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Festival Events & Planning Limited is an innovative company formed by Rachel and Lara in 2017 to plan, source, manage and deliver bespoke, creative solutions, with a company ethos of ensuring our Clients are relaxed and confident throughout the planning and on the day of their event.

We also run the Cheshire SWAGS network of people who support strong women and girls.


Our website is currently under construction so please let us know if you cannot access a specific area. 


Rachel Farrington-Allen


Rachel is Director and Co-Owner of Festival Events & Planning Limited with over 20 years experience in corporate events, wedding and party planning, both in the public and private sectors and independently. Rachel lives in Appleton, Cheshire with her husband, daughter and two sausage dogs, Rollie Mo and Chipolata.  


Lara Oakes


Lara is also Co-Owner and Director of the company.  Lara's background includes high-end events planning, coordination and management, including the Volunteer Program for the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and more recently for an International manufacturing company.  Lara lives in Sandymoor, Cheshire with her husband, their two children and their Cavapoo, Pippin.



Together Rachel and Lara share a 25 year friendship and are both passionate about the creativity to provide that special service that is so vital when planning an event.  




Festival Events & Planning is the official home of the

 Cheshire Strong Women and Girls (SWAGS) Ltd  Company Number 11216772

Cheshire Strong Women and Girls (SWAGS) Ltd

Company Number 11216772