Today’s styled shoot was submitted by Karen from Stand Out Ceremonies. Karen is a wedding...
Happy Wednesday everyone, how are you all today? To all of those parents out there how are you surviving half term so far? The weather isn’t exactly helping is it! What ever you are doing today whether it be working, having the day off, playing with your family. I have a lovely wedding for you to give you a bit for Tipi inspiration, from the lovely Kyle Hassall Photography. I just love a Tipi wedding, I planned my first Tipi wedding 6 years ago and I still think they offer something different to any wedding and todays is no exception. Alex and Tom were married in Cheshire and kept the decoration simple, but to me, the main focus is all the amazing food on offer to their very lucky guests, how tasty does this all look! I am certainly hungry after look at all these photos.
Alex and Tom were married on 9th August 2014 at Mobberley Church, Cheshire and the reception was in their parents field also in Mobberley. ‘I grew up in Mobberley so it made sense to get married there, it’s a beautiful little village and the church is gorgeous. Ever since being a little girl I always wanted to have the reception at my parents home with all the dogs and horses around us! We had 150 guests in total and it took 9 months to plan.’
How they met
We met whilst travelling in New Zealand and we have been together 10 years.
Tom surprised me with a trip to Manchester House and got down on one knee after the amazing 9 courses was over.
How did you allocate your budget
I had my heart set on a tipi so a fair chunk of the budget went on that and we are real foodies so we pushed the boat out for the wedding breakfast. I was also adamant it should be a free bar so we had to juggle a bit about to make that happen.
How did you choose your photographer
Kyle had been recommended to me by a friend, so we met up and saw some of his work. We loved what we saw and booked him!
Dress was by Bliss Monique Lhuillier, the shoes were Monsoon and I had my grandma’s jewelry on.
The Suit and Bridesmaids
The suits were hired from Whitfield and Ward in Wilmslow (who were great!) and the bridesmaid dresses were from Monsoon.
Theme or Colour Scheme
I didn’t want a colour as such, the bridesmaid dresses were a nude colour and everything else was quite neutral/ white colours.
Lots of flowers. The tipi didn’t need too much dressing as it was so gorgeous to begin with!
Lots of yummy canapes, then a starter of crab and tiger prawns, layered with avocado and mango. For main we had slow roasted legs lamb and for pudding we had a trio of desserts. Then for midnight munchies we had wood fired oven pizzas
It was a 3 tired naked cake, the bottom 2 layers were Victoria sponge and the top was lemon and poppy seed, decorated with fresh fruit and flowers.
We had a saxophonist playing whilst people were drinking and eating canopies and then a band played after dinner who were amazing, they are called The Della Grants.
Buy or DIY your Stationery
I was lucky enough to have a maid of honor who makes and designs stationary so she did them!
Personal or Handmade Touches
-We made the photobooth- we got a large board printed as a back drop, made props and used straw bales.
-We made all the signs from either blackboards or painting on wooded boards.
-We hand wrote all the name settings.
-We made flower garlands for the horses and dogs to wear!
Driving away from the Church, we borrowed my Dads classic Triumph for the wedding car and it was the first alone time we had as husband and wife!
Advice to other couples
Be super organised!!!! Keep track of everything you spend. And don’t let other people views effect what you want.
Dad had arranged a caricature to go round and draw people. This was a lovely surprise! We have ours on the wall at home!