Festival Weddings – Wedding Theme Wednesday

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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

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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

 

Vintage Wedding Invitations – Review for Paper Themes

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Today I am reviewing some lovely vintage wedding invitations from Paper Themes.

Invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get of your wedding, so you will probably feel that it is important that they reflect your style and personality.

These days brides are tending to veer away from the traditional formal invitations, and want something a little more fun, but still with an element of sophistication.  Having been sent some samples of their invitations, I think that Paper Themes offers this in abundance, as you can see from the selection of invites above.

All of the invites are of really good quality, printed on thick card stock. There are a variety of options available, depending on how much information you want to give to your guests and if you want to include an RSVP.

When the invites arrived I held a mini focus group with my mother in law to be, and my sister in law to be (who is planning a wedding herself!) It was interesting that we all chose different invites as our favourites.

I chose this one, as I love the colour and font combination, as well as the pretty pattern. I also like the idea of the ribbon, meaning that you could hang it up somewhere. I think it is fitting with the ideas for my own wedding, bright, bubbly and summery! Inside the outer pouch there is a more in depth invitation, as well as an RSVP for the guest to return.

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Rosie picked the one below. She liked it because it was simple but elegant. Again, it has really lovely fonts, and we liked the idea of ‘Eat, drink and be married’! Again, inside there is a more detailed invitation and an RSVP.

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Beverley picked the bunting card. One of the most simple of the selection, who doesn’t love bunting!? Perfect for an ‘English country garden’ style wedding.

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I also really loved this London Bus themed invite. It would be perfect if you were planning on transporting your guests with a big red bus! Here are a few of the other invites Paper Themes supply;

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What do you think? Which one do you like best?

Laura xXx

Disclaimer – This was a paid review but all opinions expressed are my genuine thoughts about the product.