Lou & Tim’s Teepee and big posh Greek wedding has to be one of my highlights of 2018. I totally loved being Lou & Tim’s Teepee Wedding Photographer. It is probably one of the larger wedding I have ever photographed with literally hundreds of guests. I am not sure how many.
Lou & Tim – Teepee Wedding Photographer
The wedding was staged at Tim’s parents home in acres and acres of private woodland. I remember meeting Tim and looking at the plot from google earth and asking which bit of the woodland belonged to his parents. His reply was ‘all of it’, with a little smile.
It was one of the hottest days of the summer. A blazing day at the end of June 2018.
This was a totally laid back Greek wedding, unpretentious and everybody was so chilled and happy.
When I arrived the conditions and site was totally perfect. Everything was styled and located in a forest clearing but under overhanging mature trees and woodland. There were dreamy and fantastic dappled rays of light falling in between the trees. Rows and rows of benches set ready for the ceremony. And a large Teepee for shade and with further tables inside for the wedding breakfast and a live Greek band setting up for the evening.
The bride arrived in a VW white Camper van and treading lightly walked through the forest with her father and children to be blessed and married by Celebrant Ali Fleming. The ceremony lasted over an hour and included a new baby naming ceremony (their first child together – Nelly), a ribbon tie and jumping the broom ritual, of Pagan derivative. Guests wrote wedding day wishes on hearts and attached them to a tree. The bar was self service and continually open and alongside the ceremony area so guests could just jump up and re-top their glasses with wine, designer gin or a craft beer.
It was pretty hard to get Lou & Tim away from their guests but they were aware that we needed to spend some quality time to capture their iconic couple shots. We left the Teepee area and ventured in to the woodland and also found open fields to shoot in.
The Ceremony & Celebrant
Ali Fleming created and ran the ceremony including ‘ribbon tie’, and mothers ‘first kiss’. Ali creates magical and unique ceremonies and can design and marry you officially and absolutely anywhere. She is a highly charismatic and creative celebrant. Her web link is directly below.
There was just a lovely chilled vibe about this wedding. Totally sunny and hundreds of guests milling around casually in stunning floral dresses and heels; the guys in shirts, knee shorts and Havaianas. Guests just finding a space to drink and watch the sun go down, before the Greek band started up and the dancing began.
Photographer: Suzanne Fells
Couple: Lou & Tim
Date: June 2018
Location:- Clients own property, West Midlands.
Celebrant Ali Fleming : Cariad Personal Ceremonies