Cat and Jack celebrated their wedding with a church ceremony followed by a relaxed Tipi Wedding reception at Fiesta Fields Hidden Valley in Godalming Surrey.
They arrived at their Tipi wedding reception in a classic pink mini and entertained their guests with a Ceilidh, they were later joined by Funked up who kept the party going well into the night.
Cat had booked a beautiful cottage locally so she had plenty of space to get ready with her bridal party in the morning. When I arrived I was greeted by a huge table of food, one lovely bridesmaid offering me coffee, and lots of smiley faces (the best way to start a wedding day).
The smiley faces later turned to ones of concentration as they tried to work out how to carefully unpick the tag from the inside of Cat’s dress. This process was started by mum and completed by the resident Dr. Bridesmaid as I assume she was considered the steadiest hand!
Cat & Jack’s wedding ceremony took place at St Thomas on the Bourne Church and came complete with a flower man and the funniest first kiss sequence I have ever photographed. Take a look below, Jack went in for the Kiss, only to be told he was being a little eager as the vicar hadn’t said he could kiss the bride – bloody brilliant.
Cat and Jack moved on to the Hidden Valley for their beautiful relaxed tipi wedding reception. With beautiful Tipis from We are Canvas and Light they even had a ‘nap tent’ in case the bride or one of her pregnant family members needed a nap or somewhere to escape, what a genius idea!
We were treated to some absolutely beautiful weather, although I think the lovely ladies wearing hats might have disagreed with me because their hats kept flying off.
Cat and Jack were expecting their first child so they asked if during their wedding portraits they could have a few photos focusing on the bump and a few where the pregnancy wasn’t the focus and I think we nailed it. Cat looked incredible in her dress from May and Grace Bridal it was so beautifully floaty and ethereal. Of course, Jack rocked his suit from Moss Bro’s and was very pleased when it was commented on that he looked a little like Ewan McGregor.
In a break from tradition, the speeches started with a speech from the Bride. I am seeing this more and more now and I am loving it. These speeches were just so beautiful, I was tearing up at the connection Cat clearly has with her Dad, look at the way she is looking at him during his speech, doesn’t your heart just melt!
After speeches and dinner, the guests were mustered to the dancefloor for a Caelidh, how Cat had so much energy I will never know but they didn’t stop dancing. There were also garden games, which were taken very seriously followed by the musical delights of Funked Up, a band from our very own Rutland, and as you can see they kept everyone up and on the dancefloor into the small hours.
I didn’t get home until gone 1am but it was worth every second spent on the motorway getting there and back, I had so much fun photographing this wedding, Tipi weddings are a firm favorite of mine. If you are planning your own Tipi wedding then don’t forget to check out the list of suppliers at the bottom of this post.
Tipi – Canvas and Light
Venue – Fiesta Fields
Dress – May and Grace Bridal
Shoes – Rainbow Club
Band – Funked Up
Flowers – Longacres flowers
Bridesmaid dresses – Wed2Be
Hair and Makeup – Storme MUA
Suit and shoes – Moss Bro’s
Cake – Bee Vegan Bakery