Chique Festival Wedding near Amsterdam

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Festival chique wedding at old farm close to Amsterdam. Celebrating life & love with their guests, Barry White and a brass band.

Festival Wedding Tips

So, you are thinking about a festival wedding? Let me help you out and set the stage for your festival wedding.

A festival wedding takes place outdoors. Finding the right wedding venue is therefor key in planning your festival wedding. Did you think about live music? Catering with finger food? It’s all about creating a laidback vibe and bohemian atmosphere.

Festival Wedding Venue

Find a venue that has a lot of space to create your dream wedding. You are definitely going to need it for tents, tipis, stages for live bands, ceremony place, food trucks, etc.

It’s important to think about utilities as well. Find a festival-ready terrain like camp-sites that have toilets and electricity. Think about kitchen facilities as well for your catering company.

You can also contact farms in your area to see if they are willing to rent their land out for a festival wedding.

Bohemian Wedding Dress

During a festival wedding things will get dirty. You are outdoors, in nature. You wanted this remember?

Pick the right festival wedding dress for the occasion. A dress that allows you to move around free is best. Don’t go overboard with large veils. It makes things complicated. You don’t want to spend more time on moving around then actually enjoying the wedding.

Instead look for wedding dresses that are comfortable to wear. Bohemian dresses definitely come to mind quick for this purpose.

Hair & Make-up

You definitely want to use Pinterest for this one. It will give you so many ideas to try your head will spin. Try typing in things like “festival style wedding” or “bohemian make-up”.

Add some lovely flowers your husband-to-be handpicked from the field and you’re good to go.

Flowers & Bouquet

As said above, handpicked wildflowers are great for festival weddings. They are fresh and have extra meaning because they are from the field you are getting married on.

It’s also possible to pick some wildflowers and dry them out. It will be a different more rustic look, but same meaningfulness.

You can even use the wildflowers in your dining decorations.

Entertain Your Guests

Live music trumps all at festival weddings. It’s sort of a must-have almost. It doesn’t have to be a full orchestra, but a small band definitely speaks festival.

Although live music is a big part of the vibe of festival weddings, there is more to entertaining the guests.

Festival weddings are great to get people mingling. Let them play a game of “Giant Jenga” or some other garden game for some good laughs. A photobooth is great to capture some fun memories and have your guests show their happiness.

Kids at your festival wedding? Hire a bouncy castle or send them on a scavenger hunt. Make sure the kids enjoy themselves and so will their parents.

Food & Catering

It’s best to serve some easy food at your festival wedding. Food trucks are great for this. Contact a good caterer and you have a list of options in no-time. From pizza or burgers to a full on bbq, it’s all well in place at your festival wedding.

A Beautiful Rainy Start

Rainy Start of the Day

We started this festival wedding with rain. Sometimes rain in the morning can make everything look beautiful and shiny. Luckily everyone could shelter at the farm and festival tent during getting ready. The weather became better as the day progressed.

Rainy wedding day with festival tent.

In the Family Farmhouse

This festival wedding took place at the family home of the groom. He grew up at this farm in Bodegraven and after the passing of his parents the farm has become the weekend "get out of the city" place for the bride and groom.

Family pictures on dressoir in farm.
Suit of the groom hanging at farmhouse.

Bride Getting Ready

The bride was getting ready in the old farmhouse surrounded by memories of old times.

Bride getting ready looking into mirror.
Bride looking into mirror while getting ready for the wedding.
Bride is making final preps to her wedding dress.
Bride looking into small hand mirror while getting ready.

Groom Writing Vows

The groom was putting the finishing touches to his vows in the old kitchen of the farmhouse he grew up in.

Groom writing final words for his vows.

Guests Arriving at the Festival

While the bride and groom are getting ready loads of things were happening at the festival terrain. Wedding guests arriving and having fun together, awaiting the big moment when the bride and groom join them.

Wedding guests arriving at festival.
Music instruments waiting for band in festival tent.
Foodkeet festival food catering truck.
Bride greeting guests at her festival wedding.
Festival wedding guests arriving at the terrain.
Kids playing at festival wedding.
Bride welcoming her guests at the festival wedding.
Bride laughing with some of her friends at festival wedding.
Festival wedding guest smiling at camera.

Festival Wedding Guests

All the guests are enjoying their drinks and start of the party at this beautiful festival wedding.

Festival chique wedding guests enjoying their drinks.
Wedding guests group shot at festival wedding.
Uncle of the bride arriving.
Uncle of the bride smiling at the bride.
Bride shaking hands of kids at festival wedding.
Bride and groom in front of festival tent.
Wedding guest drinking glass of wine in festival tent.

Speech & Kiss

Since the actual wedding ceremony was a day prior in the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam, today there was a small speech by the bride and groom to open their festival together with the wedding guests.

Bride and groom kissing in festival tent.
Wedding guest looking at camera during speech.
Wedding guests smiling at each other during speeches.

Switching Dress & Suit

After showing her wedding dress to the guests it was time to get into a more comfortable dress and get the party started. All the men went for black tie and tuxedos.

Bride getting ready to put on different dress.

Finishing Make-up

Putting on the party dress together with her best friend and putting the finishing touches to the make-up.

Bride looking at herself in mirror.
Bride putting up extra makeup while looking in mirror.
Bride and friend laughing together.
Groom putting on his wedding shoes.
Bride putting on a new dress.
Best friends of bride and groom getting ready for party.

Getting Ready for the Brass Band

The bride and groom were ready for their big entry and get the party started with the beats from a brass band.

Bride and groom returning to festival tent.
Bride and groom waiting before their grand entry together with brass band.
Bride and groom arriving with friends and love sign and rainbow.

Bride and Groom First Dance

Right before the brass band would enter the stage, the bride and groom held their first dance to open the party.

Bride and groom kissing during their first dance.
Wedding guests enjoying first dance of bride and groom during festival wedding.
Bride and groom cheering during first dance at festival wedding.

Arrival of the Brass Band

The brass band was ready to take the party to the next level.

Arrival of the brass band at the festival wedding.
Brass band getting the festival wedding party started.
Bride parties with the brass band at her festival wedding.
Wedding guests gives his hat to the bride.
Bride and wedding guests dancing to the beats of a brass band.
Groom having time of his life during brass band party.
Wedding guests following the lead of the brass band.
Wedding guests dancing with brass band.
Brass band leader partying with wedding guests.

Full Orchestra in Festival Tent

After the brass band the wedding party went on inside the festival tent with a full orchestra and singers performing.

Full orchestra performance at festival wedding.
Inside of festival wedding tent with full orchestra performing.
Groom smiling with his best friend.
Kids playing around at festival wedding.
Wedding guests posing for pictures during wedding.
Bride laughing and smiling during party holding glass of wine.
Big cloud hanging over festival wedding tent.
Festival wedding tent at night.

Time To Party

After the brass band and orchestra there was a DJ making sure everyone was jumping on the dancefloor.

Bride dancing on the dancefloor at her festival wedding.
Bride and groom dancing on the dancefloor.
Bride ready to throw the bouquet.
Bride and groom speech during party.
Bride dancing with wedding guests on dancefloor.
Wedding guests laughing and dancing on dancefloor.
Bride and her uncle dancing on dancefloor.
Bouquet was catched by a wedding guest.
Barry White singer performing for bride and groom.
Barry White singer walking around at festival wedding.
Barry White singer silhoutte.
Barry White singer at festival wedding.

The End

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Wedding guests dancing with brass band.
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