I do love a great festival tipi wedding! I am perhaps biased, as I chose to get married in one a few years ago, however there is just something so magical about them, with so much more character than a traditional square marquee, even perhaps a throwback to when I used to make wigwams as a child – didn’t we all? They are ever so cosy and welcoming, they blend in to the landscape, and what could be nicer than a nice log fire, with the smoke rising out of the chimney in the evening to keep everyone warm, you can’t do that in a marquee! The poles are all natural wood, and accessible to allow plenty of scope for decoration, and if the weather in unkind, they still allow open shelter for guests to stand and admire the view.

I was so pleased therefore when Rowena and Howard asked me to cover their wedding on the sports field in Iwerne Minster, Dorset. It just oozed rural charm on a gorgeous August day, with a stunning wheat field next door, just ready for harvest. Rowena added beautiful pink pom moms to match the bright and colourful theme, and there was a colourful vibrance to the day. With some of the best speeches I have ever heard (and the only time I have heard a groom sing his whole speech in hilarious style!) it was a perfect day, finished off with  some great well known tunes played on the steel drums, dancing in to the night, and some obligatory ties around the heads!

As always, I’ll let the photos tell the story….