Festival Wedding refers to a type of wedding celebration that is inspired by the atmosphere and elements commonly found at music festivals. I’m not sure if that’s actually the case. However, Glastonbury is definitely associated with a music festival, and this is where Ella and Robin’s wedding took place.
It’s a wedding theme that aims to create a fun, laid-back, and unique experience for both the couple and their guests. Check out the photos in the gallery below to find out how it actually was at this wedding.
As a photographer at a festival wedding, I captured beautiful moments amidst the rain. Despite the downpour, I continued to work and photographed the event, rain and all. The challenging weather added a unique touch to the pictures, creating a memorable atmosphere.
Rainy wedding day - advice for photographers
Many wedding photographers ask the question filled with concern: how to photograph in the rain? Don’t worry, fellow photographers. Just keep on shooting. The bride and groom, as well as their guests, will likely have umbrellas (see photos in the gallery), and you can dry off later.
The most important thing is capturing the moments and showcasing those significant yet fleeting moments in the photographs. And the rain only adds charm and uniqueness to them.
Festival wedding - Ella and Robin’s big day
As the rain poured down, the guests at the festival-style wedding bravely faced the weather with smiles on their faces. Some huddled together under umbrellas, creating a picturesque scene of unity and joy.
Despite the rain, the atmosphere remained vibrant and lively. The guests’ enthusiasm was infectious as they danced and celebrated, unbothered by the water droplets that adorned their hair and clothes. The weather seemed to add a touch of magic, turning the wedding into an adventure full of spontaneity and excitement. As a photographer, I revelled in capturing the candid moments that unfolded before me. Couples snuggled up under their umbrellas, friends giggled and played in the rain, and family members gathered closely, showing their unwavering support for the newlyweds.
The wedding party looked ethereal against the backdrop of the rain-kissed landscape. The soft, diffused light created by the overcast sky enhanced the ambience, making each photograph magical.
As the day progressed, the rain began to subside, and the sun peeked through the clouds, casting a warm glow over the celebration. The weather’s unpredictability seemed to mirror the unpredictability of life and love, making the event all the more meaningful.
As the day drew to a close, I felt privileged to have been part of such a unique and unforgettable experience. The festival wedding in the rain had turned into a cherished memory, captured forever in the photographs that would tell the story of love, happiness, and the beauty of embracing life’s surprises with open arms.
Ella and Robin’s wedding took place at Splotts Moor Farm in Glastonbury
Festival Wedding - some key characteristics
- Outdoor Venue: Festival weddings often take place in outdoor settings, such as open fields, meadows, gardens, or woodlands. The natural surroundings contribute to the festival vibe.
- Informal Atmosphere: These weddings usually have a relaxed and informal atmosphere, which encourages guests to be themselves and enjoy the festivities.
- Music: Music plays a central role in festival weddings. Couples often hire live bands, DJs, or even have friends perform to create a festival-like concert experience.
- Festival Decor: Decorations are often colourful, bohemian, and eclectic. You might see fairy lights, bunting, flower crowns, and other whimsical touches.
- Food Trucks and Stalls: Instead of traditional sit-down dinners, festival weddings might feature food trucks or stalls offering a variety of cuisines for guests to enjoy at their own pace.
- Activities and Entertainment: Festival weddings often include various activities and entertainment options, such as lawn games, photo booths, fire pits, and even art installations.
- Camping or Glamping: To fully embrace the festival experience, some couples provide camping or glamping (glamorous camping) options for guests who want to stay overnight.
- Casual Dress Code: The dress code is typically more relaxed, allowing guests to wear comfortable and bohemian-style attire, such as flowy dresses, floral patterns, and casual suits.
Author of photos and text: Tom Zelinsky – Your Wedding Photographer