Hannah and Rob

Rustic Tipi Wedding

Happy Friday everyone!!! If you’re not already smiling because the weekend is here, then Hannah’s bubbly write up of her fun-filled day will definitely put a smile on your face.

The grin inducing photography comes courtesy of Chris Barber.

Look out for the scooter riding baby, the very enthusiastic confetti-throwing Grandma and a to-die-for daisy and plait hair combination that manages to be chic rather than hippy (not always easy when using daisies!)

"My dress shopping checklist – lace, not strapless, absolutely no bling, and will allow me to ride on the back of a scooter. That’s normal, right?! As it turns out, I tracked down the perfect candidate on RMW. Once I saw Sienna bySassi Holford I was smitten, and the search stopped there.

I teamed it with a bespoke lace trimmed veil from Jennifer Bone, and some ivory lace shoes (from BHS of all places!) that I funked up a bit with some yellow ribbon. I wore white gold, diamond and pearl drop earrings and a string of pearls which Rob bought for me in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter."

"The tipis don’t require a lot of additional ‘fluff’, so we kept the look pretty simple with some grey and yellow bunting made my mum and myself, and beautiful wild flowers arranged in old glass bottles that my uncle dug up in the fields at my grandparent’s farm back in the 1960s, which we sat on slices of English Oak.

Signs were hand painted by me on bits of an old pallet that was destined for the fire, and we made loads of tin can lanterns to hang in the trees for the cost of only some car spray paint."

"Don’t be scared to break with tradition if something doesn’t feel right for you. I was really keen to make a speech because the idea of sitting sweetly and letting the men do all the talking felt a bit outdated, and I wanted to tell everyone how amazing my new husband is!

Try to enjoy the planning process, it’s part of the wedding too. Other than my dress, Rob and I planned the whole wedding as a team. We have amazing memories of our day, but also a lot of happy memories of the time spent together coming up with ideas and laughing at the ridiculous amount of crafts we had embarked on."

vendors + details

Dress – Sassi Holford
Tipis – Elite Tents
Bell Tent – Country Bell
Planner – Top Banana Weddings
Food – Roslin Catering
Flowers – Big Little Things
Cakes – Big Little Things
Music – Luke Brown
Photography – Chris Barber Photography