Oh do we have a real festival wedding treat for you today!
Allow me to introduce to you Hannah and Tim, 2 festival lovers from Kent who decided that the only way to celebrate their marriage was to have their very own wedding festival – aptly named WedFest!
Held at the awesome Wise Wedding Venue in Kent (Bob and I viewed this for our wedding – they have hanging sofas in the woods and tree houses – need I say more!), Hannah and Tim enlisted their friends and family to help organise and create a truly unique and memorable wedding. Everything from the flowers, drinks, cakes and decor were down to the efforts of their ‘wedding helpers’ and Hannah and Tim even called in a few favours from festival DJ’s to provide the evening entertainment.
Caught on Camera by David Burke Photography, WedFest is a wedding after my own heart………….wait until you see Part Two!! Fire dancing anyone…………?
Over to Hannah and Tim.
“We didn’t want to follow the traditional route, as that is not who we are. Our friends know us best as party goers and some of our most memorable and favourite experiences have been at festivals and parties so it seemed appropriate to hold our own wedding festival for our friends to celebrate our day. The fact that we had several rails of fancy dress for guests to put on and enjoy says it all really!
We got married at The Archbishops’ Palace in Maidstone, Kent. The guests all arrived on a 1940’s old double decker bus which was really good fun and set the tone for the whole day!
We had a reading from the poetry of Spike Milligan called ‘The Land Of The Bumbly Boo’.
The guests were then transported to the wedding venue, from The Archbishops’ Palace again in the double decker bus; where they were met with banners saying ‘Wedfest’.
Once they had got off the bus they had to go to the ticket desk, where they were provided with lanyards to wear round their necks; detailing the running order and music line up of the day.
We had tea and cakes and PIMMS on arrival and everyone relaxed on hay bales and explored the venue. Tree houses, extravagant lighting installations and sofa’s that were suspended from trees so guests could sit and swing in them, amused everyone on arrival.
Due to the venue location, and the fact that we are the sort of people that didn’t want formality; for our wedding flowers we simply asked our friends to bring a bunch of flowers with them to the venue and a team of ‘Wedding Helpers’ displayed them on the tables and around the marquee on arrival.
Our wedding cake was made by a student of mine (we’re both teachers) and her mother. They provided a cup cake tower consisting of 120 cup cakes of four different flavours, all decorated with our colour theme of red, white and black – yum!
They have a home business and are contactable at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part two will be on the blog on Monday and trust me, you don’t want to miss it!
Have a fab weekend guys,
Festival Brides xx