Playful and Fun Tipi Styling Inspiration

Playful and Fun Tipi Styling Inspiration This playful and fun tipi styling was created by Tara from Tara Knott...

Playful and Fun Tipi Styling Inspiration

This playful and fun tipi styling was created by Tara from Tara Knott Styled Events, for our Spring open weekend at Cattows Farm earlier this year.  She took the reins and organised a team of suppliers to create a stunning show in our tipis.  With Two Giant Hats and Chill-Out Tipi to play with, her and her styling team did a spectacular job.

Tara and Tracey from Campbell’s Flowers have been kind enough to talk us through their styling, the themes and colours, why they chose them and how they worked in the tipis. Giving us an insight into how they pulled it all together.

With gorgeous photos from the super talented Chris Terry, this is definitely one to fill the Pinterest board with! Enjoy!

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The Styling Theme

When I started the planning, I knew I wanted to go with colour as this works so well in a tipis and to give some inspiration for couples who are wanting to inject some colour into their styling. I would describe the style as playful and fun.

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Colour, Colour, Colour

Using a striking teal colour as the starting point, I played around with colours that worked with this. Peaches, pinks and mustards always work with teal and so I wanted to incorporate as much of this as I could. The tables are an obvious way to do this but we were always keen to make sure that the florals did this too. Tracey from Campbells nailed the brief. We wanted the entrance to set the scene for the rest of the space and she certainly did that.

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The Table Layouts

We used a mix of long trestle style tables through the centre and then a box of the Nordic tables with benches at each side. This gives couples an idea of how they can mix up their tables in the space. The middle table was the hero piece with long draped teal fabric and a mix of florals, cylinders and gold candle sticks. I felt like this was the showstopper and with an exaggerated piece of draping, florals and signage at the base, it worked perfectly.

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The Cake Display

A cake should never just sit on a table in my opinion. We always style the area and this time I wanted a pop with the bright pink neon behind it. Again I puddled the cloths so that they totally covered the table.

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The Flowers, by Tracey Campbell

Tara talked through the colours she would be using for the table linen, candles, place setting and stationery and so I suggested using a gorgeous rich colour palette of teal, apricot, peach and mustard for the florals.

I have a ridiculous amount of containers and vases so I used a large-scale footed bowl to create a versatile, unstructured design that would work in the middle of a table, at floor level or equally well on a barrel.  I also designed a number of smaller centrepieces in my pewter urns, along with some stems in little bottles of bright teal and soft sand too as I love to mix up table designs to create visual interest.

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work in some big outdoor spaces and I love the challenge of creating something unique for my couples that no one has seen or done before.  So I decided to decorate the entrance V shape of the tipi poles to create a real impact as you walked in.  My unstructured, natural creations really suit asymmetry, so I designed the right side to be taller than the left.  I work in a sustainable way and am completely foam-free in all my designs so I used chicken wire and several vessels at different heights as water sources.  

I was super pleased with the finished design which used lots and lots of foliage, peach roses, kangaroo paw, sweet-scented stocks, lisianthus, to name but a few.  My favourite flower had to be the eremurus, or fox-tail lily, which do their own thing with those lovely curly fronds!

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The Supplier Team

I first met Tracey from Campbells a few years ago and our styles just clicked. We have worked in a tipi before and both of us had some ideas of what we wanted to do. So it was great to have the opportunity to do this. Allie from Polly & Me always comes up with fun and creative ways to inject her signage into the styling and Lisa from Old Manor House Bakery creates stunning cakes. It really was a dream team. 

When it came to the shoot I worked with Josephine Way Make up artist, she’s so creative and an all round lovely person. She created a natural bridal look for our model. Abby from In The Name of Love Bridal has some gorgeous pieces in her store. Her style is alternative and it was exactly what we wanted for the shoot. 

Thank you to our gorgeous models for braving the rain and being wonderful.

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Suppliers Involved

Tipis | Sami Tipi
Photos | Christopher Terry Photography
Styling | Tara Knott Styled Events
Florist | Campbells Flowers
Stationery | Polly & Me
Cake | The Old Manor House Bakery
Crockery | Whitehouse Event Crockery
Table Linen | Executive Linen
Dress | In the Name of Love Bridal
Make Up | Josephine Way
Hair | Hair and Make-Up by Saskia
Videography | Yellow Glove Productions
Models | Becky & George
Venue | Cattows Farm

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