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Top tips for creating a festival themed wedding

211A5527We got married a year ago – and what an event that was.

James proposed to me at our 5th visit to Glastonbury. We were watching the sun set on the first night and he popped the question with a handmade festival lanyard (What a romantic one!) and a gang of our best friends surrounding us!

That’s when the idea for the wedding to be festival themed formed! What next though?

It all started with a hashtag ! #foxfest2015 came naturally. Next it was how to re-create that festival atmosphere ?

11872029_10100422238684838_1947677583396685741_o1) Invites

They were a team effort, they had to reflect our love for colour and fit in with the theme. We decided on a Aztec themed pattern. We went through a selection of different samples but finally had them printed by Solo Press and were really happy with the outcome.

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2) Signage around the venue

We had so much fun creating these! Sourcing wood from our parents gardens, skips and sides of the road – they were each transformed with chalk paint and posca pens !211A5980

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We even purchased a empty oil drum to truly re-create the Glastonbury experience, this we used as our guest book for visitors to leave messages.
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3) Adding colour

We hired beautifully colourful bunting from a company called Event Flag Hire. Who supply to direct to Glastonbury. The bunting transformed the room.aisle bunting

4) Table settings

James pulled in a favour from the Glastonbury team who supplied us 100+ lanyards that were not being used by the festival. James redesigned each with the guest’s name and all were printed on our little home printer – which took a good few nights!!11825967_10101239124403798_8034167174476671367_n

5) Make your own table decorations

We emailed a friendly local Hitchin based tree surgeon who helpfully donated 12 cuts of oak tree to form part of our centre pieces.

11870927_10155928073930268_3077119029806518086_nWe are obsessed with balloons and so spent a lot of time looking at styles and colours. We decided on a selection of different colours from Pretty Little Party Shop and James hired the biggest canister of helium ever! (Just to be on the safe side!)11870712_10100422508005118_5173878033574434262_n

6) The cake

After a lot of pinning (on Pinterest) we fell in love with a colourful design that matched in with our theme and love of triangles and geometric shapes. The wonderful The Little Cake Kitchen made our dream cake a reality in a selection of three delicious flavours, red velvet, lemon and vanilla ! Delicious !

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7) The flowers

Sarah at the Flower Hut was fantastic!!

So passionate & knowledgable, she made us feel completely at ease through the process. I had the most fun meeting with her and choosing all the flowers. She did a brilliant job throughout and worked really well to a set budget – suggesting alternatives and coming up with lovely ideas.

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8) Wristbands

A festival wedding wouldn’t be complete without a wristband. We used the brilliant Wedfest , they were so helpful and even created the design for us based on our invites. The quality of the bands are incredible and also very affordable for a short run.

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Our top tip for your wedding is to have fun and don’t be scared to ask for favours and freebies ! Let us know if you’re getting married and planning on doing a bit of DIY. We’d love to hear more!

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