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Katrina Willis

Katrina Willis

Katrina founded Beautiful Bells in 2013.
She left the corporate world behind and now spends her
summers wielding a lump hammer in a field.
She spends her winters working in her PJ's or travelling.
Lover of twinkly lights, flowers and design.

Bridal Festival Fashion

If you’re thinking about a glamping wedding you need to decide what vibe you’re going for. Hedonistic Ibiza glamour? Family-friendly fun? Flower power hippy? 70s boho? When you’ve decided on the vibe everything else will fall into place including the ‘look’ for the whole bridal party.

Finding your fabulous festival-worthy wedding dress

You’re going to be in a field, there may be mud, the ground may be uneven. You’re not going to want a traditional wedding dress with a long train because it will get trashed! There are so many options to consider for dress styles for a glamping wedding, from short 50s style to original vintage boho.

We love Lucy Can’t Dance’s unique modern dresses. They specialise in quirky wedding dresses for non-traditional brides. They love to dip dye their dresses… perfect if you’re going for rainbow festival vibes.

Check out Sixpenny Bride on Etsy or Story of My Dress for original vintage. Vintage dresses can be customised i.e. to wear off the shoulder, or to introduce a low back detail.

The dress pictured below, outside one of our bell tents, was designed especially for this outdoor shoot (coordinated by Fiesta Fields). The designer is Nortier Shallow, it’s off the ground so perfect for frolicking in fields, the feather detail gives it a fun festival feel, and it looks great with cowboy boots.

We love Rolling in Roses for their uber modern and celestial laser-cut designs. It’s well worth checking out the rest of their collection too.

Rue de Seine Bridal’s Nahla Gown (pictured below with accessories) is mega cool. Swoon.

Relaxed dresses with pockets lend themselves to a boho, glamping wedding too.

Dressing the dapper chaps

When dressing the groom’s party for a festival-style glamping wedding, it’s important not to look too overdressed. Think brown shoes and tweed and you’d be on the right track. Keep the textures matte and colour-wise, think ‘earthy’ i.e. browns, green and blues. How about a waistcoat with label and knitted tie? Or go crazy with vintage Hawaiian shirts teamed with bright pink bow ties. Dapper and Suave offer an extensive range of printed bow ties, pocket squares and lapel pins… they also offer matching accessories for canine pals!

We especially love animal print pocket squares and lapel pins featuring feathers and dried grasses.

Man in flower crown

Photo Angela Ward Brown

Grooms party

Photo Jenny Owens

Girl at festival wedding

Photo Jordanna Marsden

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Painted leathers and cowboy jackets

Jackets offer a relaxed look for a glamping wedding. Check out Wolf & Rosie for amazing, customised painted leather jackets. We also like a suede jacket with tassels for a cowgirl look (search in your local vintage store) and denim jackets too.

Bell tents and boho barefoot sandals!

What will you go for? Gladiator sandals? Traditional flats? Customised trainers? Cowboy boots? How about making your own barefoot sandals with your bridesmaids? You’ll find tutorials on YouTube, or search for barefoot sandals to buy on Etsy.

We got carried away researching these shoes! One of our favourites is Roni Kantor on Etsy – vegan, vintage Inspired bridal shoes that sparkle! We also love Alameda Turquesa for colourful sandals embellished with pom poms galore. Mayo Chic Sandals offer the perfect bohemian bridal sandal! Handmade leather sandals adorned with crystals, tassels, giant pearls and feathers… we especially love the ‘Cufeto’ anklet sandal (pictured).

Accessorize with BIG beautiful, boho statements

Flower crown anyone? You could go BIG with a statement piece (like the one pictured on the dapper male model! This is by Rabbit and the Rose). Or you could go very boho with a simple daisy chain. We also like understated crowns made of delicate Gypsophila or green, foliage-only crowns.

Brown felt, wide brim hats look great decorated with dried flowers or feathers.

Have a look at Ashley Wild for beautiful, short celestial and retro veils (we also love her long statement feather earrings).

Dressing and accessorizing your bride tribe

For boho bridesmaids we’re thinking, give ya gals a brief and let them get their own dresses. You want your pals to be comfortable at your relaxed glamping wedding. Maybe give guidance on colour… to match your flowers? Colours and styles can be mismatching but tie the look together with uniform headpieces or floral crowns. Then there’s no mistaking your best girls (make sure they all have bouquets for photos).

And sorry, but how beautiful is the below photo from E&W Couture of the bride and her daughter in matching skirts and DMs?

Shady characters

Whatever style of outdoor glamping wedding you’re going for, sunglasses must! Our fave style for fun photos is bold, red and heart-shaped. Straight off the cover of Lolita (get some red lollies too).

Finally, why not check out our recent post about eco glitter? The perfect finishing touch to these festival wedding outfits!

We offer bell tent hire in West Sussex and Hampshire. Visit our weddings page and contact us for a quote for a fabulous bell tent village for your glamping wedding.

matching wedding dresses Wedding bell tent hire

Photo Lesley Burdett

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