I think it’s pretty safe to say that the UK is very much leading the way when it comes to alternative, quirky and unique weddings. In fact I probably hear about yet another alternative wedding fair popping up somewhere here on a weekly basis! Don’t get me wrong, this is no bad thing, I remember when I was a bride trying to find ANYTHING remotely different was an impossibility. Today’s brides are very lucky indeed!
We feature a lot of international weddings on this site and one of the things I hear over and over again from brides in Europe is how “There’s nothing alternative over here at all” or that “Doing something different is very unusual in (insert country here)” which is why I was overjoyed when I found out that someone’s doing something about it!
Based in Alsace, France the Wild Wedding Festival wants to bring some of that quirky UK wedding magic to the east of France. Launched in 2015 by Caroline Beck-Wild, a wedding planner who was tired of seeing the same old same old, the Wild Wedding Festival is an annual event, taking place in September, and this year’s show looks like it will be their biggest and best yet!
There are two festivals taking place this year. The first, on the 15th & 16th September at the Hippodrome of Strasbourg-Hoerdt will have over 60 exhibitors and the second, on 29th & 30th September at Kota Alsace in Guebwiller, more than 50. And with over 1000 visitors attending each show last year, it seems like Wild Wedding Festival sure is making a much needed impact in France right now!