The Bohemian Shoot – Behind the Scenes

As the wedding season approaches at speed we are gearing up for another summer of tipi weddings, parties and festivals. Just a quick mention of the three open days we have coming up:

10th & 11th of March at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living (SG6 3NA).

28th & 29th of April at Tip Top Venues, Newton Longville (MK17 0BU).

If you prefer something a bit more traditional we’ll soon be taking delivery of a beautiful 24m x 12m vintage pole marquee which we’ll be launching on the 20th of May at Lodge Farm House, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire (SG4 8LL).

The shoot

For a while we’ve been wanting to post the “behind the scenes” shots from our burgundy bohemian styled shoot that happened in the rolling Hertfordshire hills late last summer, so here they are!

The shoot was organised by Caroline from Caroline Opacic Photography and in between the photos are a few words from her about her inspiration and what feeling she was trying to evoke through the shoot.

“This shoot was designed to be inspiration for a vampy, bohemian tipi wedding. I love outdoor, festival style weddings, and wanted to play with merging boho and deep wedding hues. Normally I go for pastels, so using burgundy and navy as the primary colours, was new for me, but I totally fell in love after this shoot.”

“The venue was a gorgeous tipi by Country Tipis, styled by Vintage Garden Weddings. We opted for lots of macrame, navy and red dream catchers, vintage glassware and mossy centrepieces for an alternative banquet set up. We also set up an incredible outdoor ceremony area with a macrame arch, and decorated with flowers from The Urban Flower Farmer. Possibly my favourite setup was our Moroccan snug area, underneath one of Country Tipis’ smaller tents. We finished the day with a fire pit set up, complete with marshmallow roasting and snuggly blankets provided by Brolly Bucket.”

©Caroline Opacic Photography

The bride

“Our bride Eva was wearing Lucy Can’t Dance’s ‘London Calling’ dress which I had wanted to feature in a shoot for a long time. I love the tassels on the sleeves – they really matched the festival feel and perfect for an autumnal wedding. To go with the dress, we opted for some great wedges from Emmy London and an eye catching Victorian inspired ruby ring from London Victorian Ring Co.”

Hair & makeup

“To create the feel of a carefree bride, Cassandra Rizzuto created very loose boho hair, combined with a fresh floral crown. Our make up artist, Kayleigh Keen, added the final touches and created a gorgeous vampy look, perfectly matching with the dark florals.”

Concept, Planning & Coordination: Caroline Opacic Photography
Photography: Caroline Opacic PhotographyCountry Tipis
Venue: Country Tipis
Styling & Hire: Vintage Garden Weddings
Cake & Sweet Treats: The Dandelion Bakery
Flowers & Crown: Urban Flower Farmer
Dress: Lucy Can’t Dance 
Shoes: Emmy London
Ring: London Victorian Ring Co
Stationery Suite: Wonderland Invites
Hair: Cassandra Rizzuto 
Make up: Kayleigh K MUA
Umbrella & Blanket Hire: Brolly Bucket
Confetti: Shropshire Petals
A huge thank you to the Models – Eva & Boz

We’re always on the lookout for suppliers to collaborate with on shoots so if you’d like to discuss working together please fire us an email to hello@countrytipis.co.uk