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Church Wedding Ceremony and Colourful Sperry Tent Reception

BUDGET £40 – 50K

When you live in a quaint country town like Lottie and Lanto, there’s only one thing for it, have a church wedding ceremony in the local parish, followed by a colourful Sperry tent and tipi reception in your parents garden. Add sharing platters full of slow-cooked lamb, fish skewers and lots of salads, plus, steel drums, festoon lights and the most incredible flower arrangements and you have yourself the perfect celebration. There’s even a surprise visit from Lottie’s best friend!


“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. “ – Lottie & Lanto

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Lottie 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.


“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.” – Lottie & Lanto

We absolutely love the bridal party fashion at this country wedding. The beautiful bride opting for a Halfpenny London gown with off the shoulder detail and the bridesmaids in navy ReWritten dresses. Both of these fabulous designers can be found on our supplier directory and come highly recommended. As does The Wedding Shop, who assisted Lottie and Lanto and their wedding guests in collating their wedding gifts. Search our directory now to see who else can make your wedding dreams come true.

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Photography by Ben Wigglesworth Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

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