Last week’s blog post focussed on how to style your festival wedding. It touched on everything you need to know in order to create your dream outdoor wedding. If you’re local to us in the South, we also included some amazing suppliers that we work closely with, from tipis, to venues, glamping, to caterers. Take a read here to find out how to ensure your wedding has the festival vibe intertwined into all the elements of your day.

The one thing we didn’t mention last week was… flowers! That’s because it needed a blog of its own. I sat down with Lisa, head florist for Not Your Average Flowers, and we discussed festival flowers and how to ensure your floral choices match your theme.

Florals by Lisa from Not Your Average Flowers / Photography by Zest Photography

What do you think of when you hear the word festivals?

 “When I think of festivals I think of big celebrations and fun. Bright colours, streamers, flags, balloons and lanterns”

Styling and props by Not Your Average I Do and Creative Brides / Photography by Matilda Delves

Check out last week’s blog to see just how you can incorporate some of these elements into your big day.

How do you go about incorporating the festival feel into your wedding flowers?

 “Recreating this vibe for your wedding flowers, couldn’t be easier. Anything goes… but think COLOUR! Go for bright, primary colours – yellows, reds and blues. For a summer wedding there are plenty of bright coloured flowers to choose from!”

Photo via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Which specific flowers would you recommend in order to create the festival wedding look?

 “Roses and Dahlias in a rainbow of colours”. You can be playful here – selecting a large range of colours.

Photo via Tre Fiori Floral Studio

“Craspedias and tiny Tanacetum Daisies.” They work perfectly together creating a cute and vibrant pairing.

Photo via Decoist

“Blue Delphiniums and Cornflowers”

Bridal bouquet with blue delphiniums and lots of foliage. Created by Lisa at Not Your Average Flowers / Photography by Mark Wild Photography

 “Nigella ‘Love-in-a-Mist’ flowers” will all add a blue twist to your wedding festival flowers.”

Photo via Rock My Wedding

Whats the best way of combining flowers for bouquets and arrangements?

 “Mix textures and combine lots of colours with loads of greenery.”

Bridal bouquet by Lisa at Not Your Average Flowers / Photography by Teri V Photography

Stepping away from bouquets and button holes, how would you display festival flowers to give that relaxed, fun vibe?

“Use mis-matched and quirky containers to display the arrangements. Bottles and tins (leave the labels on)”

Photo via Love My Dress

Mismatched gin bottles with labels on – florals by Lisa at Not Your Average Flowers / Photography by Sarah Anthony Wedding Photos

“Wellington boots.”

Florals by Lisa at Not Your Average Flowers / Venue – Slaugham Place / Photography by McKinley Rodgers

“Jugs and jam jars.”

Photo via Wedding Wire

Any other floral tips for the perfect festival wedding?

 “Have multicoloured trails of silk ribbons draping down from your bouquet.”

Photo via Hello May

“Create a wall filled with foliage and flowers.”

Foliage wall created by Lisa at Not Your Average Flowers  / Venue – Chafford Park Estate / Photography by SMP Wedding Photography

And stepping away from florals for a second, as you see so many weddings throughout the summer, do you have any other recommendations for the festival bride to create the desired party feel?

“Hang lanterns that match your flowers from the ceiling of your venue.”

Photo via Rock My Wedding

“Create a balloon arch. The possibilities are endless and for a festival wedding – get stuck in and enjoy it.”

Why not hire our moon arch and recreate this amazing look from a real wedding featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

Photo via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

“Remember, more is more!!”

And don’t forget, floral crowns are perfect for instantly letting people know – I’m a festival bride – and today we’re having fun!

Florals by Lisa from Not Your Average Flowers

Thank you so much to Lisa for taking the time to speak with me and for guiding you on how to create vibrant, fun and playful floral displays at your festival wedding.

Lisa loves creating quirky looks so if you’re in need of a florist for your not-so-average wedding – please do get in touch.

And to finish off, it was National Pet Day last week, which got us thinking about the fur balls in our lives. Why not get your pet dressed in their finest and involve them in your wedding day? That way they won’t suffer FOMO (fear of missing out) when the wedding photos return back, and they’re not featured.

Venue – Gote Barn / Styling and On the Day Management by Not Your Avergae I Do / Florals by Not Your Average Flowers / Photography by SMP Wedding Photography