A perfect DIY Barn and Tipi Wedding

Bride and Groom with Tipi Wedding reception in background

An Awesome Barn and Tipi Wedding for Harriet & Rob

What a wedding day the lovely Harriet and Robert had in May. When I met up with them on a glorious sunny day in Williamson’s park for their pre wedding meeting, we were praying the weather was going to be the same for their ambitious DIY Tipi Wedding reception. I say ambitious as Robert and Harriet had a vision of turning an old cow shed on Robert’s family farm into a show stopping wedding reception venue and boy did they pull it off!!! I love it when my couples put in the effort for their perfect wedding days. No rules to follow, they chose everything and implemented it perfectly. From the Tipi extension to the digger filled with ice and drinks for the DIY bar.

The day started with Bridal Preparations

I started the day at bridal preparations at Roberts family home in pilling. All the ladies were busy getting hair and makeup done when I arrived. Everyone was very excited especially Harriet’s nieces and nephews who were perfect page boys and flower girls.  We then made the 40 minute journey to the ceremony venue.

Ashton Memorial Ceremony 

Before we made our way to the Tipi Wedding Reception there was a small matter of actually getting married. Harriet and Robert had chosen when of my favourite wedding venue’s to get married in The beautiful Ashton Memorial in the centre of Lancaster’s Williamson’s park. As Harriet isn’t from the area a lot of her friends and family had never seen the memorial and so didn’t know what to expect. I think I can safely say they were blown away by the grandeur of the memorial. After the lovely ceremony there was time to have some Bride and Groom Portraits while their guests enjoyed a drink.

The Barn and Tipi Wedding Reception

The Grandeur of Ashton Memorial compared to the rustic DIY Tipi wedding reception was a complete surprise to all the guests. Everyone was amazed. Going from sipping champagne in one of Lancaster’s most iconic buildings to drinking a beer and playing limbo outside the Tipi and Barn wedding reception. The Tipi was an extension to the barn cow shed from Tentipi. You walked into the tipi where the bar area was and then the curtain was pulled back and the Cow Shed was revealed in all it’s glory. The rustic flowers from Picking Posing against the wooden tables and corrugated metal wall of the cow shed looked awesome. They had thought of everything. A DIY wall made from crates to explain the running of the day, a story board picture wall of Harriet and Rob, Ladders hanging from the ceiling holding up beautiful drapes and flowers. The amount of effort these guys put in to make it the perfect day was amazing.

Anyway enough from me talking about how awesome if was why not have a look for your selves.

DIY Tipi Wedding venueTractor turning signRustic flowers on wooden tableLong wooden table set up in DIY Barn Tipi wedding venueWild rustic wedding bouquetclose up of bridal bouquetBridal preparations in conservatoryBridesmaid having makeup done black and white imageBride zipping her dress upBlack and white image of bride having makeup doneClose up of lipstick being appliedgreen trees and Ashton MemorialAshton Memorialpage boy baby flower girlwalking down the aisle at Ashton Memorialbrother congratulating groombride and groom at ashton memorialhappy guests watching couple say vowsinterior wide angle of ashton memorial ceremonybride and groom leaving ceremony at Ashton memorialConfetti aisle infron of Ashton MemorialClose up of confetti throwingGroup shot a hug for the bridefriends group shotcandid shot of lady smilingBride and Groom walking down the steps at Ashton memorial Walking down steps at Ashton Memorial Back of ashton memorial Tipi wedding reception with guests outsidedigger filled with drinkslady laughing natural photograph friends laughingrustic wedding bouquets Bride and Bridesmaids infront of Hay bales Bride and bridesmaids in green fieldbridal bouquet blowing in the windcrocket on the lawnthree groomsmen children blowing bubbles Tipi wedding tentDigger and drinksInside the cow shed wedding venuebride and groom entering DIY Tipi Wedding reception groom practicing his speechbrothers saying his speechbride laughing interior of cow shed wedding groom saying his speechbride stood up saying a little something father of the groom smiling speeches bride and groom portraits in pilling Lancashire wedding Bride and groom Tipi wedding in lancashireamongst the trees at Lancashire wedding Bride smiling at tipi weddingTipi wedding bride with dress laid out amongst the treesLancashire cows tractor tyre and cows jumping over limbo stickjenga falling over at tipi weddingFirst dance in barn tipi wedding first danceride dancing with father in lawladies dancing in tipi wedding venueflower girl having a dancearms in the air dancing

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