Rachel and Ryan’s ‘Sunflowers and Beat Boxers’ Fun Filled Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire by Nicki Shea Photography
Today I am taking you to Hertfordshire for a gorgeous wedding that happened last summer. Rachel...
Happy Monday everyone and welcome along to anther fun packed week on the blog. We have lots of wonderful weddings and fab features planned for you this week, starting off with this gorgeous tipi wedding that takes place just round the corner from me in Sheffield. It’s a beautiful wedding, with a traditional church ceremony in an absolutely stunning church, followed by a chilled, country, tipi reception. There are garden games, hay bales, a beautiful dress, lovely flowers, fab food and a whole host of wedding projects that the couples friends and family have helped out with. Big thanks to Ellie Grace Photography for the lovely photos.
Lucy and Dave were married on11th July 2015 at St John’s, Ranmoor in Sheffield and the rreception in a field belonging to Totley Hall Farm. ‘Ranmoor Church is a very very beautiful church and it is close to where Dave grew up. The field was perfect as we wanted somewhere big enough to have a big party where people could play games and camp at night. We had 137 guests and it took about 6 months to plan.
How they met
At a warehouse party NYE 2011 and we have been together 3 and a half years.
Dave arranged for a local chef to cook a surprise breakfast for me in some moorland in the middle of the Peak District!
How did you allocate your budget
We worked out how much money we had together and spent it how we could. We did a lot of things ourselves which brought down the price.
Where did you splurge and where did you save
Save- Asking people we knew to help us. For instance one of Dave’s best men is a DJ, one of our friends made the cake for us, we asked people to bring a dessert instead of a gift, etc
Ellie is one of our good friends, and her photos are great!
Don’t know it didn’t have a label! It was an ex sample dress. Shoes were by Rainbow Club
The Suit and Bridesmaids
Suits were hired from Debenhams and the dresses were from ASOS
Theme or Colour Scheme
I guess we could say there was a bit of an outdoors/countryside theme going on
Cascading bouquet with ivory and green colours
We made our own gypsophilia/leaf table runners with candles and picked pine cones for the place names
We had chicken and vegetable skewers, sausages, quinoa salad, pine nut and basil salad, homemade coleslaw, meat antipasti, stuffed vine leaves and olives. The food was amazing.
A very close friend of ours made the cake which was delicious and just how we wanted it! The bottom layer was brandy soaked fruit cake, 2nd layer was lemon sponge and top was Victoria sponge.
We had a ceilidh band and 2 DJ’s
A friend of ours who is a graphic designer did it for us.
The speeches were great, we had some wonderful heartfelt speeches, and a rap! Walking down the aisle to Dave holding my dads arm was really special for me. Just seeing everyone happily drunk, dancing and having a great time was the best!
Advice to other couples
Don’t plan too much! You will get too stressed and can easily forget the real reason you are getting married. No one will care about the little things, they are there for the two of you!
It all going seamlessly
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