What Made Our Day Unique
We wanted the day to reflect both of us as a couple, and for people to feel very relaxed - whilst also not losing the special feeling of a wedding. We didn't want it to be stuffy in any way. The reception was at my family home, where we've both spent a lot of time over the past 15 years, and the ceremony at the Church in the village I grew up in. So, this in itself made it very personal to us. Also, we both adore animals, so we had my horse (which was a surprise) at the church with us, and all the dogs in garlands at the reception. We also didn't try and make it 'smarter' than suited the location, it was at a farmhouse - and the vibe was in line with that.
Church WeddingLottie and Lanto kept this very traditional at their summer wedding. Choosing the local parish for their church wedding ceremony and then celebrating in a PapaKata Sperry tent and tipi back at the brides family home. They decorated them with colourful wildflowers, homemade cakes and spectacular festoon lights, all whilst partying the night away to steel drums, DJs and firepits.
Inspiration & Styling
We wanted an English county garden feel, with a bit of a twist. We wanted it to be colourful and relaxed, and fun! We're both countryside people through and through, but we didn't want the very traditional countryside white wedding. As that wouldn't have been very us. We both loved the idea of a teepee, but this wouldn't have worked for the main tent due to the number of guests we had (200), and the ceiling height, as my husband is 6ft 6!. So we went for the Sperry with a teepee as a chillout area - with reindeer skins and a firepit. For the flowers - we wanted no colour scheme, just an explosion of all colours and a wild feeling. Nothing too structured. Again to enhance the relaxed and natural feel we wanted.