A tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

July 15, 2018

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.

A bride in the gardens at Pipewell Hall

A bride on the steps in the gardens at Pipewell Hall

Portraits of a bride at Pipewell Hall

Bride in front of a rustic door at Pipewell Hall

Bride posing for a photo by some old rustic doors at Pipewell Hall

Bride posing for a photo by some old doors at Pipewell Hall

Bride holding a bouquet for a photo at Pipewell Hall

Portrait of a bride by an old stone wall at Pipewell Hall

A tipi set up for a wedding at Pipewell Hall

Bride in front of a tipi at Pipewell Hall

Mirrored wedding sign for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Pink bouquet for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Wedding cake for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Drinks ideas for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Help yourself drinks station for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A bride and her dog at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Pipewell Hall is a dog friendly wedding venue in Northampton

A dog at a wedding at Pipewell Hall

A dog smelling a wedding bouquet at Pipewell Hall

A table plan in a tipi at Pipewell Hall A rustic table plan at Pipewell Hall

Rustic placename card and menu at Pipewell Hall

A rustic place setting for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A rustic table centre for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Details of a rustic table centre for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Back of the Bride's hair at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Candlelit tables for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A moss covered table number for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A bride sitting at the dinner table at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Table layout for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A vintage drinks cabinet at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Styling of a vintage drinks cabinet at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A macaron tower at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A vintage bike with a basket of flowers at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A bride & flower girl with a vintage bike at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A vintage caravan serving drinks for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A bride & flower girl having photos in front of a vintage caravan at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A bride walking along the path at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A vintage ice cream bike at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A flower girl playing on a swing at a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Blankets and sparkler ideas for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A fir cone fire pit for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Lighting ideas with lanterns for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A dancefloor with a LOVE sign for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

Vintage chandelier lighting for a tipi wedding at Pipewell Hall

A tipi lit up at night at a wedding at Pipewell Hall in Northants

 

Are you planning a wedding at Pipewell Hall?

You might like to look at some more of my photography at Pipewell Hall. And if you like what you see, then I’d love to hear from you :)

 

Creative Team

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

COMMENTS

  1. Trudie Baker on July 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Totally awesome, fabulous shoot with very talented people!! Love these images Sarah you have triumphed again!!

    • Sarah Vivienne on July 15, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you sooo much! What lovely words :) I’m really pleased you like them. And thank you very much for hosting us all x

  2. Nadine Mohseni on July 16, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Each time I scroll through these pictures I smile, you did us very proud Sarah, thank you so much!

    • Sarah Vivienne on July 17, 2018 at 9:53 am

      It was all my pleasure, Nadine! I had a ball! Thanks for having me x

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