On the morning of September 17th, the Forget Me Knot team were very excited to be filming a wedding, not only that, but a tipi wedding! Our story begins in the morning when the bride and groom were excitedly preparing.
Emma began the day with some hair and makeup pampering and of course wedding gifts! Joining her was mum, grandma and her maid of honour. The morning was quite a high tension start, as any wedding day would be really. Emma’s hair was transformed into a beautiful curly up-do, adorned with little silver white jewel decorations. The mother of the bride also had some very specific hairstyle inspiration in mind – Audrey Hepburn – and she looked lovely!
The dress was a gorgeous A-line bateau gown in ivory. The main bodice had elaborate floral embellishment with that detail falling down into the whole train. The neckline above about the corset was a perfect mix of sheer material, the embellishments and some additional jewelled detailing to really draw attention! The final touches were some lace and pearl heels, a tartan garter and a bouquet of wildflowers – heather and fern and thistles!
We left the bridal party shortly after to head over to the Smeeton Westerby Church to set up for the ceremony. We, and the friends and family, were met by a Scottish chap in full traditional garments playing the bagpipes. Dave, our cool and calm groom, was ready and waiting at the church, greeting guests as they came along to witness the day. The woodland theme was very seasonally fitting and the groom was perfectly co-ordinated with his wife to be. He wore a tweed suit accessorised with a thistle boutonniere. Those buttonholes featured on a few other gents at the wedding too. Including Emma’s father, who was about to walk her down the aisle!
Dave seemed considerably more nervous as the bagpiper entered the church, indicating the arrival of the soon-to-be Mrs Adams! No fainting here though! However, Dave was gobsmacked by Emma’s dress (and perfume!).
After what can only be described as a beautiful and heartwarming ceremony, it was time to head to the reception venue.
We LOVE what Emma and Dave – or should we say The Adams’ – decided on for their wedding reception. It was held at Bridge House Barns, which is just between the River Sence and the Grand Union Canal. This was the perfect location for a tipi, for some outdoor mingling and for some one of a kind romantic newlywed photos! There were also some Scottish canapes on offer as the guests mingled.
The interior decorations of the tipi were incredible! It was honestly like being transported into Tinkerbell’s dream home combined with Narnia… sans snow! Each table was identifiable with a woodland creature table card; pheasant, fox, hare, that sort of thing. The head table had some wonderful tree rings as placemats! Fairy lights, hessian bows and fern flowers covered every possible surface.
There was acoustic entertainment and soon enough it was time for some speeches! We’ve seen a lot of brilliant best man speeches before, but Dave’s best man/brother really made us laugh. The atmosphere was amazing and we really, really loved the cake! This beautiful, 3 tier woodland themed piece would be a serious contender on any popular baking related reality tv show…
After a full wedding season of summery wonderful weddings, it was really nice to experience a theme that was unique and gave the bride and groom a beautiful autumnal setting for their special day. The marshmallow toasting fire pits were a wonderful addition to the atmosphere.
We can’t thank Emma & Dave enough for a beautiful day and for letting us capture the amazing tipi wedding on film. We hope you love this as much as we do!