An Oxfordshire Tipi Wedding: Saskia & Paul

June 15, 2012

Weddings don’t have to be detail heavy or complicated to be Rock n Roll – Saskia & Paul’s stunning Oxfordshire tipi wedding proves it! The Swedish tipi was erected in Paul’s father’s back garden, the bride had no bridesmaids and the groom had no groomsmen. For this couple, ticking things of the proverbial wedding list was of no regard – what mattered was them, their love and celebrating with their friends and family.

“The wedding planning revolved around our laziness”, the bride told me, “no bridesmaids or best men, no cars, no place settings, no hair trial, no fancy wedding cake… We wanted to have the least amount of stress as possible in the lead up to and on the day of the wedding. We had less jobs to do by cutting out lots of the traditional weddingy things. In the end, everything was awesome! My dad and I spent the day before playing badminton in the garden, and although the hairdresser was dubious about me not having a practice, it turned out great! We really enjoyed the day because we fit it to suit our personalities.”

“We ate a lot of soup in preparation for the wedding to collect tin cans for our flowers,” Saskia continued. “Instead of ordering flowers, Paul, my dad and I went to the flower markets in London a couple of days before the wedding. We got lots of pretty flowers for more than half the price I was quoted by a flower farm. We bought some florist block to weigh down the cans and spent a couple of hours arranging them. They fit the rustic vibe of the tent and it was a great father-daughter bonding experience!”

Simple, effortless and stunning. I love it! Thank you so much to Saskia, Paul and their photographers Pen and Cam of McKinley-Rodgers Photography for sharing.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: McKinley-Rodgers Photography
Venue: Swedish Tipi in the groom’s father’s back garden
Bride’s Dress & Veil: Delphine Manivet 
Bride’s Shoes: French Sole
Bride’s Flower Garland: Fiona Perry
Groom’s Outfit: Spencer Hart
Cake: Gatineau
Flowers: Fiona Perry & DIY
Hair: Lawrence Anthony
Make Up: Anne Phillips
Band: Paul and friends
Stationery: DIY (used a template printed from Wedding Chicks)
Caterers: Spice Indian Restaurant
Tipi Hire: Stunning Tents