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A colourful and rustic outdoor tipi wedding at Cattows Farm…

Grace and Sean tied the knot on 1st September 2018 surrounded by their friends and family. The couple had their wedding ceremony in their local village church in Breedon on the Hill, followed by a fabulous tipi reception at Cattows Farm in Leicestershire. It was relaxed and rustic, bursting with colour and full of everything they loved to make it a beautiful and happy wedding day.

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Venue
Cattows Farm
Location
Leicestershire
Ceremony
115
Breakfast
115
Reception
150
Dress
Frances Day Bridal
Flowers
DIY - Triangle Nursery online
Cake
Fruit cake - DIY, Cheese - Derby market
Photographer
Helen King

TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING VENUE…

“We got married at the the beautiful church in Breedon on the Hill where I grew up. The venue was Sami Tipis at Cattows Farm in Leicestershire. We chose this type of venue as we wanted an opportunity to have a venue where we could style it exactly how we wanted to and the backdrop has amazing views.”

DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…

“The day was very relaxed with lots of happiness and fun! We wanted to create a rustic vibe so we filled the tipi with flowers, outdoor games, homemade signs, a massive cheese tower, strings of photos and a DIY gin bar.”

WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?

“My dress was the first one I tried on in the beautiful Frances Day Bridal shop, And was “Max” by Augusta Jones. I loved how graceful this dress was, but it also had a relaxed feel about it which went with the day perfectly.

I wanted the bridesmaids to wear something special and to stand out as well as feeling comfortable, so when I found these floaty floral wrap dresses from Debenhams I know it would work.

My husband and his two best men wore navy suits from Paul Smith and to add a rustic feel we added tweed waistcoats from Debenhams and a polka dot wool tie from Reiss.

WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?

“As we are two massive foodies we made sure our guests never went hungry! We were served canapés in the sunshine, and sat down to a sharing style feast. Later in the evening we tucked into our massive cheese tower, homemade cakes and our favourite caramel doughnuts from Birds Bakery. We had a free bar with local beer, our favourite wine and lots of gin to choose from!”

HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN THE GUESTS?

“In the day the guests could play a game of boules or croquet, mix their own gin cocktail or just grab a blanket and sit in the sunshine! Everyone spent time looking at the strings of photographs and finding themselves. Later on we had an amazing DJ that got everyone on the dance floor! We had hay bails outside for people to sit, chat, and wrap a blanket round themselves as the night went on.”

ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES?

“The day goes by so fast, so make the planning part of the day as well. In the lead up to the wedding we spent time in antique shops picking up old aluminium churns and chalkboards to decorate the tipi, as well as tasting different gins and picking up a bottle as we found one we liked! We grew lots of flowers in the garden and filled the tipi with hydrangeas, cosmos and dahlias. The planning was such a huge part of the wedding for me so when it all came together on the day it felt that little bit more special.”

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