Wildernes Festival – Part 3

Incase you missed part one and part two, go back and read those first!

Assuming you’re all caught up… let’s dive back in.

Sunset is when Wilderness truly starts to come alive. Each night has a theme, decided upon and announced months in advance, so everyone has enough notice to find something suitably fabulous. Failing that? The shops and beauty stalls have you covered.

Come sunset everyone starts slipping into their gladrags, preparing for the festivities ahead.

This particular evening had the best theme of all.

Glitter Ball. 

*Said breathlessly with accompanying hand movements*

Young and old got into the swing of things, layering up the sequins, hairspray and face paint.

^Thomas Berolzheimer looked particularly dashing.

Even those who didn’t think they were the dressing up type got sucked into the fun.

We were no exception.

Dancing away in the last of the day’s light.

Feeling particularly proud of our facepaint efforts.

Backless sequin dress

Double belt // Bottletop bag

Embellished wellies

For supper we climbed upto the top of the site, to Petersham Nurseries’ feasting tent.

Which boasted the best view of the setting sun casting long shadows across the festival.

And a heaving crowd of very eager glitter bugs.

Inside is the sort of rustic chic vibe every country bride goes for at her wedding.

Old wooden tables, candles a plenty and flowers bursting from every vessel.

Even the menu was what I’d call Pinterestworthy, both in style and content.

We started with perfectly chilled prosecco, just what the balmy evening called for, with sweet rose petals in the bottom that slowly turned the whole drink pink.

And you know how I love to drink pink!

It wasn’t long before our sharing table was filled and we made firm friends with those at either ends of our elbows.

Which was lucky because we’d be sharing supper!

Beautiful sharing plates, piled high with summer’s finest.

We feasted late into the night and drank our fair share of fine wine.

After the feast we made our way down into the night, danced and laughed until our feet and stomaches ached… and then carried on some more!

We ran into old friends, made buckets of new ones and partied our hearts out.

Landing in bed about the time the sun came back up.

Good food, good wine, great company, unbeatable music and a night filled with stars. What more could we have asked for?

Even if you think you’re not the festival type I urge you to give it a go. Take a group of friends, the family or go alone and make new ones! These posts weren’t sponsored, I didn’t get a free ticket or even a discounted one, I just really, really think you’d like it.

Website and ticket info here. Be sure to book in for the feasts as soon as they’re announced, tickets go for those very quickly!

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  • It definitely sounds like a lot of fun! Love the face paint x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • Jet

    I love your face paint/glitter – it’s looks so beautiful. Where did you get it from? I’m debating festival no. 6 this weekend (if the weather gets better!!!) and even though it’s not a glitter theme I’m going to go for it anyway. Looks like you had a great time,


    • Rosie

      Thanks J!
      I got it at the festival, but put a few options in the slider. Enjoy F6! xx

  • Rosie

    The perfect way to sum it up, Mia! x

  • I am so glad I read this post, this festival looks and sounds great.

    Petite Side of Style

  • Kari Guastella

    Looks like such a fun experience!

  • Oh my, i loove this!!

    Is IT really Thomas Berolzheimer though?

    Keep sharing your astonishing content Rosie,xx

  • Jess

    Spent all three of these posts trying to work out where I recognise your friend from … was she on First Dates?? If so – amazing. She wore some great hats. If not, she has First Dates doppelganger!

  • That dress is gorgeous!! Glad you had a blast!