Relaxed Summer Tipi Wedding On The Farm

When your you see a John Deere tractor waiting outside the church you just know the day ahead is going to be full of fun and personality! Carolyn and Luke first met at a Young Farmers party and fast forward to 2015 and Luke proposed at sunset at the end of harvest in the combine harvester.

After a long engagement the couple were wed at Upwood Church, followed by an amazing tipi reception at home in the glorious Cambridgeshire countryside. I just love the soft colours of the bridesmaid dresses and the delicate stems in the flower arrangements. The little touches of their names branded on the crates and the gorgeous table plan using the pallet and flowers are really beautiful.

“Flowers at the venue were done by a family friend, my bouquets and buttonholes were from Flowers by Nicola Jayne in Huntingdon. Tipis were from Events Under Canvas, the dress was from Confetti & Curves designer was White Rose Bridal. The cake was made by Luke’s Auntie, DJ was one of the ushers, suits were from Vow Bridal at Wansford, hair & makeup were done by the bridesmaids, transport was my dad’s Fiat 500 and then our tractor! Food was from Matt Elliott at Piggin’ Great.”

Photographer Liz Greenhalgh captured the day in all its glory…

I would say know your budget, but don’t let it dictate everything you do. Prioritise, and you can make savings in areas you’re not so bothered about so you can up the budget in the areas that are really important to you. Make use of the people around you- we were so lucky to have friends and family that could do food, flowers, help make decorations and do a bit of heavy lifting, we could never have done it without them and it saved us a lot of money in the long run. Don’t be afraid to call in favours- most of the time people are happy to be asked and are keen to help!
— Carolyn
To me, the day was perfect. Everything had us written all over it- relaxed and laid back. All the stress of the last couple of weeks just melted away as soon as I saw Luke at the front of the church and the rest of the day was a total blur! It’s true that it goes so fast and after the church, you don’t really see much of each other but it was so nice to catch up with friends and family we don’t get to see all the time!
— Carolyn