Ideas for a summer tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall
It’s always nice when a fellow wedding industry supplier asks if you’ll do a shoot for them. So I was thrilled when Nadine from Tepees and Tents got in touch to see if I’d take some photos of their new tipi for them. They’d chosen Pipewell Hall as the location which is one of my favourite wedding venues in Northamptonshire so I knew the backgrounds would be fantastic but when Nadine is involved, you know it’s not going to be *just* a tipi! Nadine also owns sister company Nerissa Eve Weddings, a prop and styling company, so the tipi was all decked out as if for a wedding with oodles of inspiration. Tepees and Tents + Nerissa Eve Weddings is the perfect one-stop-shop and being based in Market Harborough they’re ideally placed for outdoor weddings in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
I always seem to end up doing shoots like this on the hottest day of the year! Shooting in the searing sunshine is a challenge. The humidity is tough not just on people but also on flowers, hair and make-up, and I wanted those to look as fresh as possible. As it turned out the entrance to the tipi was the most wonderful shaded spot with beautiful flattering light and I was delighted to discover a dusty old door in a cool spot under the trees so we were able to get out of the sun for a bit. But blue skies and golden hour! Pipewell Hall is probably one of the best places to be for photos as the sun is going down. There can never be too much sun at that point! More is more!
It’s been a few years since I last shot at Pipewell Hall as they had a break from weddings so it was interesting to be back with a fresh pair of eyes. I saw different things in the location and found some fab spots that I’ve not used before. It’s funny, and brilliant, how your eye changes.
Onto some faves… Supplier credits are at the end.
ETA: Buckinghams Wedding Magazine has very kindly shared this shoot on their blog with a wonderful write up. Check it out here.
Are you planning a wedding at Pipewell Hall?
Production, Props & Styling – Nerissa Eve Weddings
Location – Pipewell Hall
Tipi – Tepees & Tents
Hair – Love Laura Hair Design
Make-Up – Liza Smith
Dress – Courtyard Bridal
Hair Pieces – Vivi Embellish
Flowers – Julia Dilworth
Birch tipi floral arrangements – Florae Foray
Cake – Victoria’s Cake Company
Macarons – Maison Des Macarons
Drinks Caravan – The Little Big Ale Company
Ice Cream Tricycle – Honeybees