A laid back, rustic wedding in the family garden

We love a wedding which involves a Domino's pizza delivery, a free bar and a grandparents garden as the setting. You don't get more personal than that. Here, the lovely bride Emma tells us more;

"We always knew we wanted to get married in the village we grew up, so we tied the knot in the local Church of St Chad's in Draycott. Our reception venue for us, was a no-brainer, we would have a tipi set-up in our Grandma's garden, where Neil had spent most of his happy childhood. We always knew our wedding would be a laid-back, relaxed day with a rustic feel, so the tipi in the garden completely suited our ideal.


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Tipi in our Grandmas Garden
Draycott, Derbyshire
Baroque Couture
Isobel the Florist
My guests!

"Time goes so fast, just enjoy every second!"

With the tipi being the main focus, we chose decor to compliment this. We went for a green/pale pink/white palette so had buckets and buckets of foliage and flower arrangements that were displayed in crates and jars. Neil made his own bar out of pallets, our guests signed the top of it which made the perfect guestbook for us to keep and make into a bench for our garden.

I wore my bespoke two-piece made by Elaina at Baroque. The most talented, kind lady who created my perfect wedding dress. I can’t recommend her highly enough! My bridesmaids wore pale pink dresses form the brand LOVE at Asos, they all looked amazing. And the groomsmen wore kilts, sticking to their Scottish Heritage!

When our guests arrived at the venue we had pancakes and prosecco, unfortunately we didn’t have the sunniest September day so the pancakes went down a storm!

We decided against having a formal wedding breakfast as it just really didn’t fit with the theme of the day. So instead we had a BBQ on the go for most of the afternoon so people could help themselves as they pleased. For an evening bite we ordered a truck load of Pizzas from Dominos. Simple, easy and hassle-free to organise, they were all eaten so fast and we had such great feedback about them! We also had a free bar running all day and evening, it’s safe to say our guests made the most of that!

In the far end of the tipi, we had live music most of the day. Featuring my brother’s band, The Harmonics and finishing with Ant McAndrew. They were all amazing and everyone was up singing and dancing.

Advice to future brides

My advice to future brides and grooms would be to create a day which is all about YOU as a couple. Don’t worry about the little things, believe me you won’t notice them on the big day. Time goes so fast so enjoy every second!”


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