Tipi Wedding at the Secret Walled Garden

Tipi Wedding Photography

Last summer’s DIY outdoor tipi wedding of Alice and Richard was simply awesome. The whole thing took place at The Secret Walled Garden in Wasing in Berkshire. I just love tipi weddings. They are a great combination of indoor and outdoor, making for a perfect choice for a summer celebration. And also have a nice rustic feeling to them, which is an advantage over marquee wedding setup.
Well, first we started at Alice’s parents home when the bride to be was getting ready accompanied by her bridesmaids, parents and brother. A truly cheerful bunch of people that helped to set the vibe for the day. Which was simply happy and full of love!

I had a feeling this wedding is going to be a good one after meeting Alice and Richard and doing an engagement shoot with them in central London. Which we started at the pub where they first met! About the couple themselves… Two professionals living and working in a busy London. And on the inside… Two kids in love always up for a laugh and a bit of mischief. In summary: perfect!

The Secret Walled Garden Berkshire Wedding

The weather forecast for the day looked gloomy. As this was my 4th wedding this glorious British summer with rain, I felt more than ready. And it was raining pretty much all day. But, as the old saying goes: We took those lemons and turned them into lemonade! Thanks to the bride and groom and their awesome guests the spirits were high and the rain definitely didn’t dampen the positive mood.

The Secret Walled Garden in Wasing certainly delivered as a venue with a large tipi raised on a grass field in the garden. There is definitely something special about organising your wedding day in a walled garden. There is a romantic atmosphere of intimacy and privacy you can share with your close ones. In my opinion, it was a perfect choice with its blooming flowers, singing birds and fields of surrounding countryside. The ceremony was to be held outside. For some it would be not the best option in case it rains, which in our case of course it did! I found, that on the contrary, it just added to the overall awesomeness of the day with the bride and the groom safe under the small roof and the guests hiding under a bunch of colourful umbrellas.

Then it was to the tipi for the meal, speeches and dancing. The day was finished with a spectacular sparkler send off. Nice one guys!

Here are a few words from a thank you email from Alice and Rich:

Hear, hear Marek! Thank you so, so, so much! It was an absolute pleasure to have you photograph our wedding – you are completely brilliant and have captured so many fantastic moments (in spite of the rain!).

We had such a happy evening going through the photos last night, laughing at moments you’d captured we didn’t even know about (the kids sticking their tongues into the rain!!!), reminiscing on emotional moments and generally just reliving the whole magical day. Thank you for all your attention to detail in photographing all the little elements we’d worked so hard on and for generally being a wonderfully easy, happy presence during the day. It can’t have been easy contending with that weather and you managed it all with a smile on your face.

Your photos will give us such pleasure for years to come and we’re so very grateful. THANK YOU!!!

Mr & Mrs B! x

If you like this post and are perhaps looking for a wedding photographer in Berkshire or beyond to capture your special day, then please get in touch. I’d love to meet up and chat about your day!

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13 thoughts on “Tipi Wedding at the Secret Walled Garden”

  1. Beautiful set of wedding photographs. I love the photographs of guests with umbrellas. It shows that rain doesn’t effect a wedding day and everyone should just have fun with the weather.


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