring our sister company Passion for Flowers were involved in styling a brand new barn venue. The Moat House Dorsington is a lovely exclusive use barn venue near Stratford Upon Avon, Passion for Flowers along with a team of talented wedding suppliers transformed the venue for their launch shoot.

Passion for Flowers used a number of props from The Wedding of my Dreams’ collection – we thought you’d like to see how they used them. See the full shoot over on the Passion for Flowers blog (Ceremony Shoot / Rustic Spring Reception)

Wedding Ceremony Decorations The Moat House Dorsington

The wedding ceremony room at the Moat House is a stunning glass room overlooking the garden. For the aisle decorations our grey willow hearts were strung with hessian and hung as a chair back on all chairs running either side of the aisle. This lead down to the ceremony table which had spring white ranunculus in our organic green bottles. On the bride and grooms’ chair backs hung our Mr and Mrs wooden signs.

For the petal confetti, our throw me and sprinkle me cotton bags were presented in a wicker basket for guests to help themselves from.

wicker hearts wedding pew ends chair backs

Willow hearts £5.50 each

sprinkle me confetti bags throw me

Sprinkle Me Bags £1.50 each
Throw Me Bags £1.50 each

mr rms wedding chair back signs black white wooden

Mr and Mrs Chair Back Signs £6 for both

Rustic Reception Decorations The Moat House Dorsington

Passion for Flowers did an amazing job of creating a rustic spring look for the reception. They used wonderful white spring flowers including ranuculus, narcissi, hyacinths and tulips in a mix of rustic vases and containers running along the long guest tables. Our hessian table runners ran the length of the long tables, with a mix of large and medium bark containers, bark tea light holders used as vases amongst various tea light holders and bottles. Vintage books were used to add height to the table displays. We love how they used our rustic footed urns, they look stunning with white and green florals.

hessian just married bunting

Just Married Hessian Bunting £15

Our just married hessian bunting looked just perfect hanging from the wooden beams on the gallery.

small mr mrs wooden sign

Mr and Mrs cream sign £7 

This can be displayed at key areas around your venue, on the top table, near your guest book or on window sills.

wooden tree slice for wedding button holes

Rustic Tree Slice £12

Our natural tree slices have many uses at weddings, this rustic button hole with ranunculus, feathers and nigella seed heads suited being placed on our rustic tree slice, an idea is to ask your florist to present your button holes on a tree slice for that extra rustic touch.

hessian table runners burlap runners

Hessian Table Runrers £10.50 2m length
Or make your own runners from our hessian fabric £3 per metre

Hessian table runners ran the length of the long guest tables, if you are trying to work out how many table runners you will need for your tables make sure you taking into account not only the length of the table but also the height as it looks best when the hessian reaches the floor at either end of the table.  rustic wooden bark vases containers candle holders wedding centrepieces

Bark vase medium £10 / large £13.50
Bark tea light holder £12 for 3 (used here as a vase)
Bud vase name card holder £12 for 4
Mercury silver tea light holder £2.50

Passion for Flowers used our bark containers, bud vases and tea light holders as well as large footed urns for their floral displays. rustic urn wedding centrepiece white spring flowers on hessian runner

Rustic footed urn £42
Thank you wedding favour bags £1.50

mr mrs chair back hessian burlap

Our hessian Mr and Mrs bunting chair backs looked perfect on the benchwood chairs.
Mr and Mrs Hessian Bunting £7

A big thank you to the whole team involved in the shoot at The Moat House.

Credits: Venue – The Moat House Dorsington Exclusive Use Barn Venue // Florist – Passion for Flowers // Photographer – Captured By Katrina // Tea Light Holders, Vases, Hessian Runners, Just Married Bunting & Props – The Wedding of my Dreams // Grooms Outfit Clements & Church // Brides Hair: Hevans Bespoke Hair // Make up: Rowena Wilson // Wedding dresses: Jessica Ley Brides, Designer: David Tutera

Top 10 Rustic Wedding Decorations Ideas

Our rustic wedding style is one of our most popular wedding styles on our website and has been for some time. We love the idea of getting married in a rustic wedding venue, perhaps you have chosen a rustic barn or farm as your venue? If you are having a rustic wedding then this post of for you.

