Tipi Garden Wedding Photography
You guys have done such a great job. It felt like going through the whole day all over again. So many smiles & so nice to see all the stuff captured we didn’t get to see.
Philly & Josh’s Tipi Garden Wedding with a Tropical Twist
A tipi garden wedding in your Aunt & Uncle’s field, personal ceremony with your best friend as celebrant, your brother (who just happens to be a professional musician with very cool hair) on guitar and vocals, fish tacos, mac n cheese, signature cocktails, vintage car, flower crowns, gold, glitter, a bathtub of beers and a crisp station. Wedding photography dreams were made right here people.
We first chatted to Philly & Josh from our hotel room in Cape Town, when we were on our honeymoon. From their initial email we somehow just knew we couldn’t wait to get this pair in our wedding calendar. Too bloody right! Awesome and any list of superlatives doesn’t quite cut it. The love between Philly & Josh and their passion for creating a day to celebrate all their favourite people, managed to pour out of cyber space and fill us with warmth and so much positive energy for this couple and their friends and families before we’d even met. Their wedding photography brief was that we capture the people who mean the most to them in a reportage style having fun and being in the moment. Sounds like our kind of gig. The connection felt genuinely special and when Josh happened to mention that he worked in the whisky business our fates were sealed!
If you want to know how to throw the ultimate, super personal, mega-fun tipi wedding with a banging party, look no further. The ceremony setting was idyllic – in a field under an oak tree, with giant balloons, guests on wooden benches and pallets creating a stage for the bride & grooms’ vows. Enter bridesmaids : black Land Rover Defender, driven by the Maid of Honour, music pumping, 5 gold-gowned beauts jump out the back. Next the bride rolls up in a Citroen DS, oozing boho-inspired perfection, with a crown of green and white blooms, long flowing curls and an elegant, low-backed wedding dress. The groom’s brother led everybody in a chorus of ‘All you Need is Love’ and I reckon there was enough love in that field to cover the whole country.
The truly fabulous Val from Benessamy Wedding Planning (if you’re looking for an event planner!) helped Philly & Josh bring together an all-star cast of wedding suppliers, to create a feast of fun for the guests (and our cameras) in and around the tipis. There was a tropical theme, with potted palms, natural wood and splashes of gold decoration and lots of garden games to keep everybody entertained. At night the magical festoon lighting created the best outdoor party vibe – one guy couldn’t resist dancing before it had officially started 🙂
The key players danced into the wedding breakfast (seriously delicious food from Thomas the Caterer!) & the party really went from there. Shout out to Infinite Bisous (Josh’s bro’s band) and The Revue for playing seriously awesome tunes. One of our all-time favourite photos captures the groom taking over the mic, with his bro and that hair on guitar. The crowd were mad fer it!
This was one of those weddings that was pure joy to shoot and left us buzzing, loving life and incredibly thankful to these gorgeous humans for letting us into their lives and trusting us to photograph their wedding story. Here’s to you all. Long may you rock! xxx
emmie scottOctober 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm
Such a fun looking wedding and gorgeous couple! They definitely know how to party too. Great coverage of the day xxx
hanOctober 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm
Thank you, Emmie! There were even Monster Munch – now that’s what I call a party!!!
JohnOctober 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm
Awesome job guys, everybody’s so impressed with you both and the fantastic results you got.
hanOctober 19, 2017 at 10:50 am
Awww thanks John! What a day! So much love and emotion to capture. We felt so privileged to be there.
Ben PollardOctober 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm
hanOctober 19, 2017 at 10:49 am
Thank you kind sir.
Aden PriestOctober 20, 2017 at 1:02 am
You absolutely nailed the emotion in those photos! Such a great set.
hanOctober 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm
Thank you, Aden. That’s so great to hear. We really wanted to capture the spirit of their day.
Ashley DavenportOctober 20, 2017 at 11:49 am
Awesome blog post guys, very on brand….! Its clear you loved this wedding and these guys. Awesome job! Totally love the tilt-shift image!! Boom!!
hanOctober 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Thanks dude! Super kind words. xx
Val MattinsonOctober 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm
Just fabulous! We had so much fun working with this lovely couple and these are incredibly gorgeous images of their beautiful day! Thank you xx
hanOctober 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Thank you so much, Val. We’re so happy you love their photos. It was fantastic working together! x
SilviyaOctober 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm
Wow what a consistent blog guys, love it.
hanOctober 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Thank you so much!
JonathanOctober 24, 2017 at 10:27 am
More stunning work 🙂 Felt like I was at the wedding looking through these. Beautiful
hanOctober 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Yay!!! That’s exactly how we want people to feel. Thank you so much for your super lovely words 🙂 x
Kim GribbonOctober 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm
Guys! Loved this wedding. Pure joy! There are some brilliant shots of guests enjoying the afternoon games. And those portraits…. swoon!
hanOctober 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm
Awww thanks Mr Gribz! It was a cracker!!! Big love to you. x
Albert PalmerOctober 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm
Gorgeous lighting and so many great moments – top job Hannah!
hanNovember 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Ah, thank you so so much. This means a lot! x
Paul KeppelDecember 19, 2017 at 2:27 am
what a cool wedding to photograph, that car to arrive in was class.
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