Esther and Rob’s Relaxed Back Garden Tipi Wedding in Staffordshire by Lucy Alexandra Photography

There are so many sorts of weddings to love in my job, but back yard/back garden weddings are up there as one of my favourites. I just love how chilled back garden weddings can be, how you can really make the wedding your own and how people always seem more relaxed when they are getting married on their own property. Today’s wedding of Esther and Rob is just that, luckily they were blessed with a large amount of land which enabled them to carry out their dream back garden wedding. The day was filled with personal touches and a burnt orange colour scheme. Such a fun, laid back day, full of smiles and so much love. Big thanks to Lucy Alexandra Photography for the lovely photos.

Relaxed colourful day, celebrating our love with our best friends.

Esther and Rob were married on 18th September 2022 in their back garden in Rugeley, Staffordshire. ‘We love nature and we’re lucky to have a lot of land where we live, we wanted to celebrate our own way, no adhering to a venue’s timings, and have a super relaxed fun party. We had 70 guests and it took just under a year to plan.’

The proposal
loong story, I was excited to get engaged and thought it would never happen and little did I know he was secretly planning it.

How did you allocate your budget?
We were lucky to be able to have our wedding in our garden so we were able to put more of the budget towards a tipeee, food trucks and decor.

Where did you splurge and where did you save?
We saved on the venue and splurged on food & alcohol as well decor.

How did you choose your photographer?
We found her on Instagram

The dress 
Dress: Silk – designer bridal gowns. Shoes: New Look

The suit and bridesmaids
The bridesmaids dresses were bought in the sale from ASOS, we had so many compliments on these, so they we’re an absolute steal. We got the suits from next.

Theme or colour scheme
We went for bold and bright with lots of burnt orange

We went for a colourful boho bouquet, with touches of pampas grass, roses, eucalyptus, roses, throughout the bouquet was touches it orange to add some colour and follow the theme

Colourful ribbon, surf board, flowers, vintage candle sticks, pampas grass, discoball

Artisan Pizza and burger food trucks

Wedding cake
My sister made the cake

We had a band and garden games as well as a DIY photobooth

Who supplied the stationery?
We made it ourselves

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Cornwall as we love to surf

Personal touches
We used a surf board as our table seat sign

Special moments 
I couldn’t pick the whole day was so perfect, I wish we could do it all again

Advice for other couples
Don’t stress

Biggest surprise
The weather, we got so lucky



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