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 ?
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.
2) Signage around the venue
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.
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!!
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.
We 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!)
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 !
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.
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.
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!