I’m looking back today at M&R’s jam-packed festival wedding day held at Cuttle Brook, Swarkestone in Derbyshire. All captured by Darren Cresswell Photography, Lion Island Media and Midlands Drone. A gorgeous, tipi wedding (set up by the awesome team at Sami Tipi), which the couple jammed full of everything that they loved. I talk a LOT about expressing yourselves as a couple on your wedding day. M&R did just that, and more!
This is also one of my favourite wedding days due to horizontal rain shower which happened during the drinks reception. Read more about that below and why you should ALWAYS have a wet weather plan.
M&R’s wedding day was pretty planned about one year in advance of the big day. Lets take a scoot through all the different things that they had throughout the day – there was a lot! On of my personal favourites was the glamping village set up by Bell Bliss together with a log fired hot tub from The Log Company. Come on a hot tub!!!
There was an awesome scalextrix track outside the tipi set up by the groom – it even had personalised wedding cars!
Of course, there was a lap time scoreboard (aka Top Gear) so guests could compete against each other throughout the day
Also in the evening, there was a 2m high wooden doughnut wall , taxi photobooth (Taxi snaps), sparklers, and, of course, fireworks (Rave fireworks). The groom also set up a uber cool photo feed where the guests could send their photos in to get them played on a big screen. The following day all the photos were delivered in a book to the couple.
A wedding planner should always talk to you about your wet weather plan. After all, you can’t always rely on the british weather to play ball. On M&R’s wedding day, I was busy watching the weather radar (and the skies). There was a rather mean looking rain cloud which delayed the outdoor wedding ceremony (led by My Perfect Ceremony). After the outdoor wedding ceremony, a quick change of plans meant that the wedding breakfast was moved inside the Tipi. This meant the start of operation ‘move the haybales’. All good so far!
Now for my moment … I was walking around the back of the Tipi in my rain jacket when it started to rain, and gust, very heavily. At this point, I noticed that the tent over the scalextric track was starting to lift off the ground. You can imagine me running inside to grab some groomsmen to help out. Five minutes later we were all drenched from holding the awning down while it tried to lift over the Tipi! Horizontal rain is no fun! Now to my amusement I had no hairbrush in my kit (I usually have one!). So my wet hair turned into a curly mop for the rest of the day!
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