We are bringing you all the goosebumps with this forest themed wedding, a day that is not only spectacularly stylish (and completely DIY-ed) but also a testament and tribute to the strength of love. Groom Will was diagnosed with cancer at the start of 2018, six months before he was due to marry Kirsty – his childhood sweetheart – in June. Too poorly to make the original date, the couple postponed their wedding until September, grateful that all of their suppliers were able to accommodate the difficult situation and new date. Wonderfully, Will got the all-clear before the wedding, turning the day into the most poignant and perfect celebration. We could not be more thrilled for this sweet couple, or more in awe of their epic styling efforts, which nail their rustic boho brief beautifully.
If you dream of your big day in pastel tinted tones, then look no further: this country tipi wedding is perfection. Shot with Sarah-Jane Ethan’s sublime signature style, this stunning catalogue of captures details a wedding weekend that has it all: a breathtaking priory with petal-lined altar, hanging flower installation,, dreamy DIY touches including a macramé arch – and two miniature schnauzer ring bearers in burgundy bow ties to match the groom. Step this way for a magical summer celebration (washed down with wine shipped over from the couple’s favourite vineyards in Australia. Cheers!).
Good job stealing someone’s heart is not a crime, because these two police officers are a perfect match. Janey and Rhys’ wedding weekend at the fabulous Fforest Farm in Wales is utterly joyous, with beaming smiles, a beautiful setting and so many brilliant touches; think afternoon tea, confetti cannons and the bride doing the limbo – not to mention a steel band and rum cocktails. Yes, please! Keep an eye out, too, for Janey’s gorgeous lace KatyaKatya gown, which she customises with different coloured slips throughout the day. It complements the relaxed, rustic feel of the day and suits her perfectly.
This wedding is literally a masterclass in crafting. Practically every element you see was created by lovely Bride Sarah and her team of helpers. Her wonderful Mum joked that this wedding was made purely from balls of string and you’ll soon see what she means…
As well as Sarah looking utterly gorgeous in the Hollie Dress by Grace Loves Lace, her 12 bridesmaids (!) look stunning in white gowns too. The whole effect is just dreamy and so perfect for a blue-skies and sunshine wedding. Rosie Kelly was there to capture the images, and Story Catchers Films have created such an atmospheric film – sadly for us, Pen and Cam of Story Catchers have moved back to Australia, but if you’re planning a wedding on the other side of the world then do contact them! They are the best, just watch the film and you’ll see!
To quote the bride “we had a bit of a hotchpotch of things, but it worked!”
Oh my did it! And the results are spectacular.
We love it when couples really go for it and incorporate everything they love. Even more so when we hear they’ve had a go at creating some of the beautiful displays you see before you themselves.
RMW recommended supplier Frances Sales Photography did an amazing job at capturing all the decor and emotion of this DIY Rustic Tipi Wedding at Riverhill Gardens, Sevenoaks. So make sure you’re sitting comfortably, you could be here pinning for a while.
Dreaming of a tipi wedding? I don’t blame you, there is nothing more atmospheric, striking or magical than a tipi wedding. And whatever the weather, tipis create an amazing temporary structure meaning that you can bring your wedding reception to you! But, there are lots of logistics to consider. Which is why we’d always recommend working with an experienced tipi company.
We caught up with Jo from the award winning World Inspired Tents and asked her everything you need to know if you’re planning a tipi wedding. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section and we, along with World Inspired Tents, will be happy to answer!
When you have a tipi wedding, you kind of have no choice but to go big. There’s a lot to organise, from the land, to the toilets, from the generator to the furniture, but when you get it right…it’s SO worth it, as Tanya and Alex’s gorgeous wedding shows. This is a perfect example of how to do a tipi wedding, lush cosy styling, lots of fairy lights and embracing those bohemian vibes (hello gorgeous Tanya, a Rue De Seine bride through and through).
Dan from Story + Colour captures the atmosphere created in the tipi’s with amazing results. Everything looks magical…
If you’re having a winter wedding, especially one in a tent, marquee or tipi, then there are lots of things to think about. Bad weather, keeping guests warm, making sure people can actually see once darkness falls…but if you get it right, the result can be totally magical. A winter wonderland for guests – cosy, warm and inviting.
Today we’ve gathered advice from our RMW The List recommended suppliers, who are all experts and well versed in setting up tent weddings during the colder months. There are some great tips here so get cosy and prepare to be plunged into a world of wintery inspiration…
This has to be the ultimate in DIY, the bride making her own wedding dress! And boy what a gown it is too. I’m so pleased Kerri has now taken up bridal design at Kindling Bridal as she has definitely got the talent for it. The lace, the cut, those sleeves and V back are all making me swoon with delight.
The sentimental homemade efforts continue with all the decor for the tipi reception, with loved ones keen to pitch in and help make cakes and crafts too. Its no wonder the day was full of smiles, love and laughter, and I bet made Tim Dunk’s job at photographing the happy occasion a dream.