Beloved festival weddings: inspiration for your music festival-flavored wedding #Decor#camping#outdoor Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 17 2014) Ariel arielmstallings Invitation from Katherine & James' barefoot eco-friendly forest wedding, photo by Lucy Spartalis Next month for the third year in a row, I'm heading to Oregon's Beloved Festival. To celebrate the spirit of Beloved, it feels like the right time to bask in the beauty and bliss of music festival-inspired weddings. The truth is that not that many weddings actually happen AT music festivals (even among the Offbeat Bride community, it's pretty rare). What I see more often is couples getting engaged at music festivals who then build their weddings around the vibe of music festivals, or even create their own mini-festival wedding weekends. This in mind, I thought I'd plum our eight years of weddings to find some of my favorite inspiration for your music-festival flavored wedding. Let's put on our mud boots, pop in our squishy ear plugs, and dive in, shall we? Because really, is there anything better than camping with your guests for a weekend? Photo from Beth & Garrett's nerdy boozy musical kickballer wedding by June Lion Photography Photo from Katherine & James' barefoot eco-friendly forest wedding by Lucy Spartalis Photo from Kevin & Mark's rainbow psychedelic three-day wedding by Tod Seelie and Sean Carroll Photo from Lisa & Will's rainy rainbow festival wedding by Georgina Stokes Photo of Sasha & Ra's vegetarian gluten-free burner fire-spinning wedding by Maurice Ramirez Because FIRE Photo of Sasha & Ra's vegetarian gluten-free burner fire-spinning wedding by Maurice Ramirez Photo from Jamielynn & Matthew's wedding weekend with a trebuchet by Hoffer Photography Photo of Sasha & Ra's vegetarian gluten-free burner fire-spinning wedding by Maurice Ramirez Because nature-inspired decor is some next level shit Photo from Lacey & David's Mad Hatter garden tea party with an umbrella canopy by Tricia Davidge Photo by Lalé Florals Photo from Scott and Emily's Idaho wedding by Dylan and Sara Photography Photo from Rowan & Peter's permaculture Beltane handfasting in the woods Photo from Bobbie & Mario's family-centric ranch wedding by Brynne Owen Photo from Katherine & James' barefoot eco-friendly forest wedding by Lucy Spartalis And don't forget the music! Photo from Ailecia & Max's magical punk rock wedding in the woods by Chelsea Donoho Bride & Groom drum circle! Photo from Rachel & Andy's rustic quirky interactive historical farm wedding by Autumn Mack, Amarie Photography Photo from Theresa & Anderson's LuvFest 2010 camping music festival wedding Photos from Sasha & Ra's vegetarian gluten-free burner fire-spinning wedding by Maurice Ramirez Because outdoor lighting at night The twilight puppet show at Emma & Jon's sandy, handfasting, Celtic wedding celebration Photo by Melbourne Wedding Photographer Lakshal Perera via ABC News Photo from Scott and Emily's Idaho wedding by Dylan and Sara Photography Photo from Sasha & Ra's vegetarian gluten-free burner fire-spinning wedding by Maurice Ramirez Thanks to the Beloved Festival for making this post possible — will I be seeing any of you there in Oregon next month? Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Siobhan & Chadwick's moon-loving techno-hippie wedding NEXT Bar talk with Mint & Mirth: Licensing, insurance, and when to hire professional bartenders Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] This is pretty sweet! Makes me a little jealous we didn't go through with our campground wedding plans! Reply oh man! these photos are all so gorgeous! this is the perfect inspiration for my summer camp punk/folk music filled wedding next summer! and how had i never heard of beloved before? so cool! Reply awwww! this makes me miss my rainbow music festival wedding (dubbed "the handfastival") which was just last july! i wish i could share some photos with you on here… we had custom fabric wristbands made for each guest as they came into the meadow, 7 rainbow bridesmaids and 7 rainbow groomsmen (flowerfairies and rainbow monkeys), three days of mayhem, a cinema teepee, a shisha bell tent and a crafts yurt! as well as a main stage and lots of awesome local bands… aww man. i miss it. Reply Amazing!! Those bell tent shots are getting me seriously excited for our wedding next June! EEEEk! 😀 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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