Planning a festival wedding can be challenging. There’s a lot to think about, and it often involves sourcing things like generators and portaloos which is about as glamorous as it sounds! But it’s also an opportunity to be creative.
Although your festival wedding may be taking place in a field, it doesn’t have to be rustic or unsophisticated. Instead, you can design something special and completely unique. I have plenty of experience styling laidback, luxury celebrations, so here are a few of my top tips…
Make like Morocco
The Boho Festival styled shoot pictured throughout this post was heavily inspired by Morocco. Working with a gorgeous colour palette of rich, earthy tones, I used low tables and seating to create a stylish, relaxed vibe. I also added lots of soft, cosy cushions for maximum comfort.
If Morocco isn’t your thing, just remember your festival wedding doesn’t have to look like the main stage at Glastonbury. You can take inspiration from anywhere, so think outside the box and focus on recreating the way a great festival makes you feel – relaxed, excited and ready to party!
Sumptuous, bold floral displays immediately add a luxurious feel. Don’t spread blooms too thinly. Think about incorporating two or three big statement pieces rather than lots of little bits.
Fabric & Texture
I love using lots of different fabrics and textures when I’m styling a festival wedding. The tablescape pictured above features wood, rattan and linen alongside coloured glass and masses of foliage. The different layers and contrasts create a visual treat for the eyes.
Grazing tables and sharing platters piled with delicious food are perfect if you want to create a luxury, laidback feel at your wedding breakfast. BBQs, hog roasts, woodfired pizza ovens and food trucks are also guaranteed crowd-pleasers and ideal if you want to add a little theatre.
Create an Impact
An eye-catching table plan, dessert station or ceremony backdrop is a great way to create impact, especially if your festival wedding is taking place outdoors or in a tipi. There are also a million different ways to display your wedding cake. Check out these posts for more inspiration:
- What is a Ceremony Backdrop and Why Do I Need One?
- How to Style a Cake Table or Dessert Station
- Bespoke Table Plan Inspiration
- Creative Ways to Use Bespoke Wedding Signs