18

Jun

2012

Natalie and Rob’s ‘Laid Back Vintage Meets Country’ Tipi Wedding

Welcome along to another week! it’s a super busy one for me at Boho HQ this week as I have quite a few weddings coming up over the next few weeks that I need to get organised, finalised and ready. What about you? For now though I have a gorgeous country Tipi wedding which has been sent into me by Nicola Thompson, and I just adore it! It’s the wedding of Natalie & Rob who were married on 14th April at St Wilfrid’s Church, Mobberley, with the reception in Tipi in Mobberley! They had 150 guests and the wedding took 12 months to plan.
They describe their wedding as ‘An amazing, emotional and fun experience that was shared with all our family and friends!’

Tipi Wedding

Tipi Wedding

It’s a fabulous wedding, and so quintessentially english, what with the vintage tea cups, the country flowers, the bunting, all the homemade and personal details that Natalie put together, the setting…….so English and so well thought out and put together. You can see that Natalie has spent a lot of time getting the look right and  everything ties in so beautifully! A really amazing day!

Tipi Wedding

Tipi Wedding

How they met
We met when we both worked for Barclay’s Bank – we were in the same training group.

The proposal
We were staying at my parents cottage which is in Borth Y Guest near Portmerion in North Wales, and on our last day Rob was badgering for me to go for an early morning walk. We walked up to a headland that has stunning views of the estuary and Snowdon and there on a bench in flint he had collected from the beach were the words ‘will you marry me’

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The venue
We couldn’t find anywhere that we both loved and that was a bit unique. When we saw the Tipi tents we just fell in love with them and there was no going back.

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The Dress
Dress was by J Crew, shoes from Top Shop, bag – Accessorise, hair garland – gardens of whimsy on etsy, bracelet from blue dove studio on etsy

And the suit and bridesmaids
Suit was from Debenhams and the bridesmaids dresses were from Warehouse

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Theme
We just wanted a laid back – vintage meets country theme

Food
We had afternoon tea so a selection of sandwiches, flap jacks, scones and vanilla slices followed by a BBQ in the evening

Entertainment
DJ and a band called the Henry Revue

Flowers
I had a mixture of roses, hydrangeas, blue bells and many more!

Decoration
All things vintage and country!

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Personal Touches

  • Jam Jars with ribbons tied round them filled with dried flowers we collected about 10 months before. We got friends and family to collect the jars.
  • We bought a type writer from Gum Tree so guests could type personal messages rather than complete a guest book.
  • We collected tea cups and saucers from charity shops for approx 10 months and filled these with tea lights for the nights.
  • I made my own photo booth by purchasing a door size piece of wood with a hole cut into it that a gold frame could slot into, I then put wall paper on the door. This was then put in the tent with lots of props and signs that guests could use – so it looked like they were in a living room and they were the photo!
  • We bought retro sweets and sweet jars along with pink and white striped candy bags.
  • I bought some jam jars and filled them with jam which acted as favors!
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Special moments
The actual ceremony and then partying with all our friends and family!

Planning advice
Don’t leave anything until the last minute, remember it’s about the two of you and not your guests, if you need help then hand jobs out to ushers/bridesmaids etc, minimise stress as much as possible!

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Biggest surprise of the day
My bridesmaids had arranged for a vintage morris minor to take me to the church! I thought I was just going in my father-in-laws own car and then this arrived! It was a lovely surprise! Also, my husband arranged for us to stay in The Wizard in Alderley Edge on our wedding night and it was fantastic! Completely different.

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Comments

    Cat Kirkcaldy

    Hello, I absolutely love the shoes that Nicola wore to her wedding and am trying to find a pair similar for my wedding this summer – I was wondering if you could please share where these shoes were from? My email address is catkirkcal[email protected]

    Many thanks!

    Cat

    Reply

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