Get your kettle on and prepare to be inspired!
Who doesn't love a festival? Did anyone meet their soulmate at one? Let us know, we always want to hear 'how we met' stories!
On the 12th May, we went to Wedstock at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, an amazing festival styled wedding fair organised by the brilliant Brides Up North.
There was a real festival feel with live music playing(check out South West Band) which had me dancing around in between chatting to excited engaged couples.
So there's tip one for a fabulous festival wedding- a band who can play all your favourites and get everyone up and dancing!
Now, at Wedstock, we were blessed with sunny skies, but as we all know, that is never a guarantee, so top tip two is: Get Shelter.
Hire a marquee, tipi or tent so your guests can take cover from rain or sit in the shade- this will also probably be where you have your wedding breakfast so make sure to get tables hired too!
You can even hire cute little yurts and tents for a spot of post-wedding glamping to keep the festival theme going all night!
Food is essential at a festival- so why not have a food truck for when your guests inevitably run up an appetite after all the dancing and excitement? Tip three is definitely hire a food truck!
Henrietta the H van can serve a huge variety of different food, from scones and tea to BBQ and beer,, as well as looking the part and providing an outside feature. Just look at how awesome she is?
Tip four- get those festival vibes by dressing up your venue- whether field, marquee or hall- with lights, bunting and flowers! Hire in exciting props such as neon lights and vintage fairground style letters or go boho with endless flowers and foliage to bring an abundance of fresh colour to the scene.
The event stylists Hire and Style piqued my curiosity with their beautifully set tables, whereas Love Lights the Way literally lit up a corner of a Tipi. Fresh flowers from Leafy Couture and The Petal Studio looked incredible, so bright and beautifully styled.
Tip five, dress in whatever makes you feel like festival royalty!
Of course, everyone wants to dress the part, and oh boy, there were some gorgeous dresses and accessories at Wedstock!
I loved The Aisle Ilkley for dreamy elegance, and Beespoke for customised denim jackets (perfect for a on theme cover up once the sun goes down). Sasso Bride caught my eye with an eclectic mix of accessories and handmade Bohemia by Sasso cover-ups- unbelievably cool selection and so much care has been taken to curate these collections.
All photographs in this post were taken by the incredible Freya Raby, who was doing the official photography on the day and has kindly allowed us to use them!
Hope this inspires you as much as Wedstock inspired me!