Thursday, 27 November 2014

The ultimate DIY wedding: Tipi Tent Reception


Sorry for the delay in sharing part III, but here it is at last! After the wonderful service we returned to Winstream for the afternoon's festivities. We were super lucky to have a journey back in the in-laws car through the Kent backlands! Our chauffeur, brother-in-law, was super speedy, so lucky I had a giant veil to use as a hair-scarf to keep my barnet in place!! :)

We were so lucky that were the night before had been soggy muddy ground dried out suddenly with the morning sun and that sunshine then continued to beat down on us all day! The boys in their tuxes may have been a little less impressed, but I for one was over the moon!!  And this is what the venue looked like bathed in the unexpected sunshine! What a welcome :)

We took a quiet moment, en famille, in the house to share a glass of champagne which was lovely and then we made our grand entrance across the bridge into the magical tipi field to celebrate with all our lovely family and friends.

Continuing the two wheeled transportation theme from the wedding stationary we pimped up two gorgeous Pashley bikes, on loan from family (sooo much more photogenic than our functional, sleek road bikes!) to frame the entrance to the venue. We decked them out in ribbons, baskets and hydrangeas until they looked too cute!

We kicked off with just a handful of formal photos, usual suspects: The family. :)

Isabella, playing gorgeous for the camera!

Fabulous fun photo of my lovely new family. I love the grins all round! :)

My and the official Wedding Goffer (aka Best Sister Ever!). Love you Iz!

The boys looking super dapper in their suits!

And some of my favourite photos of our lovely guests enjoying the bubbles, canapes and sunshine! These are my crowd of school friends, crazy to think these lovelies will soon have known me for 20 years, sheesh! Nothing you can hide from the people who knew you way back, when you were a spotty, swotty, silly teenager!


Family chilling out on the bales. Love Rhian's facial expressions here (and her legs that go on for ever!)! We begged and borrowed blankets from all the family to cover the bales dotted around the field. Some of these are genuine woollen Welsh family heirlooms, so it was lovely to add them into our special day! 

Photo of a photo! And above, the general hub hub in the field. Love pictures like this that tell the story of all the goings on, rather than just who was there.

Some of the cute littles who joined us for the afternoon reception. What a smart little nephew in his mini-tux. Very dapper!

Boys with their toys! 

What a cutie-pie. Those eyes and those curls!

My Ma and Aunty chinwagging and setting the world to right no doubt! 

And since this is waaaaaay beyond the maximum advisory number of photos for a blog post, and you're probably all about starting to feel an afternoon snooze coming on, I'll take our leave with a big wave from the whole gang before we vanished inside for some grub! :) Woo!

Again, all photos in this post courtesy of the lovely Anushe Low Photography.


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