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Lauren and Stephen's Tipi Wedding in the Cotswolds
I’m never sure if it is a Tipi Wedding, Teepee Wedding or Tepee Wedding, though according to google they are all perfectly acceptable to use. However you refer to them (I’m going with the first option), Lauren and Stephen’s Tipi Wedding in the Cotswolds was genuinely beautiful. This DIY wedding with a festival vibe had everything we look for as documentary wedding photographers. Interesting backdrops, a couple very much in love and wedding guests who know how to party and have a good time.
Lauren and Stephen – The Happy Couple
Lauren & Stephen live out in Australia but travelled back to the UK for their wedding in the grounds of Stephen’s family home. Having met at the Burning Man festival (the wedding inspiration in case you were wondering); Stephen had eventually proposed to Lauren under the Syndey Harbour Bridge. I first met them when I was photographing Stephen’s sister’s wedding, so it was an honour to be invited back to document another of the family weddings. Once again, it was another fantastic day and with a totally different feel.
Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put in on the day and afterwards. You were utterly brilliant and so professional and helped in making our day go as smoothly as possible. We have a number of friends getting married soon and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.Lauren & Stephen
A Tipi Tent Wedding in The Cotswolds
The British weather as we know can be temperamental, so with a Tipi Tent wedding or a marquee wedding, you always have to hope for the very best of days. Lucky for Lauren and Stephen the weather on the day did not disappoint. It was lovely, with the perfect golden hour at sunset, for portraits, which with the backdrop of the Cotswolds countryside combined to make for some excellent images.
The Perfect DIY Wedding
Despite Colin, their pet sheep (cool I know…) refusing to take part in the wedding ceremony – their wedding day was perfect. Colin was due to walk down the aisle with their rings, but he got nervous. In contrast, however, everything else was magical about the day.
Friends and family helped make this DIY Tipi Wedding something extraordinary. From the flowers to the decorations to the wedding cupcakes and catering; everyone had helped in some way to make Lauren and Stephens day special. As the evening drew to a close, the lights of the tipi tent drew dim and final laughter died down Lauren and Stephen retreated to a treehouse in the grounds for the first night as a married couple. I wouldn’t have expected anything less from this very cool couple.