I was very excited to work at the wedding of Millie and James. It was my first Tipi wedding this season and the first of two in two consecutive weekends! I enjoy the variety that weddings bring. A Tipi wedding usually brings a relaxed atmosphere. It is fun and different inside the Tipi! My day started at Millie’s mum’s house. Millie, her bridesmaids and mum where getting ready when I arrived. Everyone was friendly, calm and having a good time! I knew from this moment that it was going to be a good day! The bride and here “entourage” were easy to talk to and they carried doing what they were doing. I like the getting ready time as there are many emotions. From being happy, to being nervous or emotional. I stayed for about an hour before heading to the church for the wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony took place at St. John’s in Boldre. A beautiful church and with a charming vicar! He was very friendly and happy for me to photograph without many restrictions. I always aim to be as discrete as possible and balancing the need to capture great images without intruding. The groom seemed in good spirits, perhaps a tad nervous. The ceremony was lovely and I witnessed one of the biggest applauses and roars from the friend of Millie and James as they walked back down the aisle. There was the visit from their family dog outside the church and some confetti before heading for the drinks ceremony.
The Tipi (or is it Tee-Pee) was erected at a friends family house. What an amazing gesture from the friends to let them host the wedding at their home. The garden was beautiful and you could make out the Isle of Wight from the rooftop. Millie and James friends were ready to party and the afternoon was spent with guests enjoying of course canapés and drinks but also having fun. Speeches took place before the wedding meal. There was a surprise singing waiter (he was actually playing the part of the sound engineer) who did a great job to get everyone up and dancing during the meal. It was really fun and a great break from tradition. After the meal, there was also some time for relaxing before the evening reception and party. And it really was a great party as you can see from the images! Everyone was up for dancing and those who did not want to dance as much, enjoyed marshmallows outside!
I really enjoyed this wedding and Millie and James were great to work with. Two genuine people and clearly very much loved by their friends and family! Below is a selection of my favourite images from their wedding day, I really hope that you enjoy them! I would love to hear from you in the comments section below! Please check the slideshow first as it include a more complete story than the stand alone images below. If you a having a Tipi wedding in Hampshire (or any other type of wedding in the UK for that matter) I would love to hear from you.
Please check the slideshow above first as it includes more images than the one’s listed below