As an untraditional wedding photographer, I love nothing more than a wedding that is a little bit different.  With so many options for couples planning their wedding, there has never been a better time to plan an original wedding that reflects who you are and what you love. Outdoor weddings are becoming more popular with couples and provide the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed, festival vibe to your wedding day.

Kelly & Levi planned the perfect day for them and their guests.  I don’t know anyone else that parties like these two (i’m quite jealous!).  Avid festival goers, they are always out and about, attending gigs and just having a great old time.  I have known them for a good few years now and I knew their wedding would be something special.  I was so excited to be asked to photograph their wedding- and boy was it a brilliant day! I knew an outdoor wedding would be right up their street and allow them to plan a fantastic day that reflected their personalities.

Dovecote Barn

After their wedding ceremony in the beautiful Dovecote Barn, formalities were out the window! Outdoor weddings can be planned with many types of party venue structure. Tipi’s are amazing places for a party.  They look stunning and bring everyone together, creating an atmosphere unlike any other type of wedding.  This Oxfordshire wedding venue has the best of both worlds- a beautiful grade II listed barn for your wedding ceremony and then a spectacular giant tipi set in gorgeous gardens.

There was a brilliant party atmosphere throughout the whole day. Guests relaxed, drinks flowed and the music and dancing began before dessert was served. I stayed well into the dancing and as I left, guests were eating cones of chips and sitting on straw bales next to the fire pits.  A perfect end to an amazing day!

Outdoor wedding

What about the weather?  The great British weather is unpredictable, I will give you that.  It rained (poured down at one point!) but no one cared! With such a huge tipi, the only dashing outside was for the loo (or dancing in the rain to cool off!). Obviously we can’t plan the weather, but we can plan suitable footwear and umbrellas incase it rains!

Planning an outdoor wedding? Say hello for more information on my wedding packages 🙂

Bride opening prosecco on wedding morning
guests walking to the tipi at dovecote Barn
Bride & Groom laughing as cake falling at wedding
bridesmaid helping bride into wedding dress
Bride having her wedding makeup done
guests walking into wedding ceremony under umbrellas in the rain
Bride & Groom first married kiss during wedding ceremony at Dovecote Barn
bridal bouquet made from buttons
bride sitting in lounge, waiting to go to her wedding
Bride greeting guests after wedding ceremony
Bride & Groom kissing outside by fairy lights at Dovecote Barn
Gold leaf tiara and earrings
Bride & Groom, exchanging wedding rings during wedding ceremony at Dovecote Barn
Guests walking to the tipi for wedding reception at Dovecote Barn
Bride & Groom laughing, cutting the wedding cake
Bride & Groom kissing outside barn doors
Wedding dress hanging from the stairs
bride & bridesmaid on the morning of wedding
Dog sitting at the front of the wedding ceremony
Bride chatting to guests, photographed through the window
Tipi at Dovecote Barn
Guests posing on dance floor, tipi wedding
Bride walking with guest at wedding
group of bridesmaids
Bridesmaid having her hair done for the wedding
black & white image of bride laughing
bridesmaid hugging bride after opening a gift
Bride greeting guests after wedding ceremony at Dovecote Barn
Bride & Groom kissing at Dovecote Barn
bridesmaids laughing at backcombed hair
guests dancing, black & white image
Guests playing around during the wedding breakfast
Bride & Groom walking holding hands at Dovecote Barn
Bride & Groom kissing outside, at Dovecote Barn
Bride & Groom dancing first dance at Dovecote Barn
bridesmaid doing up wedding dress
guests on the dancefloor, tipi wedding
girl playing with dog on the grass at a wedding at dovecote Barn
Bride & Groom at Dovecote Barn
fire pit at an outdoor wedding

I would love to hear from you if you are planning your wedding!