Outdoor weddings don’t have to mean mud and wellies! They can be sophisticated, glamorous affairs and our luxury, ivory-white tipis are the perfect outdoor wedding venue. Earlier this year, we brought together the cream of Devon’s wedding suppliers to help offer you some inspiration to create your own luxury outdoor wedding. I am delighted to finally be able to share these gorgeous photos taken by the brilliant Anna of Luna Wedding Photography.
Our tipis are unique. We are the only tipi hire company in the South West to offer ivory-white tipis which lend themselves to so many different wedding decor styles. Outdoor weddings have become ubiquitous for laid back, rustic simplicity. The idea behind this styled shoot was to show couples that they shouldn’t be afraid to inject a bit of luxurious comfort and glamour to their outdoor wedding. I earned my wedding planning stripes at The Dorchester Hotel and Kensington Palace where I was trained to deliver exceptional events within strict boundaries. Outdoor weddings offer couples so much more freedom for boundless fun without compromising on luxury. Outdoors certainly doesn’t need to mean mud and welly boots!
Tipis have a strong, geometric-shape which is synonymous of the Art Deco period so this heavily influenced the theme of the shoot; sculptural floral arrangements, a chandelier and cut-glassware. The ivory-white tipis are literally a blank canvas which gave us freedom to explore rich colours; deep shades of petrol blue and teal green in the stationary, cake, tableware and furnishings with accents of gold.
Standing at a height of 7.5m the tipis are hard to miss and the unique ivory-white canvas makes them even more attention grabbing. The white tipis offer a literal blank canvas to allow you complete freedom to be as bold and as daring as your like with your outdoor wedding styling. The lighter coloured canvas also allows more natural daylight into the tipis and after-dark reflects the candlelight, fairy lights and festoon lights, illuminating the tipis inside and out.
The tipis create a striking silhouette on the outside whilst their conical shape gives you plenty of space to entertain inside. Their Swedish engineering is quite something. The canvas encircles you and gradually tapers towards the high peak, giving you plenty of room to move but also a sense of nurturing comfort. The smoke caps also allow a natural ventilation system to operate, releasing warm air and drawing cooler air into the tipis. Perfect on a warm Summer day. Their pyramid shape also means that they are one of the most stable temporary structures. They are more aerodynamic than some other marquees which means the air can flow more easily over and around them.
Art Deco geometry featured throughout. An inverse pyramid of feathery ferns and palm leaves above the dancefloor mirrored the shape of the tipi. Vibrant cocktails served in cut-glassware, letterpress stationary with linear gold shapes and a teal cake with geometric gold flourishes.
Sumptuous deep blues and greens coloured the stationery, cake, tableware and furnishings. The combination of palm leaves and delicate white orchids gave a very sculptural affect to the bridal bouquet and table arrangements. The dark wood furniture added a rich depth and the blend of luxurious textiles; leather, silk, velvet and fur; all added to the overall decadence of the scene.
The pièce de résistance was the giant glass Empire chandelier suspended from the tipi peak; adding extra opulence to the dining table.
The bride wore Sottero and Midgley, a dress handpicked to create a sleek silhouette reminiscent of Art Deco fashion with intricate beading for an elegant sparkle. The groom brought added sophistication in a traditional tailored tailcoat.
The bride’s hair was styled in a Marcel wave typical of the period and then tied back in an elegant 1920s chignon. Smoky brown eyes and dark red lips were a bold contrast with the bride’s fair skin.
A huge thanks to all these wonderful people for helping to bring my imagining to life:
Hyland Weddings & Events https://www.hylandweddingsandevents.co.uk
Luna Wedding Photography https://lunaweddings.co.uk
Laura Le Page Bridal Makeup https://www.lauralepagebridalmakeup.com
April Natalie Hair https://www.aprilnataliehair.co.uk
Ellie & Mark https://www.instagram.com/mrandmrswebber/
Brompton Buds https://www.bromptonbuds.com
Glas Events https://www.glasevents.com
The Fizzy Pheasant https://www.thefizzypheasant.co.uk
Crescent Moon https://crescent-moon.co.uk
Fuss Pots https://fusspots.co.uk
The Dairy Studio https://www.thedairystudiodesign.co.uk
Coutts Event Hire https://www.couttseventhire.co.uk/home
The Prop Factory https://www.propfactory.co.uk
South West Event Hire https://www.southwesteventhire.co.uk
The Knotted Napkin Co. https://www.theknottednapkinco.com
Lace & Favour https://www.laceandfavour.com
Sharif Tailoring https://shariftailoring.co.uk
Sweet Satisfaction https://www.sweetsatisfaction.net