Village Fete Styling
Enjoy a quirky day of relaxation, fun and possibly even a barn dance!
If you are all about a relaxed atmosphere, were your guests can kick back and enjoy a no-frill wedding and reception then embrace the country fete-type reception.
Keep the venue simple - use a marquee, trestle tables and wooden chairs with long lengthsof check cloth or gingham (the hallmark of a country fete) as table runners.
Dress your venue with trailing ivy instead of bunting and wind fairy lights through the ivy fortwinkly evening lighting.
Loop flower kissing balls along the lines to add colour and perfume the air with a floral scent.
Punches of red raspberry vodka miniatures and yellow chutney jars add to the overall colours and make delightful favours.
Look for interesting wine bottles or even print your own labels to add a little fun element.
Get creative when it comes to your catering, think Ploughman’s picnic in wicker hampers,craft beer or cider, relishes in Kilner jars and finish off with the obligatory ice cream van!
Keep with the uncluttered theme and use jam jars wrapped in fabric and ribbon as vases foryour wild flowers on the tables.
You could ask a few of your guests to bring a cake or sponge and have a ‘best in show’ ribbon for the dessert voted the best!
This theme is about fun, laughter and mingling so bring your guests together with traditional games of ‘Guess the weight of the pickled onions’, hook a duck tub and maybe acoconut shy.
We know of one couple who had a beer pong table and even ‘borrowed’ Grandad’s lorry for rides.
And, at the end of the evening, why not end with a rousing barn dance!
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