This stunning tipi wedding in the heart of Norfolk will blow your mind. Having met over 10 years ago, Jess and Tom opted for a chilled out super-stylish boho inspired wedding day. I am in love with the gorgeous images by Beth Moseley photography and I hope you will enjoy this feature as much as I have. But first, Jess briefly shares their story and wedding planning process.
Every year my mum would do me an advent calendar with little gifts inside each box. It was Christmas Eve morning and I woke up to croissants and prosecco when I opened my advent calendar the ring was in there! I ruined the moment a bit as the ring flung out and rolled across the floor to the other side of the room!
We planned to have our wedding in 2018 giving us 2 ½ years to get it sorted. However, once started, we were far too impatient to wait so long, therefore decided to push it forward to 2017! We loved the whole planning process although I won’t lie it did extremely stressful at times, my mum was a great help! We wanted a bohemian wedding as it fits our personalities and I adore the styling so much.
The Dress! It is usually the first thing most women think of when they imagine their wedding day and I was no exception. I ploughed through a crazy amount of Pinterest boards to first that perfect bohemian wedding dress to fit our theme. I knew I wanted something a bit different and I eventually found the perfect one! Having found the stockist, I had to travel to Kent to the Wild Heart Bridal Boutique with my mum and two of my bridesmaids. While there, I tried a couple of other dresses just to be sure, but I knew I had my heart set on the first one. My wedding dress shopping trip took me less than 30 minutes, my Dad joked that I spend longer in Topshop. My chosen wedding dress was a two piece by Karen Willis Holmes with Tillie lace crop & Natasha skirt.
It’s definitely easier said than done but don’t get obsessed with what the weather will be like, you can’t change it so what will be will be
THE WEDDING DAY
I and the bridesmaids slept in bell tents the night before; we all woke up ridiculously early and was up and about getting things set up at about 4.30am! Terri and Natalie even walked down the road putting car park signs up in their nighty’s. It was because of the great help of my bridesmaids and parents I was able to have a lovely relaxing morning, my make up artist Keely, hair stylist Gemma & photographer Beth were all so lovely and kept me very calm. It wasn’t until 20 minutes before we were due to leave and it was a mad rush.
The nerves kicked in once I sat in the car with my Dad on the way to church. Walking down the aisle was very nerve wrecking, me and Tom both dreaded the ceremony and the thought of saying our vows wrong, Tom did end up saying dog instead of God which really made me laugh.
Once back home, the whole day was so relaxed, we had arrival drinks with a singer, guitarist and magician. We then headed over to the tipi for street food and speeches. The day really does go so fast and before we knew It we were dancing the night away. We served crepes and pizzas for our evening guests and I was gutted the next day when I woke up and realised I didn’t have either as I was told that both were amazing.
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