Grace and Sean’s Cattows Farm Tipi Wedding

This week we’re going back just a couple of months to September and the wedding of Grace and Sean.  They held their reception at the lovely Cattows Farm with three of our giant hat tipis.  There was a real DIY feel to their day with the tipis full of home grown flowers and vintage antique shop special touches.

What made you decide on a tipi wedding?

We were looking for a DIY wedding, where we could decorate it as we wish, and were able to pick our own caterers and make our own bar. This was the PERFECT option, and the tipi added to our rustic relaxed vibe that we were after.

What did everybody wear?

I wore “max” by Augusta Jones. My bridesmaids wore floral wrap dresses from Debenhams. Sean and the best men wore Paul Smith suits with tweed waistcoats from Debenhams.

Where did you choose to get married?

We got married in church at Breedon on the Hill. The church was packed and the sun was shining so brightly, it was perfect!

How did you feed your guests?

When we arrived at the tipi after the ceremony we had canapes and welcome drinks. We then had a 3 course sit down meal with sharing style dishes, perfect for making it relaxed. There there was so much food, we didn’t want anyone going hungry! In the evening we had a cheese tower, homemade cakes, and caramel doughnuts from birds which are all our favourite things!

How would you describe your theme/styling?

The day was very relaxed with lots of happiness and fun! We wanted to create a rustic vibe so we filled the tipi with flowers, outdoor games, homemade signs, a massive cheese tower, strings of photos and a DIY gin bar. The guests could play a game of boules, mix their own gin cocktail or just grab a blanket and sit in the sunshine!

What are your top tips for planning an outdoor wedding?
Top Tip 1

Get organised and get as many family and friends on board to help in the few days before the wedding. It’s SO much fun!

What are your top tips for planning an outdoor wedding?
Top Tip 2

Don’t worry about the weather, Jodie and the team are thinking about everything for you.

A Few Last Words

A tipi is an amazing opportunity to put your own stamp on your wedding and make it personal. In the lead up to the wedding we spent time in antique shops picking up old aluminium churns and chalkboards to decorate the tipi, as well as tasting different gins and picking up a bottle as we found one we liked! We grew lots of flowers in the garden and filled the tipi with hydrangeas, cosmos and dahlias.

The planning was such a huge part of the wedding for me so when it all came together on the day it felt that little bit more special.

Suppliers Involved

Tipis | Sami Tipi
Venue | Cattows Farm
Photographer | Helen King Photography
Stationary | Pear Paper Co
Catering | Jose Raine
Sweet Treats | Birds Bakery
Cheese Tower | Derby Market Hall 
Flowers | Triangle Nursery
Floral Ribbons | Lancaster & Cornish
Make-up and Hair | Hair by Katie Attwood
DJ | DJ Catie Maxx
Wedding Dress | Augusta Jones
Wedding Dress Shop | Frances Day Bridal

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