Today we will talk you through our top 10 rustic wedding decorations. Use this post as a way of gathering ideas for your rustic wedding, all of these decorations are for sale on our website when you are ready to buy! Or you can browse our full collection of rustic wedding decorations here.

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Birch Bark Tea Light Holders £12 for set of 3

These truly rustic tea light holders are perfect for adding to your guest tables, mix them in around your centrepieces, they are made from natural birch bark and have a heart cut out to let the candle light shine through. As well as on your guest tables they also look fab running along the front of long top tables. rustic birch bark tea light holders

2 Blackboard Bucket Wedding Centrepiece £6.95

Our best selling blackboard bucket or chalk board bucket is a unique centrepiece for your rustic wedding. Fill the blackboard bucket with beautiful flowers for your centrepiece and write the table number on the front of the bucket in chalk. Sit on a stack of vintage books covered in brown paper to give extra height if you wish or on a hessian table runner. These rustic buckets also make great wine or champagne buckets as gifts for ushers. Blackboard Bucket Chalk Bucket Wedding centrepiece

3 Rustic Wedding Table Number Holder £4.50

Another way to display your table numbers at your wedding is with our rustic heart which can be stuck into your centrepice. The heart is made from rusty metal to give a rustic look and can hold table number cards. rustic heart wedding table number holder

4 Birch Bark Rustic Wedding Centrepiece (medium) £10

This is another of our popular rustic centrepieces, the vase is made from natural birch bark and can be filled with pretty flowers or a pillar candle. This rustic container looks lovely in the centre of guest tables with a few bark tea light holders around it. birch bark table centre  rustic centrepices

5 Burlap / Hessian Table Runners £10.50

If your wedding venue is supplying you with white linen add a rustic touch by overlaying a hessian or burlap table runner. These look great along the centre of long tables or over round tables. Adding something as simple as a hessian table runner to your guest tables can add real impact and change the whole style of the room which will be noticed as your guests enter. These are a must have for rustic weddings. If you are having a separate table for your guest book or dessert table the runners look great on these too. hessian burlap table runners

6 Slate Grey Jug Wedding Centrepiece £11

A popular choice for centrepieces at rustic weddings is using a simple jug in the centre of your guest tables. For a rustic wedding why not try our grey jugs rather than the cream jugs that are possibly more suited for country garden weddings. The best thing about using jugs for your centrepieces is at the end of the wedding they can easily be gifted to selected guests with the beautiful flowers in. slate grey jug wedding centrepieces rustic

7 Hessian Bunting Just Married £15

Barns and rustic wedding venues often have wooden beams or exposed brickwork walls which lend themselves well to hanging bunting. Our just married bunting is made from hessian / burlap fabric and looks great hanging up at the entrance to your venue or behind the top table. hessian burlap bunting just married

8 Alphabet Stamps £26

For a handmade rustic touch use these alphabet stamps to stamp out guests names for place settings, your table plan cards, thank you cards or anything else you might be making yourself… The letter stamps are all lower case, we also have smaller stamps and upper case letters available. letter alphabet stamps wedding stationery

9 American Style Wedding Mailbox £48

We love this here at The Wedding of my Dreams. The American style mailbox can be used for collecting your wedding mail, sit it on a wooden crate to give it some height. The mail box is made from galvanised metal and has a cute red flag on the side with a heart cut out to show your have mail. The front of the mailbox opens and closes on hinges and has MAIL embossed on the front.  Rustic Wedding Mailbox American Style

10 Hessian / Burlap Fabric Material  £3 per m

Our 10th rustic wedding decoration is perfect for brides wanting to get involved and add little touches to their decorations themselves. We sell hessian fabric / burlap material by the metre. You can cut this up and use it to decorate jams jars, tie around napkins as place settings, cut into strips for hessian chair backs or even make your own table runners. Once you cut the hessian the edges fray which we think adds to the rustic look.

hessian burlap fabric material

Which is your favourite rustic wedding decoration? Let us know how you would use these items at your wedding, or if you’ve already used them send us in your photos and we may be able to feature on our blog.

Photography Credit (image 1, 2 & 7 and rustic styled table scape): Daffodil Waves