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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 specialisms lie 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.


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 live in Cheshire with her husband, daughter and two dogs.


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.



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.  




To have a look at some of the girls' favourite weddings and parties that they have done go to:

Our Love Stories


Party Tales

Just a few of our favourite happy couples, party animals and corporate Client’s to show what they chose for their day. Obviously we cannot put everyone in, and everyone’s day is special in it’s own way, but these are just a few of them that we have enjoyed doing, be it because they had handmade pieces, because they sent us snapshots of the day or because it was a new venue for us, there is no favouritism with our Client’s, we love you all!
— Rach and Lara

Or for a general look at their work, go to the Gallery

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Festival Events & Planning is the official home of the Cheshire SWAGS


The girls are live weekly on Radio Warrington 1332AM on Monday evening from 8-10pm