Nottingham Castle wedding venue are showcasing Ed Brown Photography’s fabulous wedding photographs on their website with credits and a backlink, it’s wonderful to be recommended by Nottingham Castle. Ed looks forward in photographing weddings there very soon :)Read More
It is so amazing to see the stunning Newstead Abbey wedding venue showcasing Ed Brown Photography’s photographs with credits on their website. Ed looks forward in photographing weddings there very soon :)Read More
We have designed a fantastic luxury image cover Showcase album with a red leather spine with images from Jodi and Lorenzo’s awesome wedding day.
We were lucky to be asked to have this wedding featured on many blogs but chose ROCK N ROLL BRIDE where we are very proud to say it has been featured.Read More
We have designed a stunning luxury image cover Showcase album with a leather spine with images from Sally and Pete's & Boho inspired wedding day, with their reception held at the wonderful Donnington Park Farm Derbyshire in the Midlands.
We think it looks fantastic!Read More
SAMI TIPI SPRING OPEN 2017 AT BAWDON LODGE FARM
Blog post designed and written by Victoria M B :)
A beautiful sunny tropical inspired Wedding Showcase for couples looking for outdoor wedding inspiration or alternative ideas and something a little unique.
The wedding showcase was held at the stunning Bawdon Lodge Farm that is in the heart of the Charnwood Forest near to Loughborough, Ashby de la Zouch, Birmingham and the counties of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and the East Midlands and West Midlands.
The owners Lynn & Richard host Tipi Weddings and Marquee Weddings and celebrations for couples and clients looking at using their own unique concepts, or stylists ideas for their event. A wonderfully beautiful and stunningly picturesque countryside venue with super areas for photographs, ‘So much more than a field on a Farm!’
Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpantan Road, Loughborough, LE12 9YE
The fabulous Tipis that the Wedding Showcase was held in on the day were set up and provided by the fantastic company Sami Tipi.
Sami Tipi helps you create your ideal event, a superb corporate event or magical or alternative wedding. Sami Tipi offer happy stunning tipis with chill- out areas, nordic pine tables with benches and chairs, bamse indoor fire place, chill out furniture and magical fairy lights.
Old Hall Farm, Derby Road, Swarkestone, Derby, DE73 7JB
Just a few of the wonderful exhibitors there on the day offering unique, talented and professional services were:
Polly and Me offer unique stationary and wedding signage. Polly and Me specialise in bespoke handwritten modern calligraphy event signs & stationary.
We loved the tropical and greenery inspired theme, bringing the outdoors into the tipis and of course the peacock chairs too. See Tickety boo events website for lots of wedding inspiration and amazing wedding styling ideas.
For absolutely fabulous artistic wedding cakes, see Yummy Little Cakes, for something totally amazing!
The absolutely awesome vintage photo caravan booth was also in at Bawdon Lodge Farm for fun photos at the showcase.
Also entertaining the couples at the wedding Showcase were the amazing Flambe Circus Theatre, with fire shows, stilt walkers, table entertainers, living statues, bubbleologists, aerialists, dancers, glow/LED shows, walkabout characters, jugglers, living tables, balloon sculptures or acrobats.
Ed Brown Photography’s happy chilled team on the day, were Ed, Victoria and the sticker master Jonathan. It was a great day, fantastic atmosphere, lots of fun, laughter and ‘Good Vibes’.
There were lots of other amazing wedding suppliers there too, sorry if we have missed you off, just let us know and we will happily add you to our blog :)
Tipi Weddings and Festival Inspired Weddings-
Some possible things to think about for your fabulous Tipi Wedding or Festival Wedding
What is your budget
Find which venues regularly have Tipi Weddings
Decide on the style of your Tipi Wedding
Think about the space you will need and how many guests you are inviting
Consider the season and weather
Choose your lighting
Decide on your decor
Make arrangements for decorating the Tipi and the dates you can decorate it and take decorations down
Create a floor plan
Organise caterers and a catering tent or nearby building- see our suppliers page for wedding caterers
Battery powered lighting in jam jars or solar lights at night so guests can see their way to the toilets as it will get dark later in the evening
Look at photographers work who have photographed a Tipi Wedding previously
Styled shoot at Bawdon Lodge Farm with Sami Tipi
Ed at Ed Brown Photography, photographed a wonderful styled shoot on the Friday too with two models, a bride and a flower girl and also photographed lots of amazing images of the styled interior and exterior of the Tipi at Bawdon Lodge Farm.
The Ed Brown Photography team on the day of the showcase on Sunday had a happy chilled (but very busy), laughter filled day, it was a real pleasure to be part of the event and chat to so many lovely couples and suppliers.
The next Sami Tipi Showcase will be held at the wonderful Pipewell Hall in Northamptonshire on Sunday 4th June however unfortunately you won't be able to see us there this time but please contact us to find out more about our fabulous creative wedding photography services and to visit us at our welcoming office in the heart of the Midlands. We love Tipi Weddings and come and see some of our amazing luxury albums and have a chat with Ed about your wonderful wedding plans.
Happy days, Peace and love and Good times. We hope to hear from you soon :)
Wedding Caterers and Wedding Beverages for the Midlands, West Midlands, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
There are many choices for outdoor day & evening catering, i.e street food inspired vans, pizza caravans, crepes vans, sharing platters, food bars, champagne & oyster bars, Spanish paella, vintage cream tea, a doughnut deli, Mexican burritos, barbecue wedding breakfast, ice cream vans, popcorn stands, retro chocolate fountains or vintage ice cream tricycles and much much more………………
A huge tip if your having outdoor wedding catering for your wedding breakfast is to ensure that there is a catering tent or nearby building sufficient for tipi or outdoor catering of your wedding breakfast and the specific food required on the day.
The wedding caterer or your wedding planner or wedding organiser will be able to talk through all of this with you.
Please find some top tips below about wedding catering that we have sourced from Niche Magazine from Dimblebee Catering
Most professional venues handpick and audit caterers before approving them and are probably one of the best indicators of a caterer’s standing and quality. The grander the venue, the more stringent the approval process.
Food Safety Rating
Often overlooked, any commercial caterer must be registered, inspected and rated. Make sure their kitchen address is published and search online for their food safety rating.
Meet up with your potential caterers at their kitchen rather than set up tasting events wherever possible. This will provide a valuable insight into how and where your food is prepared, what size they are, what resources they have in place and how the business is managed.
Quality has a price, if prices or package deals are cheap there will be a reason.
Once you pick your caterer, ask to meet up at their kitchens and sample a few dishes to get a real taste for the catering and to help define your menu choices- the proof is in the pudding so to speak! Simon Cox - Dimblee Catering
Back to Ed Brown Photography again:
Tipi Alternative Beverages or Wedding Beverages
There is such a vast selection of alternative and unique outdoor or indoor wedding beverages that you can choose from now. From Cocktail Bars, Campervan Cocktail Bars, Prosecco horse trailer vans, Prosecco bikes, Gin n pimms trikes, oil drums of beers, mocktails and coffee campervans.
See our suppliers page for wedding beverages, caterers and wedding suppliers to choose from.
We are sure there are many more outdoor or Tipi Wedding Caterers & wedding beverage companies out there to choose from and we would advise asking your wedding venue, tipi supplier or other wedding suppliers which wedding caterers & wedding beverage suppliers they have worked with which they would recommend.
We hope you enjoy the slideshow of images taken at weddings by different companies and at tasting events by the talented Galloping Gourmet.
If you are looking for relaxed, alternative and creative wedding photography too then we would love to chat to you soon :)