Indie Festival Wedding at the Barn at Brookend

The Barn at Brookend is a dry-hire wedding venue based in the Bedfordshire countryside perfect for free-spirited couples who want a festival wedding.

A barn setting is perfect for a relaxed festival wedding due to its outdoor setting. A festival wedding typically incorporates live music, mobile bars and street food, glitter and an all-round boho atmosphere. They are perfect for relaxed indie couples not caught up in tradition, but who rather want to spend their wedding day dancing barefoot on a lawn surrounded by their nearest and dearest.  

Tones and Textures

The styling team created an on-trend intimate, minimalistic feel using burgundy, yellow and orange tones. Light linens accented the earthy details to create a magical indie feel. Alina from Saras Events worked her magic with the beautiful blooms and combined both dried and fresh florals. 

Finishing touches are so important. The bespoke napkin rings from Lulabelle & Moo were made of natural jute to echo the boho theme. Each one was tied with three different shades of pure silk botanical hand-dyed ribbon to bring in the beautiful peach and terracotta hues in the flowers and tableware. Sarah from Hunnibell Chalk created bespoke stained wood signage that read “Happily ever after” and “All you need is love and cake”. Hanging macramé decorations made from materials sourced from Rosa May Crafts were also incorporated into the décor.

The light and airy natural images by Victoria Mitchell Photography perfectly capture the fun, wild and free-spirited vibes of this festival wedding shoot.

The Cake

The shoot’s colour palette inspired the festival-themed tiered cake created by Mels Cakes and Bakes. Mel shared the following tips on how she conceptualised this awesome boho creation:

“I love using colour on my wedding cakes, so I wanted to create something that encapsulated the terracotta and orange boho colours used in the flowers. For the colour, I used lustre dusts mixed to make a paint that also had some texture to it. The dried flowers and pampas grass really helped give the cake a boho vibe, as did the macramé backdrop and the macramé used to finish off the barrel display.”

Tips for Creating this Look 

  • Be free. Let the décor do the talking, everything will fit together.
  • Colour palette matching is a must. Make sure all selected colours flow together.
  • Eco-friendly wedding gowns made with silk or lace (like this one from Indie Bride London) are perfect for festival brides and look great paired with some glitter or a flower crown.


Venue: The Barn at Brookend // Wedding Planner/Coordinator & Styling: Miss Carlysle and Co // On-Day Assistant: Your Wedding Friend (Vikki) // Florals, Styling & Props: Saras Events // Prop Hire: The Sparkle Shed // Balloon Arch: Creative Decorations // Cake: Mels Cakes and Bakes // Photography: Victoria Mitchell Photography // Stationery: Design by Emily // Signage: Hunnibell Chalk // Dress: Indie Bride London // Mobile Bar: Liquid Mobile Bar // Hair Stylist: Emma Kim // Makeup Artist: Glamavan