Expert advice about venue styling

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Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Q. I love the idea of a festival wedding and can't wait to get creative with the décor but I'm not sure where to start. Can you give me some ideas?

A. Pauline Maxwell-King says: Typically this style takes place outside surrounded by nature and the sky's the limit when it comes to your styling. You can choose simplistic flowers or colourful wild blooms worn in the hair and used in hand-tied bouquets for that rustic feel. Paper lanterns will add a pop of colour to your venue and fairylights always look stunning adorning tress and in tents and tipis. During the afternoon, guests can have fun on bouncy castles and into the evening campfires and blankets are a lovely touch.

Add photo walls into your styling for that personal element and for your catering, street food served out of pop-up stalls or converted horseboxes or campervans will go down a treat. Live music will get the party started and for the ultimate festival-feel why not offer glitter tattoos and face painting?

Pauline Maxwell-King