A day full of Emotion for Nicola & George’s Tipi Wedding in Suffolk

Delays, and Obstacles to overcome.

Like so many couples, Nicola and George had to endure a 2020 full of disappointments and postponements when planning their Tipi wedding in Suffolk. Originally scheduled for July 2020 the couple voted to move the whole wedding forward by a year to July 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

During that period, two key members of their closest family and friends passed away. Nicola lost her Father and George his best man. The impact these losses had on the day were huge but were tenderly and tastefully handled throughout with a moving tribute to the Brides’s father in the seat where he would have been during the ceremony making his presence very much felt.

Despite the sadness the day was overwhelmingly joyful. A fitting celebration of having arrived at the big day despite all the obstacles in the way and everyone present was incredibly keen to party and celebrate more then ever before.

Family Home Wedding in Suffolk.

I love a home wedding and the personal touch that they bring. Nicola’s family have lived in the Suffolk village of Eye for a number of years and are well know through the village. The house had a wonderful feel of organised chaos about it in the morning during the bridal preparations. A large tipi was the centre piece in the garden courtesy of The Cambridge Tent Company and was beautifully decorated throughout.

Feeling like local celebrities while applauded and wooed by the locals, the wedding party made the short walk to Eye Town Hall for the moving ceremony that as full of laughs and tears as any wedding ceremony I have ever been involved with. The seat reserved for Nicola’s Dad was a real focal point and was much cause for emotions to run high.

Tipi Wedding Reception

Once the ceremony and confetti shot were done we all walked back to Nicola’s family home, stopping on the way in a nearby field to capture the all important family groups photos. Guest we entertained with a selection of games (including a table tennis table) and live music courtesy of Nicola’s brother who is a professional musician who is usually found playing on cruise ships around Europe and was only available because of the pandemic situation – a silver lining amount the Coronavirus clouds.

The wedding speeches were so emotional that there was not a dry eye in the house – especially as Nicola’s best man read the speech that her father had written especially for her wedding day during his final days.

After all that emotion everyone was ready to party – not least the Bride & Groom. Now was a good time to go for a wander in the village and to capture the couple portraits and some beautifully soft golden hour shots. By this time Nicky’s dress was showing evidence of the fun had spent celebrating for a day in a field, it was covered in mud and Nicky could not have cared less, if face, she embraced it!

After the portraits we headed back to the Tipi Wedding where guests were tucking into wood fired pizza and the band were sound checking. Once the live music bagan it became clear we were in for a hell of a party in the way that only people can when they’ve been restricted and unable to let loose for well over a year!

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MUA: @emmab_beauty
Dress: @wendymakinbridal
Flowers: @barnhouseflowersCake: @thehazleburykitchen

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Bar: @the_beaufort_box

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