English summertime means festival season – Manchester’s biggest event of the year, Parklife, has recently come to a close, and the city was overrun with glitter, denim shorts and muddy boots!
If you and your partner are big festival goers, then you might be considering using this as your main theme or a part theme to your wedding day.
When it comes to creating your wedding invitations, we can get really creative with the design. So for a bit of fun, we’ve pulled together some inspiration and ideas based on different festival styles.
Let us know which kind of festival couple you are, and see what we’d recommend for your invites…
Glastonbury – Hippie Vibes
The original hippie festival, this is bohemian style all the way. Think Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks for style inspiration – flowers in your hair, floaty kaftans and lots of feathers and fringing. You’re likely a free-spirited couple, with your own unique style and a laid-back vibe, which will probably be a running theme for your festival wedding. You’ll go with the flow, and enjoy putting your own unique stamp on your nuptials.
If this is your style, then we’d suggest our new Dreamcatcher design, this bohemian design, complete with beautiful feathers can be colour adjusted to suit your pallet. As this design is not yet a full collection on our website please contact us if you are interested.
Coachella – Boho Luxe
Oh Coachella, the ultra-stylish, bohemian festival that attracts a global audience of boho babes and famous faces. Your festival wedding would be boho-glam, and have lots of Instagram opportunities for you and your guests to live out your best lives in the sun. As a couple you’re super stylish, so you’ll likely want your wedding invitations to be a little more understated, with more a nod to your bohemian roots, rather than all-out hippie vibes.
For this reason, we’d recommend the Geometric collection – esoteric and minimalist style, it represents the mysterious design of the universe, but in a super cool way.
Primavera Sound – Understated Cool
Primavera is for the cool kids. The festival-goers who know and love their music. It’s in Barcelona, which is by far, one of the coolest cities in the world. So if this is more your festival vibe, then as a couple you’re probably pretty quirky and don’t follow the trends, you’re much more likely to be setting them! Your festival-themed wedding will be unique just like you.
Only bespoke will do for you, you know what you like and are super creative – you just need a helping hand to bring your design to life.
Sonus – Beach Bling
A glamorous rave in the sunshine! Less festival, and more open-air club, complete with swimming pools by the bar, and only a few hundred feet to the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. As a couple, your friends might describe you as ‘extra’ and you’ll like the finer things in life, and your wedding is likely to be a glamorous festival affair, complete with techno DJs to dance the night away.
Our Glitz and Glamour collection is what we’d recommend for you. Adding all the extra sparkle you need, to match your sparkling personalities.
Burning Man – Arty
Burning Man is the ultimate art festival. With a wonderful collection of eccentrics, artists and free spirits meeting in the desert for a week of complete freedom from every day life. A spectacle of art, music and dance. Your festival wedding will be the same, full of artistic pieces and entertainment for your guests to enjoy.
If this is your style, then we’d suggest Beautiful Butterfly, with its whimsical, illustrated design, which can be fully customised with your own unique colour scheme, and for some extra magic, we can even add foil.
All photography by Emma Turner at Blue Giraffe Studios