Tipi Wedding Photographer Lancashire – Alexandra & Daniel

Tipi Wedding Photographer Lancashire – Alexandra & Daniel

Tipi Wedding Photographer Lancashire

Alex & Dan’s brilliant winter Tipi wedding in Lancashire

Tipi Wedding in Lancashire

Alex & Dan asked me around nine months ago, to photograph their wedding, having been referred by Katie & Will. “It’s going to be a church wedding, with a Tipi reception in the field at the farm near Bentham. In February”. I like a challenge and jumped at the opportunity of being a Tipi Wedding Photographer Lancashire and being part of this special day. Logistically for Alex & Dan’s wedding I needed a second shooter, so a big thank you goes to Martin Hambleton for sharing what was going to prove a busy day for us both.

Here are some of the highlights from the day…

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Emotional Father of The Bride

One of the images I wanted from the morning was dad seeing Alex for the first time. When the door opened, the emotions were running high. I had a lump in my throat too, but as a Tipi Wedding Photographer Lancashire, I worked through it. With the preparations for Alexย  finishing, and Dan and the wedding guests already in the pub, it was time for me to head off towards St James The Lesser Church in Higher Tatham; a beautiful 15th Century building about to be rocked by 120 or so guests playing ‘wedding day sardines’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A Village Wedding in Lancashire

All was quiet at the church so far. The guests were on their way in a bus, Dan and the groomsmen in their cars. The wetaher was stunning too; beautiful sunshine all the way. I was keeping my eye on it though, just in case we lost valuable shooting time after the ceremony. So far, this was to prove a stunning village wedding in Lancashire, and as a Tipi Wedding Photographer Lancashire, I was ready for the silence to be broken…in a good way of course!

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Smiling wedding guests at a Tipi wedding in Lancashire

As we left church, we had to work quickly but not make it too obvious. The light was failing and we had 120 guests leaving church, ‘fully loaded’ with confetti, forming two lines stretching over 30m. Some walk of fame this was going to be! The smiling wedding guests were ready. Alex & Dan ran the confetti gauntlet, and as the atmosphere stepped up a gear, the family group photos in the bag – it was time to jump in the bus and head to the party…

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Tipi Wedding in Lancashire

The Tipi was situated on the family farm, and a big surpirise for many of the wedding guests. It looked stunning, and strong enough to withstand the threatening tail end of Hurricane Barbara. So everyone was happy!

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Unique Wedding Tipi and Events Catering

The whole wedding was based upon the briliant services of All About Me, based in Chester. Together with a lot of ‘hand made’ touches to the styling, by Emily and her ‘crew’, the day was looking stunning. Organic, stylish and with that village feel, Emily and Jordan’s wedding was going to be something rather speacial. With a range of hand made cocktails, meat platters and a HUGE Paella, plus a collection of outdoor activities such as cricket, Jenga and the infamous Coconut Shy where I nearly lost my favourite 24mm as I ran for safety behind the net. Kids….dontcha just love ’em! ๐Ÿ™‚

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After ten miutes shooting in the late afternoon sun, it was time for the evening party to commence…Emily had a surprise up her sleeve! Local band The Rumour Mill who Emily knows well, had been booked to play for the evening. Emily also jumped up on stage and sang three or four numbers with them as a treat. Boy, the girl can sing! Well done lass…

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Sadly I had to leave at sunset, because I had to travel to another wedding, so missed out on the low light photography. Ah well, I think we captured enough here though…

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At one point there was talk of Lauren walking to church, (which is almost literally at the end of the field) but a ride in a Land Rover (with air conditioning) put paid to that idea, on such a hot and sunny day!

The villagers were all out in force, with the church gates tied with cord whilst the couple were being married; only enough change from the groomsmen convinced the local children to open the gates to let the newlyweds through.

In true style too, Lauren wanted their formal shots to be taken on the farm – we’re talking cowsheds, barns and other places, not ideal locations to put a stunning vintage lace wedding dress…but I think the shots work a treat.

Here are some of my favourites from the day…taken mostly with my usual Nikon D3s / 24-70mm & 85mm lens combinations…

The day was scheduled so I could catch up with the lads….mostly all Young Farmers, in a local pub. One Full English breakfast later they were away round the corner for a Turkish shave, including burni

Then a quick jaunt back to the farm to catch up with the girls again….

The Marquee was transported and assembled by friends and family – a proper community project…with a free bar afterwards I’m told ๐Ÿ˜‰

As the lads arrived for church, the locals were out in force. The entire village turned out for this event, and sat opposite the church on a wall if not gathered at the back of the church itself…

This wedding had everything – traditional Cumbrian values and histories, a brilliant village atmosphere, plus the general relaxed and fun – loving nature of all the guests. This was simply an incredible ‘proper’ wedding. Complete with an archway made up fro farmers, plus the gates tied up with string (until the groomsmen had thrown enough money over the gates for the children to allow the string to be cut!) – this wedding had everything.

We took twenty minutes out to shoot a few bride & groom portraits. Lauren told me – “Igrew up on this farm, and would like all our portraits shot on the farm…cowsheds and all”. So we did…cowsheds and all…

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The day burst into sunshine at the right place, for a change – in fact it possibly burst a little too much for my liking (us wedding photographers are never satisfied)…but much better than the almost monsoon summer we’ve had.

As a surprise for Jez, Laura had hired a vintage VW Campervan to transport them in style; A brilliant choice.

Here are some of my favourites from the day, all overseen by Pink Pepper catering – especially Neil, who ran the reception with precision timing!

This email has just arrived…

” Hi Mick, just returned from honeymoon to your amazing photos! Don’t know how we are going to choose the best ones! Laura”

You’d think putting three glasses of Champagne down on the grass for a quick formal shot would be a straight-forward process…right? Wrong! One casualty, and two almost tipped over….tragedy.

Sometimes we all need a little luck. This is my favourite shot of the day. Taken whilst the band were sound checking, I was sitting quietly in the garden when Laura appeared on her own. In ridiculously low light, I grabbed this shot at f/1.4 on my trusty 24mm lens and nailed it. Just. Laura loved this image too – her, at ‘home’ being the new Mrs Trigg…

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