When Amy & Ben contacted me I was so excited. I love Tipi weddings, they are one of the more relaxed styles of weddings out there. I wasn't prepared, however, for just how relaxed Amy & Bens wedding would be.
They had always wanted to get married in a field, in the open, close to nature and the essence that is Mother Earth. The law being the law though, this is not currently offered in the UK. Amy and Ben, though, found an awesome way round it. They had done all the legal paperwork the week prior and legally were already wed by the day but in the eyes of their friends and family this was the day, the day to celebrate this amazing couples love for each other and them becoming one.
The celebrant was an old friend who spoke about the traditions of the marriage ceremony and even the age old tradition of the sand ceremony where couples pour different coloured sand into one container to symbolise the unity of two lives coming together. Amy and Ben though, being the awesome couple they are, took their own twist on this and mixed Gin and Lemonade to make the perfect combination and then shared the drink with 2 straws. So cool.
The breaking of the traditional wedding didn't stop there either. Rather than a sit down meal the guys had sorted a Pizza wagon and IceCream truck to feed the guests. It was such a beautiful day that the guests could just grab some pizza or ice cream, take a seat on the grass and chill.
The speeches were just as chilled too, everyone just grabbed a seat and the bride and groom sat up front while the Father of the Bride and the Bestman basically roasted them. So funny.
It was such a stunning day that the sunset was epic that night and took every advantage of the dying light and the fairy lights that lit up the teepee.
All in all this was the most relaxed wedding I've ever shot or even been too.
If you're after a relaxed, chilled out and altogether awesome wedding then you could definitely take a leaf out of Amy and Bens wedding book and also remember to book AWPhotographic to capture it all...
Wishing you guys all the best for the future and let me know when we can do it again...