Where Glamorous Vintage Meets Sustainable Elegance
Get to Know Willow and Rust Weddings:
Specialists in planning sustainable, stylish double-tap worthy soirées, Willow and Rust Weddings can make your big day dreams a triumphant reality.
Led by Samantha Withey, a Thai cuisine-loving, half Australian wedding enthusiast, the business was born after Sam struggled to find a sustainable outdoor wedding planner for her own special day.
Having stumbled across an abundance of inspiration online, she decided to put all of the knowledge she had gained to good use and set up her own business to help other couples plan their own green, boho-esque weddings.
A World of Inspiration:
Based in Derbyshire with the beautiful Peak District on her doorstep, Sam is enamoured with all things nature – a love affair that started in the depths of down under….
Being an avid traveller, Sam’s upbringing saw her travel all corners of the world, before spending seven years living in Sydney, Australia.
It is here that she adopted a love of the outdoors, living so close to the ocean and immersing herself in the laidback lifestyle of those golden sanded stretches.
Today, this is where a lot of her inspiration for beautiful outdoor weddings comes from – a fusion of Australian and English influences merging to create an eclectic mix of vintage elegance and sustainable elegance.
Rewrite the Rules:
Picture this: celebrating in a beautiful garden or woodland, dancing under the canvas of a tipi surrounded by fairy lights, or inside an ancient barn with flowers and lights hanging from the beams.
Perhaps you opt for a weekender wedding, with a few days of fire pits, picnics, food trucks and live music to bring together your nearest and dearest.
No, it’s not a fictional scene from The Notebook – it’s the blueprint for a Willow and Rust Wedding.
Forget predetermined packages, a Willow and Rust wedding is effectively a blank canvas, allowing you to create your day from start to finish, exactly how you want it.
Sam’s style is focussed on incorporating as many eco-friendly aspects as possible.
While outdoor weddings are already more eco-friendly than traditional venues due to their very nature, she works with a great selection of suppliers who focus on sustainability and reducing the environmental impact your wedding will have.
From locally-sourced food and drink to up cycled tables and chairs, you can have the rustic romance you’ve always wanted with a green-minded approach that protects your surroundings – Attenborough would be proud.
Whether you want a full planning service or just a few friendly suggestions, Sam’s packages are flexible and tailored to your needs.
– Intimate Wedding Package – Everything you need to create the perfect micro wedding in line with government regulations.
– Style & Design – Creating a vision for your day, sourcing suppliers and co-ordinating implementation.
– Sustainability Kick Start – Get help, advice and tips on how to make your day more eco-friendly.
– On-The-Day – Sam will come in and run your day for you.
– Full Planning – Let her take the reins from start to finish, making your vision come to life.
– Partial Planning – A few friendly suggestions, from venue and supplier sourcing to organisation help.
So, if all that is sparking your outdoor boho bonanza dreams, get in touch with Sam now to begin your planning journey (she is now taking bookings for Summer 2021 weddings!)