Festival-Inspired Wedding Ideas

If you’re a couple who love festivals or maybe you even met at one and want to bring a little festive touch and carnival spirit to your big day then this is the blog for you!

One of the best festival experiences is enjoying time in the open air whilst listening to your favourite artists perform live.

Make the most of the outdoor space at your wedding by using trees to suspend colourful decorations.

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These ideas are cost effective, easy to create and will bring your festival atmosphere to life.

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Is your wedding in a garden or field? Create cosy areas where your guests can relax. As the evening closes in, it will also make a lovely space for guests to chill out (or even pass out!)

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Festivals are all about dressing up! Below is a snap of ‘The Ambling Band’ from the South West who bring fun, colour and dance music. Find a band you love that will add carnival vibes to your day!

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Encourage your guests to also dress up with a handcrafted photo booth that is great for your budget and provides enjoyable entertainment.

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Think festival hair…think flowers, and I just love this sophisticated take on an up-do with an oversized single flower. So eye-catching & elegant!

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Glitter and festivals go together like Mr & Mrs!

Why not add some sparkle to your wedding planning with PaperLove inc. wedding stationery…


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No festival would be complete without face paint! Speaking from experience this will go down a treat with your guests and make amazing photos which I think is an essential addition at around £150 for the entire evening.

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And finally… FESTIVAL LIGHTS! Not much creates a better atmosphere than perfect lighting…….

Decorative light-up alphabet letters have festival written all over them! There are many prop hire companies out there now and you can expect to pay around £60 per character.

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Tea light lanterns are easily available, inexpensive and perfect for a festival inspired ambience.

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If your venue will permit sparklers they will add the most magical touch to your festival-inspired day.

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Why not make your first exit and journey together as husband and wife down a path lined with your guests!

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I hope you feel inspired and excited to create and come up with your own special festival wedding design. Whether it be bursting with festival delights or a few subtle hints, there are so many wonderful ideas to make your wedding unique and memorable.

Summer Wedding Cocktails

The British weather has been truly glorious this summer and there is no better way to cool your wedding guests down than with a deliciously refreshing cocktail!

Below are some absolute taste sensations which are sure to look divine and quench your thirst on a hot summers day…

Raspberry Mojito



1/2 c. blackberries
handful fresh mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. light rum
Crushed ice
club soda



  1. In a small bowl, muddle blackberries. Set aside.
  2. Place mint leaves in bottom of glasses. Divide and spoon blackberry mixture on top.
  3. Add rum, sugar, and lime juice and stir to combine. Top with crushed ice.
  4. Add club soda and garnish with mint leaves and more blackberries.




2 oz. vodka, preferably Belvedere
3 oz. fresh squeezed lemonade
Mint leaves
Lime slices, for garnish


  1. Shake vodka and lemonade. Toss with mint leaves. Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with lime slices.


Strawberry Spritz


1 oz. vodka, preferably Belvedere
1.5 oz. Fragola strawberry liqueur
1 dash prosecco
Rosemary sprig
Strawberry slices, for garnish


  1. Combine vodka and Fragola into a cocktail shaker, shake, and then strain. Pour into collins glass over ice.
  2. Top with a splash of prosecco and garnish with strawberries and fresh rosemary.


 Gin & Pomegranate Cooler


2 oz. high-quality gin
1.5 oz. homemade lemonade or lemon soda
2 springs thyme
Fresh pomegranate
Lemon and lime slices, for garnish


  1. Pour gin and lemonade into a small tumbler filled with ice cubes.
  2. Fold in tyhme sprigs slightly teared.
  3. Add pomegranate, lemon, lime and gently stir all the ingredients together.

Hope you have been inspired by our wedding cocktail delights… all that is left to do is try for yourself, sit back, relax and enjoy!