An East Yorkshire Tipi Wedding

Today on the blog we have the pleasure of sharing another real wedding with you. Katy and Kristian got married in October 2016 in the beautiful East Yorkshire village of Thorngumbald. Taking full advantage of the last of the summer sun, they held their reception in a field in Rye Hill, with tipis hired from Yorkshire supplier, Boutipi.

Here’s Katy to tell us more…

(Images by Fossca Photography)

“Kristian and I met 5 years ago at a friend’s 21st birthday party. Kristian proposed at St. Ives harbour. The sun was setting and he got me to take a picture of the sunset – to give him time to change his mind if he wanted to I think! He even got down on one knee to propose, which left him with a soggy knee for the evening. We went on to celebrate at The Rum and Crab Shack on the harbour front. They’re 2 of our favourite things, so it was quite fitting!”

Katy chose a lace 1950s inspired tea length gown from Elite Bridal. Katy says, “My mum and sister came with me to pick my dress. I tried lots of full length ones on but something was missing. Once I tried the dress on I really liked it and my mum and sister said it was definitely ‘the one’. I was still nervous until the day as it was very different to what everyone had guessed! I’m glad I chose that one though as it suited the day – and me!”

The couple chose an orange colour scheme, with accents of purple. Says Katy, “I wanted really bright flowers, so I figured the dresses needed to compliment them. I wanted something a bit different though, and as my bridesmaid were all blonde I picked a colour that would go with that too.”

For the wedding reception the couple hired tipis from Boutipi. “We hired the tipis in a field out of the way. It was just what we needed after the months of planning. It was a very pretty location, especially in Autumn with the leaves changing. Walking into the tipi’s after the ceremony was magical. We really enjoyed having our family and friends together, and celebrating our day with them all.”

Click on an image to see more of Katy and Kristian’s wedding:

“If anyone deserves special thanks, it’s our families, for helping to make the finishing touches to the day, helping us set up the tipis – and for keeping us sane!”


The details

Love the look of Katy and Kristian’s wedding? Here are all the lovely Yorkshire wedding suppliers they used:

Photographer: Fossca Photography
Bridal Boutique: Elite Bridal
Rings: Hugh Rice
Bridemaid’s Dresses: For Her and For Him
Groom and Usher’s Suits: Slaters Menswear and Formal Hire, Hull
Buttonholes and Bouquets: Sandhill Garden Centre
Caterers: 2Chefs, Beverley
Venue: Landowner, Tony Styche
Tipis: Boutipi, Beverley

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The Nuptial Team x