Tipi Wedding – Rachel & Chris

amazing night time wedding portrait in front of a tipi

“Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs!! Chris and I were blown away, you’ve really captured the day. Watching the slideshow was like re-living the whole day again, brought a tear to my eye!! Cannot thank you enough!! Xx”

Where do I start with Rachel and Chris’s tipi wedding!!!! Well, I loved every second of it as I’m sure they did too!! I’m finding it ironic that I really struggle to condense weddings that I absolutely love into a blog post of just 50-70 images, I always have way too many photographs that I want to include – whereas I can never seem to find enough (or the right) words to do a wedding day justice!!

Rachel and Chris live in a beautiful little village in Somerset, which happens to be right next door to a picturesque church – pretty handy for the wedding day! When Rachel walked down the stairs of the family home in her amazing sweetheart gown, it was pretty obvious to everyone present that Rachel was soon about to knock Chris’s socks off. And she definitely did! Although, the moment when Chris first saw her was briefly interrupted when their 3-year-old daughter, who was walking behind, stepped on mums veil halfway down the aisle and things came to an abrupt stop!! Oops! Luckily, it was quickly laughed off by Rachel!! I do like little moments like this – I’m sure Rachel and Chris (and daughter Edith!) will chuckle about it for years to come! (images not in this post – a prime example of not quite being able to include everything I’d like to!)

When Rachel first enquired with me, she described the tipi reception as being in a “…gorgeous spot with an amazing view. It will be surrounded in flowers and fairy lights, hoping for a magical day!”. It was just that!! When guests turned up, I think they quickly realised they were in for a treat! The tipi looked amazing, and the setting was idyllic with great views over the lake just as Rachel promised!

The whole day was so fun and relaxed with such a good vibe all day long – testament to Rachel and Chris who are two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Laid back, fun and always smiling. It didn’t surprise me that the whole of the wedding followed suit.

Anyway, I’m definitely not doing the day full justice with words, so without further ado, here’s Rachel and Chris and their amazing tipi wedding! Enjoy!!

girls arrive at the beauty salonpre wedding makeup in beauty salonThe flower crown being put onBridal dress being put onA bridesmaid holds the veil readyBride walking down the staircaseThe bridal party arrives at the churchThe groom and ushers wait at the altarBride walks down the aisleBride and father walk down the aisle in church weddingChurch weddingThe ring exchangeReadings in the churchThe recessionalBride and groom kiss in the church doorwayGuests congratulate the coupleGuests congratulate the coupleGuests congratulate the coupleConfetti is thrownGuests mingle outside the church next the wedding carGuests congratulate the coupleGuests congratulate the couplewedding guests walking to the wedding tipiguests enjoying canapés outside the tipibride with guests enjoying canapés outside the tipiguests enjoying canapés outside the tipibridesmaids at tipi weddingmusicians playing inside the tipia tray of canapés is handed aroundguests enjoying reception drinks outside the tipiwind blows some deckchairs aboutrain runs off the tipiflowergirl looks out of the tipi entrance at the pouring rainpaigeboy chases after an umbrella blown into bushes by the windWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiWedding speeches in the tipiThe bride and groom walk out of the tipi for some wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitstipi wedding portraitswedding guests inside the tipiA fox crashes the wedding reception A fox crashes the wedding reception guests outside wedding tipiBride and groom having their first dance in the tipiBride and groom having their first dance in the tipiwedding musicians playingBride and groom having their first dance in the tipithe tipi at night, looking magical under the lightswedding guests laughingthe tipi at night, looking magical under the lightsguests roast marshmallows in a fire pitA saxaphone is playedguests dancing in the tipiguests dancing in the tipiguests dancing in the tipiguests dancing in the tipibride dancing in the tipiamazing night time wedding portrait in front of a tipi

If you’re planning a tipi wedding, then I would absolutely love to hear from you! To check if I’m available on your date, simply get in touch via my contact form page.

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  • Superb Alex! Good old British summer weather too, completely unpredictable.ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer

    Amazing lighting in the marquee – how do you do this!? I loved looking through these – they must be thrilled with them.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas

    Lovely set, love tipi weddingsReplyCancel

  • Beautiful, crisp work Alex.  Love it!ReplyCancel

  • This is ace, Alex! So many smiles! The portraits in particular are lovely, especially the tree tunnel 🙂ReplyCancel