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About Us

Festival Events & Planning Limited is an innovative company designed to provide bespoke, creative solutions for your event needs.  Our specialism lies in creating that Pinterest look, whilst keeping you on budget. We provide support throughout the entire planning process via technology and offer regular face-to-face consultations to help our Client's to feel in control.  We work with a wide variety of tried and tested suppliers to ensure that your event is perfect and to provide as much discount as possible.   

We have a range of exclusive products, designed with originality in mind and will work to create those finishing flourishes that make your event standout from the next.  Finally, we project manage the event to ensure the day is smooth running and slick, meaning your only focus is on enjoying the day.

A large part of our business is Wedding based. To help you in the dream day planning process, we have recently launched a FREE Wedding magazine, available without subscription and obligation, to help you to get the most out of your special day. Click on the magazine link in the navigation panel above to access all editions.


Rachel Farrington-Allen

Rachel is Director and Co-Owner of the company.  She has vast experience in corporate planning, with previous employment within the public sector and the world of elite athletes, where she organised regular training and consultancy events.  Her strength is in her eye for detail and designing handmade pieces that are unusual and make your event unique.  She lives in Cheshire with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

Rachel is the Editor of Festival Weddings Magazine.


Lara Oakes

Lara is Co-Owner and Director of the company.  She has a wealth of event experience, in that she headed up the Volunteer Centre for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, producing, sourcing for and delivering high volume, imaginative events on a daily basis.  Lara's strengths lie in her stunning silk floral arrangements, her innovative ideas and in her project management.  She also lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and her dog.

Lara is the Features Editor of Festival Weddings Magazine.



Together the girls share a friendship that spans almost three decades which means that they intuitively know how to work in partnership to get the job done.  


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Festival Events & Planning Ltd is the official home of Festival Weddings Magazine, a FREE digital magazine for all things wedding inspo, and the Cheshire SWAGS, a FREE networking group for SMEs in the Cheshire area.

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Out 18th August 2019

The Autumn Edition of Festival Weddings Magazine - cram packed full of information, inspiration and much more

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