Festival Weddings – Wedding Theme Wednesday

festival wedding mood board

The Festival Wedding

Lots of couples are ditching the traditional wedding approach these days, in favour of one that gives them a bit more freedom to have fun! The Festival wedding is well and truly here, but its not a one trick pony, there are so many ways to do it! With a plethora of wonderful suppliers on offer, I’ve picked out a few of my favourites that will really make your festival wedding memorable!;

My Top 5 Buys

1. Watercolour String Lights Wedding Invite – £59 for 50 from Zazzle

Zazzle has some fantastic customisable invites, at a reasonable price too!

2. Gold Leaf Glitter Pot – £3.50  from Dust & Dance

Why not go all out and get some glitter on your face! You deserve to sparkle!

3. Meadow Crown – £37 from Crown and Glory

I’m always a fan of Crown and Glory, and I think this flower crown would be beautiful on a bride or her bridesmaids.

4. Wedfest Wrist Bands – from £1 a band  at  Wedfest

You need wristbands if its going to be an authentic festival, right!?

5. Rainbow Confetti Ring – $5050 from Polly Wales

A little extravagant? Maybe. But this ring is like no other! Perfect for someone looking for a ring that is fun and different! 

The Venue

giant hat tipi wedding

If you’re committing to a festival theme then you’ve really got to invest in some serious tents, and my absolute favourites are these Giant Hat Tipi tents. They are totally gorgeous inside and out, and will certainly make a big impression on your guests!  All you need to do now is find a field to put them in! Get your guests to bring their own tents to set up nearby, and you’re already halfway to the festival of your dreams!

The Drinks

Toms Bar

What is any festival without the drinks!? From fancy cocktails to local ciders,  Tom’s Bespoke Bartending Co based in Dorset seems to have it all! They can even make a cocktail menu tailored to you!

The Dress Shop

rock the frock bridal shop

Rock the Frock, based in Essex specialises in Boho, tea length and vintage wedding dresses, all of which look pretty perfect for a festival style wedding to me!

The Entertainment

skip jacks band

Finding the right band is very important if you are having a festival themed wedding, the music is what its all about after all! If you can’t afford to have more than one band,  look for bands that can play in a couple of styles to add a bit of variety! The Skip Jacks are perfect because they play in a folk style, but can also do a more conventional electric set. Find more bands perfect for festival entertainment here.

I hope you were inspired by todays Festival themed wedding post. I’d love to hear about all of your festival wedding plans!

Laura xXx

 

Photo booths

I am pretty certain that we will have a photo booth at our wedding, I love photos and want to get as many as humanly possible of all our friends and family on our big day. But there are so many different ways to do it! Where on earth do I start!? Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest to get the creative juices flowing.

photobooth

I must admit, I do like the idea of hiring a photobooth like the one above. You can get some that will print out 2 copies of the photos (1 for us to keep and the other for the guests to take home) and it also saves them as digital photos which you get at the end too. Unfortunately I don’t think this will be an option considering our budget, but this also gives us a chance to create something really unique and wonderful ourselves! When you look at what fantastic boothes other people have made it seems silly to spend so much on a normal one!

fairytale_photobooth

photo_booth_fun

photobooth_props

Props will be super important, and I expect we will be making them all ourselves so I’d better get my thinking cap on. The ones above are all lovely and would be easy to re-create ourselves.

chalkboardengagement

I love this idea so much! A chalkboard as a backdrop! The guests could draw whatever they wanted and make it really silly! I think it is a big priority for me that everyone has as silly a time as possible! Also that all of the guests personalities come across in the photos, which I think this would be perfect for!

chalkboard_photobooth

Also, I like that your guests could write you cute messages. Although knowing some of our friends I suspect a lot of the messages will be rude rather than cute! I just love the picture below of Elsie from A Beautiful Mess with her hubby, so simple but lovely.

elsie_photobooth

The more I think about this the more excited I get! Chris bought me a polaroid camera for my birthday, so we shouldn’t have any trouble DIYing this one, however we decide to do it.

Laura xXx