INSPIRATION - Top 5 Festival Wedding Planning Tips by GREEN UNION Partners, The Arabian Tent Company
6th December 2019
Festivals are in our blood. The Arabian Tent Company was born at a festival, rising from Katherine’s involvement at Glastonbury’s now infamous after-party hangout The Rabbit Hole which is now frequented by celebrities and royals.
Now our collection of unique marquees and inspired wedding décor and furniture has been booked by hundreds of happy couples looking to create a boho outdoor wedding, and of course are used at many of the UK’s boutique festivals. You are in the best possible hands to achieve the most magical of festival weddings with 20 years’ experience in the world of festivals and have been involved in the UK festival scene as it has expanded into the colossal industry it is today. And as a winner at The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 - we've got the professionalism to add to the fun.
A festival-style wedding is incredibly fun, vibrant and colourful with a more relaxed vibe. Here's how to make your wedding a magical outdoor celebration of music, love, the arts, dancing and friends under the stars.
The Marquee / Centre Camp
Take your inspiration from your favourite festival and allow us to deck out a marquee in bunting, ribbons, fairy lights and festoon. Book your very own headliner, briefed to play your ultimate festival tunes. And then, of course, the bride and groom can crowd-surf to their song.
We all know the campsite is a huge part of the festival experience. Your wedding base camp will make the event cheaper for your guests and inject a lot of fun into the weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be slumming it. Your guests will recline in luxury.
We were the ‘Glamping’ pioneers, creating a series of decadent boudoirs at Bestival 2005 at the very beginning of the glamping hype: boutique bijou tents decked out with plush velvet and mirrored linings.
We can create your own Boutique Camping Village with a range of accommodation for your guests to choose from. Bell tents, yurts, an Indian themed Shepherd’s Hut, there’s a stunningly decadent Airstream perfect for a couple and even a dome.
We are constantly creating new and unusual props and raiding the warehouses of certain festivals to bring even more colour and sparkle to your day. The sky is the limit. We specialise in creating the most boho of environments, popping with colour and vibrant decor. We bring the festival and put the twinkle in your party. We will create a bespoke festival dreamworld. Tassel garlands, lampshades and tropical hammock hangouts, miles of festoon and fairy lights, a secret garden interactive door, beautiful garden pallet furniture, late night dancefloors, a luxury 'bridal boudoir' bedroom hidden away in the woods, after-party areas and plush interior lounges. It’s all about the sparkle. Anything is possible.
Lights and Fire
The quintessential festival vibe involves a campfire, twinkling lights, woodsmoke, stories around the fire and impromptu songs. Think tealights in jars, festoon mapping the paths and fairy lights strung from the trees. We can illuminate your festival incandescently - and will site your braziers for those rum-soaked, late-night fireside jams.
Other Fun Stuff!
Our sprawling collection wealth of festival props, décor and accessories is limitless. Here are a few extra ideas to display the scope of what we can provide on your special day (or weekend).
Silent disco, festival-style bars, photo booth and backdrops, heart shaped mirror balls, shimmer disc installations, wishing tree, light up letters and neons, Gypsy Caravan themed toilets, a wealth of food truck recommendations and more.
Dream big, lovers!
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