A Tipi Wedding in North Cornwall
I’ve been really looking forward to sharing more of this awesome wedding after uploading a preview shot a few weeks ago; it really was an incredible day!
On the 10th June, Katie and Myles took their vows legally at Bude registry office in the morning, followed by an informal ceremony in the grounds of Katie’s parent’s home in North Tamerton in Cornwall.
The wedding styling matched the couple perfectly – A laid-back English country wedding, with a blend of wild flowers loosely tied with lavender, hessian and lace, combined with their love of snowboarding.
The flowers were provided by Lavender & Co, based in Auxbridge, Somerset.
The couple hired a large tipi style tent from the Cornish Tent Company for a sit-down buffet following the ceremony. The benches in the tipi were dressed with hessian and lace table runners, glassware and bunches of lavender.
Katie is a chef and baked home-made macaroons for the 72 guests as wedding favours, wrapping them in an organza sleeve to match the charcoal colour scheme.
The tipi was decorated with fairy lights and pictures of the couple were pegged onto cotton strings to look like bunting.
The couple designed their table plan under the headings of French ski resorts such as Roche de Mio and Bellecote. Their wedding cake (which was also made by Katie) was made to represent a snow-covered mountain, with a couple of snowboards crossed together as cake toppers.
Katie wore a stunning embroidered lace and chiffon wedding dress from Enzoani, her long hair was worn to the side and braided with a beautiful jewelled hair piece.
She finished the look with beaded vintage jewellery which belonged to her grandmother and Rainbow Club heels.
Myles looked dapper in a dark blue suit from Cad & The Dandy, a bespoke tailor based in London, and a bow tie with a matching brown waistcoat and shoes.
He wanted to wear a bow tie as homage to his grandfather who had recently passed away, as it was something he always used to wear.
As their guests gathered eagerly in the slate garden waiting for Katie to arrive, she surprised them all by arriving at the outdoor ceremony riding her grey stallion, his mane tied with ribbons, with her bridesmaids following closely behind; all of which were wearing charcoal maxi dresses.
The couple enjoyed drinks and canapés in the garden following the ceremony before moving inside the tipi for the sit-down buffet and speeches.
The evening entertainment was three piece band ‘Dino Baptiste’, comprising of keyboard/vocals, drums and saxophone; they certainly knew how to get the place rocking! Certainly one of the best live acts that I have ever seen.
Here are just a few of my favourite images from their day…
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