Micro Tipi Wedding Inspo: Meadow Vale Wedding Venue
We had the pleasure of being invited to the gorgeous Meadow Vale Wedding Venue to style a styled shoot back in July with a whole host of other fabulous wedding suppliers.
After what feels like forever since we last styled a wedding (thanks coronavirus) we couldn’t wait to get started. Once we found out the theme was ‘Forest’ you can imagine how delighted we were as it's right up our Rustic street! We decided to go with a colour palette of Dark Green, Natural Wood, Seagrass, Gold & White - super on trend!
One Giant Hat Tipi was provided and set up by our friends at Sami Tipi with the intention of creating a small area to celebrate a Micro Sized Wedding. Micro Weddings are becoming more and more popular in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic crushing couples plans for a big wedding with lots of guests and many are being forced to have only 15 guests attend.
Starting right at the front of the Tipi for that additional 'wow factor' we dressed the entrance with lovely paper lanterns in white, gold & green with trailing greenery garlands. These worked perfectly along side the welcome signage provided by Bluebell Press and the mini tipi floral installations provided by Sophie from Big Day Blooms and Cakes.
It was so nice to get out as a team (even that's been a long time coming), plus when we get to work alongside some of the incredible local suppliers within the wedding industry, it makes for a fun day. Though it felt weird not being able to hug our closest supplier friends due to the pandemic, it was so nice to see them and have a laugh and a smile during the setting up.
As a wedding planner, Linzi at The Black & White Cat organised the collaboration and we had the fabulous Ellie from EKR Pictures on hand throughout the day getting photos of the set-up and the behind the scenes action.
The venue has a really cute swing hanging from one of the old trees right at the back of the field and Sophie of course made the most of it dressing it with florals.
Inside the Tipi we laid out 4 of Sami's Nordic Pine tables using a mixture of bench seating and cross backed chairs to seat a maximum of 28 guests. Perfect for a Micro wedding!
We styled the tables with forest green textured gauze table runners, seagrass charger plates & dark green napkins (knotted with a mini macrame rope tie of course for that extra bit of detail) forest themed pinecones, gold candlesticks and a multitude of coloured dinner candles including different shades of green & white. Sophie provided some Ruscus greenery for long table garlands on two of the tables, and urns for the floral centrepieces on the other two tables.
TOP TIP: We like to mix up the table decor sometimes and create two different looks as there really is no need to have all of the tables exactly the same. This really is perfect for couples who can't decide between two table centrepieces that they want for their day.
Menu's & place names from Bluebell Press and cute painted biscuit favours by The Biscuit Tin added the finishing touches to the place settings.
Amber & Boheme provided us with some intricate Macrame chair back swags which just worked so beautifully with the theme and added an extra bit of detail and texture to the styling.
Now we all know that the cake table must be a showstopper (as we have mentioned many, many times on this blog), and today was no exception. Keeping with the forest theme we used a green drapery table cover, lots of rustic logs, brass candlesticks and cylinder vases and added a gorgeous textured, flowing greenery garland sweeping down to the floor.
Sophie from Big Day Blooms & Cakes also provided the gorgeous green 4 tier cake for the day (she is very multi-talented) which sat on a macrame base provided by Amber.
There was also hand dried confetti by Dreaming of Confetti which made for some gorgeous images with our model Katherine.
Most venues only allow biodegradable confetti these days so I highly recommend nipping over to Dreaming of Confetti's instagram and checking out all the colours and styles that they offer to save you heaps of time when drying your own.
We had a fabulous day overall and can't wait until we are able to start styling real weddings once more!
Thanks for reading.
Team Rustic xx