Hitting a festival during the summer months is most people’s idea of a good time… so why not plan a wedding around the same idea?
Festival-style weddings have been on the rise for some years now. Couples have continued to throw off staid conventions in favour of more relaxed celebrations, and Lisa and Rich here are one such couple. Aren’t they cute?
We were lucky enough to be a part of their gorgeous festival-style wedding earlier this year. So how do you go about having a cracking festival wedding? Let’s a have a nose around Lisa and Rich’s big day to get some ideas for for the necessary ingredients…
1. A lovely big space
Festivals need room to breathe, so warehouses, barns, parks or fields work well for that casual al fresco vibe. Werribee Park was the glorious location chosen by Lisa and Rich, and has a good selection of spaces and venues available for weddings, including a plush hotel and spa.
Our good pals The Style Co were in charge of putting this one together. Setting up a beautiful party in a field is no mean feat but these guys are dab hands and make it look like a breeze. It’s all in the details…
3. Light fantastic
Plenty of great lighting is essential for the festival wedding party, so as the sun dips the atmosphere increases… festoon lights, lanterns, torches, fire pits, candles – the more the merrier, although some venues aren’t cool with anything fire-related!
4. Duck and cover
Some sort of shelter makes for a cosy feel to the evening, while retaining the outdoorsy feel. Gas or electric heaters could be included, depending on your location, for grandma and the less warm-blooded of your guests.
5. Outdoor bar
While you can pop your festival wedding near an existing bad location, having an outdoor bar keeps the essentials within easy reach! Atmosphere is often boosted by keeping everyone together while giving them options for different spaces to hang out in.
6. Comfy seating
Being outside for a long time can get wearying. Having a nice sit-down between key moments of your ceremony or reception keeps guests fresh and happy.
7. Awesome photo booth
Yeah we would say that wouldn’t we! Once you’ve gone to all that trouble creating the perfect day, you’ll need heaps of photos to remind you of every single moment and to bore friends and relatives with for years to come. Let’s see what kind of thing you can expect from the booth, here with our deluxe Hedge backdrop!
Keeping it family
To love and cherish
So there we have it, a fabulous festival wedding pulled off with aplomb. For more ideas, check out our post on Hamish and Kristin’s wedding, have a browse through our Instagram, Facebook (UK or Australia) or Pinterest pages, or get in touch for a chinwag about all the cool stuff we can do for your big day.